BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Satoshi
Ochi, of Omaha, Neb., has been named Strength and Conditioning
Specialist, USTA Sport Science. Ochi will join the Player Development
staff at the USTA Training Center and Player Development Headquarters
in Boca Raton, Fla., on April 1 and will report to Dr. Mark Kovacs,
Manager, USTA Sport Science, USTA Player Development.
joining the USTA, Ochi served as the Head Strength and Conditioning
Coach at his alma mater, Creighton University, where he designed and
conducted strength training and conditioning programs for the
school's Division I athletes. In addition, Ochi helped measure and
evaluate Omaha's top-ranked junior tennis players' strength and
conditioning abilities as a Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at
the USTA Competition Training Center run by the Omaha Tennis
Ochi, 34, transferred to Creighton University in
Omaha, Neb., from Japan's Tokai University in 1993. He was a member
of Creighton's men's tennis team from 1994-97 and graduated with a
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science. He went on to pursue graduate
work and earned a Master of Arts in Exercise Science from the
University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2000. While working on his graduate
degree, Ochi helped design and conduct strength and conditioning
programs for current and future Olympians at the U.S. Olympic Training
Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ochi is a Certified Strength
and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Since 2004, Ochi has received the NSCA's Coach Practitioner
distinction recognizing him as an elite strength and conditioning
professional in the United States.
USTA Player Development is
charged with providing American junior, collegiate and young
professional players with the opportunities to reach their maximum