David Nainkin joined the USTA Player Development staff in January, 2004 as a National Coach for Men's tennis. He reports to Rodney Harmon, Director, Men's Tennis.
Before joining the USTA, David, was the personal coach of Wayne Ferreira and many other professional and top junior players. He played collegiate tennis for UCLA, where he received a full tennis scholarship and played No. 1 singles in 1991.
David played on the ATP tour for several years reaching a career high ranking of 128. In 1998 he made it to the 3rd round of the US Open. David also represented South Africa in Davis Cup Competition in 1998 and 1999.
After playing the circuit for seven years, David returned to UCLA and graduated with a degree in sociology.