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TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
Mark O'NeillMARK O'NEILL
Mark is a native of Dublin, Ireland, and came to United States on a tennis scholarship in 2001 to Concord University in West Virginia. He played the ITF junior circuit and other tournaments in Ireland and was a top ranked Irish junior. In college he was a three time state player of the year and achieved a national ranking inside the top 50. During college he was the assistant women’s coach and his passion for coaching tennis grew.

He became a PTR professional in 2005 and an ITF high performance coach from 2011 to 2013, all the while attending workshops given by world renowned coaches from the UK, France, Spain, US, and national level coaches from Ireland. In 2008 he was assigned head junior coach in his local tennis club in Dublin. During his four years there, the junior program expanded from 40 juniors to over 300 juniors that actively took lessons year round. Out of those 300 juniors, six were chosen to play in Ireland's BNP Paribas National Academy, playing 16 hours of tennis a week and representing Ireland. He also structured the adult program and helped train the ladies' and men’s teams within the club playing both winter and summer leagues. It was a great experience to teach at his first club where he learned tennis and grew the culture of the game.

Mark’s goal is to bring that same culture to Hillcrest Racquet Club and promote the growth of tennis not only at Hillcrest but also in the surrounding area. He hopes to work with all the members in some capacity during his time here and to help in any way to make everyone's tennis game stronger and smarter on the court.


TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
Paul McDonoughPAUL MCDONOUGH
Paul has been teaching at Hillcrest for over 25 years. He has the distinction of being both USPTA and USPTR certified, and is a graduate of Tyler Junior College’s nationally recognized program for tennis instruction.

He has enjoyed playing USTA Team Tennis for over 20 years, qualifying for sectionals 17 times and Nationals 5 times as well as achieving 3rd place at Nationals in 2006. A former BCTA president.

Paul loves instructing all levels of play. Paul runs many of our drill sessions, offers instruction for our junior programs, gives private lessons and coaches some of our USTA teams. In 2011, Paul was voted USTA Teaching Professional of the Year for both the Eastern PA District and for the entire Middle States.


TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
Kim CuberoKIM CUBERO
Kim is USPTR certified and has over 20 years’ experience teaching at Country Clubs, Racquet Clubs in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area and has been at Hillcrest for 8 years. Further, she has recently obtained certification from the USPTR in 10 and under tennis and Etcheberry Certification for strength and conditioning in tennis.

Kim grew up with the game and was a top ranked Middle States player as a junior. As a teacher, she has experience with all levels, priding herself in clear, simple communication to help players learn a strong foundation to accelerate development and stay involved with the "sport of a lifetime."

Kim is passionate about teaching and believes that when you enjoy what you do, you never work a day in your life. In addition, she believes in continual learning as a teacher so she is better able to help her students. Further, she loves the social aspect of the game, running many of our social events and encourages members and guest to share ideas with her.


TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
William HillWILLIAM HILL
Will graduated from Davis & Elkins College with degrees in Criminology, Physical Education, Psychology and Management. As a player Will received a full athletic scholarship and helped lead the Davis & Elkins team to their first Conference Championship playing at positions one through four, received the MVP award, Most Dedicated Player award, and was an All-Conference player.

As a coach Will is a USPTR certified Professional coach of High Performance. He comes to the club with seven years of experience as a coach of high performance tennis training, as well as three years personal training and fitness coordinator for a quality NCAA intercollegiate athletic program in the Great Midwest Atlantic Conference through Davis & Elkins College. He has shown a successful track record for improving players, managing athletic programs, and developing talent at the high school, junior, and collegiate levels. He has placed young players in Division 1 and 2 programs such as Temple, University of Arkansas, and Fairmont State.

Will has had one core Philosophy that drives both him and his students towards reaching their potential. “There may be others with more skill than you, there may be those who started sooner, but there should never be anyone who works harder than you. I’m the only person that will work harder on your game than you.”


TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
Vince GiannoneVINCE GIANNONE
Vince brings to Hillcrest nearly 18 years of professional coaching experience. He has coached extensively with players of all levels from beginners, 10 and Under and Quickstart players, to sectional and nationally ranked players. His focus is on helping players to develop a technically sound foundation, which is an essential building block for each player to reach his or her potential.

He has held the position of Ten and Under Director at Legacy Youth Tennis and Education as well as Junior Development Director at Kinetix Sports Club. He is also an Early Development Coach for the USTA Middle States and a Zonal coach. Vince served as an assistant coach for the Men's Tennis Team at Temple University and the Women's Team at Swarthmore College. Vince is a USPTR Certified Professional.

Vince loves to teach tennis to all ages and instill the core value of discipline while teaching tennis technique in a fun atmosphere.



PRIVATE LESSONS WITH OUR PRO STAFF
Work with our tennis professioanls on a 1-on1 basis or with friends to elevate your game and gain greater enjoyment from the game. Our philosophy is rooted on developing more efficiant stroke mechanics that prevent injuries and enhance stroke effectiveness. Further, concentration is to develop greater footwork and balance while simultaneously teaching shot selection and strategies for singles and doubles play. Based on your goals and interests, our staff will develop a comprehensive plan to expand your skills and playing ability to a new level.

Kim Cubero, Paul McDonough, William Hill, Vince Giannone:
Lesson Rate:   $35.00 (1/2 hour)   $69.00 (1 hour)

Discounted Lesson Books
Book of eight 1 hour lessons:         $509 ($539 Guest)
Book of eight 1 1/2 hour lessons:   $769 ($799 Guest)

Mark O'Neill:
Lesson Rate:   $42.00 (1/2 hour)   $84.00 (1 hour)

Discounted Lesson Books
Book of eight 1 hour lessons:         $609 ($639 Guest)
Book of eight 1 1/2 hour lessons:   $912 ($942 Guest)

*Guest fee of an additional $5/hour lesson.

 

 

 

 
       
   
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