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Apr 27th, 2004, 05:36 PM
USTA Hires Nachand As Director of Women's Tennis
By Tennis Week

Jean Nachand has been named Director of Women's Tennis for the USA Tennis High Performance program, the USTA announced.
The 48-year-old 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 5th 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, California.

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.

Apr 27th, 2004, 05:54 PM
WOW, is her former job open?

Nachand oversaw an international staff of Tour Supervisors and on-site tournament operations at 59 tournaments in 31 countries.

Apr 27th, 2004, 07:46 PM
Hmmm, a real nice resume, but the position should have gone to Richard Williams if they were really serious about developing some elite level female players from the U.S.. :rolleyes: :lol:

Apr 27th, 2004, 07:54 PM
Here's the pattern: Larry Scott is cleaning house @ the WTA and putting old ATP cronies in their jobs. (Like Darrell Fry replacing Dave Larson as Marketing Director). And like (also ex-WTA) house lawyer Tandy O'Donoghue, this lady wound up @ the USTA. I have a theory as to what's really going on, but for now its all circumstantial, so I won't say more. :tape: