Applying for Membership

The USPTA’s mission is to “elevate the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches”. On January 2, 2021, the new pathway for Professional certification and Tennis Instructor certification will begin. As of November 1, 2020, applications will be accepted for both certifications. The Professional certification is designed for full-time tennis-teaching professionals while the Tennis Instructor certification is designed for part-time tennis coaches.


Professional Certification

The USPTA Professional certification pathway takes approximately six to nine months to complete. The process requires hands-on work experience with guidance from a USPTA-approved mentor, 300 hours of online and/or in-person education and the completion of USTA Safe Play training and background check.

Application Process

  1. Complete USPTA Application
  2. Pay Non-Refundable Application Fee
  3. Pay USPTA Membership Dues (prorated based on application date)

To learn more about the Professional certification pathway and to begin application process – COMING SOON .


Tennis Instructor Certification
The USPTA Tennis Instructor certification pathway consists of 16 hours of online educational modules, participation in a 2-day Tennis Essentials (TE-1) in-person workshop hosted by the USTA and the completion of USTA Safe Play training and background check.

Application Process

  1. Complete USPTA Application
  2. Pay USPTA Membership Dues (prorated based on application date)

To learn more about the Tennis Instructor certification pathway and to begin application process – CLICK HERE.


Other USPTA Membership Types

School Coach – Access online training (TennisResources.com)

Corporate Membership - (Receive USPTA emails/news and updates)


Membership Upgrade

Professional to Elite Professional

Recreational Coach to Tennis Instructor – Recreational Coaches must convert to Tennis Instructors by June 1, 2021.