JOEL ROSS Tennis Camp
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Meet Joel Ross

Founder and Director


" I love helping each camper to improve his game. I am directly involved with each camper on a daily basis, especially on second serve, footwork & strategy." - Joel Ross

  • Big Ten Singles Champion, Univ. of Michigan, 1971
  • Big Ten Doubles Champion, Univ. of Michigan, 1972
  • Cover, TENNIS Magazine, 1971
  • Player-Coach, US Maccabiah Tennis Team, 1977 
    (Won Gold Medal in Men's doubles)
  • Circuit wins include John McEnroe & Tom Gullikson
  • Resides in New Rochelle, NY with wife Ellen & four children

 

 

 

Meet the Staff

Juliana Seabra

  • College: Barton Community College
  • Major: Sport Management
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Hobbies: Play tennis, swimming, take pictures
  • I'm very excited to start the tennis camp. I really hope the weather is good so it does not disrupt any of our activities.

Lucas Castelani

  • College: Barton County Community College
  • Major: International Relations
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Hobbies: I like to play video games & listen to music
  • Last year, I had a lot of experience playing in a lot of international tournaments. I'm ready to give my all at camp and I hope that the kids enjoy me and my work.

Marcel Miasato

  • College: Barton Community College in Kansas
  • Major: Liberal Studies
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Interests: Likes to watch movies & listen to music
  • We're going to have a great camp, it'll be so much fun helping the kids improve their tennis skills.It's going to be an exciting summer!

Julia Ramalho

  • College: Barton Community College in Kansas
  • Major: Liberal Studies
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Interests: Working out, Traveling, Watch series, Play Tennis, Cooking
  • I really want to work with you guys. We are going to work hard and have a lot fun in this summer. I love to play tennis and I am sure that I will teach you a lot of interesting things about tennis.

Kaio Massao

  • College: Barton Community College in Brazil
  • Major: Business
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Interests: Work out, play soccer & tennis
  • I am so excited to start the tennis camp and work with you all.

Lucas Ferruci

  • College: University of Texas at the Permian Basin
  • Major: Marketing
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Interests: I love to play soccer, swim, surf, longboard and watch movies
  • I’m excited to work in the camp with the kids and have a great summer experience with them.

Giovanni Fragalle

  • College: Barton Community College in Kansas
  • Major: Marketing
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Interests: I really like to listen to music, watch movies, play soccer and play video games.
  • I'm very exciting to start the camp. I like so much teach,help and have fun with kids. I played a lot of professional tournaments and also I was a tennis coach in Brazil for two years. I will use my experience and do my best for the kids and I hope they enjoy me.

Andrea Villalobos

  • College: University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Major: Business Management
  • Country of origin: Mexico
  • Interests: I like to read, watch movies, travel.
  • I am excited and looking forward to have an amazing summer with all of you!

Marcos Silva

  • College: University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • Interests: playing soccer and listening to music
  • I am really excited to meet you all and play tennis with you as well!

Daniel Colmenares

  • College: University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Major: Petroleum Engineering
  • Country of origin: Colombia
  • Interests: I like to play golf, soccer, and listen to music
  • I am really excited to meet you all and have a great summer playing tennis and having lots of fun!

Beatriz Sales

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • College: Missouri Valley College
  • Major: Psychology and Broadcast
  • Hobbies: I like to spend my free time in nature. I like to go camp, to hike, to know waterfalls, etc
  • I'm excited to start to work with you all. I'm sure we will have a good time together, and we are going to learn a lot with each other.

Quynh Duc Tran

  • Assistant Director
  • Director of Tennis
  • 10th year at Joel Ross
  • Vietnam Men's Singles Champion from 1995-2000
  • Coach of Vietnam National Junior Team

 

Gui Jasmin

  • Assistant Director
  • 10th year at Joel Ross
  • Clemson University Assistant Women's Tennis Coach
  • from Brazil

Tendai Tapfuma

  • Nationality: Zimbabwe
  • College: Seminole State College
  • Major: Human Relations
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, Dancing, playing soccer,basketball, swimming.
  • I am looking forward to working with you guys. I have played & trained with some of the top junior players in the world. I personally reached a high rank of 66 in the world 18 and under. I hope you are all excited like I am to have some fun during the summer camp tennis training. See you soon & remember to play like a champion everyday. One day you will be a champion.

Jeffrey Wherritt

  • Newman University
  • Major: Biology
  • I love playing tennis, soccer, and swimming.
  • I'm excited to meet and work with the kids.

Joaquin Ferrando

  • From Argentina
  • I'm in Indiana Tech
  • My major is Communications
  • My hobbies are listening to music and running
  • I'm sure we'll have a good time improving our games and having fun!

Anais Robert

  • What country are you from? New Caledonia
  • What college did you attend? University of Montevallo
  • What is your major? Business Marketing
  • What are your hobbies? Every sports in general, going to the beach and travelling
  • Few words: I am really excited to meet you all and have an awesome summer!

Kyle Lucas

  • University of West Florida
  • Sport management
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • I enjoy working out in the gym and working on my fitness, playing tennis, watching golf, spending time with my girlfriend.
  • The experience that you are going to have with myself and Juan and at the camp itself is going to be one you will never forget. You are going to learn a lot about the game and about the etiquette and life skills that will benefit you in life and effect your overall character too. Helping people makes me happier than anything in life, and I’m eager to share with you what I know. We are going to have fun!

