ABOUT US

TEACHING STAFF

We are excited to introduce our qualified team of Tennis Coaches. Each coach brings their own set of talents and charisma to the coach. We value each member of the staff as part of the Oak Lane Family. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service while keeping a local driven "mom-and-pop" experience for all of our customers to enjoy.

Chris Raffone
Director of Tennis, Co-Owner

Chris had been the Director of Tennis at the Woodbridge Club for the past 14 years. In addition his duties at the WC, Chris has also been the Head Boys Varsity Coach at Amity High for the past 9 seasons. Under Chris' direction the Amity Boys won the Class LL State Championship in 2015. His Spartans have 4 SCC titles and have a 158-19 record under his leadership. He was named the New Haven Register's Coach of the Year in 2007, 2011, and 2015, as well as Amity Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2011 and Southern Connecticut Conference Division Coach of the Year in 2014.

Andres Benal
Tennis Coach

Andres Bernal has participated in circuit events all over the world. He has worked with WTA professional players including Jelena Ostapenko (Roland Garros 2017 champion) and former Top 10 player Carla Suarrez Navarro. Andres has coached top college players from Northwestern, UConn, Emory and Bryant University.

Over the past decade Andres has worked as a professional coach in New Haven County, Connecticut as well as across New York and Puerto Rico He was a lead coach for the boys 18 and under intermediate team (Caribbean Section) in Ponce, Puerto Rico for two years. He has also held positions at Club Deportivo de Ponce, Pridwin Hotel, Dering Harbor Inn and served as the Director of Juniors at Tennis Central Club in Woodbridge, CT.

Kieran
Tennis Coach

Bio coming soon........

Bryan Adinolfi
Tennis Coach

A four year member of the University of Connecticut Men's Tennis Team, Bryan captained the team his senior year. After graduating from UCONN, he was named Assisstant Coach of the Men's Teams in 2002. He later went on to Syracuse University to earn a Masters Degree while coaching the Women's Tennis Team from 2005-2006. More recently Bryan was the Assitant Coach of the Quinnipiac University Men's Team for three years and is now the Head Coach for the New England Champion Hopkins Boys Tennis Team. Bryan spends his summers as the Director of Tennis at the Madison Beach Club

Kimm Fisher
Tennis Coach

Kimm Fisher has been an established area teaching pro since 2000. He served as the Director of Tennis at Oak Lane Country Club while it was a private club for 10 years. After Oak Lane was purchased and became a public golf destination, Kimm re-opened the tennis facility as the catalyst for what we all enjoy today. Kimm still competes in tournaments both locally and nationally. He has achieved the #1 ranking in Men's New England 55 Doubles, #2 in 50 Singles, and #12 in National 55 Doubles. As a doubles specialist, Kimm brings great knowledge and insight to our Ladies USTA teams at Oak Lane.

Nils Leblang
Tennis Coach
 

Bio coming soon......

Skip South
Tennis Coach

Bio Coming soon...........

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