Pat DeNigris a native of Connecticut and has been playing tennis from an early age, competing and winning several local tournaments.
Pat went on to study and work in the entertainment field as and actor on Broadway and in Film and TV and was a personal bodyguard for many performers in the music industry as well as many movie stars including Robert DeNiro and Michael J. Fox.
Pat’s passion for the arts can only be matched by his passion for the game of tennis. Pat has been a member of USPTR since 2007 with Certifications in Teaching Advanced Stroke Production, Growing Kids, Growing Game, Match Play Drills for Singles and Doubles, Teaching Today’s Modern Game with a Ball Machine and Mental Game Mastery. Pat, in conjunction with the Wilton YMCA has completed the Redwood Institute Risk Management Training.
Pat has taught and was the Head Pro at the Longshore Club in Westport for seven years. Pat has coached the USTA Westport Junior Tennis Team and runs programs in several towns thoughout the state.
For Pat, teaching is a privilege, one that should not be taken lightly. He enjoys being entrusted to individuals of all ages who share and interest in a sport that he loves to play, and is pleased to impart his knowledge of the game to others. For children, it is developing the fundamentals and a passion for the game. For teens, drawing out the competitive spirtit and playing smarter tennis. And for adults, creating a game they can play and enjoy forever. For everyone, FUN!