USPTA Certified Staff In Beverly | Bass River Tennis Club

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
Junior Program Director
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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

HAVEN CARR, USPTA Certified
Adult Programs Coordinator
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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

ED LeDUC, USPTA Certified
Team Coordinator
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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

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

STU LEHR
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Stu is a certified USPTA Pro who has been involved in teaching for 20+ 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 Head Pro at the Manchester Bath & Tennis Club and Bass River is very lucky to have him on the staff. Email Stu

SHARON KAMENS
USPTA 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

NEIL WHITEHOUSE
Former Tennis Coach
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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

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