Tennis Pro Staff 2016-2017


Wilson Pro Staff Member

Tim was appointed the Head Women's Coach at URI starting their 2015 season. He left in 2018 after bulding up & recruiting some of the top national players. He 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 was the Head Pro at the Ledgemont CC for the last 10 years until he was asked to be the new Director of Tennis at the prestigious Warwick CC during the outdoor summer season. Tim has been a part of the Pro Staff Team here at DIT for the past 19 years and has been instrumental in continuing to develop a strong Juniors High School program. 

Don York - Head Tennis Pro, Acoaxet Club & DHS Boys Coach

Don has been the Head Pro at Acoaxet for the last 13 years.  He has created a strong following and expanded their Adult & Junior's programs.  Don 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.  Don was asked to be the DHS Boy's Coach in 2016 which he gladly accepted. Don teaches tennis here at DIT during the winter and organizes group lessons for all levels of play. Don has been part of our Professional Staff for the past 13 seasons.

Ray Lawton - Tennis & Pickleball Pro

Ray attended U Mass Dartmouth where he played for the UMD Men’s Tennis Team all 4 years. He became team captain his senior year. Ray was named The Standard Times Player of the Year while attending Fairhaven High School. He as also been named to the NCAA Second Team All Stars honor during his senior year. Ray has been a teacher at several summer clubs (Round Hill, Fairhaven Tennis Assoc. etc) in the area where he has established a solid following and reputation for instructing juniors & adults. He has also picked up & trained in the new sport of Pickleball. He is playing in the "A" & Open Division sections. Ray graduated UMD with a BS in Engineering. He currently works at Johnson & Johnson in their Engineering and Design sector.  Ray has been part of our Professional Staff for the past 6 seasons.


Lorne has just joined us this year and comes to us with great credentials and background. He is the girl's Tiverton High School Coach and has been for the last 8 years. He is also the Assisstant Pro at Bailey's Beach in Newport and has been for the last 15 years. He is experienced in teaching all levels and ages.

Private Lesson Rates: 

  • 1 Hour Private - $75.00 (for 2) 3 or more add $10 Per Person 
  • 1/2 Hour Private - $45.00