Our Team

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Jerry Albrikes, Managing Partner & Director of Tennis

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Jerry returns to Mystic, Connecticut where he was the Director of Tennis from 2000-2010. He has been coaching, teaching and directing players and clubs for the past 27 years. Jerry has worked with players all over the world and at all different levels. He coached a 3.0 women's team to a National Championship, he coached multiple state HS champions from RI, CT, FL and most recently SC. He also worked with current tennis professionals Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic while coaching at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, FL. Jerry played Division I tennis at Central            Connecticut State University and then achieved the top New England ranking in 3 categories (singles, doubles and mixed).
Jerry has won a National Championship in mixed doubles along with a National Championship in Platform Tennis. In the summer of 2017 Jerry was inducted into the New England Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. Jerry has returned home to Manage and Direct Mystic Indoor Sports to its highest level.

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Nick Raho, Head Tennis Professional

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Nick Raho joins the Mystic Tennis Indoor Sports team, after spending the last five years as Head Pro at Pond View Racquet Club in Westerly, RI.  Prior to his time at Pond View, Nick was an assistant teaching pro at the Weekapaug Tennis Club. 

Nick played varsity Men's Tennis and Squash at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, before transferring and eventually graduating from Bryant University. He continued his tennis and squash career at Bryant, captaining the Men's Tennis team his senior year. Nick brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to the court. He has a wealth of experience in teaching players of all levels and all ages.  An avid tennis fan himself, Nick prides himself on being able to share his love for the game and grow the sport.

 


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Matthew Surpernant, Tennis Professional

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Matthew is a USPTA certified professional he has taught at multiple clubs throughout Connecticut as well as at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport Rhode Island. Matthew is currently the assistant coach for the Division 1 team at the University of Rhode Island. Matthew played Division 1 tennis at Sacred Heart University, while receiving his Bachelor's degree in Sport  Management and Masters in Business Administration.

 


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Colin Melford, Tennis Professional

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Colin comes to Mystic Indoor Sports after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Exercise Science and Sports      Nutrition. He taught tennis full-time to all age groups and skill levels for the past two summers, first at Orienta Beach Club in Mamaroneck, NY, and then at Innis Arden Golf Club in Greenwich, CT. Prior to that, Colin, as a local resident of Mystic, was the head junior program instructor at Mason's Island Yacht Club. 

 Colin grew up playing at Mystic Indoor during Jerry's previous time with the club. He played four years of varsity tennis at Stonington High School, receiving All-State honors his junior year. Colin then played club tennis at Elon University in North Carolina, and at UCONN after transferring, qualifying for the Club Tennis National Tournament twice. Colin has an immense passion for the sport of tennis and for athletics in general. He greatly enjoys sharing his love for sports with others, as well as offering fitness and nutrition advice to those he teaches.


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Jeff Connolly, Tennis Professional 

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John Spears, Tennis Professional

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John grew up in Southern RI playing tennis on his parent’s farm and at Pond View Racquet Club. John pursued his tennis career by playing number one singles and doubles at the University of Rhode Island from 1993 to 1997. While at URI, John worked summers as the assistant tennis pro at the Dunes Club, in Narragansett RI. After playing tennis at the University of Rhode Island he worked at the university as the men’s assistant tennis coach until 2000. He also taught indoors at Pond View Racquet Club from 1996 to 2013.  Currently John is in his fifteenth year of teaching mathematics for the Chariho Regional School District in RI. He has also just finished his fifteenth year as the head tennis pro at QTC (Quonochontaug Tennis Club) in Charlestown RI. John is thrilled and looking forward to joining the elite staff at Mystic Indoor Sports.

 


Matt McCormack

Matt McCormack

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Maggie Henderson

Maggie Henderson

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Maura Niles

Maura Niles

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Morgan Parrilla

Morgan Parrilla

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Mark Palmer

Mark Palmer

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Kevin Quackenbush

Kevin Quackenbush

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Bruce Thomas

Bruce Thomas

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Nancy Talbot-Frickmann

Nancy Talbot-Frickman

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Elizabeth Albrikes 

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Interested in joining the MIS Team? Contact us today: 860.245.5898