Welcome Chad and Tammy to RVC Tennis!
We are thrilled to have Chad and Tammy Arado join our staff. Each has over 20 years of teaching experience, is USTPA certified and has a 5.0 NTRP rating. In addition, they either hold or have held additional certifications including USPTR, QuickStart, Racquet Technician, Cardio Tennis, and USTA League Coordinator.
Chad is joining us as Head Tennis Professional, and Tammy will be a Tennis Professional and Tennis Event Coordinator. They will start sometime in June once they re-locate with their two boys, Mason and Nolan. This family is a great addition to the Upper Valley tennis community!
Please see below for a letter from Chad and Tammy:
“Hello Tennis Enthusiasts! We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves as the new Tennis Professionals at the River Valley Club. We are excited to part of the Upper Valley community, and we look forward to getting to know each of you on the tennis courts!
We attended college at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, where Chad was in the Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program. Tammy played for the Ferris State Women’s Tennis Team and focused on Recreation Leadership Management along with Corporate Fitness.
PTM is a unique program that only three universities in the country offer. It trains and educates teaching professionals in all areas of the tennis industry.
After college, Chad started in Western Michigan training under Jorge Capestany, USPTA Master Professional. Chad was in charge of running the Competitive Training Center (CTC) and Area Training Center (ATC) which included the top ranked 14-and-under Juniors in Western Michigan, most of whom went on to compete at Division 1 schools.
Tammy was the Director of Tennis in Western Michigan for 11 years, and after Chad trained under Jorge, he began teaching at Tammy’s club.
For the last nine years, we have been teaching tennis in the foothills of Colorado. Though we enjoyed Colorado, we are ready to start a new chapter in our lives in the Northeast.
We will be bringing our two talented boys to the Northeast. Our oldest son, Mason, is 13 years old and enjoys playing tennis. He also enjoys playing baseball, video games, and hanging out with his friends.
Our youngest son, Nolan, is 11 years old and loves tennis. He also enjoys playing all sports, racing RC cars, and flying drones with dad. Both boys are ranked in 10 and 12 and under tennis nationally and have been learning to enjoy competition in tournaments.
Wilson, our family dog, will also be joining us. We love anything outdoors, including mountain biking and camping in all seasons. We cannot wait to get out there and meet each and every one of you. We are excited to bring our family’s passion for tennis to the Upper Valley.”
(Chad, Tammy, Mason, Nolan, and Wilson)