Tim Mayotte Tennis Academy at The Thoreau Club


The Tim Mayotte Tennis Academy at The Thoreau Club offers individualized coaching and high-performance training for junior players to develop the skills needed to compete at the highest levels. The Academy is exceptional for its coaching staff and approach, its facilities and the opportunity for players to train and compete with other high-level players. Every player receives a personalized program based on their individual skills and needs.

The Academy will open in September 2018.

Request a Try Out


Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Director of Tennis: Massimo Policastro - massimo@thoreau.com

Amy Reinert - amy@thoreau.com

Official Press Release


Individualized Program


  • Technique/Play- Each player will have a mix of clinics, match play and privates with coaching from Tim and the coaching staff using Tim’s revolutionary “The Framework” training methodology
  • Fitness- Players will train in our new state of the art fitness center for agility, speed, and injury prevention
  • Sports psychology- Tim, who has a psychology degree, along with other specialists, will provide mental toughness training
  • Physical therapy- Players will have access to physical therapy services on site.
  • Nutrition- Our registered dietitian will work with each player to make healthy diet recommendations
  • Video Analysis --we employ state-of-the-art video analysis tools to further develop players strokes and mechanics.


Academy Coaches









Tim Mayotte, Wimbledon Olympic Silver Medalist and Top Ten ATP player, is considered the best tennis player ever to come out of New England and is determined to develop more New England players with that distinction. He transitioned to coaching 15 years ago, determined to create an exceptional tennis training program to make U.S. tennis players more competitive on the world stage. In somewhat of a homecoming, Mayotte, a native of Springfield, is back in Massachusetts doing what he loves most—coaching future world-class ATP-WTA tennis champions.

Mayotte was a tennis phenom in the 1980s and 1990s, winning 12 singles titles and 1 doubles and beating every great of his era including Agassi, Sampras, Becker, Connors, Wilander, Edberg, and McEnroe. He spent most of four years inside the ATP Top Ten. He was a semifinalist and five-time quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and he reached the semifinals of the Australian Open. At Stanford University, he won the NCAA Singles crown in 1981. Mayotte won his first top-level professional singles title in 1985 at the inaugural Lipton International Players Championships (now known as the Miami Masters). He won the men's singles Silver Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. His best performances in the Grand Slam tournaments came in reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1982 and the Australian Open in 1983. He also reached the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open in 1989.

Mayotte served as President of the ATP Players Council as well as serving on the ATP Board of Directors. Over the last fifteen years, Mayotte has been coaching top juniors and pros including Louisa Chirico (as high as #60 WTA), William Blumberg (No #2 2017 college player in the nation), as well as multiple No #1 ranked junior players here in Massachusetts.

Massimo is an industry veteran, having played tennis since he was a young boy in Italy. As a high-performance junior player, Massimo was recruited to train at the world-famous Nick Bellettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida and went on to play professionally on the tour. He has also captained a team of world-ranked players including Omar Camporese (No. 18), Claudio Mazzadri (No. 26) and Paolo Cane’ (No. 26).


Ryan is an energetic, enthusiastic individual, bringing experience and depth to the Academy, having worked with both the youngest junior as well as top ranked players. Ryan has coached a high-performance team at the University of Buffalo, as well as a USTA Zonal Tem for New England and a National JTT Team from New England. He recently won a bronze ball at the USTA 30& Over National Championships in Sacramento, CA. Ryan holds coaching certifications in 10& Under and High-Performance Tennis.


Request a Try Out