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A Partnership for Success

We are proud to partner with the Ferris State University Professional Tennis Management program. It was the first and continues to be the model bachelor’s degree program of its kind, with nearly 100 percent of its graduates receiving job opportunities. This partnership provides meaningful, practical experience to students. In addition, it gives SP Athletics’ clients direct access to top tennis management talent.


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Invaluable Experience for the Next Gen of Tennis Management Professionals

With support from our deep bench of Partners and Allied Partners, our firm develops and delivers in educational sessions to Ferris Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program students. The relationship also provides SP Athletics’ tennis industry clients direct access to up-and-coming tennis management professionals.

The Ferris State Professional Tennis Management program is the first four-year bachelor’s degree program to combine tennis and business.

Its combined emphasis on tennis skills, training, and the management of tennis as a business, uniquely prepares its students to excel in the tennis industry.

The alliance with the team at SP Athletics enables the students at Ferris State to benefit from our decades of experience in the tennis industry and expertise in consulting, recruiting, and leadership. This relationship is invaluable to the students’ education and graduate opportunities and provides SP Athletics access to some of the best-trained professionals in the tennis industry.

SP Athletics’ team offers a unique skillset – a deep understanding of tennis coupled with 35+ years of C-suite talent recruitment. Their consultative approach and insight will be invaluable to Ferris State PTM students as they prepare for a career in the tennis industry.” Mike Goss, Chief Financial Officer at Condé Nast and is Chair of International Tennis Hall of Fame

The Gold Standard in Tennis Management Education

“Ferris State was the first four-year Professional Tennis Management program to receive accreditation from the Untied States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). Its high standards, innovative curriculum, and practical internships serve as a model for all other PTM programs in the country,” according to Fred Viancos, former USPTA Director of Education and current USPTA Chief Operating Officer. PTM students receive a bachelor’s degree coupled with their choice of any minor and USPTA Tennis Teaching and United States Tennis Association (USTA) certifications. Learn more.

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Are you an Athletic Director or a General Manager?

If you’re looking to make a new hire, call us at 954.821.9189 and tell us confidentially what type of position you are looking to fill.