Lew Brewer Named Director of Junior Competition for USA Tennis High Performance Program

March 10, 2009 03:45 PM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 6, 2004 – The USTA announced that Lew Brewer has been named Director of Junior Competition for the USA Tennis High Performance program in Key Biscayne, Fla. The USA Tennis High Performance program is charged with facilitating the development of world-class American tennis champions.

Brewer has worked for the USTA in a variety of roles since 1982, most recently as Administrator, USA Tennis High Performance and Key Biscayne Operations, and was overseeing the Junior Competition department on an interim basis for the last three months.

In his new position, Brewer is responsible for the overall administration of the junior competition department including rankings, staffing and programming. He manages the USTA National Junior Tournament Schedule and the transition to the new points-per-round junior ranking system as well as oversees rules and regulations for all sanctioned National and International junior competitive events held in the United States.

He continues to direct the USTA’s 100 Competition Training Centers, the bridge between community tennis and competitive tennis for the country’s top junior players. Additionally, he will work closely with the USTA’s Youth Competition and Training Committee, a committee for which he is already staff liaison.

“Lew has done an excellent job of developing the Competition Training Centers program as the entry point for our top juniors into the USA Tennis High Performance network. He has also been instrumental in the development of the USTA International Winter Championships and clearly deserves this promotion,” said Paul Roetert, Managing Director, USA Tennis High Performance.

A native of Salinas, Calif., Brewer, 49, was a four-time varsity letter winner in tennis at Fresno State University. He has an extensive background in coaching and as a competitive player and authored Professional Tennis Drills, one of the all-time best selling tennis instructional books. Brewer is a former president and the current treasurer of the Greater Miami Tennis Foundation.

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