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Kirk Anderson is Director of the USTA’s Recreational Coaches and Programs. He has spent 36 years coaching and teaching tennis. One of his many significant roles is the implementation of on-court activities each year at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. Anderson received the 2003 International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award and the Racquet Sports Industry magazine 2006 Person of the Year. 


Mike Barrell is the director of evolve9, a company specializing in the development of programs for 10-and-under-tennis players across the globe. He consults for numerous organizations, including the USTA Club Consulting Team, Tennis Australia, Norway and the Netherlands.
Based in the U.K., Barrell is a Lawn Tennis Association Master Coach Education Tutor.


Mark Kovacs, Ph.D. has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, tennis coach and sport science expert. He was a collegiate All-American and NCAA doubles champion at Auburn University. Kovacs was Senior Manager in Coaching Education and Sport Science for USTA Player Development. 


Paul Lubbers Ph.D. serves USTA Player Development as a special advisor, providing educational opportunities for tennis coaches and focusing on the talent development process for America’s top junior players. He is an active speaker and writer, contributing to conferences and tennis publications with many of the world’s tennis organizations. 


Patrick McEnroe is General Manager of USTA Player Development. He captained the U.S. Davis Cup team for 10 years, winning in 2007. A former professional player and 1989 French Open doubles champion, McEnroe currently serves as a television commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN, and is part owner of World TeamTennis franchise, The New York Sportimes.


Kathy Rinaldi is a national coach for USTA Player Development
working with girls ages 14-15. The youngest player ever to win a match at Wimbledon at just under 15 years old, Rinaldi played on the WTA until 1997, during which she won three singles and two doubles titles. She has also worked as a television commentator. 

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