Tennis: Meet the Pros
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.
Jason Walsh, Head of Adult Tennis Programs / DBH League
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.
Max Karger, Tennis Professional
Max Karger joined Wightman's tennis staff in 2021. A former member at Wightman, Max grew up playing tennis and competed for Medfield High School before joining the varsity team at Nichols College. In addition to his competitive career, Max has several years of teaching experience:
Jack Anastopoulos, Junior Tennis Professional
In addition to Wightman, Jack is the Head Coach for Ludlow High School's varsity tennis team and has many years of experience:
• Tennis Instructor, NetResults (Brookline, MA)
• Varsity Tennis Team, Springfield College (Springfield, MA)
• Varsity Tennis Team, Landmark School (Beverly, MA)
Jack graduated from Landmark High School, where he competed on the varsity tennis team and holds the record for most wins of all-time. Jack plays varsity tennis at Springfield College where he is majoring in Sport Management and will graduate in May 2022.
Ananda Weafer, Tennis Concierge
Ananda started playing tennis in 2017 and fell in love with the sport immediately. She joined a DBH prep team at Kingsbury Club in Medfield in 2018 having never played in a match. Her team played division 4 the following year and continued to improve, and most recently moved to division 2. Ananda has also played in USTA and Spring league and has served as captain and selector for multiple teams. Being newer tennis but very involved in leagues and clinics, Ananda can bring great insights and ideas especially for newer players at Wightman.
Ananda worked as tennis concierge at Sippican Tennis Club in Marion last summer where she learned that working in the tennis industry was just as satisfying as playing. Since it was a summer position, she’s excited to have a year round position at Wightman.
Ananda grew up in Weston and resides in Medfield with her three children. She enjoys skiing, pickleball, hot yoga, reading and cooking.