The United States Association of Tennis announced the resignation of Jim Curley on Friday in New York. Curley was the Chief Professional Tournaments Officers and US Open Tournament Director.
“It has been a privilege to lead the USTA’s efforts in professional tennis,” said Curley. “My decision to step down after more than 10 years was a difficult one, but I believe it is time for a change.”
His position will be taken over by his Deputy David Brewer. Brewer has been working at the USTA for more than a decade, as a result the day-to-day running of the association will not be new to him.
Brewer, who is Managing Director of Professional Tennis, will now have oversight responsibilities of the US Open Series, all US Team events, Fed Cup and the Olympics, USTA Pro Circuit plus the USTA’s professional tennis.
Jon Vegosen, USTA Chairman of the Board and President praised Curley for his contribution to American tennis. He however expressed disappointed at Curley’s decision to step down, also showing a vote of confidence in his successor, Brewer.
“Jim is an exemplary professional who has helped to elevate the US Open during his decade-long stewardship of the event,” said Vegosen. “We are disappointed in his decision to step down, but are confident that David will continue to build on Jim’s legacy of growth and innovation.”