USTA Player Development has announced the hirings of Stanford Boster as a USTA National Coach for Men’s Tennis and Jayadeva Devashetty as a USTA National Coach. Boster and Devashetty have already begun their responsibilities and will facilitate coaching and training for players in the USTA Player Development program. Boster is based at the USTA Training Center-Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and will report to USTA Player Development Head of Men’s Tennis Jay Berger, while Devashetty is based at the USTA Training Center-East at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., and will report to both Berger and USTA Player Development Head of Women’s Tennis Ola Malmqvist.
“Both Stanford and Jayadeva bring years of coaching experience to the USTA National Coaching staff,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, USTA Player Development. “Stanford has worked with some of tennis’ top players during their developmental stage, while Jayadeva comes from a club with a great track record of player development, giving both coaches the knowledge of what it takes to make it at the highest levels of the sport.”
Boster, a native of South Africa who currently resides in Boca Raton, Fla., joins the USTA after operating Boster Tennis Management since 1998, during which time he coached and managed such players as Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, Todd Widom and David Martin. Previously, Boster spent four years at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, first as a High Performance Coach and then as Academy Director.
Devashetty, a native of India who resides in Tarrytown, N.Y., joins the USTA from the Hardscrabble Club in Brewster, N.Y., where he has served as Director of Player Development since 2003. During his tenure at Hardscrabble, he has served as primary coach to four different USTA National Champions and four players who have reached the top 100 in the ITF World Junior Rankings. Previously, Devashetty spent five years working at the Randy Mani Tennis Academy, first as a Tennis Pro, and then as Assistant Director.
The USTA Player Development unit 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. In 2008, 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.