Chris Chaffee played tennis at Fryeburg Academy from 1999-2003 and was ranked alternately #1 & #2 in singles. He was named MVP all 4 yearas and was named All Conference for 3 consecutive years. He was ranked #1 Boys 18 and under player in the state of Maine in 2002.
Chris went on to play tennis at the University of Southern Maine and won his singles flights in 2005, 2006 & 2007. He was named LEC player of the week in 2004 & 2006. He also contributed to USM winning the Little East Conference titles in 2005, 2006 & 2007. Most recently, Chris was the Head Tennis Pro at the Cranmore Fitness Center and the Tennis Director at Jackson Tennis Club in New Hampshire. For 11 years Chris coached the Fryeburg Academy Varsity Girls tennis team and has been a tennis pro for the New England Tennis Holidays. He continues to play competitive tennis and hopes to inspire others with his drive and passion for the game.
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.