Newly appointed head of males’s tennis on the USTA Kent Kinnear shares his insights.
“Tennis has been unbelievable to me—I’ve had the alternatives to expertise it at a variety of completely different ranges and locations.”
Just lately appointed head of males’s tennis on the USTA, Kent Kinnear joins the TENNIS.com Podcast to speak about his new function (02:21) and the way forward for American males’s tennis (04:16).
Kinnear is likely one of the many concerned in U.S. tennis that has needed to make the transfer to the USTA Nationwide Campus in Lake Nona, Fl. (05:22). The 100-court facility close to Orlando caters to gamers of all ranges, however has a lofty aim of manufacturing the following Grand Slam champion.
Kinnear is greater than certified for the duty having reached as excessive as No. 24 in doubles and No. 163 in singles after a school profession at Clemson (07:48). He’s even competed in opposition to the likes of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi (09:43). He solutions the query: Do coaches with previous professional expertise have much more credibility working with gamers than these missing it? (11:31)
The Illinois native has some private perception into the current surges of John Isner and Kevin Anderson, the latter of which he labored with briefly when he was the assistant coach on the College of Illinois (06:27). He was the director of Participant ID and Improvement on the USTA earlier than getting into his present function, the place Kathy Rinaldi is his counterpart as head of girls’s tennis (17:24).
Irina and Nina then focus on Irina’s personal transition to Lake Nona and what’s life is like within the up-and-coming Floridian neighborhood. (19:22).