Martin Blackman will succeed Patrick McEnroe as the U.S. Tennis Association's general manager of player development.

The USTA plans to formally announce the appointment Monday, when it has scheduled a conference call with USTA Chairman of the Board and President Katrina Adams and COO and Executive Director Gordon Smith.

Blackman is a former player who trained as a junior alongside Andre Agassi and Jim Courier with coach Nick Bollettieri, won the USTA boys' 16s national title, and was a member of two NCAA championship teams at Stanford. As a pro from 1989-95, Blackman reached a career-best ranking of 158th.

McEnroe's departure after 6 1/2 years in the post was announced in September.