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USTA Player Development Names Bill Ozaki Senior Director, Junior and Collegiate Competition

August 15, 2005 10:55 AM

The USTA today announced that Bill Ozaki has been named to the newly created position of Senior Director, Junior and Collegiate Competition, USTA Player Development. Ozaki will work out of the USTA Player Development Headquarters in Key Biscayne, Fla., and report to Paul Roetert, Managing Director, USTA Player Development.

Ozaki will direct the Junior and Collegiate Competition and Training Department, charged with designing competition and training programs and structure ensuring the development of a large base of accomplished junior tennis players.

Ozaki has been Director of High Performance, Programs and Development for the USTA Southern Section since 1989, where his responsibilities included Junior Competition, High Performance, Collegiate Tennis, Multicultural Participation, Wheelchair Tennis, USA Team Tennis, Tennis Professional Relations, Youth Community Programs and Community Development. In addition, Ozaki was the liaison for the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation for junior financial assistance.

“Bill brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in helping junior players reach their maximum potential including successful college careers and beyond,” said Paul Roetert, Managing Director, USTA Player Development.

Prior to joining the USTA Southern Section, Ozaki was a teaching professional in the Atlanta area for 16 years, working primarily in junior development. Many players in his programs attained state, sectional, and national rankings in addition to advancing to collegiate competition. A long time member of the USPTA and PTR, Ozaki, of Flowery Branch, Ga., and his wife Bonnie have four children and two grandchildren and were the 1990 Tennis Family of the Year for the Georgia Tennis Association.

USTA Player Development is charged with facilitating the development of world-class American tennis champions, providing players with competitive, training and educational opportunities to achieve maximum success at the sectional, national, international, collegiate and professional levels.




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