Director, Player Development and College Readiness 

The Director of Player Development and College Readiness will a) connect the dots for our junior players, their families and coaches on the world of college tennis; b) facilitate relationships with all colleges and universities in the section with prospective student-athletes; c) work with USTA Player Development in Carson to identify and support the development of elite players or potentially elite players throughout the SoCal region. 

Job Duties 

  • Establish a USTA SoCal Player Development program in concert with the USTA PD Player ID and Development department located at Training Center West in Carson, CA 
  • Bridge the gap between the SoCal community and USTA PD efforts 
  • Cultivate a relationship with private programs/coaches within the Section with a goal of creating a unified culture and development of a pool of candidates for coaching education opportunities 
  • Restructure or reintroduce a Coaches Commission. 
  • Develop and facilitate USTA So Cal Player Development Camps and High-Performance initiatives, including Team USA Camps and Early Development Camps 
  • Work with the Director of Junior Development with talent ID for all SoCal Player Development opportunities and tournaments; Provide parent and coaching education information in areas of the player development pathway 
  • Promote, educate and support high level junior players on the college tennis process and college tennis recruitment/matriculation opportunities 
  • Establish meaningful relationships among the college tennis community 
  • Promote College Tennis attendance among junior and youth players 


  • B.A. degree from an accredited four-year institution 
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with tennis, player development and college tennis 
  • Advance knowledge or development of a clear understanding of the Player ID and Development pathway and structure, as well as USTA Player Development Teaching and Coaching philosophy 
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written 
  • Strong computer skills with intermediate Google Suite and Microsoft programs (Access, Word, Excel, etc.) 
  • Take the HPCP Course within the first 6 months 
  • Participate in PD meetings in Orlando 

Additional Desired Qualities: 

  • Advanced knowledge of USTA National & USTA SoCal junior development pathway 
  • Advanced knowledge of college tennis recruiting rules and regulations 
  • Playing background, junior/collegiate tennis 

Benefits and Other Details: This is a full-time position. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401k plan, paid vacation, paid parking and laptop. Base salary commensurate with experience. SafePlay background check and completion of SafeSport training required, as well as a valid drivers license and reliable vehicle. Our offices are located on the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please send resumes to Marla Messing,