New Hampshire Pros/Tips
Spotlight on a Few New Hampshire Tennis Pros
Alejandro Andres is the Director of Tennis at Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Club in Milford NH. At Hampshire
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Alejandro lives in NH and is married with 3 daughters. He received an All American Award at Northeastern State University where he received a BA in Science. Ranked in the past as one of the top 10 players in New England by the USTA in both singles and doubles, he was also captain of one of four Boston Pro Tennis League teams for 3 years.
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Nancy P. Grimes
Nancy also coaches multiple adult teams, teaches cardio tennis, adult 101 for beginners, and has classes for our littlest future champions participating in the 10 and under tennis initiative. Nancy continues to actively compete in
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Marty currently works as a tennis pro at Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Club in Milford
He was the Head Coach of the Franklin Pierce University men's and women's 2013-14 tennis programs. Outside the world of intercollegiate tennis, Marty was a teaching pro at the Jasper Valley Swim and Tennis Club of Amherst, N.H.
Before working at Franklin Pierce, Marty spent three years as the Head Coach for men's and women's tennis at Lesley University. Prior to his three years at Lesley, Marty worked one year as the Head Coach of the men's tennis team at Wheelock College, which also competes in the NECC and also one year with the UNH Wildcats, where he produced two NECC Academic All-Conference selections. While designated as the "men's" tennis program by Wheelock, the team was
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Phil is a resident of Gilmanton, member of the USTA, and a former high school tennis player, with years of coaching experience, giving group and private instruction. Phil is an enthusiastic coach, active in teaching children the basics of youth sports with his continued involvement with Gilmanton Youth Organization (GYO), Lakes Region United Soccer Club (LRU), and his co-founding of Lakes Region Tennis Association (LRTA). Over the last few years, Phil has worked in partnership with the local towns of Gilmanton, Belmont, Alton, Sanbornton, and New Durham to re-establish tennis programs.
Tips from New Hampshire Tennis Pros
If you are playing a lefty and struggling to return the lefty's spin serve on the "ad" side, adjust your position by taking a step or two FORWARD as well as TO YOUR LEFT towards the alley. Most lefties do not serve as well "down the T" so you can afford to cheat positionally towards the alley. But the key is also to move forward a step.
Nancy Grimes, Tennis Pro, Bedford, NH
The split step is important to success on the tennis court at all levels of play yet many recreational players completely skip it. Split step as your opponent takes his or her racket back and you will be balanced and ready for your next shot.
Alejandro Andres, Tennis Director, Hampshire Hills, Milford, NH