Dave Preston, Club Manager
Philosophy: Tennis is the Toy Department of Human Life
Year Started at LTC: 2016
2013-2016 Director of Tennis at Cheval Golf & Athletic Club, Lutz FL
2010-2013 Director of Tennis at Weymouth Club
2008-2009 Director of Junior Tennis at Weymouth Club
2002-2008 Director of Tennis at Countryside Country Club, Clearwater FL
USTA Level 1 Sport Science
Evolve 9 Master Group
Hobbies: Spending time with family, Hockey (watching), Exploring New England
Assistant Coach at Furman University- 1998 Southern Conference Champions
2007 USTA Pinellas County (FL) Pro of the Year
Sheila Weinstock, Manager Ameritus, USPTA
Manager of The Longfellow Tennis Club since 1985
Inducted into New England Tennis Hall of Fame, 2002
Captain & team member of the USTA team representing the United States at the ITF World Team Championships – four years
Nationally ranked #2 in the United States in her age group
Recipient of USTA Sportsmanship Award; and Senior Player of the Year awards from the USPTA/NE
President, National Senior Women’s Tennis Association
B.S.,Penn State; M.A.Columbia University Teachers College
Alex Johansson, Director New England Tennis Academy
Philosophy: Tennis is the ultimate tool in development of a great person. The #1 goal I have for my students is to have no regrets when it comes to bravery and effort.
Year started at LTC: 2016
2016: The invited High Performance Coach at Texas A&M Aggies Camp
2016: Video analyst for ATP players and Texas A&M Men’s Team
Founder of hoplu.com & tennisfilm.com
2013-2016: Founder of Shark Tennis Academy
2008-2013: Co-Founder and Director of Player Dev. Premier Tennis Academy
2002-2008: Coach and Director of Marketing Denton DiLaura Tennis Academy
2001-2003: Asst. Coach Texas A&M CC Men’s Team
USPTA Elite Professional
Swedish Tennis Federation Level 2
Family time, Innovating, Skiing
Coached #1 18s boy in the country, #7 16s girl in Europe
Developed 10+ players to top 5 rankings in Texas
Personally coached over 40 players (for a minimum of 3 years) to tennis scholarships at schools such as USC, UT, MIT, Rice.
Kelly Day, Director of Junior Tennis
Philosophy: Sports are menat to be fun and competitive. Success is different got everyone…find their definition of success and help them reach it.
Year Started at LTC: 2017
2014-2017 Sr. Pro at Westboro Tennis and Swim Club
2011-2014 Teaching Pro at Adirondack Club
2013-2016 Head Coach at Holliston High School
USPTR 10 and Under
All things Dog, Camping, Playing tennis.
Completed multiple times at USTA Mixed Doubles Nationals
USTA Capital Clash Team New England Coach 2016 & 2017
USTA Nationals 12s Girls Coach 2016
USTA YoPro Committee member
USTA Early Development Camp Coach
Philosophy: It’s never too late to try to get it right. Growth is a lifelong process.
Year Started at LTC: 1986
1999-2009 Boys Varsity Coach at Weston HS
1988-1998 Tennis Director, Winchester CC
1987-98 Director of Jr Development at Natick
1983-88 Director of Tennis, Stowe Mountain Resort
BA Hobart College
Skiing…it’s more of a hobby (needs at least 35 days in order to maintain sanity), playing guitar- has played in Jazz ensembles, reading (The New Yorker)
Competed in National Father and Son Grasscourts for past 3 years
Competed in USTA 50 and 55 divisions
Played on Tennis Team for 4 years and squash team for 3 years at Hobart College
Philosophy: If you are not.. having fun, I’m not doing my job. Enjoying the sport creates improvement and learning.
Year started at LTC: 2012
2005-2013 Assistant Head Tennis Pro/ Director of Junior Tennis at International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport RI.
USPTA 10 and Under
Hobbies: Snowboarding, Soccer, Watching Boston sports teams
Accomplishments: 2009 USTA New England Junior Team Tennis Coach of the Year
2001-2005 Union College Men’s Team
Coached 5 junior teams to the National Championships
Coach to section- and national- ranked juniors
John Henry Reeves
Philosophy: Train hard. Play hard. Compete harder. The will to win means nothing without the will to train.
Year started at LTC: 2016
2014-2016 Head of Upper Camp/Longwood Cricket Club
2014-2016 Head Coach Catholic Memorial High School
Play semi-pro baseball, Watching Boston Sports teams, Running 5k races
Lost 100 lbs.
Catholic Memorial High School reached first State Playoff in 13 years.
Produced feature film ‘Removal’
Philosophy: To help create self-reliant players on the court who are capable of being their own coach and adapting to the inevitable changes that will occur over the course of a match and tournament.
Year started at LTC: 2018
2011-17 Director of Player Development, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, Philadelphia, PA
Hobbies: Rock climbing, Hiking, Golf
3 time All-American at University of Florida
2000 SEC Player of the Year
Career high 601 ATP
Member of University of Florida Hall of Fame (2014)
Philosophy: Fear no one but respect everyone. Focus on the journey and let the racquet do the talking as you reach your destination.
Year started at LTC: 2018
2017– Present Assistant Coach , Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Babson College
2016-2018 Tennis Pro at Boston Sports Clubs
2008-2015 Teaching Pro at clubs in Indianapolis, IN and Greece.
B.S. Physical Education & Sport Science
USPTR Certified: 11 to 17 year olds
Exploring new travel destinations, Making puzzles
Member of the Greek National team and competed on the ITF Women’s tour.
2018 Conference Finals with both Babson teams
Developed nationally ranked juniors in Greece.
Philosophy: Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do – John Wooden
Year Started at Longfellow TC: 2008
2011—Present: Head Pro at Needham Pool & Racquet Club
Coach at Wayland High School
Coached Fairfield University—Asst Coach for Men’s and Women’s team for 3 seasons
Started teaching tennis in High School and college
Hiking with my Dog, Lucy
Running – Ran 9 marathons, 6 Boston
Attending Boston sports events
Trying new restaurants
Won USTA Silver Ball at National Grass Courts in Newport, RI 2013-2014 Coached 12s Zonal Teams for New England
Captained 2012 USTA 4.5 National Champs
Won MAAC Conference at Fairfield University
Philosophy: If you choose between quantity and quality, always pick quality. Avoid placing too much quantity on dysfunction, so first move well and then move often.
Year Started at Longfellow TC: 2017
2016-2017 Self Employed as Strength and Conditioning Coach / Co-founder of Mini Tennis School of Sport, Europe
2015 Tennis Pro at Cincinnati County Club
2013-2015 Tennis Pro and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Junior Tennis Academy, Houston TX
Functional Movement Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
MovNat Certified Trainer
Hobbies: Reading, Writing
ITF Junior World Ranking
ATP World Tour ranking in Doubles
Coached ATP ranked players and top Juniors age 14 and under