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The Georgia Professional Tennis Association is an association of certified teaching professionals serving the Georgia's tennis community since 1977. Members also include out-of-state pros as well as sponsoring national and local tennis organizations and representatives of the tennis industry. The GPTA's purpose is to foster continuing education, community service, networking and social interaction of tennis teachers and coaches with a goal of raising the level of play in recreational and competitive tennis.


 Lunch & Learn

GPTA will be holding a Lunch & Learn event on Friday March 17th, from noon - 2:30pm at Lifetime Fitness Peachtree Corners.

Jorge Andrews - Ambassador Emeritus for Tennis & Paddle Sports for the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission.

The topic will be:

The Secrets of Doubles for all Levels"   

Jorge Andrew retired last December as the Director of Tennis after 20 years. He managed two state-of-the art tennis facilities -- the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center and the Lexington County Tennis Complex. The facilities included 51 tennis courts and twelve Pickleball courts.

Jorge was recently inducted into the PTR Hall of Fame, he is a member USPTA Southern Halls of Fame and USTA Southern and of the USTA South Carolina Hall of Fame; and his 1969 University of Corpus Christi tennis team is at now Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi Wall of Fame.

A PTR International Master Professional and a USPTA Master Professional, he is the second person in the world to accomplish the highest accreditation in both tennis teaching organizations.

Jorge served on the PTR Board from 2009 to 2018 and as PTR President and Chairman of the Board from 2012 to 2015 and on the USPTA Southern Board from 2004 to 2008.

He is a regular speaker at international and national tennis symposiums, conventions and conferences. Jorge is a PTR Coach Developer and was an international clinician and tester and has participated in more than 100 workshops worldwide.

A former Venezuelan Davis Cup player for eighteen years and captain for two years, he played on the ATP Tour for more than 10 years, including appearances at all four Grand Slams championships. His highest singles ranking was 61 in singles, and 69 in doubles. Jorge had wins over Rod Laver, Guillermo Vilas, Dick Stockton and Raul Ramirez, among others. Jorge was the PTR Male Player of the Decade for 1980-1989.

Please RSVP to Allan Jensen at


Guests are welcome at $20 per person. The fee will be applied to their membership if they join GPTA

Lunch will be provided.

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