Meet our staff
Duncan Yarworth, Owner
Duncan worked for New England Tennis Holidays for eight years before taking over the helm from Kurt & Clare Grabher. Before that he worked with other adult camps including Nike Tennis at Amherst College, and through Stratton Mountain Resort. He currently coaches the Kennett High School team in North Conway, New Hampshire.
He is looking forward to another great season in Waterville Valley for some spectacular scenery, tennis, and mostly, for some fun!
Jon carried a top ten status in the USTA New England rankings from the early 1980s until the mid 1990s in both singles and doubles. He currently holds USPTR and USRSA certifications.
He established the Kennett High School tennis program as a dominant force in New Hampshire High School tennis. He was inducted into the New Hampshire Coaches Hall of Fame in April of 2007 and elected to the Kennett High School Hall of Fame in September of 2010.
Jon has worked for the New England Tennis Holidays for 33 years. His main emphasis is on group and individual instruction and stroke analysis through the use of video.
He also is employed by the Gilford Hills Tennis and Fitness Club in Gilford, NH as a teaching pro.
Rob has over 30 years of coaching experience at all levels of the game. He’s travelled on the pro tours, coaching at Wimbledon, Australian and US Open and other events around the world.
As a college coach at Middlebury College, he’s coached an NCAA National Championship team as well as reaching the NCAA Final Four on three occasions.
Rob has been an enthusiastic coach with New England Tennis Holidays for over 10 seasons.
Nick grew up in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire and began working for Waterville Valley Tennis at age 14 doing court maintenance. He grew up playing tennis in Waterville Valley and decided to go to Providence College where he then played club tennis during his four years of undergraduate and one year of graduate school. During his final two years with the program, he had the pleasure of captaining the team.
This will be Nick’s fifth year teaching tennis at the Waterville Valley Tennis Resort and his first year being a part of the New England Tennis Holiday team. He couldn’t be more excited!
Preston Gordon plays Division 2 tennis for Franklin Pierce University where he is in his first year for an MBA in health administration. He has coached tennis for 9 years and continues to enjoy working with players through the ups and downs of each of their tennis experience.
Preston believes that the game of tennis was said best by Arthur Ashe who said, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
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