Allen Fitzsimmons is a small business owner and sales professional with experience owning three small businesses. A business operations and marketing expert, he is currently the principal at his company, Transitioning Forward, based in Belchertown, MA. Outside of his work, Allen Fitzsimmons has played tennis competitively for many years and is a USPTA-certified instructor.
Including more than 15,000 members, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is a professional association for tennis coaches and professionals. The organization was founded in 1927 and seeks to advance the sport of tennis as well as raise the standards of its members. The association also provides a number of different certifications for professions in tennis.
One such certification offered is the USPTA’s recreational coach certification. Designed for individuals who are coaching tennis part-time, such as coaches at schools or recreational facilities, the accreditation ensures that coaches remain current on the standards of the USPTA. Requirements to be a recreational coach include attending in-person USPTA workshops or taking the Professional Tennis Coaches Academy I online to learn the basic teaching standards for the sport.