As director of junior teams for USTA Northern, Brandon Jackson oversees the section’s efforts to provide increased play opportunities for juniors, including Jr. Team Tennis and Tennis on Campus, while also promoting 10 and Under Tennis Play Days. He received a bachelor’s in entrepreneurial management and marketing then a master’s of education in sports management from the University of Minnesota, where he also worked as a tennis instructor. In addition, Jackson participated in Tennis on Campus, including serving as president. (In 2010, Minnesota was named the USTA Northern ToC Club of the Year.) He was a student member of the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association and received the NIRSA/USTA Institutional Tennis Ace Award in 2007. “Working for an organization such as the USTA has always been a dream of mine,” he says.