The teaching staff at Bass River Tennis Club is well diversified and U.S.P.T.A. certified.
All of our staff members have a common mission, improving your tennis skills and your enjoyment of the game, whatever your level or goals

RARES PETRITOI
Director of Tennis
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Rares hails from Transylvania, Romania. An academic and athletic star, Rares was ranked 6th in Romania and graduated 1st in his class at Romania’s top University, Bades Bolyai in Transylvania. Rares holds a degree in Physical Education and Sports Management. As Tennis Director he oversees all of the tennis operation. Rares has been a top 5 ranked player in New England, Men’s Open div. & continues as a highly competitive player. He is a regular in the Boston Pro League. Email Rares

KEVIN COLOZZI, USPTA Certified
Adult Program Coordinator
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A Winchester native, Kevin played first singles for his Winchester High and University of Rhode Island teams. He captained both of those teams in his senior seasons. Kevin ran the Winchester Swim and Tennis Club for four seasons and currently is the Head Pro at the Ferncroft Country Club. Kevin is a certified USPTA teaching professional. He teaches all areas of men’s, woman’s and junior programming and supervises our 10 & under QuickStart program. Email Kevin

MIKE DOLPH, USPTA Certified
Junior Program Coordinator
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Mike grew up in Stratford, CT before heading to the North Shore for college. He attended Endicott College’s School of Sport Science. Mike played at the top of the singles and doubles lineup for the gulls, earning all conference honors all four years that he was there. He was also the recipient of Endicott’s Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year award. Mike gained experience in youth sport development at a non-profit in Boston called Tenacity, where he implemented Tennis/Fitness classes in Boston Public Schools to many different ages. Mike also works at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead in the summers teaching private and group lessons. Email Mike

ED LeDUC
USPTA Certified
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Ed LeDuc started his teaching career here in 1974 and continues to provide excellent coaching for individual members, guests and many of our teams. Ed has been a certified USPTA instructor since 1975. He runs many of our North Shore teams and serves as team manager for the Ladies Weekday and Working Women’s teams. Ed’s years of teaching experience and extensive knowledge of competitive play makes him a valued teaching staff member. Email Ed

LARRY LEBATIQUE
USPTA Certified
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Larry is from West Hartford, CT, where he played varsity tennis at Conard High, ranked #6 in CT. Larry, a competitive junior tournament player, attended the University of CT where he played on the men’s team. He ran his home town recreation department in West Hartford. Larry has taught at the BSC at Lynnfield and the Winchester Swim & Tennis Club. He is the Head Pro summers at Meadowbrook Country Club in Reading. Larry was ranked #1 in New England for both Men’s & Mixed Doubles in the USTA and was named USTA New England Captain of the Year for leading his team to Nationals. Email Larry

GREGG LUONGO
USPTA Certified
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Gregg has 20+ years teaching all levels & ages. During his high school career, Gregg played 1st singles for both Wakefield and Reading High. He played division 1 tennis for the University of New Hampshire where he was the 1st singles and 1st doubles player during his junior and senior years. Gregg got his degree in Psychology and Criminology before moving to New York City to receive his Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology. Choosing a career in Tennis, Gregg is USTPA certified and currently heads the Reading Recreation Department Tennis Program. Gregg also supervises the Bass River 12 & under QuickStart program. Email Gregg

HAVEN CARR
USPTA Certified
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A Swampscott H.S. grad, Haven was a 4 time Northeastern Conference tennis MVP. She graduated Merrimack College with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering. She was featured in Sports Illustrated as a "Face in the Crowd".  Haven was Director of Tennis in the towns of Swampscott and Peabody.  She worked at Cedardale Health and Fitness Club in Haverhill, Merrimack College assistant tennis coach and Wentworth by the Sea Country Club.  She is USPTA certified and certified in Cardio Tennis. Email Haven

SHARON KAMENS
USPTR Certified
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Sharon has been playing competitive tennis nearly her entire life. She has competed in high level tournaments, teams, and in New England and national championships. Sharon was ranked in the top 10 in New England as a junior player and played on three mixed doubles teams that have competed at the national level. Sharon received a degree in music education before choosing tennis as a profession. She formerly worked at Cedardale Health and Fitness. Email Sharon

CAROLINE MAY
Teaching Pro
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Caroline is currently a student at Merrimack College where she is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. She graduated from Masconomet High School and came through the Bass River Junior Program. Caroline works in our Adult Beginner clinics and in all our youth programs. Caroline is available to teach private and small group lessons. She is sitting for her strength and conditioning certificate and has an outstanding background in sports nutrition. Caroline is a great addition to an already outstanding teaching staff. Email Caroline

ANTHONY RUSSO
USPTA Certified
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Anthony Russo is currently the Head Tennis Professional at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead. As a junior player, Anthony was ranked #1 ranking in Rhode Island from the ages of 10-16. He went on to Mount St. Charles Academy and was first singles all four years. Anthony went to The University of Hartford on full tennis scholarship and was “all conference” in the American East and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Anthony runs a number of adult programs and supervises our 8 & under QuickStart program. He joined Bass River Tennis Club in 2006. Email Anthony

MADDIE ALLAIRE
USPTA Certified
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Maddie is originally from Columbus, Ohio. A recent of from Salem State, she played number 1 Singles and Doubles for all 4 years. She is a certified USPTA Professional and also has an extensive background in exercise physiology, strength and conditioning and massage therapy. Maddie is available for private, small group and clinic programs for all levels of play.. Email Maddie

DEVIN CARR
USPTA Certified
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A lifelong Beverly resident, Devin teaches in the Beverly school system and is coach of the Beverly High School Boys Team. Devin has worked here at the Golf and Tennis Club for many years. Devin is USPTA certified instructor and has a Masters Degree in education. Email Devin

STU LEHR
USPTA Certified
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Stu is a certified USPTA Professional who has been involved in teaching for over twenty five years. He started running junior programs during his high school years, and then went on to play for Southern Connecticut State University. After college, Stu started teaching full time in Connecticut and later at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui. He took a break from teaching and joined the corporate world for a number of years. Stu has returned to his passion of teaching tennis full time. He is the Manager of The Beach Club in Swampscott and Bass River is very lucky to have him on the staff. Stu resides in Gloucester with his wife Nichole, daughter Sienna and son Garrett.. Email Stu

JOSH CRONIN
Teaching Pro
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Josh is originally from Beverly, Mass where he played number 1 singles at Beverly High School. He is a product of the junior program at Bass River having taken lessons and clinics here for many years. Josh graduated from College of Charleston, earning a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Josh has ten years of teaching under his belt. He is an avid musician and plays drums in a number of area bands and teaches drumming on the side. A high level tennis player, with outstanding skills in foundational stroke work, he is a terrific addition to our staff.
Email Josh

NEIL WHITEHOUSE
Tournaments
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Neil has a background in education, business and real estate. He served in the Air Force and worked in the financial district in Boston. Now retired, he is an avid cyclist. Neil has been involved with tennis since his University days. He is the Head Tennis Coach at Swampscott H.S. He is looking forward to the adventure of the next few years working with the members at Bass River Tennis Club. His duties include Senior Tennis Programming and stringing racquets for the club. Email Neil