Milena Stephens has been promoted to Director of Education and Diversity at PTR Headquarters.
In her new position, Milena will design, implement and manage PTR’s education for Level One, Level Two and specialty courses.
To continue to expand tennis’ reach, Milena will work with PTR’s successful diversity programs suchas the PTR ACE Program, Wheelchair and Adaptive Programs and the Junior Apprentice Program set to release this fall.
Milena is spearheading PTR’s exciting new initiative PTRW – Because We Can. The program will recruit, certify and empower female coaches providing the tools and networking support they need to progress through their career paths. PTRW will impact the industry as it cultivates and prepares women for more high-level careers in tennis while advocating for more female coaching roles.
Milena has been a member of PTR since 2011 and is a Certified Professional in all PTR education pathways. As a junior player, Milena reached #1 in her native Brazil. She earned a full scholarship to Delta State University and earned her Masters degree in Sports Management. Milena served as Director of Tennis in Cleveland Country Club in Mississippi and then later coached at Midtown Athletic Club in Weston, Florida.
Milena has begun her 4th year working at PTR Headquarters and has already made a tremendous impact on the organization and will continue to do so in her expanded capacity.