Phil Parrish – Tennis Program Director, Hammel Tennis Camp Director
14 Years at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland
USPTA Elite Professional
PTR Professional Rating, PTR High Performance Certified
2015 Tennis Industry Junior Champion of the Year for innovative junior programs.
2012 USPTA President’s Award for Contributions for the Industry
2012 PTR New England Professional of the Year
1991 New England Pro of the Year
2010 Gardener Ward Chase Award for Outstanding Contributions to New England Tennis
M.ED from Keene State College, BS Degree from High Point University
Wife Jennifer, Four Children: Phil, Jr, Jeff, Pat and Melissa and Grandson Levi
Loves to play tennis, hiking, biking with family and going to Bar Harbor!
Eric Westcott- Director of High Performance Tennis and Director of Tournament Training Camp in the Summer
12 years at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland
PTR Professional Rating and PTR High Performance Certified
Northern Arizona University
Wife Jessica, Xavier, Savannah, Sierra and dog Cooper
Loves to bike, fish, kayak, surf, play tennis and ski with his family at Mt. Snow in VT!
Jamey Finchum- 12 and under Director, TR Tournament Competition Director
Jamey has been with the Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland for 22 years and is the Director of Junior Development and the Zip Tennis Program at the Longfellow Tennis & Health Club in Wayland.
Jamey is one of the top 10 & Under coaches in the country! People from all over come to see the Zip Zone and tennis program Jamey has developed.
He is a PTR certified 10 & Under Coach and also a member of the USTA 10 & Under Tennis Workshop Faculty.
Jamey enjoys hiking, camping and canoeing/kayaking with his family and dog in his free time.
Bev Baker- Assistant Camp Director
10 years at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland
PTR Certified in 10 and Under
M.A. in Counselor Education
Love to spend time with my family, outdoors, hiking, kayaking, gardening or a long weekend at the beach.
Lorie Gochenour – Adult Tennis Program Director
Worked at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland for 18 years
BS degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama
I have been married almost 30 years to my husband Boyd and we have one daughter, Briana
I live and work in the greater Boston area
I have a mutt, Annie, that we rescued from Save-A-Dog and currently plan to adopt a second dog
Besides tennis, I love golf and play a couple of times a week during the summer
I have played softball for 45 years and am still playing in the Sudbury ladies league on Thursday nights
I also belong to a Ladies movie group and am an avid reader
I love the beach and spend most of the summer on the cape
Currently I am training to run my first Triathalon
I love to be outdoors, biking, hiking, Kayaking and swimming.
Bill Steinroeder, PTR
12 years at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club\Wayland
PTR Certified in Adult, High Performance, 11 to 17, and 10 and Under Tennis
Hammel Tennis Camp – 12 and Under Director
Former 3-time captain and MVP at RPI
Former Head Coach of Weston HS Girls for 8 years, state championship in 2009
Former Head Coach of Concord-Carlisle HS Boys for 1 state championship year in 2008
Degrees in Math, Computer Science, Psychology and most recently Masters in Physical Education-Coaching Specialization at Boston University
Worked in Software Development for over 25 years
Certified Massachusetts Master Gardener
Wife: Bonnie; Children: Chris, Alex and Laura; Grandson: William
Tina Kruczynski, PTR
Tennis Professional at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland since February 2008
Junior and Adult PTR certified
Coach, USTA Junior Team Tennis Teams
Evolve9 Player Development Certification Workshops, featuring Mike Barrel, On-going
Co-Captain & Team Member, University of Rochester Tennis Team, Division III
B.A., University of Rochester, Major: Political Science and International Relations, Minor in German
Former Massachusetts 16 & Under Girls Squash Champion
When not teaching tennis, Tina is recruiting for Brandeis International Business School’s Admissions Office
Lives in Natick, with 2 tennis playing children – Eliza and Nicholas, and husband, Chris
In free time, enjoys traveling, cooking and sailing on Cape Cod.
