ryan gargullo

head tennis professional

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A former head and assistant tennis coach and newly appointed Director of Tennis at Chestnut Hill College, Chirico Cohen Academy and Green Valley Country Club welcomes Ryan Gargullo as the new Head Tennis Professional. Gargullo established himself as a familiar in the local tennis scene with prior experience at the University of Pennsylvania, Fossler’s Cheltenham Racquet Club, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center, LaSalle University, and the Tennis Addiction Sports Club. Most recently, he excelled as the Director of College Placement and an Academy coach at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida, and served as Chestnut Hill College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach during the 2016-2017 season in which the men's program captured the College's first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship.    As a junior tennis player, Gargullo earned top rankings both locally and nationally, simultaneously competing at Chestnut Hill Academy before playing collegiately at LaSalle University. With the Explorers, he served as a three-year captain, consistently performing at number one singles, number one doubles, and number two doubles. He was chosen as the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times and was a three-time recipient of the University’s Scholar Athlete Academic Achievement Award.   While competing at Chestnut Hill Academy and LaSalle University, Gargullo immediately began giving back to the local tennis community as a professional coach at the University of Pennsylvania’s Levy Tennis Pavilion (1995 –2005). Later, following his 2002 graduation from LaSalle University with a bachelor’s degree in special and elementary education, he served as an assistant coach for the Quakers men’s tennis team (2004-2005). Gargullo then returned to private coaching at Fossler’s Cheltenham Racquet Club and subsequently reentered collegiate tennis as an assistant coach at his alma mater (2007) and Chestnut Hill College (2010-2012).   Following his time at Chestnut Hill College, Gargullo once again rejoined private sector as a Junior Program Coordinator at the Tennis Addiction Sports Club (2011-2013) in Exton, Pennsylvania, and later as Evert Tennis Academy’s Director of College Placement (2014-2016). There, he identified and recruited student-athletes from the US and internationally to the Academy then placed the Evert Academy’s senior classmen in Universities and Colleges across the United States all in compliance with the NCAA Bylaws.   Gargullo is certified by the various Tennis Establishments such as the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA), and The Human Performance Institute, and currently resides in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

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