White Plains, NY, April 24, 2019 – The United States Tennis Association announced that David Brewer will step down as US Open Tournament Director and USTA Chief Professional Tennis Officer following the 2019 US Open. Brewer began his career at the USTA in the spring of 1997.
Brewer has had a thirty plus year career in tennis, starting as a tennis pro at the Nick Bollettieri Academy immediately after his college graduation. He then served in positions at Adidas, Turner Broadcasting, and Indian Wells, before joining the USTA as Director of Pro Tennis, a new position at the time, in 1997. In this position, he oversaw the newly formed departments of USTA Pro Circuits, USTA Team Events and officiating.
In 2001, he added US Open Tournament Manager to his duties, was later elevated to Deputy Tournament Director, and then US Open Tournament Director in 2012. In his role as Tournament Director, Brewer oversaw and interacted with all aspects of the tournament, from player relations to match scheduling, industry and tour relations, and broadcast operations.
Also in 2012, Brewer was elevated to USTA Chief Pro Tennis Officer. In addition to the US Open, his responsibilities included the US Open Series, USTA Pro Circuits and all other aspects of the professional tennis at the USTA including oversight of USTA assets on the ATP and WTA Tours.
Under his leadership, a number of innovations were instituted at the US Open, including the serve clock and warm-up clock, and the coaching for those players competing in the US Open Qualifying Tournament and the US Open Junior Tournament as well as continued expansion of electronic line calling. He was instrumental in introducing the Wheelchair Championships to the US Open. Brewer was also intimately involved in the five-year $650 million transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Brewer also served as the USTA’s leader for the renovations at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The entire site was expanded to accommodate a newly combined ATP/WTA event, and two new buildings, the Paul Flory Player Center and the South Building, were constructed.
“David has been an invaluable contributor to the growth and popularity of the US Open,” said Gordon Smith, USTA CEO and Executive Director. “His passion for the sport shone through in his many years devoted to the game.”
Smith noted that Brewer will stay on as a consultant, and will assist the USTA in its search for a new US Open Tournament Director.