Trumbull Racquet Club brings heavy hitters to team
Committed, caring and enthusiastic are just a few adjectives to describe the new staff at Trumbull Racquet Club.
Scott Hay, Ryan Bean and Bobbi DeAngelis bring their expertise, knowledge and passion for tennis to TRC.
Combined, they have more than 100 years of tennis playing experience and close to 40 years of professional teaching experience.
Scott Hay, a Fairfield native, is a natural when it comes to tennis. He learned to play at the age of 13 and after breaking his ankle his freshman year of high school, he missed the opportunity to try out for the basketball team. With the encouragement of his dad, he decided to tryout for tennis and made the varsity team. He still has his one-handed backhand his father taught him more than 30 years ago.
Hay bases his teaching style on how his clients learn. He can adapt his drills in a positive way to make the game fun and easy to learn. Additionally, his strength with parents lies in learning what their goals are and he offers successful progression through the 10-and-under tennis pathway. Hay boasts teaching certifications from the USPTR and USPTA. His wife is also a teaching pro.
Ryan Bean reigns from North Haven where he competed on the Quinnipiac team. He began playing at a young age and realized the place to make the most impact was on the tennis court. Tying in his passion along with his commitment to tennis, Bean ensures parents understand the 10-and-under pathway to ensure success and fun for their children. He is able to relate to his adult clients and holds clinics that are innovative, social and enjoyable for beginners as well as experienced players.
Bean’s interests off the court include food and music, and he played the guitar in a band throughout college. Bean holds a USPTA-1 certification and plays USTA mixed doubles with his wife.
Bobbi DeAngelis is the master of USTA league administration. When she’s not offering her organizational skills to USTA New England as the Southern Connecticut league coordinator, she’s organizing the many league teams that play out of TRC. DeAngelis’s genuine attitude of being the caretaker has a way of making everyone feel special, which includes homemade birthday cakes for players and pros. She takes the workload off players by confirming lineups, dates, and even snacks to ensure tennis is not a stress but an enjoyment among the many other things happening in players’ busy lives. When it comes to USTA leagues, her expertise on the rating process and knowledge of each team’s personality guarantees any new player will be placed on the right team.
DeAngelis, an avid animal lover, owns a horse and three dogs. She played field hockey competitively and has found a love and career in the lifelong sport of tennis.
Adding Scott Hay, Ryan Bean and Bobbi DeAngelis to the Trumbull Racquet Club staff guarantees adult and youth players will learn in the most innovative, committed and organized way. Their expertise will ensure players learn at a comfortable pace with progressions that will render success.
Regarded as one of Fairfield County’s finest tennis facilities, Trumbull Racquet Club has six championship courts and eight certified teaching professionals to manage every player’s game. Its strong junior tennis program hosts district and sectional ranked players who gain practice through the club’s 10-and-under program and Tournament Training Center program. Adult programs include group clinics, private lessons and socials. To find out more, visit www.trumbullracquet.com and like them on facebook.com. Trumbull Racquet Club is at 35 Lindeman Drive.