Note: The previous Elite Upgrade expired on March 31, 2021. We are currently completing work on the new Elite Upgrade process under the New Certification Pathway. We ask all members interested in upgrading their membership to Elite to please be patient until this process is complete. We will announce the availability of the new Elite Upgrade as soon as it is ready. Thank you.

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.