About

Squash and Tennis Lessons and Clinics

Private lessons, clinics, and camps are available throughout the year for players of all levels, whether new, developing, or competitive. Squash programs are held year-round in the Roberts Family Squash Center, our brand new, state-of the art facility, housing 5 international squash courts. Tennis programs are hosted at Fessenden in the spring, summer, and fall and at MIT in the winter.

Squash Instruction

    • About Squashfit

Fessenden has partnered with Squashfit Academy to provide private lessons, group clinics and camps at The Roberts Family Squash Center on Fessenden’s campus. Squashfit Academy is staffed with highly regarded seasoned pros who have coached in clubs, independent schools and colleges throughout the Boston area and with all levels of squash players, from beginners to elite competitors. 
 
Meet the Pros

Dan Sharplin (Director of Squash)
    • Former scholarship holder at UDC Finance Squash Institute of New Zealand
    • Former NZ Champion at U17, U19, U21 & Senior level
    • Highest World Ranking of #76
    • Former #1 ranked player in NZ, Luxembourg & US
    • Former National Coach of Luxembourg
    • Current Head Coach of New England Junior Squad
    • Current Boys Varsity Coach at Noble & Greenough School
Mike Tootill (Head Pro)
    • Former South African National Team player to multiple World Championship
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    • Former Coach/Manager of South African Junior National Team
    • Former Pro player in European Team Leagues (Switzerland, France & Germany)
    • Current Masters World Champion
    • Current Girls Varsity Coach at Groton School
Gary Gargan (Assistant Pro)
    • Played on Zimbabwe Junior Circuit
    • Former Head Pro at Cross Courts Squash & Fitness Center
    • Former Assistant Coach at Dartmouth College
    • Former JV Boy’s Head Coach at Noble & Greenough School
    • Current Summer Camp Coach at Harvard, Dartmouth & MIT
    • Current Head Coach at Belmont Hill School (to start 2019)
Fall Clinics

Wednesdays: 4:30 - 6:00 9/25 - 11/20
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:30 9/25 - 11/20

To learn more, arrange for a private lesson, or inquire about registering for a clinic, email Mike Tootill at tootillmike@gmail.com.
 

Tennis Instruction

    • Karen Naylor-Riobueno

Meet the Pro

Karen Naylor-Riobueno
Karen is a USPTR-certified Professional level teacher and coach with over 30 years of playing and teaching experience. As a Junior player, she was National Champion in Venezuela several years in a row and holds titles in international tournaments in both singles and doubles. As a teaching pro, Karen has coached children and adults at Longwood Cricket Club and the Mount Auburn Club, in addition to coaching at the intercollegiate level at Simmons College for 13 years. In 2012 and 2017, she was named Coach of the Year for the Eastern Independent League and currently serves on the Collegiate Committee for the USTA. Karen has been the Director of the Fessenden Tennis Academy for over 20 years. Karen received a Masters from Simmons College.

Upcoming Clinic, Camps, and Programs

Fall 2019 (at Fessenden)
  • Sunday Junior Tennis Clinic (grouped by age and level, co-ed)
    • Dates: Sundays, September 8 - October 27 (*No class on Oct. 13)
    • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM; Fee: $150
  • Sunday Practice and Matches (co-ed)
    • Dates: Sundays, September 8 - October 27 (*No class on Oct. 13)
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM; Fee: $225
Winter 2019-20 (at MIT)
  • Email Karen for questions about indoor programs at MIT.
Spring 2020 (at Fessenden)
  • Sunday Junior Tennis Clinic (grouped by age and level, co-ed)
    • Dates: Sundays, April 5 - May 24 (*No class on April 12)
    • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM; Fee: $150
  • Sunday Practice and Matches (co-ed)
    • Dates: Sundays, April 5 - May 24 (*No class on April 12)
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM; Fee: $225
Summer 2020 (at Fessenden)

For Summer Programs, please visit our Summer Camps website.

Please send payment registration to:  
Attn. Nathalie Gonzalez
The Fessenden School, 250 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465. 
Check payable to: The Fessenden School. 

To inquire about lessons or programs, please contact Karen Naylor-Ribueno at knaylor@fessenden.org or (857) 991-8080.
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