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  John Craig
Elite Professional

To become an Elite Professional, a USPTA member must be at least 22 years old, pass the written Elite exam, which covers business, programming, sport science and tennis operations, Elite stroke analysis exam and the Elite-level on-court exams. In addition, members must earn 16 specialty course and 24 APC credits. Elite Professionals are required to earn 6 credits every three years to maintain their membership. They commonly are considered for director of tennis or head tennis professional positions.

                                                                                                          
Welcome!

Thanks for dropping-in to visit my award-winning (see my "News" page) USPTA personal website. Founded in 1927, the United States Professional Tennis Association is the world's oldest and largest organization of tennis-teaching professionals. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, USPTA offers extensive benefits to its members, including testing, certification and extensive educational opportunities.

Please click on the following links or use the main menu to learn more including:

   · Student Testimonies and my tennis biography: About Me
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Details on my lesson programs: Lessons
   · News on my programs and also the USPTA: News 
   · Tennis tips and ideas: Tips & Information
   · A list of interesting links for both tennis players and non-players alike: Links

Please contact me if you have questions or would like to discuss an instructional program to improve your game. I look forward to seeing you on the courts soon!

Presenting "The Edge Tennis Academy", A high performance junior tennis development program.
I am pleased to announce the formation of the "Edge Tennis Academy" at the Tennis Club at Newport Beach. The Academy features my longtime friend and world-class coach Iain Russell as the Head Professional. Iain is a highly accompished international tennis coach with an extensive track record for developing top level players. Together we have organized a year-round program that will enable aspiring players   to develop professional skills and achieve their full potential in the sport of tennis.

Visit The Edge Academy Website: www.edgetennisacademy.com

 



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