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Tennis Pro Staff 2013

 Jakob Klaeson - Babolat Pro Dartmouth Indoor Tennis

                             Tennis Pro Sakonnet Tennis Club

 We are pleased to introduce you to our new Head Tennis Professional, Jakob Klaeson. He has extensive experience with both junior and adult programs.  He has been working for several high profile tennis and country clubs here in New England since graduating college.  To say Jakob is an accomplished player is an understatement.  He has an impressive junior career.  He became Sweden’s Singles and Doubles Champion and a member of the Swedish Junior National Team and achieved a ranking of # 2 in his country.  While there, he was vigorously recruited by schools in Europe and North America looking to bolster their own team rosters with world class talent.  He chose to come to the States and play his collegiate tennis for the Division 1 Rebels at the University of Mississippi.  During his college career Jakob achieved an NCAA national ranking of #10 in doubles.  He was also key in helping his team capture an SEC title, an SEC Tournament title, participated in the NCAA Final Four, and was the cornerstone player of the team that was ranked #2 in the NCAA for that season.  During this past summer, he was a Teaching Pro at Sakonnet Golf & Tennis Club in Little Compton, RI.  Prior to Sakonnet, Jakob was the Director of Junior Development at Kingsbury Club in Medfield, MA.  He has worked at Dedham Country and Polo Club and was the Head Professional at Manchester Bath and Tennis in Manchester, MA.  One of Jakob’s strongest attributes is he can teach from a beginner to a professional player and help them to improve any and every aspect of their game. 


 Don York - Head Tennis Pro Acoaxet Club

   Don has been the Head Pro at Acoaxet for the last 11 years.  He has created a strong following and expanded the Adult & Junior's programs.  He has been playing tennis since he could walk.  He played #1 in High School in Texas and continued as #1 at college.  He moved to Florida with his parents and continued playing.  He earned his teaching degree and is presently the AP Math teacher at Dartmouth High School.  He teaches tennis here at DIT during the winter and organizes group lessons for all levels of play. 




Jeff Otterbein - Asst Tennis Pro Acoaxet Club

Jeff moved here from Long Island, NY 10 years ago.  As an avid player, he quickly fit into the local tennis scene playing at various clubs from Providence to the Cape and up into Boston.  He was the Asst. Men's Coach at Roger William's College 2 years ago and joined The Acoaxet Club Pro Staff for the summers since 2013.  He was instrumental in putting together The Matts Wilander   "WOW" Tour (Wilander On Wheels)  held at Acoaxet.  Matts has asked him to be the New England Booking Agent for his tour. Jeff has dramatically increased our Juniors program participation.  He co-ordinates and coaches all the USTA Junior’s Team programs here at DIT. 







  Tim Murphy - Wilson Pro Staff Member  

Tim continues to be one of the top Juniors coaches in the South Coast area.  He was the Assistant Womens Coach at Brown University and has taught at many of the top tennis clubs in the South-Coast area. He has been the Head Pro at The Ledgemont CC for the last 10 years.  Tim has been a part of the Pro Staff Team here at DIT for the past 5 years and has been instrumental in continuing to develop a strong Juniors High School program.



Private Lesson Rates: 

  • 1 Hour Private - $70.00 (for 2) 3 or more add $10 Per Person 
  • 1/2 Hour Private - $40.00