Professional Tennis Staff

 

Joe Holland

Tennis Director
Over the past 10 years, Joe has become an established USPTA teaching professional in the New England area. Joe was a top ranked junior player in New England and continued his training by moving to Clearwater, FL to compete on a national level. The only thing Joe likes better than competing on the tennis court is the teaching and training aspect of the game. Joe loves and excels at the training of high performance juniors and he brings this passion to Wimbledon 109. During the summer Joe and his family relocate to Martha’s Vineyard and he is currently the Director of Junior Tennis at the Edgartown Yacht Club.

 

Barry Parker

USPTA, Staff Professional
Barry Parker has been teaching tennis at Wimbledon 109 to young students and adults for the past eleven years. Barry is delighted to be working as tennis professional at Wimbledon 109. Presently, he holds certification as a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) pro 1, the highest teaching level in that organization. For over thirty years, Barry has had a career in public education. Teaching mathematics, something he still does today as a private tutor, was his first area of interest after graduating from Northeastern University. After teaching in Wayland for seven years, he had a career as a high school principal and retired as principal of Natick High School in 2003. Since that date, he has enjoyed teaching tennis to many interested individuals at Wimbledon 109. His major objective in all of his lessons is to have his students enjoy the wonderful game of tennis, a sport for a lifetime.

 

Jim Rectra

Staff Professional
Jim is a 3-time Northeast 10 Conference scholar athlete at Stonehill College with over 15 years of teaching experience, from tots to teens to teams, beginners to tournament players. Teaching style is a blend of technique-oriented and play-oriented, fluidity adapted to each individual’s particular need.

 

Jayson Sellers

USPTA, Staff Professional
Jayson is a USPTA Certified tennis professional. He will be closing in on a decade of hard work and dedication at W109. Jayson enjoys working with both juniors and adults alike. During the summer time, Jayson is the current Tennis Director at the Westwood Recreation for the past 5 years. Jayson passion for the game really shows in his teaching and he looks forward to another successful year at W109.

 

Helaine Vrana

USPTA, Staff Professional

Helaine moved to Massachusetts from East Hampton NY for college, and has stayed ever since. Helaine is a USPTA Elite professional who has been teaching tennis for 13 years. She has played on USTA, DBH, and CMITA teams at the 1 and 1A levels. Helaine has coached many women’s teams at every level. She has coached juniors as well, having seen many of them go on to play college tennis. “My office is the tennis court. How lucky am I? I love to teach this incredible game and love learning from my students and peers alike. Every day on the court is an opportunity to improve my students game. And another day of fun!” Besides tennis Helaine loves~LOVES the beach…just about any one will do.

 

 Nick Almeida 

Staff Professional

Nick Almeida is thrilled to be joining the Wimbledon 109 staff this year. Nick brings a fresh perspective on the game of tennis and how best to enjoy and succeed at it. Being a competitive junior growing up, Nick went on to play tennis at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Nick continued his journey with tennis after graduation, learning from many mentors in the New England area about 10 and Under Tennis, Junior Academy Development and Adult teams and clinics. Nicks passion, enthusiasm for learning and expanding his knowledge base makes him a strong member of the Wimbledon 109 team.

 

 James Kwei 

Staff Professional

James has recently joined the Wimbledon teaching staff after teaching at the South Shore YMCA, North Haven Tennis Club and the Hatherly Country Club. James was a collegiate tennis all start at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and played in the 2010 NCAA Division I Tennis Tournament. After a stint on the ITF Tennis Circuit, James decided to make tennis his chosen career.