Senior Teaching Pro
USPTR Certified Coach
Certified Squash Rackets Professional, Level 1 & 2
Director of Racquetsports at The Shipley School
A lifelong and well rounded racquet sport coach and player, Shannon is well versed in the technical aspects of teaching racquetsports. A 5 time World Doubles Racquets Champion, a Former World Singles Racquets Finalist and a Two time United States Professional Rackets Champion he understands the training and foundation that is required for top level play while keeping it fun and approachable. A racquet stringer, he makes sure our strings are all up to snuff!
Fun fact: Shannon has a funny accent- is originally from Bristol, England (and is fluent in French too!)
Assistant Teaching Pro
Head Teaching Pro
PTR certified 10 and Under Instructor
Amy, like many of our students, began playing tennis at camp and never stopped! Her passion and joy of the sport translates into her fun on court teaching style. Amy continued to play tennis after starting her family and caught the Paddle bug as well and went on to run the Women's Interclub Tennis Program at Martin's Dam. An alumna of The Shipley School, Amy loves running the Summer Camp there!
Fun Fact: Not only a racquet sport star, Amy excelled in Syncronized Swimming at The University of Richmond competing at Nationals for 3 of her 4 hears.
Pamela (Pam) Rende'
Founder & CEO
PTR Certified 10 & Under & Adult Teaching Professional
Pam has been playing tennis since she was 5 years old. A multisport athlete, her love of racquet sports always brought her back to tennis. Pam enjoys studying the biomechanics of Sport and teaching it in an understandable manner. She has taught tennis for 15+ years ages 3 to 89 from Beginners to National Ranked Players- who have played the Orange Bowl and US Open Qualifier and Wimbledon. A tactician, Pam enjoys honing players strengths., while crafting new skills and depth to their game.
Fun Fact: A true teacher, Pam taught Swimming through College, & is a Level 1 Ski Instuctor at Killington in VT! She also rescues racing greyhounds and Galgo Espanol
A local former tournament player, Olesya played number one singles at Radnor Highschool. She went on to play number one and Captain the team at Rosemont College for 3 years where she earned her BS in Chemistry and MBA. Pretty, smart and a great teacher, Oleysa is a smash hit on and off the court!
Fun fact: Her favourite color is pink!
Learn it. Live it. LOVE IT!
PTR Certified 10 and Under Instructor
Brendan starting playing tennis at the young age of 3. Tennis has always played an important part in his life- from competing in local and sectional tournaments in the Tri-State area, to Captaining his Varsity Team at Episcopal Academy his senior year. His prowess running track in high school is evident in his quick footwork on court. A current student at Northeastern University, Brendan plays on the club team.
Fun Fact: Brendan spent 4 months living in Greece!
Binghui (Eric) Zhang
PTR Certified Instructor 10 & Under, Adult
Eric learned tennis from one of China's top tennis pros. A strong, athletic player on court, Eric likes to teach precise proper technique in fun yet challenging ways. A father of two great, young kids Eric understands how to teach a good foundation in a fun manner!
Fun Fact: Eric is fluent in Chinese and played soccer in college.