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PTM Curriculum

Methodist University, through the Reeves School of Business, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, and Marketing, along with the concentration in Professional Tennis Management.  

Methodist University is currently the only university in the United States to also offer a minor in Professional Tennis Management that is attainable with a B.A. or B.S. in any major offered at the university.


Curriculum Checksheets

Students can receive a Bachelor of Science (science and math intensive) or a Bachelor of Arts (foreign language intensive) in any of the three business school majors mentioned previously. For a detailed example of the classes required for graduation, feel free to download any of the curriculum checksheets (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader) for your academic catalogue year.

PTM Curricula

The Professional Tennis Management concentration: 23 s.h. PTM 1010, 1200, 2150, 3150, 3300, 4300; and four Professional Seminars; PTM 1700, 2700 and 3700 (internship experiences), taken during the summer at the end of the freshman, sophomore, and junior years, respectively. The remaining courses required in PTM are taken during regular semesters.

The Professional Tennis Management Minor: 18 s.h. PTM 1010, 1200, 2150, 3150, 3300; two professional seminars; PTM 1700 and 2700 (internship experience), taken during the summer at the end of freshman and sophomore years respectively. The remaining courses required in PTM are taken during the academic school year.

In addition to the entrance requirements of Methodist University and the Reeves School of Business, those entering the Professional Tennis Management program must have (1) a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher and (2) a minimum of 4.0 by the National Tennis Rating Program, a USTA district ranking, a proven ability at the high school level, or a letter from a certified professional or high school coach to verify that playing ability meets the minimum requirements listed above. Students in the PTM program are charged a laboratory fee each semester which pays for a summer internship, if in good academic standing. Students in the PTM program are exempt from the Physical Education activity core requirement; however, they must complete PED 101.

PTM Courses

PTM 1010 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL TENNIS MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
Introduction to career opportunities available in the tennis industry and the qualifications and responsibly associated with them. On-court training for first year internship positions (basic feeding, drill formation, and lesson planning). Preparation and test administration of PTR 10 and under certification.

PTM 1200 TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION AND RACKET REPAIR (3 s.h.)
United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournament training in promotion, marketing, sponsorship, rules, and administration are covered. Information on racket design, repair, and stringing are provided. United States Racket Stringers Association (USRSA) training is provided and Master Racket Technician (MRT) certification testing is administered.

PTM 1250, 1260, 2250, 2260, 3250, 3260, 4250, 4260 SEMINAR (.5 s.h. each)
Experts from the tennis industry conduct educational seminars on various topics relating to professional tennis management.

PTM 1700, 2700, 3700 INTERNSHIP I, II, III (1 s.h. each)
Ten week placement at a tennis related facility. Supervision and evaluation are conducted faculty advisor. A written report in the form of an internship notebook is required.

PTM 2150 TEACHING METHODS I (3 s.h.)
Sports Science and tennis instruction techniques, materials, lesson planning, and programs are introduced. Sports Science level I test is administered in class. Preparation and test administration of PTR Adult certification.

PTM 3150 TEACHING METHODS II (3 s.h.)
A survey of tennis instructional techniques and material are preparing students to the type of teaching as professional. Preparation for the United State Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) test is administered. All students are required to obtain a Professional 2 rating or higher before graduation.

PTM 3170 INTERNATIONAL TEACHING METHODS (3 s.h.)
This course will introduce the student to the Professional Tennis Registry and its international teaching techniques will be used in coaching, advanced stroke production, and longand short-term instruction. This course is offered every spring semester.

PTM 3300 TENNIS FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION (3 s.h.)
The management of tennis facilities as a business is reviewed. Curriculum covers planning, programming, construction, financial management, marketing, and risk management. Flagship event is required for groups to demonstrate an understanding of club management.

PGM/PTM 4300 FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
Prerequisites ACC 2530 and BUS 3510. The main function areas of the food and beverage operation are covered. Course includes the procurement, preparation, yield, and sale of food and beverage in a club/resort atmosphere.

PTM 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN TENNIS MANAGEMENT (1-3 s.h.)
Opportunity for well-qualified upper-division students to engage in research in his/her major. Approval is required by advisor and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 

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