Newest player development site currently accepting applications
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
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The USTA and USTA Player Development announced that it has started programming at its new USTA Training Center-East, located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Applications to participate in the program are still being accepted. The USTA Training Center-East will augment USTA Player Development operations at its existing sites—the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and the USTA Training Center-West in Carson, Calif.—along with its network of Certified Regional Training Centers across the country.
“We are very excited to begin programming at the USTA Training Center-East and we look forward to working with top American juniors and their personal coaches throughout the Northeast,” said Patrick McEnroe, general manager, USTA Player Development. “The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been home to the U.S. Open and a number of outstanding recreational programs for many years, and I am thrilled that USTA Player Development can now officially be part of this wonderful facility.”
Programming at the USTA Training Center-East began on Jan. 13. Program participants will train twice a week at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where they will receive on-court instruction led by USTA National Coach Tim Mayotte and work with USTA National Strength and Conditioning coaches. All accepted players will continue to work with their personal coaches when they are not training with USTA staff.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has 46 hard courts (three stadium, 31 outdoor and 12 indoor courts). The facility will add four clay courts to be used for USTA Training Center-East programs.
The USTA Player Development program has been created to identify and develop the next generation of American champions by surrounding the top junior players and young pros with the resources, facilities and coaching they need to reach their maximum potential. The Player Development program is based at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and also utilizes the USTA Training Center-West in Carson, Calif., and the USTA Training Center-East in Flushing, N.Y. Last year, the USTA began implementing its Certified Regional Training Center program as part of its expanded efforts to develop future American tennis champions, which will expand the USTA Player Development program’s reach throughout the country by partnering with academies, clubs and tennis centers that have a proven record of identifying and developing tennis players. The USTA expects to name approximately 15 Certified Regional Training Centers over the next five years.
 

To apply for the program, please contact Joe Ceriello, Manager, USTA Training Center-East, by e-mail at ceriello@usta.com.