Michael Zatsiorsky is our Head Tennis Professional. Michael hails from the former USSR and has been at the club for over 15 years. He has been our Head Tennis Pro since 2002. Michael played competetive tennis in the USSR and ranked as high as 5th amongst juniors and 61st amongst adults. Michael received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science specializing in tennis from Moscow Univeristy as well as a Master’s of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Stephen joined us in the tennis department as part owner and tennis coordinator in May of 2005. Stephen graduated from Babson in 1989 with a degree in marketing. Stephen competes in USTA level tournaments and has recently finished the year ranked as high as #4 in New England in Men’s 35 and over singles and has also finished the year ranked #20 in the nation in the same category. In addition, Stephen was a member of the New England Talbert Cup Team. Since 2012, he has been the boys tennis coach at Westboro High. As well as having an extensive tennis resume, Stephen was an avid lacrosse player who played nationally and coached at the collegiate and high school level. If you are looking to get involved in tennis programs, Stephen is the person to talk to.
Chris has worked at the Club since 2000. Prior to that, she was a tennis pro at another area club for 13 years. Chris is USPTA and USPTR certified and frequently attends USPTR seminars to keep current and get fresh ideas. Chris is a former elementary school teacher with a Masters in Reading Specialization. Chris is a member of the United Racquet Stringers Association and is a NTRP Verifier Level 1. She also has attended USPTR Specialty Courses in Teaching Munchkins, Drills and Skill Building, Advanced Teacher Training and Coaching, Doubles Course with Pete Collins and Teaching Juniors.
Scott Peters has been a professional at Westboro since 2005. As a junior, Scott was consistently ranked in the top 5 in New England and the top 50 in the country. Scott played for St. John’s in high school and then went on to play for the University of Maryland on a tennis scholarship. He has played tournaments throughout the United States and Europe and currently plays in USTA tournaments and club leagues. Scott works with all ages and abilities with a focus on tournament training and team practices. Personal Quote: “When competing, make your opponent beat you, don’t beat yourself.”
Tigran Martirosyan is USPRT Level 1 certified instructor. He is a #1 Davis Cup player for his native contry of Armenia. While playing for the University of Kentucky, he achieved the ranking of #3 in the nation and was chosen to be an All-American. He also won many collegiate individual tournaments as a member of the UK team. He was a captain of the tennis team in his senior year. In fall of 2007, he received an MBA degree from Eastern Kentucky University. While studying at EKU, Tigran was an assistant coach of men’s and women’s tennis teams. Tigran has played professional tennis and has reached career high ranking of 360. He has had numerous wins over players ranked in the top 150 in the world (Jan Hernych, Donald Young, Ryan Sweeting, Michael Yani etc.).Tigran was born in Yerevan, Armenia and moved to the United States when he was 18.
Jason is a graduate of Roger Williams University where he received his degree in Business Management. While at school, Jason played four years of varsity tennis. Jason has been on staff since 2008 and teaches students of all ages and abilities. During the summer he is the head teaching professional at the Kings Grant Club in Cotuit, Mass. Jason is USPTA/PTR certified as well as being a USTA official.
Julius is originally from Nairobi, Kenya. He is USPTA Level 1 and ITF (International Tennis Federation) certified with 10 years of teaching experience. Julius played for the Kenya junior tennis team and ITF Africa touring team while travelling to over 40 countries. He attended Wichita State University in Kansas under a tennis scholarship and graduated with a degree in business management. Julius has helped develop some of the top junior players in New England. He works with kids and adults of all levels. If he is not teaching, Julius is playing soccer or fishing. Count on Julius to take your tennis to the next level while having the time of your life!
Josh Handy has played a major role in developing tennis in Central Massachusetts over the last 20 years. At the age of 18, he became the youngest USPTR certified teaching professional in the world. He has been Head Tennis Pro at two other area Clubs where he was in charge of all aspects of very successful tennis programs. He has also been coach of the Shrewsbury High School Boys tennis team for the last 15 years. He has developed his team to be one of the best in the area. Josh has worked with a lot of very high level players; some of his students went on to win MIAA District Championships.
Woody brings many years of teaching and coaching experience and works with all skill levels and ages. He was a highly ranked New England junior player and played extensively on the national junior circuit. Woody’s best accomplishments were in doubles, as he ranked in the top 10 nationally in the 16’s division. He attended Boston University and played as a freshman before an injury sidelined him. Currently, Woody is very involved in the junior tournament scene with his two kids, Max and Page, and other aspiring juniors. His teaching and coaching style is a blend of stroke development, strategic understanding and the development of a competitive mindset. Woody is also the Tournament and Ranking Manager for USTA New England.
Nick has been a teaching professional at the club since 2013. He is a USPTA certified instructor and enjoys teaching all ages and levels. He has been teaching tennis since he was 18. During the summer, Nick has been involved with Tenacity (a non-profit organization that teaches tennis and reading to at risk children in Worcester) both as a volunteer and as a teaching professional.
Nick grew up in Northboro playing for
Algonquin. He went on to play in college where he and his team won 2nd place at the NJCAA Div. III Nationals in Texas. As an avid physics student, Nick often uses his knowledge of the subject to improve his students stroke technique. Nick loves the sport, and is still competing regularly. His passion for the game is obvious, whether it be teaching or playing, he enjoys being on the court as much as possible.
Chrissy began working as a tennis professional at the club in 2011.
Prior to working at Westboro Tennis and Swim Club, she worked at the historic Worcester Tennis Club. Chrissy was a top ranked junior in New England and is a graduate of Worcester Academy, where she was both captain and MVP of
the tennis team. Chrissy played Divison II college tennis at Assumption College where she played #1 singles and doubles on the varsity tennis team. While playing for the Greyhounds she was named Female Freshman Athlete of the Year, earned NE 10 Conference honors on several occasions and also holds the schools record for most singles wins in a season. She is both USPTR and USPTA certified and loves teaching, coaching and working with athletes of all ages and at all levels of development.