Tennis Pro at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland since 2009
Head Pro/Director of Junior Development Camps at Concord Country Club since 2010
Tennis Pro at All Seasons Tennis Club for 3 years
USPTA certified, PTR certified
Used to compete in regional tournaments and holds 5.0 + NTRP rating
Played 1st singles for Men’s A teams in CMITL leagues
Nominated for numerous positions at other clubs and schools including junior director positions, and co-leader of a regional QuickStart program
Performed as a jazz, classical, and R&B saxophonist from Symphony Hall to Beijing; B.M. in Performance and Composition from Berklee College of Music
Enjoys piano, basketball, chess, and acapella.
Tennis Professional at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland
Attended Clemson University
Served 8 years US Navy
1991-93 Head Pro Westford swim and tennis
1993-Present Waltham Athletic Club
1994-1999 Director of summer tennis and Head pro Groton Country Club
2002-20010 director of junior development Waltham Athletic Club
2003-2013 Head Pro Oakley Country Club
2010-2014 Head Pro Waltham Athletic
Have coached hundreds of top 100 New England juniors plus many National ranked.
Have coached winning teams from every adult level. DBH and Central Mass
My theory of teaching begins with love of the game followed by good fundamentals.
My favorite tennis group is my family, three boys (Drew 19, Cody 14, and Jace 11) who all play USTA tournaments, and our leader my wife Liz is an accomplished player herself.
My hobbies include fishing, golf, and tennis with my family.
Adrian G. Sahlean
26 years at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland, coaching both performance oriented juniors and recreational players
Certifications and Level:
USPTA certified tennis professional with a #1 ranking
post-graduate degrees in both Psychoanalysis and Philology
He is married and lives in Needham
performer (bel-canto singing, classical guitar).
Adrian is also a published author of award-winning literary translations (www.luceafarul.com)
Years at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland – 10
PTR Certified in the following: Adult Development- Coach/Associate, Level10 & Under-Instructor Level
Education- Univ. of Maine/Orono 1981
Grew up in Lake Placid, NY
Framingham High School Tennis Coach since 2012
Married to Michelle Boyer with 1 son: Conor Dennin
Loves playing hockey and tennis and going back to Lake Placid whenever possible.
8 years at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland:
Certifications and Level:
Coach all levels
All players: Two daughters
Tennis Professional at Longfellow Tennis & Health Club \Wayland since 2007
ITF Level 1 coaching/officiating
PTR certified in Adults 10& U and High performance juniors
Head Coach, Natick High school, Redhawks Girl’s Tennis since 2009
Virginia Intermont College
Studied Sports management-Virginia Intermont college
USTA National Champion 2012
Silver Ball Winner at 2013 USTA National grass-courts Women’s Open Doubles in Newport.
Actively playing in leagues and open divisions.
Love music, outdoor activities, charity, and Fitness workouts, spending time with loved ones outside of tennis.
Michelle Brown – Longfellow Youth Sports Zone & Zip Tennis Director
Aaron Brown – Director of Adult Programming
Played tennis since the age of 4 and grew up around the courts.
He was ranked in the top 30 of USPTA Florida junior tennis league players each year from ages 12 through 18.
He played varsity tennis at the University of Central Florida and then graduated from Daytona State College with a major in Business.
In 2011 he received USTA Florida Family of the Year award.
He currently serves on the USPTA New England Board as Vice President and as the national liaison for New England’s U30 initiative.
Earned the Al Rogers Award from USPTA for his continues professional development and passion to learn.
Married to USPTA NE Executive Director & Longfellow Youth Sports Zone Director, Michelle Brown. They have a daughter, Penelope, and a son, Finnegan. Aaron still competes in leagues, tournaments and especially enjoys playing with his father, USPTA Master Professional Dave Brown, in USTA Father/Son Nationals.
