As a multi-sport college athlete in baseball and tennis, Bill decided to focus on tennis after he helped lead the College of St Rose to the NCAA Division 2 college tournament in 1995. That year, he played number one doubles and number two singles. Bill has worked as the head tennis professional at Tri-City Fitness for 10 years, and at Wolferts Roost Country Club for 15 years. He is currently the General Manager at Tri-City, and has been the Director of Tennis at numerous country clubs, including Edison Club, Lake George Club, Wolferts Roost, Albany Country Club, and Shaker Ridge Club.
Bill has helped develop some of the area's top USTA teams including a National Championship team in 2003. Bill has also worked with many high level collegiate players including Jennifer Daigle (Providence), Ashley Jordan (St. Michael's), Elizabeth Harris (St. Michael's), and Emma DeFrancesco (Holy Cross). His specialty is in combining the three main assets of the game (mechanics, strategy, and cardio), in a seamless way in all the lessons he teaches. His love for the game is contagious, and his enthusiasm for teaching has helped develop a large part of the tennis community in the Capital District.
Voted the 2010 Times Union “Best Tennis Instructor” of the year, Leo has been playing competitively since 1975. He has been working as a instructor at Tri-City Fitness since 1995. Has won 5 of Capital District Senior Tournaments and has numerous USTA singles and doubles victories. Leo is working with many of the top jr’s in the area and believes in “letting go of the outcomes” His focus with his students is on the “process” of becoming the best player they can be. He wants all his students to work hard and setting realistic goals. If you would like to schedule a lesson with Leo, please call the club!
Britney has been playing on the Burnt Hills varsity since 7th grade. Her recorded is 12-3. She helped lead burnt Hills to the 2014 Section 2 class A championship. Britney also plays USTA jr team tennis and currently has a 15-2 record. She was the 2014 TCF Christmas holiday tournament and runner up of the 2014 open division doubles tournament. Brit is already looking at Colleges and Siena is one of her first choices.
Emma played varsity tennis for Bethlehem Central High School for three years. After an undefeated season at sixth singles her first year, she spent her next two seasons in the number one spot. In her last year as a senior captain, she and her fellow teammate Madeline Dering won the Section 2 Championships in doubles and proceeded to play until the second round of the New York State tournament. In the fall she will be attending College of the Holy Cross and will be playing on the women's tennis team.