(January 6, 2015) The USTA announced on Tuesday that David Nainkin has rejoined USTA Player Development full-time as National Coach, Men’s Tennis, and that Maureen Diaz has been hired as a full-time National Coach based out of the USTA Training Center – East in Flushing, N.Y..
Nainkin, who was part of the USTA coaching staff from 2004-2013, returns to the USTA after spending a year coaching Sam Querrey. Nainkin will be based out of the USTA Training Center – West in Carson, Calif., working under Head of Men’s Tennis Jay Berger. Several top professional players have achieved career-high rankings under Nainkin’s guidance, including Mardy Fish (No. 7), Sloane Stephens (No. 11) and Querrey (No. 17).
Diaz joins the USTA Training Center – East coaching staff full-time after working as both a part-time coach and teaching pro at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center since early 2013. A former college singles player at the University of Southern California and recently the St. John’s University women’s coach, Diaz will help with the development of all players at the Training Center – East.