FVRC Teaching Staff

Our instructors possess a wide range of professional experience.

Bill Donahue

Director

-Director of Fun Unlimited for over 20 years.
-Director of USTA Player Development Program in CT for 7 years
-Recipient of William Freedman Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Junior Tennis in New England
-Recipient of Court Time Magazine Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Tennis in Connecticut

Erika Moe

Teaching Staff

-Former Nationally Ranked Junior Player from Huntington Beach, California
-Outstanding College Career at Iowa State University
-Former #1 Ranked Mixed Doubles Player in New England 
-Director of the Adult Tennis Program at Simsbury Farms the past 17 years
-Co-Director of the fun Unlimited Tennis Camp the past 19 years

Ben Bishop

Teaching Staff

-Former World-Ranked Player who has played at the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, the French Open and many other Grand Prix events
-USTA High Performance Coach
-Head Tennis Professional at JCC Tennis & Swim Tennis & Swim Club the past 4 years
-Played College Tennis at the University of Miami, the Nation’s #3 Ranked Team
-Director of the Ben Bishop Tennis Program & Camps at East Hartford Racquet Club for over 20 years

Doug Madeux

Teaching Staff

-USPTA P1 Master Elite Professional since 1992
-Director of Tennis at Twin Lakes in Salisbury, Connecticut the past 20 years
-Currently coaching 8 USTA Teams
-Enjoyed a Successful College Tennis Career in University of Tampa & St. Leo University playing under Coach Tim Crosby (Jim Courier's coach)

Dave Marshall

Teaching Staff

- Director of Racquet Sports at the Hartford Golf Club 
- Former Top ranked USTA junior Player
-Staff Pro at the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI while attending college
- Played at Assumption College, where he was freshman of the year in the northeast ten conference, as well as first team all conference for singles and doubles all four years.

Charles Wong

Teaching Staff

- Guyana National Jr. Singles & Doubles Champion
- Guyana National Men' Singles Champion
- Played Orange Bowl and Rolex International
- Taught 10+ years at John McEnroe/Sports Time Tennis Academy prior to moving to Connecticut.

Dustin Parente

Teaching Staff

-Director of Tennis at Sharon Country Club
-Played #1 Singles at the University of Rhode Island
-Former highly ranked USTA Junior Player
-Connecticut State High School Class S Champion
-Prior to joining the staff at FVRC, Dustin was Tennis Pro at Sutton East in Manhattan and Tennis Director at the Club of Riverdale, NY

Kevin Imbt

Teaching Staff

-Director of Tennis for Town of Granby, CT for 25 years
-Boy's Tennis Coach at Granby High School for past 28 seasons.
-Prior to joining the staff at FVRC, Kevin served as Tennis Professional at Simsbury Tennis House and Canton Racquet Club for 15 years

Mitch Case

Teaching Staff

-2017 USPTR Connecticut Pro of the Year
-Director of Tennis-Woodridge Lake
-Boy's Tennis Coach at Northwest Regional High School for
-Played College Tennis at Western CT State University
-Etcheberry Certified Fitness Coach
-Racquet Tester for Tennis Magazine

Paul Healy

Teaching Staff

-Coached Men's & Women's Tennis Teams at Nichols College
-Played College Tennis at Nichiols College ​
-All New England Prep School Tennis Player at Pomfret School

Bob Prohaska

Teaching Staff

-Tennis Professional at Nantucket Tennis & Swim Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts the past 5 summers
-Member of Fun Unlimited Teaching Staff the past 17 years

Ernest Virgo

Teaching Staff

-Two-time Jamaican National Table Tennis Champion
-United States Table Tennis Association National Coach
-International Table Tennis Federation Level i Coach