If you’re a USPTA professional looking to further his or her education at a college or university, there are degrees offered throughout the U.S. that can help you learn the ins and outs of club management. The University of New Mexico and San Diego State University both offer masters’ degrees that will bolster your resume. UNM and SDSU offer USTA-accredited degrees in professional tennis management that allow students to learn on the court as well as in the classroom.

For those looking for an undergraduate degree with a tennis management focus, there are a plethora of options. Seven colleges and universities offer undergraduate degrees in professional tennis management.

So, if you want to further your education and further your career as a tennis-teaching professional, the USPTA has your back.

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The University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM


The USTA accredited Professional Tennis Management Master’s degree at the University of New Mexico will offer students a direct pathway to a successful career in tennis management.

The program curriculum was developed in collaboration with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and will prepare graduates for club and facility management, all levels of coaching opportunities, retail and all business areas associated with the tennis industry. These business skills translate to other areas of business as well.

The University of New Mexico is a pioneer with one of the first Master’s degree in Professional Tennis Management and Sports Administration. The tennis industry is on the rise and there has been a 100% job placement rate for PTM students at other universities offering an undergraduate degree.

At The University of New Mexico, the combination of a Sports Administration master’s degree in conjunction with a Professional Tennis Management degree would allow graduating students a leg up in the tennis industry.

Contact the University of New Mexico

 (505) 277-0111

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University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

Berry College

Rome, GA


The USTA-accredited Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program at Berry offers students a straight shot to a professional certification with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). 

Participants have the opportunity to work at the country’s largest single surface tennis venue. The Rome Tennis Center at Berry College is a state-of-the-art facility that features 60 hard courts on its sprawling 30 acres. Students get valuable on-the-job experience at the center while earning wages through the nation’s premier Student Work Experience Program. 

Students learn best practices from USPTA-certified professionals, while also making valuable industry contacts. Coupled with a degree from Berry College, the program equips graduates to launch winning careers in the tennis industry.

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 706.232.5374

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Berry College

Rome, GA

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI


Launched in 1986, “Ferris State was the first four-year Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program to receive accreditation from the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).  Its high standards, innovative curriculum, and practical internships serve as a model for all other PTM programs in the country,” according to Fred Viancos, former USPTA Director of Education and current USPTA Chief Operating Officer.

PTM students receive a Bachelor’s degree in Business – Professional Tennis Management coupled with their choice of any minor and USPTA Tennis Teaching and United States Tennis Association (USTA) certifications. 

Contact Ferris State University

 231.591.2420

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC


The Professional Tennis Management (PTM) Program is an academic concentration through the nationally accredited (ACBSP) Reeves School of Business. PTM is also offered as a minor for students interested in any of the majors that Methodist offers. Finally, our PTM Program is available to college graduates as an 18 credit hour certificate program. The PTM Program allows for students interested in pursuing a career in the tennis industry to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a business-related field with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management or a B.S. or B.A. in one of the 80+ different majors offered at Methodist University with a minor in PTM.

Students are required to complete the USTA sport science level one competency exam, and must obtain a USPTA certification prior to graduation. PTR certifications and Master Racquet Technician (MRT) certifications are also components of the program. Interactive semester seminars are provided for students by national level speakers. Students are also provided with 100% internship and job placement through the PTM industry network.

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 (910) 630-7000

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Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA


Take the Next Step in Your Tennis Career!

Gain your master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and grow your leadership skills while building your business savvy through our highly personalized program. Through our program, you will gain real world business knowledge and experience while establishing a large network base, opening the door to a variety of career opportunities within the tennis industry.

The San Diego State University Hospitality and Tourism (HTM) Master’s Program is a leadership development program designed for busy working professionals from all over the world and delivered online in a small class setting, with one-week meet-ups on SDSU’s beautiful campus to both start and finish the program.

Guest lecture videosHTM Master’s courses are recorded weekly by our professors and personalized to your specific aspirations and activities.

Contact San Diego State University 

 619-594-5110

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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX


TJC Professional Tennis Management has conducted quality Management Programs emphasizing Tennis Teaching Instruction and Management Skills since 1974. Tennis Tech offers Associates Degrees and a one-year Certificate Program in Business and Recreation Leadership.

This program provides a two-year course to train students in teaching tennis, planning programs for tennis facilities, merchandising and operating pro shops, and maintaining tennis facilities. In addition, students are trained and prepared for certification testing.

Students spend 15 hours per week on lab work, on-campus tennis clinics and functions of team coaching. Training aids used in the tennis program are books, video and audio recorders, ball machines, and stringing machines.

For more than 20 years our tennis teaching program has attracted students from more than 35 states and 20 countries. Endorsed by the USPTA, the Tennis Tech program at TIC is dedicated to showing our students that being a professional in the tennis world involves more than playing tennis.

Contact Tyler Junior College

 903-510-2473

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Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL


The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program, was developed in collaboration with USTA-U, a division of the United States Tennis Association (USTA),  in order to develop the next generation of tennis management leaders.

UCF Rosen College Professional Tennis Management (PTM) students will become fully immersed in all offerings at the USTA National Campus, a state-of-the-art facility in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Florida, a 30-minute drive from the college campus. The innovative USTA facility features more than 100 courts (a mix of hard and clay), houses the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions, and is home to the UCF Men’s and Women’s Collegiate tennis teams.

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 407.903.8000

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University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

Hope College

Holland, MI


The Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program is a collaboration between our exercise science major and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

We place a strong emphasis on player wellness and coaching as well as applied experience in program and facility management. This rare and unique combination will have graduates poised for successful careers in the tennis industry, and provides access to a career path with nearly 100 percent placement for new graduates.

Upon completion of our rigorous exercise science major and PTM program, students will automatically receive certification through both the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). Students will have the opportunity to study in award-winning tennis facilities and learn from nationally recognized tennis teaching professionals.

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 616-395-7070

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Hope College

Holland, MI

Manhattanville College

Purchase, NY


Sport Studies is an interdisciplinary program exposing students to a wide range of approaches to the study of physical activity and sport including ethics, physical education, health and wellness, kinesiology, history, politics, business, physiology, and psychology. Thus, graduates will have a strong understanding of the influence of physical activity and sport on the mind and body as well as society at large. Additionally, experience outside of the classroom is obtained through internships in various health, sport, and wellness settings that are available to students while attending Manhattanville College.

Coursework is designed to establish a foundational knowledge that will prepare students to consider many of career paths after graduation.

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 914.694.2200

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Manhattanville College

Purchase, NY