Last Saturday – on July 27 – Founder of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR),Dennis Van der Meer, passed away . Dennis was more than the founder of our great organization – he was the patriarch of our PTR Family, and he brought tennis coaches together. Dennis was a mentor, friend, educator, and advocate for countless tennis coaches . . .
He was born in Bristol, educated at Millfield School, in Street, Somerset. He started playing tennis at Fishponds and Bristol Lawn Tennis Clubs at the age of 11. In Davis Cup, he represented Great Britain in two ties (1-2 record). In 1968, he made the third round of the men’s singles at the French Open . . .