Get ready for success in the tennis industry!
Go Beyond the Court Into Management!
The UCF Professional Tennis Management (PTM) Certificate, housed at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, is offered in collaboration with USTA-U, a division of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), to develop the next generation of tennis management leaders. UCF PTM students are fully immersed and privileged in all offerings at the USTA National Campus, a state-of-the-art facility in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Florida and just a 30-minute drive from UCF. The innovative USTA facility features more than 100 fully lit courts including 2 championship courts, houses the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions, and is home to the UCF Men’s and Women’s Collegiate tennis teams. UCF PTM students are also advantaged by the offerings at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center, including state-of-the-art facilities and 9 tennis courts.
We are dedicated to ensuring every PTM student reaches their educational and career preparedness goals. The PTM Certificate offers curriculum that incorporates tennis operations, management, and leadership skills and knowledge to succeed as tennis professionals and leaders in a variety of careers. In addition, hands-on internships with top tennis facilities, clubs, events, and associations are awaiting you. Our industry partners help us offer the most dynamic, responsive and engaging experiences to our UCF PTM students.
The UCF PTM Certificate is open to all UCF undergraduate students and can be aligned with any UCF undergraduate major. This is a BIG advantage! There are 10+ undergraduate degree programs to choose from!
You can choose from a number of courses to complete the 15 credit curriculum for the UCF PTM Certificate, flexible, customizable, online and on-court options. It’s up to you:
- HFT 2434 Introduction of Professional Tennis Management (3 credits)
- HFT 3357 Sport and Club Events Operations (3 credits)
- HFT 3384 Sport and Club Management Enterprises (3 credits)
- HFT 3391 Experiences in Sporting Events (3 credits)
- HFT 3670 Hospitality and Event Risk Management (3 credits)
- HFT 3930 Tennis Essentials for Professional Tennis Management (3 credits)
- HFT 4277 Club Management (3 credits)
- Internship Opportunities; Paid, Non-paid, Volunteer options
The Rosen College
- Comprehensive Hospitality Management curriculum that incorporates tennis operations, management, and leadership skills.
- Hands-on internships with top tennis facilities, clubs, events, and association employers
- More than 97 percent of students have full-time jobs upon graduation
- Industry-related student organizations for connecting with peers and professionals
- Many graduates rise to senior management in two to three years
- A rapidly growing network of 12,000+ alumni
Take a look at the video USTA Careers Beyond the Court: Virtual Field Trip
Learn more by reading: A Conversation About the Professional Tennis Management Program
Required Professional Internships:
Students in the Professional Tennis Management Certificate program will complete three (3) paid internships in the tennis industry. The internship experience allows students to gain resume-building work experience and networking within the tennis community.