This is the highest tested rating possible and is achieved by scoring in the 90th percentile on the USPTA Certification Exam. Tennis professionals must have a minimum of three years' teaching experience and be at least 22 years old. Professional 1 members are commonly considered for director of tennis or head tennis professional job opportunities. They should be able to develop lesson programs, direct activities, manage pro shop operations and oversee a tennis facility. A Professional 1 also should be able to handle employee relations tasks such as hiring, developing budgets, directing communications and serving as an integral part of the facility management team.
Here is a video of the community tennis program I founded at Mills College.
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