Board of Directors 2022-2023
Mike Kolendo, Division President
Phone (413) 374-9738
Mike is a USPTA Elite Pro, a certified wheelchair tennis pro, and was a member of USTA’s National Workshop faculty for 15 years. Presently Mike is the Director of Tennis at the Northampton and South Hadley Recreation Departments and at Tennis at Maple Ridge – a small indoor facility in western MA. Mike is also the Interim Head Tennis Coach at Smith College. Past honors include: 2016 USTA WMA Volunteer of the Year, 2012 Joseph Dietz Bowl, 2011 NE Pro of the Year, and the 2010 Dan Bonfigli Award. Ranked #1 in New England eleven times in Doubles and once in Singles.
Lisa Wilcott, Regional Vice President
Phone (207) 752-005
Lisa Wilcott served as Tennis Director for 30 years at the York Golf & Tennis Club in York Maine. Lisa is currently a Senior Teaching Professional at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport RI. She is a USPTA Elite Professional, serves as Regional Vice President on the USPTA New England Board and is also on the board of Tennis Without Borders. Since 2020 Lisa has travelled and worked with Gigi Fernandez, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin and The Bryan Brothers at Celebrity Camps in the US.
Christy Bennett, Secretary
Phone (508) 614-8282
Christy is the USTA New England Section Adult League Coordinator, a USTA Tennis Service Representative for Southeastern Massachusetts & Rhode Island, and Adult Learn to Play Specialist. She is also an Assistant Professor and Curriculum Consultant for Bridgewater State University's Professional Tennis Management Master's Degree Program. Christy is chair of the USPTA NE Public Relations Committee and a member of the USPTA Strength and Conditioning Committee and assisted rewriting the Strength and Conditioning Specialist I Curriculum.
Chris Stevens, Treasurer
Phone (603) 969-2648
Chris is a USPTA Elite Pro and USTA High Performance coach in his fourteenth year as the Director of Racquet Sports at Wentworth By The Sea CC in Rye, NH. He was the Men's and Women's Head Tennis Coach at NCAA Division II Merrimack College in North Andover, MA for 8 years and at Cedardale Health and Fitness as the Tennis Director for 4 years. At Wentworth, Chris is responsible for the entire tennis department, including managing the pro staff, running special events, coaching the Women's USTA teams and teaching lessons. He runs the platform tennis program as well. He resides in Eliot, ME with his lovely wife and daughter...and dog Izzy!
Kristen Gerety, Vice President
Kristen is a tennis teaching professional at the Cambridge Tennis Club and Woburn Racquet Club. She is the coach of the Saugus High School Girls’ Tennis team, where she has been recognized as 2019 and 2021 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year. She has also coached collegiate teams at Lesley University and Bentley University. Coach Gerety serves as the Chair of the Public Relations Committee for USTA New England. She is also a certified USTA roving umpire.
Milan Kubala, Vice President
Phone (802) 253-6423
Milan has over 25 years of experience in managing, marketing, public relations, and coaching in the tennis industry. His experience includes being the former Director of Tennis at the Topnotch Resort in Stove, Vermont, and the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Michigan. He has served as the USPTA Michigan and Vermont State President, Division Vice President, and as an executive member of the USPTA Midwest and New England Division since 2000. Milan has been a popular lecturer on tennis marketing, teaching, coaching, and facility management at the USPTA tennis conventions since 1999. Milan attended the PSK Olympic Prague Tennis Academy in the Czech Republic and was a member of the 1991 Czech National Championship Team.
Billy Previdi, Vice President
Billy Is known for his knowledge of doubles play and strategy. Billy and his son created, The Previdi System, Doubles for the Smart Player. They have presented their program at the US Tennis Congress and other events to coaches and players across the country. As a competitive player he has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation in 45 and over singles and the top 30 in the nation in Father-Son Doubles. Billy has worked at the Guilford Racquet Club, Tennis Club of Trumbull and the Guilford Yacht Club.
Mike L. Mercier, Past President
Phone (978) 273-6500
Michael as been Head Tennis Professional at Harvard University for 18 years. He is a USPTA Master Professional, a USTA High Performance Coach, and has been teaching and coaching tennis for over 40 years. At Harvard, Mercier works with a diverse clientele of juniors and adults from all over the world and at every level of ability. He serves as a volunteer leader and facilitator for Harvard community tennis programs such as Club Tennis, Tenacity, Massachusetts Special Olympics, Wheelchair Tennis, Harvard alumni events, and USTA adult league teams. In 2017 he was recognized for his lifetime commitment to New England tennis with USTA New England's Gardner Ward Chase Memorial Award. He was also named USPTA New England Tennis Pro of the Year for 2017. Mercier lives in Beverly, Massachusetts, with his family and gives his time generously to his community.
Pam Dodman, Executive Director
Phone (207) 807-7070
Pam Dodman is a USPTA Elite Professional who has been a member of the USPTA since 1990. She has been a tester, District USPTA president, and has served on various USPTA boards. Pam received the USPTA New England Pro of the Year Award and USPTA New England Tester of the Year Award in 2009.