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 to my USPTA personal website, which won the USPTA International Website Contest in 2009! Here you will learn about my tennis career, lesson programs and related activities. I have also included a sample of my instructional video lessons on the "Tennis Tips" page!

As an "Elite" Member of the USPTA, I have achieved the highest teaching, coaching and tennis knowledge standards recognized by the world's largest and most respected organization for Tennis Professionals. 

I am also the President of the Orange County District for the California Division of the USPTA. 

I am pleased to announce that my latest project, "Performance Plus Tennis" is available as your on-line source for video lessons, tips and programs. 

Please contact me if you have questions or I can assist with you tennis in any way. 

Have a great day on the courts!


John Craig
USPTA Elite Professional
Performance Plus Tennis