Ryan Harry Named PTR RI
Member of the Year
February 19, 2019
Ryan Harry Named PTR Rhode Island Member of the Year
Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches, is underway on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Ryan Harry, of Newport, Rhode Island, has been named PTR Member of the Year for the State. This award is presented to a member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR. A certified Professional in three of PTR education pathways, Harry is the Head Pro at the Hall of Fame Tennis Club (HFTC). Along with his duties at the Hall of Fame, Harry represents the International Tennis Hall of Fame on the USTA RI Board of Directors and is the USPTA RI Vice President.ADVERTISEMENT
A native of Florida, Harry found his passion for tennis at a young age, competing weekly on clay courts. When his family relocated to Cape Cod, Harry found a great coach and continued his career earning three Massachusetts State All Star award and New England ranking. At 16, Harry found his true calling when he was introduced to the world of coaching. Twenty years later, Harry has coached coast to coast from New England to Southern California, learning from some of the most impactful coaches in the game. He has been fortunate to be a part of the developmental process for all levels, with prior students reaching heights on the ATP tour. Along with his duties at the Hall of Fame, Harry currently represents the International Tennis Hall of Fame on the USTA RI Board of Directors and is the USPTA RI Vice President. Ryan’s coaching certifications include USPTA Elite and PTR Professional.
HFTC offers an after school program that provides a player pathway with seamless advancements from red ball up to the collegiate bound yellow ball players. HFTC partners with local schools to provide affordable tennis training to those who may not have found themselves on court otherwise. In addition, HFTC has a new NJTL chapter Team FAME, providing three days a week of tennis and learning opportunities to 27 children. The goal is to reach 120 children within four years. HFTC also offers a variety of adult programming for all ability levels.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,500 members in 125 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.