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Martin Blackman succeeds Patrick McEnroe as player development general manager at USTA

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

The USTA announced the appointment Monday.

Blackman is a former player who trained as a junior alongside Andre Agassi and Jim Courier with coach Nick Bollettieri. He 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 in 1994.

Blackman later coached at American University, then was director of a junior training center in College Park, Maryland. He worked for the USTA for two years before leaving in 2011 to start a tennis academy in Boca Raton, Florida.