Ken Ventimiglia, Tennis Director
A Rockport, MA native, Ken has been a tennis teaching professional since 1982. He was ranked junior player and a top ten Men’s A player. Ken represented New England at the 1st Olympic qualifier at Flushing Meadows, New York, site of the U.S. Open. He received a full scholarship after high school at Nick Bolletteri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Ken received a full tennis scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University NCAA Division 1, where he played #1 singles.
Ken’s full-time teaching career began as the Junior Development Director and Summer Camp Director at the Manchester Athletic Club where he was employed from 1988-1999. Ken has developed and coached hundreds of juniors and adults. Ken has been teaching full time at the Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly, MA since 1999. He has spent the last 3 summers as Tennis Director at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. In 2010, Ken was hired as the Tennis Director at the Provincetown Tennis Club.
Ken has been a USPTA-P1 certified professional since 2000, a certified USTA High Performance Coach since 2006 and is also on the Head Advisory Staff.
Joe Abbott, Tennis Pro
Joe started in the tennis business in 1978. His mentor was Robert Vietz who is now in charge of Wilson Racquet Sports for the northeast.
He was introduced to tennis at the Sportsman Tennis Club in Dorchester, MA. His experience includes manager and teaching pro at Sesuit Tennis Club in Dennis from 2005-2008. He has currently been with Willy’s tennis team as Assistant Teaching Pro for 3 years. His on court demeanor and teaching techniques lend to a great experience on the court for kids and adults.
Charles Heard, Tennis Pro
Charles Heard graduated from Becker College in 2011 earning his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a concentration in business administration. An avid tennis player since a young boy, Charles was part of the USTA and competed in junior tournaments until the age of ten. Once in college, he joined the men’s tennis team and quickly gained the respect of his teammates as an all-around nice guy. He competed at #1 singles as well as doubles for three consecutive years earning first team all conference through the NECC in 2010.
In 2009 Charles, originally from Stratford CT, made the move to Cape Cod. He immediately began work with the Town of Dennis as a tennis instructor for their annual summer camps. He returned every year, and as the years passed more and more children joined the program. Parents were pleased with Charles professionalism and ability to relate to the children in a positive way. Come the summer of 2011, after much interest shown by the public, the town offered Charles the opportunity to teach private lessons for adults through the town on a sign up basis. The program worked well and Charles was able to start building an adult client base here on the Cape. Once the summer of 2012 came to an end, Charles found out about Willy’s through close friends and joined our team.
Anna Subenkova, Tennis Pro
Anna began playing tennis when she was 9, and has played all over Europe. She had earned a position in the Europe top 50 in the under 14 division. She played NCAA for two D1 schools. Her freshman year was spent at South Carolina State University, where she was the 2009 MEAC Champion. She then transferred to the University of Buffalo on a full tennis scholarship. While there she won the 2010 MAC championship. Anna’s strengths are strategic game planning, creating shot selections, and incorporating them during live ball hitting lessons.