USPTA Names New Master Professional at 2022 World Conference

LAKE NONA, Fla. –The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to name Kyle LaCroix of Delray Beach, FL (Florida Division), a USPTA Master Professional.

Becoming a USPTA Master Professional is the highest rating achievable by a tennis professional. Qualified applicants must hold an Elite Professional rating for 10 years, complete the required number of education hours, and fulfill a broad spectrum of industry service. The Master Professional Committee makes the final decision on the review of applicants.

Kyle’s served the USPTA in a large capacity and given back the industry since he became a member back in 2003. He always jumps at the chance to help, becoming a member of numerous USPTA National Committees. He was a prolific USPTA tester for the Florida Division for over 15 years, having tested, certified, and mentored more than 1,400 professionals. Along with his service to the industry, Kyle has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2022 USPTA Florida Industry Excellence Award, a two-time Florida District Professional of The Year, a 3-time Florida Division Tester of The Year and he became the youngest USPTA Professional to be awarded the George Bacso National Tester of the Year Award in 2014.

“There are 217 professionals all time who have received this special designation, with 150 currently active, and we are proud to announce Kyle LaCroix as one of them,” John Embree, USPTA CEO stated.

About the USPTA: Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide and 17 divisions nationwide, the Association’s mission is to raise the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport.

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