12 & Under Coordinator
Luke is thrilled to start his second year as 12 & Under Coordinator at the New Canaan Field Club. For the last 5 summers, Luke has served as the 10 & Under Consultant for clubs throughout Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. He has provided curriculum and trained pros in how to maximize learning and fun for juniors at the New Canaan Field Club, the Chevy Chase Club (Chevy Chase, MD), the Greenwich Field Club, the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Orienta Beach and Yacht Club, and Ridgewood Country Club (Paramus, NJ).
This will include oversight of all Red, Orange, and Green classes, including each stage’s Academy. Luke has been certified at the level of “Professional” by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) in both 10 & Under and Adult development. Luke worked for 4 years at the prestigious Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago, IL, where he was fortunate enough to be trained by two of the world’s premier 10 & Under experts, Butch Staples (Canada) and Mike Barrell (UK). Before moving to Connecticut in 2015, Luke earned his Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago, where he focused on trauma, child development, and therapy for children. Luke is also a licensed emotional therapist in Connecticut.
Luke will be teaching in the Junior program 2 nights each week. Luke is available at any time by email (Luke@ncrctennis.com), and guarantees a response within 24-hours. Luke will also have limited availability for private lessons. Please communicate directly with Luke if interested in a private lesson.