The United States Professional Tennis Association Board of Directors has hired industry veteran John Embree as the new CEO/Executive Director. Embree brings a rich 30-year successful history serving as President of Prince Sports and Vice President/General Manager, Racquet Sports Division for Wilson Sporting Goods Co. & proven tennis consultant. Embree has served on many national USTA Committees, and is a past member of Tennis Industry Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Dave "Koz" Kozlowski caught up with the new USPTA general.
Dave "Koz" Kozlowski is an award-winning tennis teaching professional and tennis commentator. Kozlowski is among the first 17 teaching pros to be awarded thae Master Pro Certification Level. He was named the USTA Broadcaster of the Year in 2000 and Pro of the Year three times – 1978 in Alabama, 1997 in Florida, and National Pro of the year in 2001.