USTA Names Jean Nachand Director of Women's Tennis For USA Tennis High Performance Program

March 10, 2009 03:45 PM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 26, 2004 -- The USTA has announced that Jean Nachand has been named Director of Women’s Tennis for the USA Tennis High Performance program. Nachand will join the USTA following 19 years with the WTA Tour, most recently as Vice President of Competition and On-Site Services. She will begin her new position on July 5 following the conclusion of Wimbledon, and will be based out of the USA Tennis High Performance Training Center at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Nachand will be responsible for the overall management of the women’s program, including overseeing the coaching staff and directing player activities at the Training Center. The USA Tennis High Performance program is charged with facilitating the development of world-class American tennis champions.

At the WTA Tour, Nachand oversaw an international staff of Tour Supervisors and on-site tournament operations at 59 tournaments in 31 countries, as well as serving as the Tour’s liaison to the Grand Slams. For the past 19 years, she has held a variety of positions at the WTA Tour in the areas of on-site operations and player relations.

“Jean brings a wealth of hands-on experience in tournament operations, player relations and coaching,” said Eliot Teltscher, Director of Tennis Operations, USA Tennis High Performance. “We are thrilled to have her lead our efforts to develop the next generation of women’s tennis champions in the U.S.”

Before joining the WTA Tour in 1985, Nachand worked for the USTA for three years as a Tour Director on the USTA Pro Circuit, organizing and running USTA satellite tournaments, working with Tournament Directors and serving as on-site liaison between players and Tournament Directors. She also worked as a tennis instructor at the Vic Braden Tennis College, where she began her teaching career.

A native of California, Nachand graduated from the University of California at Irvine as a three-time All-American and an inductee into the UCI Athletics Hall of Fame. She represented the United States at the World University Games in Bulgaria in 1977 before turning pro and playing at the satellite and Tour level for four years.

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