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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 9, 2014 – The USTA announced the hiring of three full-time coaches to USTA Player Development – Roger Anderson and Anibal Aranda as National Coaches, Women’s Tennis and Stephen Amritraj as National Coach, Men’s Tennis.
All three coaches have begun their work with USTA Player Development. Both Anderson and Aranda will be based out of the USTA Training Center – Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., working under Head of Women’s Tennis Ola Malmquist, while Amritraj will work out of the USTA Training Center – West, in Carson, Calif., reporting to Head of Men’s Tennis Jay Berger.
“Stephen, Roger and Anibal will each bring valuable experience and incredible passion to the team and will no doubt contribute to the success of American tennis this year,” said USTA Player Development General Manager Patrick McEnroe.
Amritraj 29, has coached Mardy Fish, Rajeev Ram, Prakash Amritraj and Eric Butorac on the ATP World Tour since 2009, working with Fish to maintain his Top 10 ranking in 2011-12. This past year, Amritraj was a volunteer assistant coach for the Duke University men’s team – where he played from 2002-06 – which was ranked as high as No. 4 in the country and reached the NCAA Elite Eight.
Anderson, 32, has coached on the WTA tour for the last eight years, working with professionals such as Martina Navratilova, Nadia Petrova, Liezel Huber, Patty Schnyder, Sania Mirza and, most recently, Chanelle Scheepers. Once a Davis Cup team member for his native South Africa, Anderson was a Top-400 touring pro and all-American at Georgia Tech.
Aranda, 30, was a part-time coach at the USTA Training Center – East in Flushing, N.Y., since September 2012 and had been a teaching pro at several clubs in the New York metro area since 2009. Aranda was the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s NAIA Senior Player of the Year in 2006 at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico and worked with former Top 100 pro Rosanna de los Rios at the US Open from 2008-10.