Tauheed R. Browning, also know as “Coach T” in the tennis industry, started playing tennis in the NJTL program during the summer months and eventually got selected to join The Bill Johnson Tennis Team which was a grass roots program located in West Philadelphia. This was the catalyst for him to attend Hampton University majoring in Professional Tennis Managment (PTM). After college “Coach T” spent several years in the private and public sector before returning to one of his life’s passion teaching and playing tennis. Tauheed started coaching at Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center now know as Legacy. His first teaching duties he was tasked with instructing special Olympics teams, autistic players, munchkins and at inner-city recreation centers. Over a 10 year span with the organization “Coach T” has acquired several tennis professional certifications and was appointed the organization’s first ever 10u Tennis Director. He also spent two years in College Park, Maryland working with national, ITF and professional tennis players developing and honing their skills “On And Off The Court.”
Frank is a Philadelphia native, who grew up in the program and was a very accomplished junior. Frank held rankings as high as #2 in USTA Middle States and as high as #8 in the nation. He also won national championships; earning 4 in singles and 1 in doubles. He attended Louisiana State University (LSU) before transferring to Florida A&M University. As a player at Division I Florida A&M, he was the 2006 Conference Player of the Year. Frank recently returned to Legacy after a few years coaching throughout the Middle States region.
Tennis has been a major part of Malik’s life since he was six years old. This lifelong passion was developed and nurtured at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center and the NJTL Programs. Malik played tennis competitively throughout middle school and high school and played college tennis at Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. Serving as Assistant Tennis Coach at Bethune Cookman, Regional Director of NE Philadelphia NJTL Summer Program and as tennis instructor at Khepera Charter School has propelled his love for sharing a passion for tennis with children. Malik holds current PTR certifications for children 10 years and under and for 11-17 years.
Prior to being named Director of Coach Development and Maximum Performance, Chris co-managed our Maximum Performance tennis program and home school student-athlete program. Chris earned a tennis scholarship and played for Pepperdine University. He graduated with degrees in both Business and Public Relations. After college, Chris played professional tennis for two years, during which time he broke into the top 500 in singles. Chris brings to Legacy 20 years of coaching experience, having coached at the Washington Tennis Foundation, the Aerohead Racquet Club, and as the Assistant Men’s Coach at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sanjin has been a player and coach at the IMG Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, coached by and working alongside the best coaches in the world. Prior to being named Director or Player Development, Sanjin served as an Academy clinic coach at Legacy and an assistant coach for the Men’s Tennis Team at Temple University.
Brian creates and executes all development plans for the Future Stars clinic at Legacy. His focus is on helping players to develop a technically sound foundation while
Philadelphia resident Coach Kein Wilson developed his abilities, and passion for tennis in the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education program (LYTE, formerly Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, AAYTE). He became inspired by the life mission of Arthur Ashe, and how the organization had crafted those ideals with such care and professionalism. Coach Kein believed he could do the same through the global reach of tennis and has dedicated his life to the sport. Collectively he has been with the organization for over 18 years. In this time he has been a part of various programs such as National Junior Tennis and Learning summer camps, after-school programs and USTA Team Tennis to name a few. Kein has assisted or advised, in the creation of much of our center-based programing structure and has also created supplementary programming for the organization. He holds several certifications and specializes in youth development, community inclusion, and recreation excellence.
“The greatest gift you can give to the world is to inspire purpose in it’s youth.” – Coach Kein Wilson