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Blackman Settles In

Martin Blackman completed his first full calendar year as USTA General Manager of Player Development in December, undoubtedly relieved that his department's transition to the USTA's National Campus was in its final stages. Colette Lewis visited the recently-opened Lake Nona facility earlier this month and got the chance to catch up with Blackman regarding a wide array of topics. Story

 
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