Ron NanoPresident and CEOView Bio
Ron joins Legacy's diverse team from New York, where he was the Executive Director of the Johnny Mac Tennis Project and Co-General Manager of Sportime Randall’s Island/John McEnroe Tennis Academy. For nearly a decade prior, Nano served as the Director of Tennis and Senior Director of Operations for New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL), where he led dynamic tennis and education programs for nearly 75,000 young athletes. In 2015, Nano oversaw the completion of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning, NYJTL’s flagship $26.5 million center and served as its General Manager in its inaugural year.
Derrick T. Billups Sr.Senior Director of Community ProgramsView Bio
Derrick has been with Legacy for over 10 years, he began as a coach and supervisor in Camden, NJ and Chester, PA. He is currently the Senior Director of Community Programs where he oversees all aspects of the Community Program including, After School, Sub- Contracts, Rising Stars, Education, OST and Summer Camp. As a former High School Teacher and coach with over 50 years of tennis experience beginning in 1969 as a NJTL camper in North Philly, Derrick continues to strive to expose as many youth in Philadelphia and surrounding areas to our great sport of tennis.
Marcie BakerSpecial Event CoordinatorView Bio
Frank GreenAssociate Director of TennisView Bio
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.
Joni C. HeltonCommunity Programs CoordinatorView Bio
Judith HenzyDirector of EducationView Bio
Jude Henzy began her career at Legacy as a Community Tennis Program Coach, and became the Director of Education in January 2016. She helped start the current guidance program and Summer Munchkin Camp. Jude is responsible for organizing Legacy's annual High School Fair, implementing our CITRS character development program, and overseeing our literacy efforts through “Read By 4th.” She develops the curriculum for LYTE, Legacy's city-funded after-school program which brings literacy, STEM, athletics, character, healthy living and the arts to over 100 elementary school students every school day and throughout the summer.
Josh IrvingAssociate Director of Community Programs & OST LYTE Site DirectorView Bio
Joshua Irving, raised in the West Philadelphia area, was first introduced to the game of tennis at Connestoga Playground through NJTL Summer Programming. The following Fall, he further pursued his interest in the sport by enrolling into regular clinics at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center, eventually earning a spot on the then "Traveling Team". After graduating from the William Penn Charter School in 1997, he went on to attend Howard University, in Washington D.C., earning a degree in Social - Psychology. Joshua returned home to the Philadelphia area dedicating himself to servicing the inner city community having counseled both directly and indirectly hundreds of people as an Individual and Family Therapist. Joshua now combines his love of tennis and working with youth, both on and off the court at Legacy as the Associate Director of Community Programs and Site Director for OST Programming.
Tanja KojicFront Desk StaffView Bio
Tanja has been with Legacy Youth Tennis and Education since 2015. She played sports throughout her childhood which sparked her interest in obtaining her B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management from Temple University. Since then, she has completed two internships; SquashSmarts in Philadelphia, PA (where she gained her interest in working for nonprofits) and for Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in Jacksonville, Florida. In January 2015 she graduated from Temple and soon after started working for Legacy as a Front Desk Representative in the summer of that same year.
Sanjin KunovacDirector of TennisView Bio
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.
Tina PotchenAccounting Coordinator/BookkeeperView Bio
Kat SorokkoAssociate General Manager (AGM)-Legacy CenterView Bio
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.
Rushelle TaylorBuilding MaintenanceView Bio
Deborah WaldmanDirector of Human ResourcesView Bio
Al WhiteBuilding SupervisorView Bio