Veteran national and international professional coach Tim Nichols was named the assistant for the UNLV women's tennis program in October 2014.
Nichols comes to Las Vegas from the Hong Kong Tennis Association where he oversaw the junior development program since 2013. During the previous four years he coached various international players. Most notably, he served as the traveling coach from 2010-12 for Peng Shuai; under his coaching she reached a ranking as high as No. 14 on the WTA Tour. In between stints as a private coach, Nichols was the Director of Professional Women's Tennis at the International Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, Florida, from 2003-08. He also spent a decade working with the top professionals and juniors in Japan from 1990-2000 after teaching for Harry Hopman's International Tennis Camp in Largo, Florida, from 1983-90. Nichols earned his bachelor's degree from Marion College in Florence, S.C., in 1984.