LAKE NONA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2023 —The United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USPTA) is proud to name Jose Pastrello of Naples, Fla. (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.
Pastrello served as Quail Creek Country Club’s Head Tennis Professional from 2013 - 2015. He was the director of sports at Collier's Reserve and an advisor to the Naples Pro League, scheduling pro leagues and pro exhibitions for Collier Reserve. Pastrello has been back at Quail Creek since 2019 and his responsibilities include the development and execution of strategies to make Quail Creek tennis, pickleball, bocce and croquet the premier "court sports" offering in Southwest Florida.
Pastrello was named the 2015 USPTA District Professional of the Year, 2017 USPTA Florida District President of the Year, 2019 USPTA Florida Industry Excellence Award, 2019 USPTA Lessons for Life Award for Exemplary Community Service and became the USPTA Florida Professional of the Year in 2021. He is currently serving on the USPTA Florida Board and USPTA Diversity and Inclusion National Committee.
“Jose has always had an intellectual curiosity and a drive to learn as much as he can,” USPTA CEO John Embree said. “As a new Master Professional, he joins an august group of life-long learners that make up less than 1% of our total membership. He is now in elite company.”
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
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