The South Yarmouth Tennis Club announced that it has named Doug Leonard Head Pro.
Doug Leonard attended Cushing Academy and Nichols College, both in Massachusetts. He was named All New England in football and basketball and played number one singles while at Cushing Academy. At Nichols College he played varsity football, basketball and tennis from freshman year on. 2019 will be his tenth year coaching Boys Varsity Tennis at Monomoy High School.
Doug began giving tennis instruction in the 1980s at the East Hartford and Manchester Racquet Clubs. In 1991 he became Director of Tennis at the Glastonbury Golf and Tennis Club. Doug taught tennis clinics at The Mid Cape Racquet Club, South Yarmouth, MA from 2013-2016. He has been an instructor in the SYTC Juniors Program for the past seven years, providing private adult tennis instruction at SYTC as well.
“We’re extremely pleased to announce that Doug Leonard, will be joining SYTC as Head Pro,” said club President, Stand Werlin. “Doug is already well known to many SYTC members as a staff member and popular youth program instructor. He brings an impressive tennis resume, energy, enthusiasm and superb skills on court, and an outgoing personality enjoyed by all.”
Doug says this about his new position with SYTC: "It’s a great opportunity to be the Head Pro at SYTC. It will be my privilege to teach tennis skills, rules, and sportsmanship values. I want everyone who works with me on court - both juniors and adults - to enjoy the same lifelong passion for this great game that I've always felt. I look forward to seeing members I already know well and to welcoming new players to this terrific tennis club."