Meet Our Team
Steve Francis, Club Manager
Steve received both Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees at Springfield College. He was a 4 year varsity collegiate gymnast earning NCAA All-American honors and the New England Division 1 championship on rings.
As the Athletic Director at Barnstable High, Steve managed the largest athletic program in Southeast Massachusetts, with 1,600 student athletes, 84 coaches and 54 athletic teams. His 33 year career in education included teaching and coaching at the collegiate and secondary levels.
While teaching physical education, he developed a number of students who became varsity tennis players.
He and his wife Karen built their house in West Barnstable on a lot that backed up to their association tennis court 20 years ago. Their children Jessica and Max both learned to play on this court and went on to play high school, USTA and college tennis. Jessica is currently the D-Y
Girls Varsity tennis coach.
Ken Huckins, Associate Manager
Ken Huckins has been an SYTC member since 2012, a Youth Program instructor, a staff member, and a Board member.
Ken's tennis background is far ranging from his current position as boys varsity tennis coach at Sturgis Charter School to a variety of tennis coaching and training positions going back to 1987. He has been affiliated with the Arthur Carrington Tennis Academy in Amherst, MA., the Bay Road Tennis Club at Hampshire College in Amherst (pro shop manager) the Bollettieri Tennis Camp at Mount Holyoke College (video analysis of player strokes), Cathedral High school in Springfield, MA (boys varsity coach 1996-2007), Ludlow Tennis Club, Ludlow, MA ( junior clinics and lessons 2003-2007), and the Sturgis Charter School (boys varsity coach 2008-present.)