Director 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
Frank 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 brings to Legacy with over 15 years of coaching experience having coached several national and sectional champions as well as placing over 15 athletes into collegiate tennis programs.
Associate General Manager
Kat the oversees operations at Legacy Center and also serves as a Senior Lead Pro in our clinics. Kat is a product of NJTL programming, growing up in Queens, NY. She is a graduate of Brown University where she played Division I Tennis. She holds a masters in Sports Management from Columbia University and comes to us from the John McEnroe Tennis Academy facility in Syosset, NY where she was the Director of Player Development/Associate Academy Director.
Associate Director of Adult Tennis
Morgan is a native of Oldsmar, Florida. She was top 25 in the nation in every junior division. Morgan then went on to play for Texas A&M University where she received a full scholarship. She was awarded Big 12 Champion at the #2 singles spot, and currently holds the 8th spot in the record books for most wins in a season. Morgan then went on to work as a private instructor in the Tampa area working with many top junior players. From there Morgan worked as a pro at Belvedere Tennis Club in California where she continued to work juniors as well as adults of all levels including those that compete in USTA leagues and went to play sectional tournaments.
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.
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, 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.
Co-Lead, Competitive 1
David Negron referred to as Coach Dav, began playing tennis at the age of 6 in Legacy’s own NJTL program. He quickly identified his love and passion for the game and began to train exclusively at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center. Shortly after, he went on to become a top-ranked junior player in Middle States, earning a tennis scholarship to play tennis for Chestnut Hill College. After competing in college tennis, he returned back to Legacy in hopes of developing other players to reach his/her own maximum potential on and off the court. Over the past 15 years, Coach Dav has submersed himself within the tennis community in organizations such as NJTL (National Junior Tennis League), CTG (Changing The Game), GJL (Goodstein Junior Leaders), JTT (Junior Team Tennis) PATD Gold Cup (Philadelphia Area Tennis District), as well as the Rising Stars program. As a fellow parent to a four-year-old son, he teaches with compassion and understanding of the developmental process of a child. He received his PTR Certification for children ten years and under while also focusing specifically on youth development. Currently, Coach Dav works as the Lead Pro for Competitive I, while also offering private instruction.
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Maureen Devlin began her tennis career at a young age with her mother being her first coach. She grew up training at Legacy and was a top-ranked junior player in Middle States. She then went on to play Division 1 tennis for Saint Joseph’s University alongside two of her sisters. After college tennis, Maureen returned to Legacy to coach and has been here since. She has a passion for working with kids as well as for tennis.
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.
Leroy Pete Waller