Lexington Tennis Club is led by an experienced team of Tennis Professionals
LTC’s Management Team is composed of three certified Tennis Professionals who were involved in the founding of the club. They bring not only tennis knowledge but also a unique range of skills from training in other disciplines. Each of these managers splits their time at LTC between on-court tennis instruction and managing the club off-court. Click on the individual images below to get to know each manager’s history and their roles in managing the club.
Lexington Tennis Club’s tennis teaching pros have all been professionally certified by the United States Tennis Association and/or the Professional Tennis Registry
Drew has been teaching tennis for more than 20 years and has been playing the sport his entire life. Drew learned the game primarily from his father and played competitively in Maine and New England as a junior. He played college tennis at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and finished his college career playing at the Division I level at the University of New Hampshire.
Drew has worked at tennis clubs in Martha's Vineyard, New York City, and in the Boston area, including a brief stint at the Mount Auburn Club, where he worked for 2 months just before the pandemic hit. For the last several years, Drew worked as the Director of Tennis at Tenacity, a non-profit organization that offers free tennis and mentoring to youth in Boston.
Drew has a passion for tennis and for teaching. His student-centered approach focuses on how each player can get the most out of their game.
Prior to coming to the Lexington Tennis Club, Sheryl was the Tennis Director at the Mount Auburn Club for over 15 years where she was a coordinator, mentor, coach and instructor. She was a top junior and adult player in New England, ranked #1 in women’s singles, doubles and mixed and nationally ranked in junior singles and doubles. Sheryl played Division 1 tennis at the University of Florida. The experience she brings to her lessons is a lifelong passion for the game and expert guidance for players to reach a higher level of play and to enjoy playing tennis.
Sheryl is certified in both USPTA and USPTR.
Chris Williamson lives in Concord, MA with his family and has been teaching tennis for over fifty years. Chris grew up in Buffalo NY and attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, where he played tennis all four years at first singles and doubles. Chris also played four years of college soccer as goalie and was involved in varsity skiing as a "Skimeister.” His overall athletic accomplishments earned him a national nomination as "Outstanding College Athlete of America.”
Chris received his teaching certification through the Eastern Law Tennis Association and was a Tennis Professional at the Lake George Club, Country Club of Buffalo, Four Seasons Tennis Club, Pelham Country Club, Weston Racquet Club, and Mount Auburn Club. He has decades of experience running junior and adult tournaments, tennis camps, and socials as well as teaching clinics, team practices, and private/group tennis lessons. Chris enjoys working with people of all ages in the fundamentals of tennis, along with advanced techniques for competitive players. He strives to encourage the benefits of exercise, socialization, and fun.
Phoebe has been playing tennis for more than half her life. She played #1 varsity singles for Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and was Captain during her last two years. Additionally, she was named the female scholar-athlete of the year in her senior year. She has trained at a variety of tennis academies and has been an active player in USTA as well as UTR tournaments. She is currently taking a gap year before college and hopes to continue playing competitively at the collegiate level.
Recently certified as a tennis instructor, Phoebe teaches the junior program during weekday evenings and offers private, semi-private, and hitting lessons on all days of the week. She brings a fresh look to teaching with the aim of cultivating a love of the sport and appreciation for the game.
Bill grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston and was the first student from Sportsmen's Tennis Club to earn a full athletic scholarship for tennis (University of Tennessee). During college summers, Bill taught at the Sportsmen’s location on Blue Hill Avenue.
After graduating college, Bill became the Head Pro at the Old Colony Club in Andover, where he taught for 5 years. He then attended Babson College full-time to earn an MBA, which opened the door to a career in high tech sales (artificial intelligence). Bill then taught tennis at the Mount Auburn Club in Watertown for 6 years, where he played on championship-winning men’s teams.
Bill still competes in tennis at a national level in the age bracket divisions. Understanding the limitations of age and health through his own experience as a life-long player, he approaches the game with a learned and healthy perspective.
Dean grew up playing tennis in Israel, where he was a top junior player before moving to Newton, MA in 2010. He then trained at the New England Academy of Tennis until going to Boston University for college. Dean has been a teaching pro at Longwood Cricket Club since 2013, coaching some of the best junior players who compete at the New England sectional and national level. Dean coaches all ages and skill levels; his oldest student is 91 years old! His teaching philosophy is centered around maximizing stroke consistency by using the legs and hips to push off the ground and extend through motions.
Dean is still an active player and student of the game. He has been a member of the Boston Pro League and actively trains for competitive play. Dean is finishing up medical school at Boston University and is applying to be a neurologist. In his free time, catch him windsurfing on the cape or backcountry skiing in Vermont, depending on the season.