Tennis: Meet the Pros
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.
Mason Vaiu, Tennis Professional
Prior to joining Wightman, Mason was the Director of Tennis at the Boston Sports Club in Wellesley. He is currently the Head of Adult Tennis for NetResults in Brookline and has over 20 years of teaching and playing experience.
As a junior player he achieved a top 10 ranking in New England and a top 100 ranking nationally. He brings both collegiate and professional experience to Wightman, having played #1 Singles and doubles for the University of Connecticut and having played on the ATP/ITF tour.
Mason has previously worked at clubs such as the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Farm Neck, and Sippican Tennis Club.
Hefin Roberts, Tennis Professional
Hefin joined Wightman in 2021 and brings many years of teaching experience to the courts. Hefin grew up playing tennis in Wales and attended the Cardiff Metropolitan University. Prior to joining Wightman, he was a tennis professional at Bosse Sports Club.
Karen McNamara, Tennis Professional
Karen brings many years of experience to the courts at Wightman, including: The Country Club, Wellesley Country Club, Kingsbury Club, and Bosse Sports. She also had many years of experience at country clubs in San Francisco and Chicago. Karen has spent summers on Cape Cod teaching at Ocean Edge Resort and The Chequessett Yacht and Country Club.
Karen grew up in the Boston area where she held junior rankings in both singles and doubles. She played varsity tennis at Boston College, where she earned a B.A. in communications, an M.A. in counseling psychology, and a certification in mental health training.
She is a certified member of the USPTA in able-body and wheelchair tennis and was voted Wheelchair Tennis Pro of the Year for New England in 2017.
Karen continues to play tennis competitively, and she is currently rated 5.0 in the USTA. She competed in Nationals in 2008, 2010, and 2014, and teaming with her mother, they have earned both a Gold and Silver ball in the National Sr. Mother-Daughter Grass Court Championships. In addition, Karen has been a competitive paddle tennis player since 1997 in the Greater Boston Women's Paddle Tennis League.
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, Tennis Professional
In addition to Wightman, Jack coaches at Regis College and has many years of experience:
• Head Coach, Ludlow High School (Ludlow, MA)
• Tennis Instructor, NetResults (Brookline, MA)
• Varsity Tennis Team, Springfield College (Springfield, MA)
• Varsity Tennis Team, Landmark School (Beverly, MA)
In high school, Jack competed on the varsity tennis team and holds the record for the most wins of all time. After high school, he competed on the varsity team at Springfield College and earned his B.S. in sport management.