By June 2018 all Kickingbird teaching professionals will become USPTA certified. "It is extremely important to me that our teaching staff is USPTA certified. I believe continuing education is a huge component to our staff. We need to stay up to date with the latest teaching styles and equipment to ensure that we are providing our customers with quality tennis lessons," states Director of Tennis David Minihan.
To become certified, a pro must complete a series of tests which include playing, teaching private and group lessons as well as passing a written test. Once certified, USPTA requires all members to earn 6 credits of continuing education in a three-year period.