Professional Tennis Management

Professional Tennis Management Certificate Program Overview

Become a leader in the exciting tennis industry with Manhattanville University’s Professional Tennis Management (PTM) Certificate program, one of the only United States Tennis Association (USTA)-accredited tennis management certification programs in the Northeast.

Located in a tennis-rich community, the PTM Certificate program prepares students for the tennis management field or teaching and coaching roles while providing ample opportunities to make valuable industry contacts right at Manhattanville’s doorstep.

The Professional Tennis Management Certificate program works directly with the USTA, America’s national governing tennis body, and the organizer/sponsor of the US Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in nearby Flushing Meadows, Queens.


The United States Tennis Association (USTA) accredits institutions like Manhattanville, validating our commitment to growing the game and the tennis industry, as well as preparing students for careers within tennis.

The tennis management program is highly flexible, allowing anyone in the profession to earn valuable credentials and enabling undergraduates of any Manhattanville major to gain specialized skills in the field. Upon completing this certificate, students will be fully prepared to pursue Level 1 and Level 2 tennis management certifications and embark upon or develop tennis management careers. We may help with exam scheduling where applicable and able.

The certificate-only pathway can be pursued by working tennis professionals or interested parties, while the certificate can also be added to any in-progress undergraduate program.

Whether you're aiming to become a teaching professional, run a tennis facility or work for one of tennis' governing bodies, our tailored internships and flexible certificate program provide an excellent starting point to acquire valuable work experience.

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Our comprehensive curriculum takes a multi-faceted approach to professional tennis management. Students are introduced to teaching techniques, tournament organization, club and facility management principles, marketing strategies, and more.

Classes are run by tennis industry experts who provide practical, real-world experience. The PTM student will have the opportunity to explore not only tennis teaching qualifications, but also certifications for officiating and stringing.

Course requirements for the PTM Certificate include:

  • Orientation to Professional Tennis Management, 3 Credits (suggested timeline first/sophomore year)
  • Beginning Teaching Techniques, 3 Credits (suggested timeline, first/sophomore year)
  • Marketing and Administration for Professional Tennis Managers, 3 Credits (suggested timeline, junior year)
  • Advanced Teaching Techniques, 3 Credits (suggested timeline, Junior year)
  • Senior Evaluation, 3 credits

Through completing internships at one of the many tennis clubs or facilities local to Manhattanville or throughout the country, students will gain invaluable insight to many different aspects of working within the world of tennis. From teaching at these clubs, to observing the day to day management operations, there will be excellent opportunities for students to experience many different aspects of these businesses.

In these settings, students prepare for the various qualifications offered through the PTM program and to have the exposure to the array of different career possibilities within the tennis industry. 

The men’s and women’s tennis teams at Manhattanville play on our recently refurbished tennis courts and perform at the highest level in the Skyline Conference.

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Real-world experience is a key component of the Professional Tennis Management Certificate program, and job placement opportunities including internships and post-graduation employment, are plentiful in the Westchester, New York area and beyond.

Our partnerships with local and national tennis organizations provide students with the opportunity to intern under seasoned tennis professionals in a variety of areas, from facility management to player development, recruiting to coaching.

Whether at local clubs, community centers, or larger tennis organizations, these internships lay the groundwork for successful job placement after graduation. Our tennis management students are consistently in-demand by employers such as tennis clubs, and holding these credentials demonstrate immense dedication and skill.


Upon completing the Professional Tennis Management Certificate program, students are well-equipped for a variety of tennis-related careers, including roles in marketing, management, officiating, instruction, coaching, or racket stringing.

This program teaches the basics of tennis instruction and program administration. Alongside this, students benefit from high-quality internships, working directly with tennis professionals and organizations. We partner with top tennis organizations nationally, preparing students to meet certification requirements in Professional Tennis Management and to sit for officiating exams.

Prepare for Careers as Certified Tennis Instructors, Officials, Coaches, and More

Armed with the Professional Tennis Management Certificate from Manhattanville, graduates find themselves on a clear path to rewarding careers within the multifaceted world of tennis. This program’s targeted training and robust internships equip you with the skills and credentials to become a certified tennis instructor, a tennis official, a program or club director or even to manage your own coaching business.

For those who are passionate about the sport, this certificate program opens doors to numerous opportunities. From mentoring emerging talents and managing tennis players to driving the growth of professional tennis, the range of possibilities is expansive.

You can look forward to pursuing or advancing your career in a variety of settings, including educational institutions, private businesses, sports clubs, community and recreation centers, player management agencies and more. This certification sets you up for a plethora of roles in the tennis teaching and management fields, such as:

  • Coaching Assistant
  • Entry-Level Instructor
  • Personal Tennis Mentor
  • Professional Tennis Scout
  • Tennis Program Counselor or Director
  • Tennis Club Manager

Whether you're starting your journey in tennis or leveraging years of experience in the sport, this certificate program offers the training and experience to chase fulfilling roles that propel the world of professional tennis forward. Consider this as your springboard towards an enriching career as a tennis professional, a leader in tennis instruction, or a revered tennis coach.

Manhattanville's updated tennis facilities are a significant resource for students in the Professional Tennis Management Certificate program. These state-of-the-art amenities provide an ideal environment for hands-on learning and practice. Equipped with advanced tennis equipment and professional-grade courts, our facilities offer the perfect training ground for aspiring tennis professionals.

Manhattanville is committed to providing quality education that is accessible and affordable. That's why we offer competitive pricing for our 15-credit tennis management program. Financial aid assistance is available for eligible current undergraduate students through their existing financial aid package.

The Office of Financial Aid is ready to help you navigate the process and identify potential scholarships, grants, or loans.


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  • School of Arts and Sciences

    David Slater
    Program Director
    Professional Tennis Management