Trung Le

  • Seminole State College (OK)
  • Major: Marketing
  • From Vietnam
  • Hobbies: Play sports, video games and hang out with friends
  • I can't wait to meet all the kids, and I'd love to see them having fun.

Ronzai Saurombe

  • I attend Seward County Community College
  • I am majoring in Intentional Business
  • I am from Zimbabwe
  • I enjoy playing soccer,athletics, socializing, listening to music, ping pong
  • l am looking forward to working with everybody and have a great summer Remember to always give your BEST to become the BEST !!!

Gaston Raposo

  • College: Indiana Tech
  • Major: Marketing
  • From: Argentina
  • Hobbies: Play golf, love soccer, listen music, and have fun with friends
  • I am really excited and ready for this summer. Is going to be a great time. I hope you enjoy it, and I will make everything for you to have the best summer of your lives.

Alexandro Moncayo-Samperio

  • College: Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Major: Psychology
  • From: Veracruz, Mexico
  • Hobbies: I enjoy playing ping-pong, soccer, working out in the gym, and pretty much all outdoor activities.
  • I cant wait to meet the kids to help them improve their game and have fun!

Alex Braun

  • College: University of Montana
  • Major: Geology
  • From: Missoula Montana
  • Hobbies: I like to play basketball, tennis, hike, mountain bike and explore
  • I'm excited for all the great experiences that are coming this summer and being able to share my passion for tennis with everyone

Raquel Manzoni

  • College: Indiana Tech University
  • Major: Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • From: Bolivia
  • Hobbies: Listening music, running, and hanging out with friends.
  • I'm very excited and I can't wait to meet you all. We will have so much fun, this summer will be unforgettable.

Dimitar Komov

  • College: University of Texas at the Permian Basin
  • Major: Marketing
  • From: Originally from Bulgaria, Moved to Houston, Texas in 2006
  • Hobbies: biking, kayaking, frisbee, soccer, outdoor activities

Jenny Wilkinson

  • College: Victoria University of Wellington
  • Major: International Business
  • From: New Zealand
  • Hobbies: Hiking and Camping, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Playing Tennis and Netball.
  • I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and spending the summer coaching.

Anastasiya Kolodiy

  • Nationality: Ukrainian 
  • College: Holy Family University 
  • Major: Finance 
  • Hobbies: Reading, going to the movies and traveling
  • Can't wait to meet all the kids, work with them and have a great summer!

Ramsey Mason

  • Nationality: American
  • College:Seward County Community College
  • Major: Liberal arts
  • Hobbies: I enjoy all types of sports
  • Challenge yourself everyday

Sofia Ochoa

  • Nationality: Mexican
  • College: University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Major: Business Management
  • Hobbies: I like to watch movies, to play tennis, exercise, and enjoy working with kids.
  • I am looking forward to work with y'all and have an amazing and unforgettable time this summer.

Caio Silva Aguiar

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • College: University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Major: Business Management
  • Hobbies: Playing sports, solving Rubik's cubes and watching movies.
  • I am looking forward to meet new people and have a great time with the kids.

Luke Schlicher

  • Nationality: United States, Ohio
  • College: Tiffin University
  • Major: Managerial Studies
  • Hobbies: Tennis, golf, and adventuring
  • I am excited to meet all the campers and have a fun filled summer.

John Tidenberg

  • Nationality: Canton, Ohio
  • College: Tiffin University
  • Major: Finance
  • Hobbies: Playing golf, going bowling, watching movies, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.
  • I am looking forward to meeting all of the campers and staff. It will be fun meeting new people. I am eager to help the kids improve their game.

Evelyn Moreno

  • Nationality: Bogota, Colombia
  • College: The University of West Alabama
  • Major: Psychology, Minor in Physical Education
  • Hobbies: I like to play soccer and volleyball. I like to go out with friends, do some shopping or go to the cinema.
  • I can't wait to meet you guys, I am so excited to live this amazing experience with you all and have so much fun this summer :)

Daniela Caseli Sanz

  • Nationality: Brazil
  • College: Barton County Community College
  • Major: Physical Therapy
  • Hobbies: I love doing exercises like working out, playing tennis, surfing
  • I am really excited to join the tennis camp. I hope the weather is good to practice tennis every day.

Idah Longwe

  • Nationality: Zambia
  • College: Barton Community College
  • Major: Pre-med
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, playing tennis, soccer and watching athletics.
  • I am excited about the camp and am looking foward to working with the kids.

Catherine Mcelvanna

  • Nationality: Irish
  • College: University of Ulster
  • Major: Health Physiology
  • Hobbies: Swimming, running & anything athletic or exciting. I love traveling!
  • I can’t wait to spend the summer with you all!

Christopher Wood

  • Nationality: English
  • College: University of West Alabama
  • Major: Physical Education Coaching and Teaching
  • Hobbies: I enjoy taking part and participating in every sport particularly tennis, soccer and attending the gym. When not included in sport I enjoy spending time with family and hanging out with friends.
  • I am really looking forward to this special experience and sharing my love for tennis and coaching so you are able to reach the best of your own personal ability.

Taylor Johnson

  • Nationality: Canadian
  • College: Midland University
  • Major: Occupational Therapy
  • Hobbies: biking, running, cooking, and traveling
  • I am really excited to meet and work with you all and have lots of fun!

Rodrigo Cué Sierra

  • Nationality: Mexican
  • College: Cristóbal Colón University
  • Major: Medicine
  • Hobbies: I like playing soccer and baseball. I also like to read a good book.
  • Looking forward to train hard with you all and have a great time this summer. See you soon!