Teaching Certifications and Child Clearances

USTPA Certification

I have been USPTA Certified Tennis Professional for 15 years. To verify my certification, you can click on the link below to the Member Directory page on the USPTA website. Once on the page, type in my last name, Phillips, and enter "Pennsylvania" on the scroll-down menu. Then, press "Submit." Then click on my name.


Child Clearances

All members of the USPTA are required to complete USTA Safe Play Program requirements, each year. Safe Play is the USTA’s comprehensive athlete safety program consisting of education, screening, reporting tools, and policies for appropriate conduct in tennis. The USTA works with the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the United States Olympic Committee to develop Safe Play policies, procedures, and educational resources to support the USTA Safe Play program.

In addition, Safe Play requires its Pennsylvania members to pass the following background checks:

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

PA State Police Criminal Background Check

FBI Criminal History Background Check