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Springfield Coach named PTR High School Coach of the Year

Springfield High School tennis coach Curtis Holland,was named the 2013 Professional Tennis Registry Jim Verdieck High School Coach of the Year as the PTR presented its annual awards recently during the PTR International Tennis Symposium at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Holland has been the Springfield High School Boys and Girls Tennis Coach for 27 years.


The longest tenured coach at SHS, Holland has led his teams to two Girls Region 5 Team Championships, and two appearances at the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association State Playoffs, including one in 2012.  He coached 10 boys teams to District Championship, and nine District Championship girls teams.  Thirty-nine of his girls were named All-District 69 times, and 37 boys who were All-District 58 times.  In 2007, Holland coached student-athlete Justin Hamm to become the first Region 5 AAA Singles Champion in SHS history.  He may be most proud though, of the 10 players he’s produced who earned college tennis scholarships, including a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Champion.



Holland has been named Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA) District 19 Boys Tennis Coach of the Year 19 times, and TACA District 19 Girls Coach of the Year six times.  In 2004, he was named PTR Member of the Year for the State of Tennessee.                                                       



Last year, the City of Springfield named the newly renovated courts at Garner Street Park, The Curtis Holland Tennis Complex.  A PTR Clinician and Tester, and lifetime member of the American Tennis Association, Holland has been involved in tennis for 39 years as a player, teaching pro and coach.                         


PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 117 countries.  It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization.  PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.





Below pictured from left: 


PTR CEO Dan Santorum, Curtis Holland and PTR Board President Jorge Andrew






Posted: 05/06/13