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Blackman Charged as USTA Junior Talent Finder


Posted on February 20, 2009

Former ATP player Martin Blackman is calling the USTA Training Center in Boca Raton home after being given the lengthy title of "senior director for talent identification and development for USTA Player Development."

Blackman is charged with leading player development efforts by interacting with the USTA Player Development coaching and administrative staffs, as well as top coaches and at the USTA Certified Regional Training Centers. The first two regional sites in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. were recently announced, and a dozen more centers are expected to be identified by the USTA in the next 3-5 years.

The 38-year-old Blackman originally hails from New York, and played doubles with Patrick McEnroe at Stanford.

"Not only was Martin himself an incredibly accomplished junior and college player, but he has a proven track record of both scouting and developing young talent," said McEnroe, general manager, USTA Player Development...

Read more at http://www.turnpagepro.com/doc/Play_Tennis_Florida/FebMar_2009/2009021301/



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