FVRC Teaching Staff

Bill Donahue


-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

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

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.

Malena Gordo

Teaching Staff

-#1 National Ranking in Argentina.
#34 International Tennis Federation Ranking.
-Played French Open, Wimbledon & US Open Jr. Championships
-All Conference at Stephen F. Austin State University

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

Ron Goodman

Teaching Staff

-Director of Tennis at Hopmeadow Country Club
-USPTR Certified in Adult & Junior Development ​
-Certified Cardio Tennis Instructor
Former top ranked USTA/New England junior player

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

Matt Donahue

Teaching Staff

-Former USTA
Top 120 National Ranking.
-Hartford Courant 2017 High School Player of the Year

Will Donahue

Teaching Staff

-Played college tennis at Western Connecticut State University
-Little East Conference Freshman of Week

Kevin Imbt

Teaching Staff

- Coached the  Connecticut State High School Boy's Tennis Championship Team the the past two seasons.
-Director of Tennis for Town of Granby, CT for over  25 years
-Boy's Tennis Coach at Granby High School for past 28 seasons.
-Prior to joining the staff at FVRC, Kevin Taught at Simsbury Tennis House and Canton Racquet Club.