Tennis: Meet the Pros
Cosmin Chiujdea, Director of Tennis
An energetic and experienced tennis professional for over 10 years, Cos has additional experience in paddle tennis and pickle ball. Prior to joining Wightman's staff in 2019, Cos held several positions in the New England area:
Cos has also completed multiple high performance workshops with the Professional Tennis Registry and USPTA in both tennis and platform tennis.
Rodney Ross, Head of Junior Tennis Programs
Rodney brings many years of experience to the courts at Wightman, most recently serving as the Director of Satellite Tournament Training Program (TTP) and Assistant Director of TTP at Bosse Sports in Sudbury.
As a player, Rodney began his career at seven-years-old in Trinidad, West Indies, where he excelled rapidly. He was ranked top 5 in the country in under 16 junior ranking, won a national men's doubles title, and was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Davis Cup team in 2003.
Rodney holds a diploma in tennis coaching from the Argentina Tennis Association, as well as several tennis certificates: Science of Sports and Coaching (IOC), Technical Course for Coaches (IOC), Level 1 tennis umpiring, and International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level 1 & 2 certified. He is also a member of the USTA and Professional Tennis Registry Instructor of Performance.
Celeste Frey, Head of Adult Tennis Programs / Junior Summer Program Coordinator
Born and raised in Argentina, Celeste started playing tennis at the age of 10, achieving top 10 national ranking as a junior. In college, she played Division 1 tennis at the University of Mississippi and achieved the highest ranking of #3 in doubles and #6 singles in ITA national ranking.
Celeste began her coaching career as the Assistant Coach at UMass Amherst women's tennis team and was awarded the 2006 ITA Assistant Coach of the Year for the East Region.
For the past 14 years Celeste has coached at Manchester Athletic Club (MAC), where she also held the position as academy manager. A certified USTA high performance coach, as well as USTA faculty coach, Celeste has helped develop many highly ranked sectional, regional and national players. Additionally, she's had a pivotal role in running sectional, regional and national USTA camps since 2012.
Celeste holds a B.S. in dietetics and nutrition and a M.S. in sport management. Aside from tennis, Celeste enjoys road biking, hiking, gardening and reading non-fiction.
Jason Walsh, Tennis Professional
Jason brings 15-years teaching experiencing to the courts, having taught and coached across the country:
Aside from tennis, he also enjoys playing pool, golf, video games, and watching movies.
Jack Anastopoulos, Junior Tennis Professional
Jack brings great enthusiasm to the courts and has many years experience:
Jack graduated from Landmark High School, where he competed on the varsity tennis team and holds the record for most wins of all-time. Currently, Jack plays varsity tennis at Springfield College where he is majoring in Sport Management.