Meet Our Tennis Staff
Tim is honored to have called Quince Orchard Swim & Tennis Club his home since 1985 and has been proud to have worked alongside so many wonderful fellow staff members amidst some of the most special members, clients, and vendors any Club could claim as part of its corporate family. For many of those years, Tim has served as Executive Director simultaneously while working within our “Elite” junior tennis and private lessons programs. Tim has a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from the University of Maryland; a Masters in Motor Learning from the University of North Carolina, and a B.S. from the College of William and Mary. Tim was formerly a college tennis coach, recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Professional Tennis Association Professional of the Year, USTA Maryland Maury Schwartzman Junior Development Pro of the Year, served on many State and Regional Boards of Directors and Committees relating to tennis, and was one of 4 Head Coaches for the United States Olympic Festivals leading up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and has retained his certification in the United States Professional Tennis Association for over 37 years. Fun Fact: Tim worked his way thru his collegiate years teaching SWIMMING in his backyard pool in a little “company” he founded called “Strokes Unlimited” whose T-shirt remains part of his collection!
Director of Tennis
Serg is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional who earned a degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore while on a 4-year Full Scholarship for Varsity Tennis. In 2019 Serg won the Mid-Atlantic Conference and played in the NCAA D1 National Championships! Serg directs most of the Junior and Adult programs at QOSTC. Also, enjoys working with all age groups and skill levels including many who are preparing to compete and actively compete in tournaments. Serg began his coaching career in 2014 working with top Ukrainian players (of all ages) and working with members of the Ukrainian National U12 Team. Before arriving from Ukraine in 2018, Serg competed in tennis at all age levels with numerous accomplishments: ranked in the top 3 for U12, U14, U16, and U18 including winning the Ukrainian Championship for U14 and U12. Serg was also a National Team member. From 2021-2022 Serg was an Assistant Tennis Coach of the Men’s and Women's College Teams for Morgan State.
Director of High Performance
Andrei Bacalu is a USPTA and USPTR certified tennis professional and is QOSTC's Director Of High Performance. Born in Moldova, Andrei joins us from Washington, D.C. as the former Assistant Director of the St. Albans Tennis Center as well as the Director of the St. Albans Summer Tennis Camp. Prior to becoming a USPTR certified High-Performance Coach, Andrei graduated from the Penn State University with a degree in Economics and a minor in Russian followed by 3 years on the ITF Tennis circuit with, as Andrei notes, “a specific goal of learning different techniques and their diverse ways of coaching while experiencing the player’s life on tour.” At the 2018 Citi Open ATP event in DC, Andrei had the honor of coaching on-court two Top 20 doubles players who competed in the Main Draw. That team, "The Colombians," went on to win Wimbledon 2019 and US Open 2019!!!
Senior Staff Tennis Associate
Jerome is a USPTA Certified Professional in both tennis and Pickleball who joined Quince Orchard Swim and Tennis Club in 2010. He has been teaching tennis since 2006 and is involved in both youth and adult programs offered at QOSTC. He has also volunteered to help coach Clarksburg High School's boys' and girls’ teams for a number of years. In addition to tennis, Jerome has a passion for martial arts, in which he has over 20 years of experience. He has studied a variety of styles and has earned a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 3rd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. Jerome attended Bentley College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and currently lives in the Clarksburg area with his wife and two daughters.
Tennis Administration Assistant
Jake began playing at Quince Orchard in 2003 and trained at the tennis club through high school. He caught his love of working with people when he began instructing here in 2014. Jake quenched his scientific thirst by attending Colorado State University and earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He developed his teaching and organizational skills as a young tennis instructor, backpacking guide, and engineer. For a year and a half, he concentrated on systems and design work for the Roman Space Telescope before returning to tennis coaching. Jake welcomes working with all ages & proficiency levels and especially enjoys the analytical aspects of breaking down tennis technique.
Jeff has been an avid tennis player and student with our coaching staff for many years here at QOSTC. After 3 years of volunteer coaching with our junior programs, Jeff joined our coaching rotation to assist with our junior programs, as well as our adult clinics and drills.. Jeff grew up in Montgomery County and ran a family-owned business before getting into the finance industry. He appreciates the family vibe here reminds him of running his family business. His favorite tennis memory was traveling to Barcelona with his brother Jarett in 2018 to train on the red clay at the Sanchez Casal Tennis Academy, then onto Paris to sit court-side for the French Open Final (where they cheered Rafa on to victory!) Once a year, Jeff travels to Hilton Head Island to spend a week training with a former tour pro, where he looks to improve his own game and bring some new training ideas back to his tennis student at QOSTC. He looks forward to seeing everyone out on the court and helping you with your tennis game!
Certified Tennis Instructor
Paisley is the youngest instructor EVER among our staff to achieve the honor of USPTA certified tennis Instructor, and we are delighted and honored to have her as part of the Quince Orchard tennis family. She has been teaching at QOSTC since 2015. She is currently a sophomore at Villanova University studying criminology and French. She played tennis at Quince Orchard High School and currently plays on Villanova’s club team. Paisley loves working with all ages and will be back at QOSTC during breaks and summer.
Junior Tennis Instructors
Junior Tennis Instructors have taught thousands of hours of Junior Tennis programs.
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QOSTC Private or Semi-private: $59/hour (Half-hour $33)