Our 2015 inaugural tennis season was a huge success, so we are pleased to offer an expanded tennis program, open to BHCP members and non-members, ages 5-14. No prior experience is necessary. All you need is a tennis racquet and proper tennis sneakers. Our 2015 Tennis Pro, GL Varsity tennis coach Bill Meakem, is getting married in July so we have two tennis pros to fill in for the summer: Mark “Cook” Cucuzella and Joe Reel. Please see Coach Mark and Coach Reel’s bios below. Registration for all tennis clinics is through Community Pass.
Spring Clinics – New This Year!
We are adding a spring tennis clinic this year, instructed by Mark Cucuzella. The 6-week program will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 25 – June 1. The pricing is $100 if you select one day per week, or $180 for 6 weeks if you choose two days per week.
For ages 5-12, the clinics will run from 3:45pm - 4:45pm.
For the more experienced player, ages 10-16, interested in league and match play, we will offer match practice clinics from 4:45pm - 5:45pm.
Rain make-ups will be held on Thursday of each week.
Junior Tennis Clinics will run from June 22 – July 28. There will be one 3-day mini session and five 4-day sessions; you can sign up for 1 week, 6 weeks, or anything in between. For BHCP members, the cost is $40 per week ($30 for mini session), or $200 for all 6 weeks. For non-BHCP members, the cost is $60 per week ($45 for mini session), or $315 for all 6 weeks. Clinics will run Monday through Thursday with a rain date on Friday.
Clinics for the more experienced players, ages 9 - 14, will be held from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. These sessions will focus more on match play and are for the intermediate tennis player. The cost is $60 per week ($45 for mini session) for BHCP members, or $325 for all 6 weeks. For non-BHCP members, the cost is $80 per week ($60 for mini session), or $435 for all 6 weeks. Sessions will run Monday through Thursday with a rain date on Friday.
If you are unsure of your child’s level, Coach Mark or Coach Joe will provide evaluations before each session.
Please see the Morning Schedule page for clinic times.
2016 Tennis Pros
Coach Mark Cucuzella
Coach Mark has most recently worked at both Canoe Brook Country Club and Beacon Hill Country Club in Summit as a tennis pro. Prior to that, Coach Mark worked at the Copper Springs outdoor club and Racquets Center indoor club as the Head Pro and Program Director. Coach Mark also played three years of varsity tennis at Montclair State College, and never lost a doubles match in conference play!
Coach Joe Reel
Coach Reel has coached the Governor Livingston JV girls’ tennis team for the last three seasons. In addition to his coaching duties, he also served as the co-director for the Union County Girls Tennis Tournament in the fall. In the winter season, Coach Reel is the varsity assistant boys basketball coach at Chatham High School. Coach Reel teaches in the Berkeley Heights School District at William Woodruff Elementary School.
Any questions, please contact Mark Cucuzella or Joe Reel at email@example.com