Eric Kevorkian - PICKLEBALL COORDINATOR & HEAD PICKLEBALL PRO
Eric joined the Kingsbury Club in January 2020 as the Head Professional and Coordinator of Pickleball. Eric grew up in Dover and attended Dover-Sherborn Regional High School where he graduated in 1998. After earning his Psychology degree from Bridgewater State College, he began his career in Medfield in 2003. Eric had extensive experience in the Medfield Public School System before moving on to his role at the Medfield Parks and Recreation Department.
Eric is extremely excited to bring his passion for teaching, programming, and Pickleball to the Kingsbury community. He strives to create a fun, work-hard play-hard atmosphere on and off the courts. Lessons and clinics are adapted to fit the specific individual needs of his participants through a detail-oriented approach.
In his free time, you’ll most likely find Eric exploring his other passion, Disc Golf, on one of the many courses throughout New England where he is able to enjoy being outside all-year round!
Feel free to reach out to Eric for individual/private, or group lessons!
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.
When the Kingsbury Club Medfield opened its doors in 2008, Taylor started as the director of Adult Tennis, soon after he was promoted to Head Tennis Professional.
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.
In his free time Taylor keeps busy with fly-fishing, skiing, golf, paddle tennis, and stand up paddle surfing. He is happy to be back in the New England area where he is closer to family, friends, and the Red Sox!
Taylor would be happy to answer any questions regarding placement in our Tennis programs. Taylor is available for private and group lessons.
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.
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!
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.