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.
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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.)
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Jack Andre, Head Pro
Jack Andre is returning for his second year as a Pro at SYTC - this year as Head Pro. He is a junior at Union College where he studies math and plays for the men’s varsity tennis team. He started playing tennis at a young age at the South Yarmouth Tennis Club where he learned the basic and advanced tennis techniques needed to be a successful high school player. He has been teaching tennis for seven years along side experienced teaching pros. Jack is eager to make the transition from Assistant Teaching Pro to Head Pro this summer.
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Lindsay Macdonald, Assistant Teaching Pro
Lindsay Macdonald is from South Yarmouth, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Monomoy Regional High School where she played in the number one singles position starting in tenth grade. She plays USTA tournaments frequently and is always looking to improve her game. She will be attending Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire in the fall of 2020 where she will play on the Women’s Tennis Team and major in Healthcare Administration.