Adam Peterson named USTA National Coach

March 10, 2009 03:45 PM
Adam Peterson has been hired as a USTA National Coach. In this role, Peterson will facilitate coaching and training programs while working with players in the USTA Player Development program. He will be based at the USTA Training Center-West in Carson, Calif., and will report to Ola Malmqvist, Director of Women’s Tennis, USTA Player Development. Peterson joined the coaching staff on July 20.

“Adam had success both as a pro and a collegian, and has already worked with some of tennis’ biggest names during his coaching career,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, Player Development. “He is an excellent addition to our coaching staff and we are eager to get our players working with him.”

Peterson, of Orange, Calif., began coaching professionally in 2001 following a five-year playing career on the ATP Tour. During that time, he has worked with Lindsay Davenport, helping her reach two Grand Slam finals in 2005, Samantha Stosur, and 2008 US Open girls’ champion CoCo Vandeweghe. Peterson played professionally from 1997-2001, where he achieved a career-high doubles ranking of No. 102. He was a two-time All-American at the University of Southern California, where he helped the Trojans capture back-to-back NCAA titles in 1993-94. He also won the Pac-10 singles title in 1996.

The new USTA Player Development unit has been created to identify and develop the next generation of American champions by surrounding the top junior players and young pros with the resources, facilities and coaching they need to reach their maximum potential. The Player Development program is based at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and also utilizes the USTA Training Center-West in Carson, Calif. The USTA recently announced its third Certified Regional Training Center in Austin, Texas, to go along with two centers it named last year in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., as part of its expanded efforts to develop future American tennis champions. The USTA expects to name approximately ten more Regional Training Centers over the next five years.