Mayotte Named USTA National Coach
July 27, 2009
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA announced today that Tim Mayotte has been hired as a USTA National Coach. In this role, Mayotte will facilitate coaching and training programs while working with players in the USTA Player Development program. He will be based at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and will report to Jay Berger, Director of Men’s Tennis, USTA Player Development. Mayotte joined the coaching staff on July 13.
“Tim was the consummate professional as a player and now has channeled his passion and energy for the game into coaching,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, Player Development. “We are very excited about having Tim join our staff and he will be a great addition to the USTA Player Development team.”
Mayotte, of Springfield, Mass., has coached for many years in Manhattan and recently coached the Boston Lobsters in World TeamTennis. Playing professionally from 1980-1990, Mayotte won 12 singles titles, including Delray Beach, Washington D.C. and the Queens Club in London, and reached the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1982 and the Australian Open in 1981. He won a silver medal in men’s singles at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and was a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team from 1986-1987. Mayotte reached his career-high ranking of No. 7 in the world in October 1988 and won more than 300 singles matches on the ATP Tour during his career. Mayotte played collegiate tennis at Stanford University where he won the NCAA singles title in 1981.
The new 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. The USTA recently announced its third Certified Regional Training Center in Austin, Texas, to go along with two centers it named last year in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., as part of its expanded efforts to develop future American tennis champions. The USTA expects to name approximately ten more Regional Training Centers over the next five years.