OUR TEAM OF PROS IS SECOND TO NONE

Each one was chosen based on their proficiency in instruction, their level of play and their enthusiasm for the game.


DONOVAN MCSEVENEY   Director of Tennis    MEET DONOVAN

DONOVAN MCSEVENEY
Director of Tennis

MEET DONOVAN

Clive ULlyetT   Tennis Professional    MEET CLIVE

Clive ULlyetT
Tennis Professional

MEET CLIVE

Lucian Costin    Tennis Professional    MEET LUCIAN

Lucian Costin

Tennis Professional

MEET LUCIAN

MARCUS HOOKS   Lead Pro of Junior Recreational Camps    MEET MARCUS

MARCUS HOOKS
Lead Pro of Junior Recreational Camps

MEET MARCUS

Donovan McSeveney
Director of Tennis

Donovan McSeveney earned his Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013 where he played Division 1 tennis and received an ATP ranking in 2014. He's also a graduate of Collin College where he received an Associate of Arts Degree and became the first Double All-American, Singles and Doubles National Champion in his freshman year. He went on to claim the Doubles National title again his sophomore year and ended his doubles career ranked #1 in NJCAA. Donovan worked as a Tennis Professional at Roxbury Swim and Tennis Club for three seasons and has been working at Riverside Yacht Club as the Head Pro in the summer of 2017. He also has been a full-time Tennis Pro at Proform Tennis Academy in Rye Brook, NY, since 2016. He originally hails from South Africa, and was selected for the South African Davis Cup camp in 2015. 

Clive Ullyett
Tennis Professional

As a junior in Zimbabwe Clive was top in the country in both tennis and squash. After moving to South Africa Clive competed at a top level in tennis, and in the 18's ended up in the top five in the country in doubles and top twenty in singles. In the years before attending the University of South Alabama Clive had a win over the world ranked team of Neil Broad and Stefan Kruger among others. Clive attended the University of South Alabama from 1990 to 1994 and holds an International Business Marketing degree and an MBA. As a player there Clive earned All-Conference honors in 1992, 1993, and 1994 in doubles and was named All-American in doubles with Peter Kuhn. This was after Peter and Clive had won the All-American National Hard court Tournament in Austin,Texas. In May of 1994, making its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance, the 6th seeded South Alabama team beat 3rd seed Auburn 4-0 in the Region III Tournament. Later that month Kuhn/Ullyett became the first doubles team in program history to earn All-American honors. In 2006 Clive was selected to the Sunbelt Conference 30-year Anniversary team, where South Alabama placed nine players. After competing in NCAA Division I tennis for South Alabama, Clive played satellites and futures for two years and was the Assistant Tennis Coach for the South Alabama men's and women's teams from 1996 to 1998. Clive has worked with nationally ranked collegiate and junior players and has been at Proform Tennis Academy since its inception. He has also played a significant role in coaching at The Tokeneke Club and The Field Club of Greenwich. 

Lucian Costin
Tennis Professional

Lucian comes to us from Busteni, Romania. He has extensive playing experience and coaching experience throughout Europe. He was in the top 10 National rankings in his country in the juniors and has played futures and challengers in Romania, Italy, Austria, Hungary and Germany. Lucian has also coached extensively and as taught juniors as well as adults. He has most recently coached Ana Bogdan - 2nd in the world in juniors and currently 116 WTA. He has been a sparring partner with Victor Hanescu, Simona Halep and Marco Chiudinelli amount others.

Marcus Hooks
Lead Pro of Junior Recreational Camps

Marcus Hooks was born and raised In Norwalk, CT.  He played tennis at the Brien McMahon High School for four years and was a varsity player for all of those four years. For two of those four years Marcus was the varsity tennis team captain.  After graduating Marcus was recruited with a group of other freshman by Bethany College in West Virginia to rebuild their tennis program. While at Bethany College he was named captain and led the team to a 10-3 record, the best record the school has seen in 43 years. Marcus transferred to Albertus Magnus College and helped the team make the playoffs for the first time in 10 years. Marcus has taught at Slammer Tennis World, Stamford Parks and Rec and is the Head Pro at Stamford Youth Tennis Academy.  Marcus is a PTR certified professional in 10 & Under Tennis and is a 10 & Under Progression Tournament Director.. Marcus sits on the USTA Connecticut Board and was chosen to represent New England on the USTA National Diversity Immersion for Volunteer Engagement cohort.