Executive Board Bio – Virgil Christian

Virgil Christian

Virgil Christian

Senior Director of Collegiate and Market/Facility Development, USTA

Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, Virgil Christian attended Penn State University, where he played on the tennis team and served as captain for two years. He continued his education in Pennsylvania, earning his master’s from Westminister Theological Seminary. Following college, Christian was recruited to go to Peachtree City in Georgia and help with the building of a world-class tennis center. Christian was a part of the design of the facility, oversaw the construction of the courts and eventually, an office building featuring a restaurant. The Peachtree City and surrounding Atlanta area went from having very little previous interest in tennis to around 2,000 people playing the sport. After his success in Georgia, Christian moved to Cary, North Carolina where he also assisted in the creation of their tennis facility. Making a great name for himself in the tennis industry, Christian first joined the USTA team in 2005. Still working in facility development, Christian has also taken on the responsibility of overseeing collegiate tennis events such as “College MatchDay.”