East Lake boys tennis coach Robert Carlbo has been named the Professional Tennis Registry’s Professional of the Year.
Carlbo received the award in a ceremony Thursday night in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The award is presented to the PTR Professional who has displayed the highest standards of conduct and service to both tennis and PTR.
Aside from coaching at East Lake, Carlbo also teaches junior development tennis for players ages 11-17. He runs an 10-under tennis program at the North Pinellas YMCA and teaches adult clinics.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 117 countries.