Erik Kortland was hired on January 7, 2013, by USTA Player Development as National Coach, Junior Development. His primary responsibility is to implement USTA PD philosophy at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, site of the annual US Open Tennis Championships, directly developing our very best prospects and creating programming for all juniors.
Prior to joining the USTA PD, Kortland was employed at the Riviera Country Club as Head of Elite Player and Academy Development, where he was responsible for developing a Top-10 national player in every age group of boys and girls. He was also involved with collegiate tennis as an assistant coach for Loyola Marymount University and more recently nationally ranked Pepperdine University. He is also a certified High Performance coach.
In addition, Kortland had a very successful junior, college and pro career in tennis; he played NCAA Division I singles and held an ATP world ranking.