Head of Tennis
508-359-7800A 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.
High Performance Tennis Professional & Tournament/Events CoordinatorA native of the Czech Republic, Jitka grew up in the top of Czech tennis. Jitka attended Francis Marion University in South Carolina on full ride where she was their #1 Player, three time- Div II All-American, and captained the team her final two seasons. After graduating from Francis Marion in 2012 she went on to work at Saddlebrook Resort in Florida, ran summer camps at Francis Marion University Tennis. She is currently the summer Tennis Director at the Castine Golf and Tennis Club in Maine.
Jitka speaks three languages (Czech, English, and German) When she is off the court she enjoys running, skiing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends!Jitka is available for Private and Group instruction.
Senior Staff Professional
508-359-7800After 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.
Head Of 10 And Under Tennis
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.
Tennis CoordinatorJillian grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Horticulture.
Throughout college she worked on farms around New England developing a strong appreciation of nature and sustainable food systems. She then went on to work at Apple Computers and started a technology training business and a highly sought after wedding photography service. She brings a strong technology background, dedication to customer service, and a contagious passion for an active & healthy lifestyle centered around the game of tennis!