About the Program Directors


Neeru Jayanthi MD - USPTA, Vice President, STMS.  Dr. Jayanthi is also the Director of Loyola Tennis Medicine and Primary Care Medicine Program at Loyola School of Medicine in Maywood, IL


Mark Kovacs, PhD, CSCS is the USTA Manager of Sport Science and is a tennis researcher, certified strength and conditioning specialist and certified tennis professional. He was a former tennis All-American and NCAA champion. The USTA Sport Science department is responsible for testing, training and tracking top junior and professional tennis players as well as producing, evaluating and disseminating sport science and sport medicine information relevant to tennis.



Stefani Higgins
STMS Coordinator
 or (708) 216-1071