Kirk Anderson is the Department Director for Coach Education at the United States Tennis Association. Anderson is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry and the United States Professional Tennis Association, and he is one of nine people in the world to hold the Master Professional classification from both teaching organizations.
Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University. He is a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coach program and is certified by the International Youth Conditioning Association as a Youth Fitness Specialist.
Anderson has published dozens of tennis-related articles in journals in the United States and internationally. He has served on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tennis Participation Task Force since 2000 and is a member of the Special Olympics International Global Resource Tennis Team and the Special Olympics North America Tennis Development Committee. He is a member of the HEAD/Penn National Advisory Staff and the Adidas Tennis Advisory Staff.
In addition, Anderson has participated in three major "Let’s Move!" events with First Lady Michelle Obama, in Washington, D.C., New York City and London, England.
In 2003, Anderson received the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award, and he was named Person of the Year by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in 2006 and the Professional Tennis Registry Professional of the Year in 2012. In 2013, he was inducted into the Western Michigan University Department of Human Performance and Health Education Alumni Honor Academy.