Saddelbrook Hosts Record-Breaking PTR International Racquets Conference
Feb 04, 2024
Saddelbrook Resort in Tampa, Florida, is hosting racquet sports enthusiasts from around the globe at the PTR International Racquets Conference. And it's shaping up to be the largest gathering of its kind. The event kicks off this weekend and runs through February 11th, 2024. Saddelbrook will serve as the epicenter of a week-long celebration of tennis, pickleball, and padel, drawing over 800 participants from more than 20 countries.
Above: The PTR International Racquets Conference at Saddlebrook Resort. Image: PTR.
The PTR International Racquets Conference, formerly known as the PTR International Tennis Symposium, has undergone a transformation to encompass a broader spectrum of racquet sports, reflecting the growing popularity and diversity within the industry. This evolution has resulted in record-breaking attendance, with racquet sports professionals eager to partake in a comprehensive lineup of presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Among the highlights of the conference is the prestigious PTRW 25K A USTA Pro Circuit Event, showcasing top-tier tennis talent from around the world. In addition, pickleball enthusiasts are in for a treat with a highly anticipated tournament.
Above: Saddlebrook pro David Lloyd after a hit with Florida Tennis Publisher Matt Pressman at the PTR International Racquets Conference. Photo: Florida Tennis.
This year's conference will also feature a stellar lineup of speakers, including tennis legends James Blake and Mary Pierce, who will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards for their outstanding contributions to the sport.
Other speakers to look out for include Gigi Fernandez, Ivo Karlovic, Martin Blackman, and USTA Florida Executive Director Laura Bowen. With over 100 speakers covering a wide range of topics across all racquet sports disciplines, attendees should anticipate an immersive and educational experience.
Above: CEO of PTR Dan Santorum. Photo: PTR.
"We are thrilled to host the PTR Racquets Conference at Saddelbrook Resort," said Dan Santorum, CEO of PTR. "This event represents a unique opportunity for racquet sports enthusiasts to come together, learn from industry experts, and celebrate the passion and camaraderie that unites us all."
Saddelbrook Resort's world-class facilities provide the perfect backdrop for this event, offering attendees an immersive experience throughout the week. From on-court presentations to networking events and awards ceremonies, the conference promises to be an unforgettable experience for all involved. For more information or to register for the conference, visit: ptrtennis.org/international-racquets-conference.