Our guest tonight is A.J. Pant. Mr. Pant is currently the General Manager for the Tennis Center at College Park, Maryland. Prior to his current position, Pant was the National Tennis Director for Tennis Corporation Of America (TCA). Ajay was with Tennis Corporation Of America for 18 years and also served as Head Tennis Professional, Club Manager and General Manager for TCA clubs in Chicago and other parts of the United States.
Pant has worked with beginner to world ranked players at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He was the Coordinator for the Arthur Ashe/Nick Bollettieri “Cities” Tennis Programs in New York, New Jersey, Kansas and Missouri.Ajay is a Master Professional, National Tester and National Clinician for the Professional Tennis Registry. The PTR honored Ajay as the International Tester Of The Year in 1993, International Clinician Of The Year in 2000 and Pro Of The Year in 2004. He was chosen as one of 20 “experts” for a study by the PTR and the University of Georgia on expert tennis teachers. Pant is also a USPTA Master Professional. He was recognized as a “Specialist in Competitive Player Development” in 2001. He was awarded the USPTA/Missouri Valley Facility Manager Of The Year for 2006. Ajay is a USTA Recreation Coaches Workshop Master Trainer. Ajay is the recipient of the USTA/Missouri Valley President’s award for 2007. Pant is a member of the National Cardio Tennis and Head/Penn Speakers Team. Ajay serves as the Chair for the USTA National Ten and Under Task Force. He has previously served on USTA national committees for Schools, Community Tennis and Multicultural Participation. Pant lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with his wife Megan, son Arun and daughter Kiran.0
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