Ridgefield Tennis Club Staff

Kristian Larson - Director of Tennis

Kristian is originally from Sydney, Australia. He is a certified Tennis Professional with both the PTR and USPTA. While living in Sydney, he studied at The Australian College of Physical Education.

 

Kristian has over 10 years of coaching experience in both Australia and in the United States. He taught at the Sydney International Tennis Center and also worked with top international juniors at the Leyton Hewitt International Tennis Camp.

 

In the U.S., Kristian was Head Tennis Coach at Windridge Tennis Camp - rated in the Top Ten Tennis Camps in the country. He has also coached at the Trumbull Racquet Club, Beaver Brook Tennis Club, was Head Tennis Professional at Ridgewood Country Club and recently coached at the Yonkers Tennis Center.

 

In addition to his duties at RTC, Kristian is currently the Head Coach for the Ridgefield High School Girls Tennis team.


Brad Harrington- Tennis Professional

Brad comes to us from Danbury Sport & Wellness (formerly Beaver Brook Tennis Club), where he has taught for over 14 years, and has trained Tour players, nationally ranked juniors and beginners alike. As head coach for Joel Barlow High School, he took them to Divisional and State Championships.


Brad grew up locally in Redding, Connecticut. He is certified by The United States Professional Tennis Registry, The Connecticut Coaches Association and The United States Racquet Stringers Association.

 

Brad was a former varsity player for Radford University NCAA Division III Tennis, where he graduated with a BA in music.


Glen McMurdo- Tennis Professional

Glen, originally from South Africa is a fully certified PTR teaching professional. He has taught for four winter seasons at Kings Highway Tennis Club in Darien,CT and eight winter seasons at the Shippan Racquet Club in Stamford, CT. 

 

His summer teaching experience, as an assistant professional, includes working at the Belle Haven Club, Stamford Yacht Club, Fairfield Hunt Club and Manursing Island Club in Rye, NY. Glen is currently the Tennis Director at the Shore & Country Club in Norwalk, CT where he has been for the past eight summer seasons.

 

Glen is a USRSA Master Racquet Technician and a member of the Wilson Advisory Staff.

Rory Capener- Tennis Professional

Rory's homeland is Zimbabwe where he represented the country at the International level. He began coaching at the age of 14 with his coach, the Davis Cup and Olympic Coach. At Morehead State University he played #1 and #2 singles and doubles all four years.

After college he left for London to coach at the Habour Club before going out to coach on the ATP and WTA tours.

Rory came back to the US in 2002 and has taught at Shippan Racquet Club, Armonk Indoor with the Altheus Academy and has been the Head Pro at the Wilton Riding Club the past four summers.