Pro at Longfellow Club Wayland since June 2000
Director of High School Hammel Tennis Camp since 2000
Played 4 years varsity tennis in high school and 4 years Varsity Division 2 in college.
Has coached high school tennis for 20+ years. Coaches currently at Weston High School, who won state champions 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017.
Won Boston Globe coach of the year 2011 & 2017.
Coaches Alpine skiing at Wayland High School since 1995 and is state Alpine Director since 2009.
George is an avid skier, road and mountain biker, hiker, with his wife Christa and daughter Alexa. Geroge’s favorite thing about the Longfellow Club is it’s one big family!
Has worked at Longfellow Sumer Camp for the past four summers
Helped develop a Unified Tennis Program foe special needs students ages 6-17.
Grew up in Stow, MA
Graduated from St. Johns High School in 2013 and was one of the leading junior players in New England, reaching #2 in the 16’s. As a junior Dylan received the New England Sportsmanship Award.
Graduated from Marist College in 2018, where he was a Division 1 player for all four years.
Dylan has been playing tennis his entire life and has enjoyed being coached by his father, Australian-born tennis professional, Ian Fletcher, who was ranked #40 in the world and played in all four Grand Slam events, reaching the 4th round in both Wimbledon and the French Open.
Unlike most coaches who start playing at an early age, Xiao learned the sport of tennis at the age of 40 when his daughter, Amy, wanted to play. As a father, he wanted to help, and given his experiences as a former scientist, he methodically become a student of the game and enriched his tennis knowledge. From 2002 to 2011, he spent his non-working hours helping Amy developing in tennis. After graduating from high school, Amy was recruited to play tennis at Columbia University, where she played for all four years and was co-captain her senior year.
During the process of helping his daughter’s tennis development, Xiao discovered his passion for teaching tennis and decided to dedicate himself to coaching junior tennis. He passed the PTR and USPTA exams and become a certified professional tennis coach. Prior to working at the Longfellow Health Club, Xiao founded a tennis club focused on junior tennis in Chengdu, China and worked as the head coach for three years. His players, representing the Sichuan University-affiliated elementary school in Chengdu, won team titles for the first time in the school history at the annual city-wide middle and elementary school tennis tournaments in 2015 and then repeated the feat in 2016.
Xiao’s coaching philosophy is to “focus on the process, not the result”. He believes that the best way to teach kids is to praise and to reward effort, not performance. He looks forward to working with you and your child.
Sylvia Swartz has been a Longfellow tennis pro for over 30 years! She is Executive Director of Handi-Racket Tennis, the longest running instructional tennis program for people with disabilities in the USA!
Sylvia feels very blessed & grateful for the many awards which she has
2016 – Ned Weld Award from YOUTH TENNIS FOUNDATION
2015 – Humanitarian of the Year from PTR
2014 – Hero Among Us from Boston Celtics
2014 – Dan Bonfigli Award from USPTA
2005 – Special Recognition Award from USTANE
2005 – Community Service Award from USTA
2003 – Special Recognition Award from USPTANE
1999 – Eastern Pro of the Year from USPTANE
Sylvia &her husband Richie love to vacation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica! They have a grown daughter Sydney Erica!
Karen is passionate about tennis and is excited to have the opportunity to share this
passion with youth and adults new to the sport. She is an avid tennis player, playing
competitively in Ladies Leagues and USTA Leagues for the past 10 years and has
been volunteering for USTA New England for the past 5 years. Karen is a graduate
of University of New Hampshire with a degree in Psychology and a minor in
Business. She has spent the last 17 years volunteering and working part-time for
the Natick Public schools and raising two children. Karen is also a founding Board
member of a non-profit called SPARK Kindness that supports youth and families and
works to build partnerships to create a kinder, more inclusive, connected
community. She is a PTR certified coach for 10 and under and teaches classes in the Youth Sports Zone in Wayland and at Longfellow Tennis Club in Natick.