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Dan Santorum


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DAN SANTORUM IS A RESIDENT OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND, AND HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY INVOLVED WITH TENNIS SINCE 1985.  HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE CEO OF THE PROFESSIONAL TENNIS REGISTRY (PTR), AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF 12,500 TENNIS TEACHING PROFESSIONALS AND COACHES IN 122 COUNTRIES.

SANTORUM HAS ALSO DONE EXTENSIVE VOLUNTEER WORK FOR THE UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION AT THE STATE, SECTIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS.  HE SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF USTA-SOUTH CAROLINA FROM 1991 THROUGH 1993 AND HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TENNIS PATRONS FOUNDATION SINCE 1990.  HE SERVED ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE USTA SOUTHERN SECTION FOR FOUR YEARS, AND SERVED A TWO YEAR TERM AS TREASURER.  HE HAS SERVED ON A NUMBER OF USTA NATIONAL COMMITTEES, AND WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE USTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR TWO YEARS (2003-04).  HE CURRENTLY SERVES ON THE USTA NOMINATING AND USTA INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEES.  HE RECIEVED THE USTA TENNIS EDUCATIONAL MERIT AWARD IN 2005 IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TENNIS EDUCATIONAL FIELD AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL AND HIS LEADERSHIP AND CREATIVE SKILLS IN AREAS SUCH AS INSTRUCTION, WRITING, ORGANIZATION AND PROMOTION OF THE GAME OF TENNIS.  HE HAS ALSO BEEN A BOARD MEMBER OF THE TENNIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION, INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME AND THE NATIONAL PUBLIC PARKS TENNIS ASSOCIATION.

DAN IS PARTICULARLY PROUD OF TWO PROGRAMS HE PIONEERED.  THE ACE PROGRAM, WHICH HAS TRAINED THOUSANDS OF MULTICULTURAL TENNIS TEACHERS, AND THE PTR ON CAMPUS PROGRAM THAT DEBUTED AT FURMAN UNIVERSITY, WHICH OFFERS FREE EDUCATION TO YOUNG TENNIS TEACHERS, AGES 16 TO 23.

 

 
 
 
 
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