Matt Llewellyn - Director of Tennis
Originally from Fremont, MI, Matt has spent the past 10 years in the Northeast as a career tennis professional. Most recently, Matt served as a private, high performance coach for USTA and ITF juniors in the Eastern Section. Matt previously served as Tennis Professional from 2008-2010 and Director of Tennis from 2011-2017 at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, CT. Prior to moving to the Northeast, Matt was based at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL competing on the USTA and ITF professional circuit from 2002-2005. During his time at IMG, Matt served under Nick Bollettieri as an instructional hitting partner for several WTA professionals including Jamea Jackson, Nicole Vaidisova, Jelena Jankovic, and Maria Sharapova. Matt has a degree in Finance from Roger Williams University and is USPTA certified.
Alex Stoler - Director of Juniors
Alex comes to the Tennis Club of Hastings offering a great wealth of experience teaching all ages and levels from beginners to nationally ranked juniors. A dynamic coach and voracious student of the game, Alex’s style holistically blends an inner game approach with a strong focus on fundamentals and technique. After an accomplished junior career, Alex went on to New York University, earning All-American status, captaining his team in his senior season. Before coming to TCH, Alex was a staff professional at Proform Tennis Academy in Rye Brook, and held the Head Pro position at Roton Point Association in Rowayton, CT for four summers. Alex is a certified PTR professional.
Bernard Flowers - Director of Adults
Bernard started playing tennis at the age of ten, where he won his first tournament and from then on, was hooked on the game. Bernard went on to play High School tennis, where he played 1st singles for George Westinghouse. He was one of the first African Americans to win the Mayor’s Cup, a coveted tournament in New York City. From there, Bernard went on to play college tennis at St. Johns University. Bernard holds certifications as a USPTA professional and a stringing professional. He is also the pro shop owner here at TCH.