PTR is coming to Saddlebrook Resort
Jan 29, 2024
The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is hosting the International Racquets Conference from February 3-11, 2024 at the Saddlebrook Resort. This multi-sport conference will include industry-leading speakers, workshops, a trade show, and networking opportunities across tennis, pickleball, and padel industries.
Nestled in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, Saddlebrook is not only a premier vacation destination, it’s also one of the world’s most preeminent athletic training facilities. Top ATP and WTA players have trained at Saddlebrook, including Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis, Andy Roddick, Alex Zverev and John Isner.
Above: International Racquets Conference. Image: PTR.
Florida Tennis will be in attendance covering the event. The conference appears to be a precursor to an even bigger move for the PTR to Saddlebrook. According to the PTR, the organization is also moving its headquarters from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
PTR’s Board Chair Lynne Rolley explains, “The new office at Saddlebrook Resort is not just a location change; it’s a strategic decision to position ourselves for sustained growth and excellence. We believe this move will empower our team and strengthen our commitment to delivering exceptional service for our membership.”
Saddlebrook International Sports Vice President Patrick Farrell added, “Saddlebrook continues to be the premier destination tennis resort in the US, partnering with PTR complements both entities at an amazing level."
In addition, Mast Capital is leading a comprehensive master plan to redevelop Saddlebrook. Founder and CEO Camilo Miguel, Jr. of Mast Capital explains, “Welcoming [PTR's] headquarters to the property will further enhance the resort’s positioning in the market along with the major renovation and expansion that we have underway aimed at strengthening its iconic status. We look forward to a successful partnership with both organizations for many years to come.”