Meet The Pros

The teaching staff at Newburyport Tennis Club have diverse backgrounds and skills. They are a dedicated group of individuals who are committed to teaching our members of all ability levels, and they share a common desire to improve players’ skills to give them a competitive edge.

To set up a lesson or sign up for a group program, please contact our manager: Mike Perrotta or our Head Tennis Pro: Kelly Ouellet via email at info@newburyporttennisclub.com or by phone at 978-462-3121

Mike Perrotta

Manager

Mike has been with the Newburyport Tennis Club for over 15 years. He oversees daily court usage and activities at the club. He manages staff, develops programming, and interfaces with members. Mike previously worked at the Willows in North Andover as a tennis pro. Before that he was Director of Tennis at Gold’s Gym (formerly Racquetime) in Danvers. Mike has many years of teaching and coaching experience. He has taught children and adults, and he has coached a number of teams at the high school and college level. He has also coached various adult teams, including the ladies doubles team through the North Shore League.

Kelly Ouellet

Head Tennis Pro

Specialties: All Levels of Singles Hitting Lessons, Private and Semi Private Lessons with All Levels

Kelly is entering her 19th year of service here at the Tennis Club. Kelly is a wonderful teaching professional who also tirelessly helps with the placement of current members to the correct level of teams, round robins, singles leagues and contract times and evaluates our new members so they can start their tennis experience with us at the club in the right program at the correct level for them.

Kelly is a graduate of Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts and attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Kelly was highly ranked both as a Junior and in the Women’s Open Division throughout New England. Kelly has won many events including the Yankee Homecoming Tournament, Abenaqui Country Club Tournament and was a past champion of our very own Lago Bowl.

Kelly has also taught at Ipswich Country Club and at the Governor’s Academy (formerly known as Governor Dummer’s Academy) where she was known for her thorough technical private lessons and strategic doubles clinics for players of all levels and ages. Kelly is an irreplaceable staple here at the club and there is no way to express how invaluable she is with her endless on the court and off the court efforts to keep the all of our programs running smoothly!

John Tracy

Specialties: High Level Players, All Levels of Ladies Team Tennis Doubles Play

John Tracy is entering his 14th season here at the Tennis Club. John is a graduate of Triton Regional High School and attended Division 1 Northeastern University where he excelled as the school’s number 1 singles player. Before coaching at the Tennis Club, John was a highly sought out teaching professional who taught at North Meadow and Indian Ridge.

John has remained very active as a player and has continued his high level and successful playing career-winning tournaments such as the ABC Tournament, Loon Mountain, Haverhill Open, Yankee Homecoming, and our own Lago Bowl many times over the past years.

Professionally John teaches both Juniors and Adults and is thought of as one of the best – if not the best – instructors throughout all of New England! John is an outstanding all around teacher of both singles and doubles strategy and technique and all of us here at the Racquet Club that know of John’s talent feel very fortunate to have him as our lead pro here at our club!

Courtney Gilman

Specialties: All Levels Ladies Doubles Team Play and Private and Semi Private Lessons with All Levels

Courtney Gilman joined our staff here at the Tennis Club in 2013 as our Head Pro. He is a USPTA certified professional and also on the USTA ratings appeal board. Courtney played his college tennis as the number 1 singles player at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and at Salem State University in Salem Massachusetts.

He has been a terrific addition to our staff and has added a great deal of excitement to all of our programs but especially to the Ladies teams. His enthusiasm and passion for the game is contagious.

Courtney has been teaching tennis since 1987 starting at the Waltham Athletic Club. He coached juniors of all ages as well as some USTA teams, too. He was an instructor there until 2004 when he was promoted to the position of tennis director where he continued to coach while supervising staff and implementing new programs until 2007. In 2007 Courtney moved on to Cedardale Health & Fitness where he went back to full time coaching with a strong focus on Ladies teams again.

Courtney also is the Tennis Director at the Salem Country Club in Salem, MA where he brings his infectious brand of teaching tennis during the summers’ to all ages and levels of play.

Sue Page

Specialties: All Levels Ladies Team Tennis Coaching

Sue has been the heart and soul of our Ladies Teams’ here at the Tennis Club for over 25 years now. Sue joined the Tennis Club in 1974 when it first opened and really caught the tennis bug. She played for Newburyport in the Dorothy Bruno Hill league’s top division and competed for 28 years. Sue played in the USTA National Championships 3 times and also played at the US Open in the Husband & Wife Division representing New England in the Equitable Life National Tournament.

In 1978 Sue was encouraged to become a tennis instructor and did so by starting the Tennis Club’s first Junior Team while also coaching at Endicott College and coaching the Amesbury High School Boys team for a total of twenty years. Sue has been the one constant since the Tennis Club opened on January 1st, 1974. She has been our lead coach for the Ladies teams and all of us here would be lost without her!

Joan Drouin

Joan has been involved with the Tennis Club for over 25 years! Joan has played on both North Shore League and USTA ladies teams as a competitive traveling team tennis player over that time. She has also coached girls tennis teams at both Amesbury and Triton high schools and is currently the head coach of the Tennis Club’s Ladies B team.

Joan also teaches in both the Junior Development I and Junior Development II (Tournament Training Academy-TTA) junior clinic programs. She also offers private and semi-private lessons to both adult and junior members of all levels.

Brett Manoloff

Coach Manoloff specializes in Red/Orange/Green ball youth tennis, in coordination with USTA’s Net Generation curriculum. He coaches the Amesbury High School Girls Tennis team and gives private lessons to all ages with focus on beginner-intermediate skills.

He likes to believe he is funny but balances laughter with a serious approach to learning proper grips and fundamentals, such that his students can enter high-level Tennis Club programs and succeed. His favorite shot is the service and his favorite professionals are: “Jelena Ostapenko and Roger Federer.”

Barry Caron

Specialties: High Level and ranked junior players, and High Level ladies doubles

Barry Caron has a long history of coaching success during his 35+ years of coaching. Barry has been playing tennis most of his life and attended the University of Virginia on a tennis scholarship.

Barry’s strength is teaching juniors who compete at the High School Level. Barry focuses on keeping people moving and stroke techniques.

During his coaching career, Barry was named New England Junior Coach of the Year in 2012, coached Exeter High School to their only State Championship in their history with an undefeated season including a 33 game winning streak, coached 2 NCA All Americans, coached 20+ New England Ranked Juniors and has taken 5 teams to Nationals.

In addition to coaching, Barry continues to compete and has been to Nationals as a player 4 times (so far!).