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PPA Profiles: Paul Curtin

April 13, 2015

Paul Curtin is Head Pro and Junior Development Director at the Prospect Park Tennis Center. A Florida native, he started working at the Tennis Center in 2003. “We have a community here that is very tennis friendly,” says Paul, “I love the diversity we see on the courts and the shared enthusiasm for the game.”

As Junior Development Director, Paul leads the Summer Youth Program, which is designed for youth ages 6 to 16 to learn the game and improve their serve, stroke and confidence on the court. Paul was a relative latecomer to tennis. He didn’t pick up a racquet until age 12 but then went on to become a very accomplished player. He loves working with the youth at the Tennis Center. He finds it rewarding to introduce children to tennis and watch their games develop. He also enjoys the challenge of teaching and finding new ways to express tennis techniques. “It takes patience and persistence,” Paul says, “but it’s great to see players mature.”

Registration for the Summer Youth Program is now open. Youth engage in drills and match play for both individualized tips and experience working in groups. Beginners will gain a thorough understanding of the game, as well as basic skills and strategies. Experienced players can hone their game with individualized instruction geared toward match play. Learn more about the Summer Youth Program and sign up today.