Part of the mission of the USTA Player Development is the implementation of a comprehensive coaching philosophy. This coaching philosophy was developed by Jose Higueras in conjunction with our USTA Player Development Staff and is based on the many years of collective coaching experience and interaction with the international tennis community.
In order to positively impact world-class American players and insure consistency across the entire coaching staff, each coach is trained using the Player Development Coaching Philosophy. The Coaching Philosophy is comprised of key terms and concepts that are instrumental in the long-term development of outstanding tennis players and individuals. An excerpt of the Coaching Philosophy presentation covering the Five Principles is shown below. In addition, you can download a pdf document of frequently used terms from the USTA Philosophy here.