Tim Bainton Named Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Member of the Year for the State of Virginia

The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards during the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium.  The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is ongoing through February 18, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Tim Bainton, of Washington DC, has been named Professional Tennis Registry Member of the Year for the State of Virginia.

Tim Bainton receiving Professional Tennis Registry Award for Virginia

From left: PTR Board President Roy Barth and Tim Bainton

This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.  A member since 2005, Bainton is a certified Professional in two professional tennis registry education pathways, holds the highest Merit Rating of 5A, and has written articles published in TennisPro, the organization’s official magazine.

Bainton is also a USTA High Performance Coach and USPTA Elite Professional.  In 2010, he was named USTA Mid-Atlantic Teaching Professional of the Year, USTA Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year in 2011, USPTA Mid-Atlantic Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year in 2015, and is the 2016 recipient of the IHRSA Rising Star Award.

Building a Professional Tennis Legacy

Widely regarded as a pioneer in the industry for his achievements in building and sustaining the success of tennis clubs, Bainton’s work has created jobs in the tennis industry and he is focused heavily on the professionalization of the tennis teaching industry as a whole and creating algorithms that can maximize the cost per square footage of a tennis court.

Bainton is the founder for all Blue Chip Sports Management (BCSM) subsidiaries at all locations.  As Executive Director, he oversees all areas of Blue Chip Tennis Academy’s teaching and programming.  Under Tim’s directorship Mount Vernon Athletic Club has been awarded the USTA Mid-Atlantic Facility of the Year and USTA Virginia Club of the Year.  Bainton is also a part of the Wilson National Team and serves on the National Speakers Bureau, along with legends Chris Evert, Todd Martin and Tom Gullikson.

Bainton has coached extensively at the junior ranks, including being involved in the development of more than 20 #1 ranked sectional juniors since 2008.  He has been a Zonal, Intersectional, Junior Fed Cup and Nike Junior Tour coach for the Mid-Atlantic.  He also captained the 2015 Church Cup Team for the Mid-Atlantic, and coached with the USTA HPCE at Davis Cup and the US Open and ITF World Conference.  He is a regular speaker at conferences across the country.

Originally from London, England, Bainton accepted a full athletic scholarship to attend George Mason University, where he became both a State and National Champion.  While at George Mason University, Bainton was four time CAA Scholar Athlete and former #1 singles and doubles player.  He graduated with Honors with a degree in Economics, and is now an Adjunct Faculty teaching a class in Business and Finance.  He also has a graduate degree from Georgetown.

Professional Tennis Registry LogoProfessional Tennis Registry is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,600 members in 125 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.

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