Ron NanoPresident and CEOView BioRon 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.
Ivan SunDirector of FinanceView Bio
Sanjin KunovacSenior Director of Tennis and Business DevelopmentView 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.
Kat SorokkoSenior Director of OperationsView Bio
Kat is the Senior Director of Operation at Legacy. 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.
Deborah WaldmanDirector of Human ResourcesView Bio
Scott BattagliaDirector of Adult TennisView Bio
As a youth, Scott, a Wilmington, Delaware native, was a highly ranked Middle States and National Tennis Player. Scott graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelor's Degree in Risk Management and Insurance.
At Saint Joe’s, Scott competed on the Division 1 Men’s Tennis Team, and was elected team Captain his senior year. Prior to joining LEGACY Scott was an Assistant Racquets Professional at Chester Valley Golf Club and Philadelphia Country Club. While Scott is excited to grow our adult program, he is also passionate and highly interested in coaching LEGACY's junior players.
Josh IrvingDirector of Community ProgramsView BioJoshua 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.
Denard McClendonAssociate Director of Community ProgramsView Bio
Natasha BracewellDirector of EducationView BioNatasha's passion for education and for making a difference began with early volunteer experiences. Natasha received her undergraduate degree in Early Elementary Education from Temple University and began her career teaching in elementary grade levels including direct schooling and summer camp programs.
Most recently, Natasha has worked as a Prevention Specialist under the Department of Behavioural Health and Intellectual Disabilities in the Philadelphia School District. In this role, she delivered evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention curricula to whole classrooms, small groups and one-to-one sessions. During this time, Natasha earned her MBA with a focus on Nonprofit Management. Her passion and goal is to have a positive and long-lasting influence on young people.