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Coach Danise Exploring Tennis Blessins with Brian Parkkonen

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PTR Education Director is located in Orlando  Brian Parkkonen – PTR Director of Education is responsible for the educational direction and content of the organization’s four pathways to certification, as well as all aspects of the Level 3 Specialist and Master of Tennis programs. He oversees PTR clinician training to ensure continuity of content delivery and design and develops new content as well as professional development courses to create opportunities for certified members. Additionally, he serves as the staff liaison to the USTA Coaching Education Department. 

Brian has earned PTR Master of Tennis - Performance and is a Clinician in all four PTR education and certification pathways. Additionally, he is certified as both an Etcheberry Strength and Conditioning Coach and USTA High-Performance Coach. Coming full circle, Brian started his career at the Van der Meer World Class Academy as Head Pro and Director of College Placement. He then went on to spend time directing some of the largest academies, public facilities and commercial clubs in the country. Brian was selected by the USTA as Head Coach for Southern Junior Cup, Southerns, and Zonals, and is the former Chair for USTA South Carolina Player Development and coaches committees. Brians career highlights include being the primary coach for multiple WTA players as well as winning back to back state championships while coaching the Hilton Head Prep girls tennis team.