Patrick McEnroe is the General Manager of USTA Player Development, a position he assumed in April 2008, and he also serves as the Captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team and as President of USTA Serves, the philanthropic arm of the association. McEnroe works out of the USTA’s national headquarters in White Plains, N.Y.
McEnroe’s appointment as General Manager of USTA Player Development signaled a new strategic direction for the USTA in the development of future American champions. McEnroe oversees all USTA player development programs including the USTA Training Center headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., the USTA Training Center-West in Carson, Calif., and the USTA’s national coaches and coaching program. The USTA Training Center in Boca Raton opened in October 2007 to provide year-round housing, training and competition for America’s elite junior players.
McEnroe served as U.S. Davis Cup captain for nine years, making him the longest-serving captain in U.S. history. McEnroe is credited with bringing aboard a new crop of young talent—including Andy Roddick, James Blake and the Bryan brothers—when he assumed the captaincy in 2001. He led that group to the Davis Cup championship in 2007, when the U.S. defeated Russia for its record-extending 32nd Davis Cup championship. Overall, McEnroe has captained the team to the semifinals or better on five occasions, and his 16 total victories as captain (through the first round in 2009) place him second all-time in U.S. Davis Cup history. He also was coach of the 2004 U.S. Olympic men’s tennis team.
McEnroe also serves as the president of USTA Serves, the USTA’s charitable and philanthropic entity that provides grants and scholarships through tennis. The mission of USTA Serves is to enhance the quality of life of underserved youth, people with disabilities and others with special needs through the integration of tennis and education.
In his 11-year professional career (1988-98), McEnroe won one singles and 16 doubles titles, including the 1989 French Open doubles title. He reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 28 in 1995 and an individual doubles high of No. 3 in 1993. He went 3-1 in doubles as a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1993-94 and again in 1996.
In addition to his duties with the USTA, McEnroe is a respected television and radio commentator who has worked for ESPN and CBS, among others.
McEnroe graduated with a degree in Political Science from Stanford University, where he was a three-time singles All-American (1986-88) and member of two NCAA championship teams (1986, 1988). McEnroe is married to Tony Award-nominated actress Melissa Errico. They reside in Manhattan and have three daughters.