WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 20, 2016 – The USTA today announced that Jon Glover and Lori Riffice have joined USTA Player Development as National Coaches, Player ID and Development, to help identify and develop junior boys and girls, respectively. Both coaches will be based out of the USTA National Campus in Orlando and will report to Director of Player ID and Development Kent Kinnear.
“Jon and Lori are both exceptional coaches with deep ties to the American Tennis Family, and we’re very fortunate to be adding both of them to our Player ID and Development department,” said USTA Player Development General Manager Martin Blackman. “It is critical that we give developing juniors, their personal coaches and parents from all over the country support from proven National Coaches who have the trust and respect of our great private sector coaches throughout the country. Jon and Lori have the expertise and character necessary to work collaboratively with the private sector in our collective Team USA mission to develop future world-class American players.”
Glover has more than 15 years of coaching experience and joins USTA Player Development from Legacy Youth Tennis & Education in Philadelphia, where he was the Director of Player Development since September 2009. He was a top junior player and went on to play four years at the University of Florida, where he was the team captain his junior and senior years and left the Gators with the fifth most wins in program history.
Riffice, a former top player at UC-Santa Barbara, has been an instructor in the private sector for the past 30 years, coaching at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville, Calif., Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in Santa Barbara, Calif., and at the Jose Caballeros Tennis Academy and Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, Fla. Riffice’s son