Waite named PTR Connecticut Member of the Year

Carole Waite

Carole Waite

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held Feb. 17-20 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Carole Waite, of Riverside, Connecticut, has been named PTR Member of the Year for the State. This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.

A member since 2004, Waite is certified at the Professional level in three PTR Education Pathways: 10 & Under, 11 to 17 and Adult Development. She is a staff pro at Burning Tree Country Club, where she hosted and conducted multiple PTR workshops, so other aspiring coaches could get certified.

A French Junior National Team Champion at the age of 11, Waite earned a full scholarship at the Bolleterri Academy where she trained in 1989. She later joined the French National Team at Roland Garros, and achieved a top 800 WTA World Singles Ranking. Waite earned All-American honors at Mississippi State, where she completed her MBA in General Business with a minor in Marketing.

After college, Waite worked for Le Petit Tennis as their Business Manager and tennis coach. She was also the Head Professional at the Oconomowoc Lake Club for three summers. Waite is a PTR Clinician in both 11 to 17 and Adult Development, and as such she conducts workshops educating and certifying teaching professionals.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,000 members in 127 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.

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