Director of Racquets
A native of Marco Island, Florida, Taylor grew up competing in the top levels of Florida tennis. As a top recruit coming out of Florida, Taylor chose to become a scholarship athlete at Saint Louis University, where he played Division I Tennis in Conference USA.After graduating from college Taylor began working for the family business, InnSeason Resorts. Taylor gained valuable work experience in hospitality and marketing. The resorts are strategically placed throughout the Northeast and have given him a solid background in club management. His passion for tennis led him back into the Tennis Industry. Taylor moved to Charlottesville, Va and began working at the prestigious Farmington Country Club. He was the Director of Junior Tennis then was promoted to Director of Adult Tennis, leading active rackets programs that included Platform Tennis.Taylor has been with the club since it opened its doors in 2008. He is a professional Tennis, Pickleball and Paddle player and coach.The staff at the Kingsbury Club works extremely hard in order to ensure our players seize every opportunity and maximize their skills and talent. Hoping to find the right balance for their individual games, Taylor and his staff have developed programs to address our member's complete tennis development.
Pickleball Coordinator & Coach
John Pelaez joined the Kingsbury Club in January 2021 as a Pickleball Coach and Event Coordinator. John is originally from Boston but resides in Franklin, Ma. Other than pickleball, he has also coached and mentored many teams and individuals in various other sports.Joining Kingsbury Club is John's next journey as a coach and pickleball developer in the area. John enjoys having competitive and social fun with all players and tailors each clinic and training session to the needs and requests of players.Pickleball is an important sport to John because he is able to spend time with and play with his wife. In his free time, he actively plays football, soccer, and competes in Brazilian jujitsu.To contact John for any Pickleball related questions or discussions email:
HEAD PICKLEBALL PRO
LEAGUE & LADDER COORDINATOR
After graduating from Bridgewater State College in 1981, Senior Staff Professional Joe McDermott pursued a career as a Teaching Tennis Professional. Joe has held a wide variety of positions in the local area ranging from the Boy's Varsity Tennis Coach at Natick High School, to Staff Tennis Professional at the Longfellow Club, to Head Pro and Director Tennis at Tri-Valley Tennis Club.
As a USPTA Certified Professional with over 25 years of teaching experience, a wealth of knowledge of local tennis and an easy going on court demeanor, it's easy to see why Joe is such an asset to the Kingsbury staff.
When he's not on court Joe resides in Hopedale with his wife of 19 years and 3 active children. In his limited spare time he enjoys golf.
Joe is available for private and group lessons.
Paula's passion for teaching tennis comes from her life-long love of sports and her deep rooted experience working in education, particularly with kids. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a degree in teaching in 1987, where she also excelled playing varsity lacrosse. After graduation she pursued a career in education teaching both kindergarten and 3rd grade.
Paula put her career on hold to raise her 3 kids but during this time she stayed active both playing and coaching soccer. Paula has a Massachusetts youth soccer coaching certification and currently plays for the Suburban Women's Soccer Association. During this time Paula also became heavily involved in tennis, which she had played in high school and played both DBH and USTA for Kingsbury's women's teams. She went on to garner her USPTA professional certification in 2009 and is recognized for her enthusiasm and dedication, especially with kids and beginners. She is USPTA an PTR Certified!
Paula resides in Medfield with her husband and 3 children. When she's not on court teaching or playing, she enjoys working out at the gym and gardening.
Whitney GilchristWhitney has a lifelong passion for all racquet sports - tennis, squash, paddle, pickleball, badminton, ping pong...you name it. If it involves a racquet, she will most likely love it!!
Whitney grew up on a tennis court, competed in USTA Junior Tournaments throughout New England, played #1 Singles for the Winsor School and captained both Varsity Tennis & Squash teams.
After High School she played collegiate tennis and squash while also captaining and competing against Division 1 Teams at Williams College. She spent summers as a teaching professional at the Menauhaunt Yacht Club in Falmouth, MA where she taught young kids, juniors & adults and ran a youth program of over 100 kids.
Whitney enjoys instructing both youth and beginners adults because she gets the opportunity to introduce the fundamentals of the game which can become a lifetime sport for anyone at any age. Whitney resides in Dover, MA and is proud of her family, especially two young children who are budding tennis enthusiasts as well! When not on the court or competing in the DBH Super A League, Whitney can be found spending time with her family, exercising, volunteering and working in the garden!
Jillian grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Horticulture.