Whitney Kraft Director of Tennis - Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
A native of Summit, NJ, Whitney brings over 25 years of tennis experience to the BJK NTC. Prior to joining the USTA, Kraft served as Director of Tennis for the City of Ft. Lauderdale, where he oversaw the daily programming and operations of more than 45 courts at nine different facilities.
His tennis industry affiliations include serving in as District President of the USPTA, District Director for the USTA as well as City Liason for First Serve of Broward County. He is also a member fo the National Cardio Tennis Speaker Team.
For the past eight years Kraft has served as Tournament Director for both the USTA Boy’s 14 Clay Court Nationals and USTA Open National Clay Court Championships.
As a tennis player, Kraft was a four time National Mixed Open Champion and most recently in 2006, Kraft was the USPTA International Championships 45 doubles champion. An avid beach tennis player, in 2007 Kraft captured two national tour events winning Delray Beach, FL. and Long Beach, NY.
Kraft is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where he was named an All-American singles player in 1982. In 2006 he was a member of the inaugural class of the FAU Athletics Hall of Fame.