The USPTA Elite Professional membership category is designed for those tennis professionals that have demonstrated expertise in all aspects of tennis teaching and management. Elite Professionals typically hold positions ranging from head tennis professional to director of tennis and beyond.

To become an Elite Professional, a USPTA member must be at least 22 years old; pass the Elite written exam, which covers business, programming, sport science and tennis operations; pass the Elite stroke analysis exam; and the on-court exams at the Elite level.