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Professional Tennis Management program

Professional Tennis Management

 Options: Bachelor's

 Locations: Main Campus

Make Your Passion Your Profession

At Ferris, you can turn your passion for tennis into a rewarding profession. Our Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program, the first four-year program to be accredited by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), will help you build a foundation to succeed both on and off the court.

On the court, you will receive extensive player development and coaching training from the PTM staff, including a USPTA Master Professional and a USPTA Elite Professional. You'll utilize our world-class Racquet and Fitness Center to train and learn.

Off the court, you will master the business of tennis. You will be ready to to take on a wide-variety of roles, including club management, equipment sales, and more. As a part of the College of Business, you will also receive a well-rounded business education, with classes in marketing, accounting, and management.

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Program Details

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Industry-Leading Certifications

The PTM Program continues to be the standard in the industry. Consistent with this status, you will earn USPTA Professional certification, or higher, by the time you graduate. You will also have the opportunity to pursue other top educational and certification opportunities, including:

  • United States Racquet Stringing Association (USRSA) Professional Racquet Advisor (PRA) and Master Racquet Technician (MRT) certification
  • USRSA Racquet Repair and Customization Workshop
  • Clay Court Workshop
  • Wilson Demo and Product Knowledge Presentation
  • USTA Umpire and Referee
  • Licensed Cardio Tennis Instructor
  • Industry expert presentations and seminars
  • Participating in the Professional Tennis Management Student Association

Top-Notch Internships

A key component of PTM is our summer internship program.  Our internships allows students to practice and apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world environment under the guidance of a mentor.  Students complete three internships as part of their degree at prestigious country clubs and tennis facilities around the United States.  All PTM internships are paid internships.  Upon graduating, over half of PTM students receive their 1st full time job from an internship employer.

Interested in offering a summer internship or full-time job at your club?  Submit an opportunity using the links below.

Summer Internship Opportunity Datasheet


Full-Time Job Opportunity Datasheet

PTM Recruitment Scholarship

In partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the PTM program can offer you a scholarship to help you pay for your degree. 

Career Opportunities

The Ferris Professional Tennis Management program prepares students for careers both on and off the court. Meet three of our graduates who have made their passion their profession.

Careers Off the Court

Anne Smudz

Anne Smudz

Ferris Professional Tennis Management Alumna (’14)

Director of Junior Tennis  at Cheval Athletic Club, Tampa, FL

Newlyn Wing

Newlyn Wing

Ferris Professional Tennis Management Alumnus (’14)

Coordinator, USTA High School Tennis, Tennis on Campus, and TSRs, Orlando, FL

David Ramos

David Ramos

Ferris International Business Alumnus (’04)

Manager of Coaching Education and Performance at the USTA National Training Center, Boca Raton, FL

World-Class Facilities

The PTM program is housed at the Ferris State Racquet and Fitness Center, a 19 court facility, which serves as a laboratory for students within the program.  Students will have unlimited access to play, practice, and train year round.

Explore the Racquet and Fitness Center

Alumni and Industry Testimonials

Connor Hunt

Conner Hunt, Class of 2016

Head tennis Professional, community sports & wellness
Pendleton, Indiana

“I can honestly say that PTM was one of the better decisions I have ever made. Not only was my college experience one that was unforgettable, but it set me up for success in life. It allowed me to make life-long friends in college and hold internships where I had amazing experiences all over the country. After college though is where my degree truly started to shine. It has allowed me a fantastic job doing what I love and working for people who share my passion. It may be a cliché, but the saying “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” couldn’t be more true.”

Industry Partnerships

In order to maintain the integrity of the Professional Tennis Program (PTM) at Ferris State University we have many ties to the tennis industry. We have a wide-range of industry partners and include tennis industry experts our advisory board members.


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

ACBSP Acredited