Simsmore Pros

Tyler Gibson

Tyler has been teaching and coaching for over 20 years. He has coached USTA Junior and Adult teams, boy's high school and Division I Men's and Women's teams. He played high school tennis at Landon in Bethesda, Maryland. Division III at Drew University >>MORE 

Claudia Berns

Claudia began playing competitively in 2000 after taking a long hiatus raising her two children. Within 5 years she went from a 3.0 to a 4.5 with a 79 {a 1481 bafc 7065beedcf106991d23e winning percentage. In 2005 she obtained her USPTR certification and has been changing people’s >>MORE

Ryan McGuire

Ryan has been a tennis player since age 4, and he’s accomplished a lot in the ensuing 22 years. As a member of Hall High’s high school tennis team, Ryan was Connecticut State Champion in Doubles in the year 2000! He went on >>MORE

Kelly Berry

Kelly has been a Certified Pro (USPTA) for 25 years, all in New England. In addition to her teaching, Kelly also competed for a number of years, reaching a rank of #2 in New England for Womens 35’s (singles and doubles), and #1 in New England for Mixed Doubles >>MORE




Tyler Gibson

Coaching Experience: Head pro at Simsmore Tennis for over 10 years Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Coach @ University of Hartford (4 years) Coached over 100 junior players that went on to compete at the collegiate level Canton High School Boys Team Coach 2001 14 & 18 Junior Team Tennis Head Coach Team qualified for State Championships 6 of last 7 years

Director of Simsmore High School Prep Camp 2005 – Present
Over 90{a1481bafc7065beedcf106991d23ed70aa60c37719b5690bbd4f0f3c1773ce66} of participants made the Varsity Tennis team at their schools in 2013

Playing Experience:

Drew University Div III – Number 1 singles as Freshman, MVP University of Hartford Div I – #2 singles, co-captain High School – Landon Bethesda, MD Won IAC 24 years in a row Past Coaches: Bobby Goeltz – 33 years Div I head coach, ATP player Jack Schore – trained Dan Goldie (ATP high 27) Steve Tidball – ATP Tour Player Virginia Solomon – mother/coach of Harold Solomon – top 5 ATP Harry Hopman Camp – Australian Davis Cup Team Coach All American Sports Tennis Camp – 7 years .


Claudia Berns

Claudia began playing competitively in 2000 after taking a long hiatus raising her two children. Within 5 years she went from a 3.0 to a 4.5 with a 79{a1481bafc7065beedcf106991d23ed70aa60c37719b5690bbd4f0f3c1773ce66} winning percentage. In 2005 she obtained her USPTR certification and has been changing people’s lives and tennis games ever since. She has taken both adults and juniors from social players to active participants on high school and USTA teams. She continues to play and enjoy the game as much as possible. Claudia has been the General Manager of Simsmore Tennis since 2003..


Ryan McGuire

Ryan has been a tennis player since age 4, and he’s accomplished a lot in the ensuing 22 years. As a member of Hall High’s high school tennis team, Ryan was Connecticut State Champion in Doubles in the year 2000! He went on to play college tennis at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Over the last six year, Ryan has coached tennis at a number of venues, including Tumblebrook Country Club, the Jewish Community Center’s Swim and Racquet Club, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Earlier in 2008, Ryan became a Certified Professional Tennis Registry Instructor. Ryan has also worked in tennis retail, with experience at West Hartford’s Racquet Koop, where he learned the ancient art of racquet stringing.


Kelly Berry

Kelly has been a Certified Pro (USPTA) for 25 years, all in New England. In addition to her teaching, Kelly also competed for a number of years, reaching a rank of #2 in New England for Womens 35’s (singles and doubles), and #1 in New England for Mixed Doubles 35’s! In Women’s 40’s, Kelly reached National rankings of #22 in singles and #13 in doubles! Amongst many honors, Kelly was selected to represent the USA in the Friendship Cup (against Canada) for 35’s and 40’s. Her coaching experience includes 10 years at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, a #1 team in New England. She’s been the assistant varsity coach at Trinity College, and Assistant Camp Director at Judy Dixon’s All Womens Camp in Amherst, MA for 10 years. Even our friends from Oregon, Nike, honored Kelly by making her one of the first female teaching pros that they sponsored in New England.