Maja Kazimieruk is an accomplished tennis player, coach and manager. Originally from Poznan, Poland, she came to the U.S. on an athletic scholarship at the University of Houston where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. On the court, she was named two-time team MVP and is listed in top ten career win percentage in both singles and doubles.
Most recently, Maja has served as Tennis Manager at the Houston Country Club, working with former Bridges Tennis Director David Moore. At HCC, Maja assisted in all aspects of the operation as well as a coach and mentor to many. Maja has also worked at Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, MA and as a private coach in Los Angeles.
Maja is eager to continue and build upon the great traditions of Bridges Tennis. She and her dog Max are happy to now call Vermont home!
Olivia (Lee) Delfausse
Lee Delfausse has been teaching tennis for over 23 years. She has TWENTY-SIX National Gold Bowls, has represented the USA in 4 Senior World Cup teams, and is in the New England Tennis Hall of Fame (to name just a few of her many achievements). Lee loves teaching kids and adults. She gets great pleasure out of seeing her students grow a passion for the sport that has given so much to her. Come learn from one of the best!
The Bridges Resort is pleased to welcome back Ross Greene who first taught here in 2008. After his time at the Bridges, he ran a successful program as the Tennis Director at Sugarbush Resort and worked with a New England Tennis Holidays. He also spent a summer working at a private tennis club in Southampton, New York. Ross has 10+ years teaching experience and has held certifications from the United States Professional Tennis Association and the United States Professional Tennis Registry. Ross played college tennis at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and continues to participate in local tournaments when he can.
Paul Gerken, a native of Connecticut has recently made Warren his full-time residence. Paul perfected his tennis game playing New England and national tournaments and was ranked as #7 junior in the United States. Paul later attended Stanford University, where he was the #1 player and an All American. He later transferred to Trinity University in Texas, where he helped them win the NCAA Championships and was named as an All American. Upon graduation Paul turned professional and ranked as high as #32 in the world. During his career had two wins over Bjorn Borg, Arthur Ashe and Guillermo Vilas, as well as over John Newcombe and Illie Nastase. All these players were ranked #1 in the world. Paul was also named to the U.S. Davis Cup Team and reached the final 16 of the French Open.
As a teaching professional Paul was the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Columbia University, The Director of Tennis at West Side Tennis Club, former home to the U.S. Open and Director of Tennis at the Round Hill Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is also a member of the New England Tennis Hall of Fame.
Eduarda Ferreira is a tennis player from Brazil who travelled to countries like Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Spain and many others playing ITF tournaments and climbing up to number 1 spot in national ranking in 2014.
In 2016, Eduarda received an offer to play for a Division 1 school, University of South Carolina Upstate. After her freshman year she transferred to Lander University where she is studying Exercise Science.
Tennis highlights and awards
• Ranked Number 1 in Brazil (2014)
• Raking ITF top 500 playing tournaments all over the world
• Played +50 National Tournaments
• Scholarship at USC Upstate, Division 1
• Scholarship at Lander University, Division 2
• Currently playing number 1 for Lander University
• Most Valuable Player 2017-2018 at Lander University
• First Lander player to earn All-Peach Belt Conference honors in singles play since 1999
Giovanna Caputo is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been playing tennis for 14 years and decided to come to the U.S. in 2017 to play at the college level. She received a full scholarship at the West Virginia University where she is pursuing a degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology. She was named freshman of the year in 2018 after clinching three matches for the Mountaineers during the regular season, capturing a win against the top 10 Division 1 Oklahoma State, top 25 Oklahoma University, and finishing with a positive singles record in the Big 12 conference. During her freshman year, she was also dedicating some time to the professional tour where she played a 25k in Florence and a 15k in Charleston, South Carolina. She represented her country at the South American games for juniors and competed in 13 different countries in Europe, South and North America. Prior to committing to college tennis, she played for a year on the professional tour where she got her first point in December 2016. Giovanna was ranked top 20 in Brazil in 2017. She is very excited to start sharing her experience and passion for the sport at Bridges Resort.