Directors of Tennis
Sanjin Kunovac is one of the premier developmental coaches in the country. As Legacy’s Director of Tennis, he has coached many of the top sectionally and nationally ranked juniors. Since joining Legacy in 2011, Sanjin served as the Director of Player Development, as well as the Academy Lead. Sanjin was the creator and the driving force behind the establishment of Legacy’s collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s tennis team. Penn players serve as peer-mentors to our young Legacy players and advise them on how to be the best students and athletes.
Sanjin played college tennis at Florida Southern and served as the men’s assistant coach at Temple University. He is a former player and coach at the IMG Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, where he was coached by and worked alongside some of the most accomplished and renowned tennis coaches in the world.
Sanjin is certified by the USTA as a High-Performance Coach and holds a Master Certificate from PTR in Professional Performance. He serves on the USTA Middle States Coaches Commission Board and is tremendously passionate about growing and developing youth tennis in Philadelphia and in the Middle States. Additionally, Sanjin is actively involved in the USTA NJTL Excellence Teams, Early Development Camps, Sectional, Regional and Team USA Camps.
Associate Director of Tennis, Co-Lead Tournament Training 1
Lead Tennis Pros
Lead Pro/Tournament Training 2 Lead
Kyle has been a student of the game since he was 5 years old. He was a top-ranked junior in Middle States and played Division 2 tennis for Bloomsburg University. After college tennis, Kyle actively competed in Middle States achieving a ranking of #2 in Men’s Open and also competed on the USTA Futures circuit. Kyle brings over 12 years of coaching experience in all levels and stages of the game to Legacy. Previously, Kyle worked as a head coach at the Centercourt Performance Training Center working with some of the top-ranked juniors in the country. Most recently, Kyle served as the Director of Junior Development at Kinetix Sports Club.
Tournament Training 4 Lead Senior Lead Pro
Coach Cha brings to Legacy nearly 10 years of professional coaching experience and expertise in Video Based Training and Performance Analysis, including Dartfish software. Cha has coached extensively with players of all levels, from beginners, 10 and Under and QuickStart players, to sectionally- and nationally-ranked players. Cha is flexible in his coaching strategies – he can be silly, but also firm, depending on the player, and has had great success with coaching people of all ages. Coach Cha provides the incredible tool of video technology to all Legacy staff and players in documenting, archiving, and analyzing movement, stroke bio mechanics, tactical repertoires, body language, and routines.
Senior Lead Pro, Munchkins
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.
Co-Lead Tournament Training 1
A Philadelphia native, Chad started playing tennis at age four and has been a fanatic ever since. He was a USTA nationally ranked Jr. in 12’s thru 16 and under and consistently remained top four in Middle States during that time. Chad attended Howard University and played #1 singles all four years, winning MVP freshman, sophomore and junior years. Chad was an athletic scholar for his sophomore and junior year, as well as the Captain of his team as a sophomore. He won the Georgetown Metro – Invitational, Mt. Saint Mary’s fall College Invitational and was invited to the Jr. Davis Cup. Chad has taught inner-city youth in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia throughout his 15-year coaching career and now specializes in coaching high performance tennis. Chad loves to teach children of all ages to instill the core value of discipline while teaching tennis technique in a fun atmosphere.
Lead Pro Competitive 3
Coach Reynolds is a graduate of Coppin State University in Md., where he played number one singles for its Division 1 program. He grew up in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, where he was introduced to the game by his parents – both avid tennis players. He is a product of Bill Johnson’s Urban League Tennis Program and played sectionally (holding a top 5 ranking for much of his junior career) as well as for Penn Charter. Notably, he is a two-time winner of the ATA National Championships, an event that Legacy students compete in year after year. Today, Coach Reynolds works with community program students through the Changing the Game and Rising Stars programs, while also serving as the clinic lead for the Competitive 3 program at the Legacy Center.
Lead Pro, Competitive 2, Co-lead Tournament Training 3
Philadelphia resident Coach Kein Wilson developed his abilities, and passion for tennis in the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education program. 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 programming 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 its youth.” – Coach Kein Wilson
Co-Lead, Tournament Training 1
Co-Lead, Competitive 1
Since the age of 9, the game of tennis has shaped and molded DeSean physically and mentally. A former junior of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education (formerly Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education) DeSean gained his love of tennis through the National Junior Tennis League summer program and is one of few who went through the entire Ashe program.
Prior to joining the Legacy staff DeSean attended La Salle University gaining his B.A. in Communication and minor in Spanish. Now the Lead of the Rising Stars program DeSean brings an upbeat energy, DeSean is also an Assistant 4th-grade teacher at Germantown Friends School and is USTA 10 & under certified.
Obtaining a ranking of #7 in the Middle States section and #176 nationally for Boys 16 & under De-Sean led his high school team, Roman Catholic High School, to the Philadelphia Catholic League finals (2007-2010). Along the way, DeSean went an impressive 61-0 at the #1 singles position and was 2x District 12 singles champion (2009, 2011). Awarded a scholarship to Division I program, La Salle University, DeSean led the team in wins at the #1 singles and doubles positions (2011-2015). DeSean is currently an Assistant Coach for Middle School and Varsity Girls and Boys tennis teams at Germantown Friends School.
Albert Stevie Dandridge
Kristian (Kris) Wilson was born and raised in Philadelphia and is a former Legacy student-athlete. He played tennis at Community College of Philadelphia(CCP) for 2 years before he went on to play at Washington College under Dave Marshall. Kris worked the NJTL summer program since he was 14 years old. He worked at Sea Colony during the weekends while attending CCP teaching adult and youth tennis. After college, he worked for the after school program in Camden, Chester, and Philadelphia through Legacy. Some of his other coaching experience was at the YMCA in Lansdale as head pro for 10 and under, Gold Cup, and the assistant coach at Archbishop John Carroll girls tennis team.
Graduate of BCIT Medford class of 2016. Four year starter for Shawnee High School tennis team. Student of Jefferson University at East Falls studying Industrial Design. Collegiate tennis player for Jefferson University. Started to instruct tennis at the age of 15 with the Burlington County Tennis Association.
Leroy Pete Waller