Chris Herman, Assistant Coach
Chris Herman is from West Chester, PA and played under Coach Tom on USTA and inter-club teams throughout middle and high school. He played his high school tennis at West Chester Henderson, reaching third singles on a team which made the district playoffs every year between 2008 and 2011 and won the Ches-Mont League in 2009.
After graduating in 2011 Chris began attending Villanova University and joined the Club Tennis team his sophomore year. The Villanova Club Tennis team won the USTA Tennis on Campus Middle States tournament in 2013 and competed in the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championships in Surprise, Arizona in both 2013 and 2014.
Chris has helped coach USTA teams with Tom throughout his college career. He is double majoring in criminology and mathematics at Villanova and plans to attend law school upon graduation.
DK, Assistant Coach
DK (Karthekeyan Dharmaraj) is from Eagleview, PA. DK started paying tennis in 2005 under Coach Tom after long break from his high school playing days in India. Since then has been playing in various USTA leagues and tournaments every year.
He has been helping coach Tom with USTA teams from last year. He is passionate about tennis and this is his way of giving back to tennis.
Beth Rickard, Assistant Coach
Beth Rickard teaches Business and Computer classes at Avon Grove High School. She also is the Head Coach for the girls’ tennis team and the Assistant Coach for the boys’ volleyball team. Beth has also worked at Aronimink Golf Club assisting with junior tennis instruction.
In her spare time, Beth captains a women’s USTA team. She also continues to play competitively in both women’s and mixed leagues, as well as tournaments, throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
Adam Capriola, Webmaster
Adam Capriola is from Malvern, Pennsylvania, and under the tutelage of Coach Tom reached first doubles his senior year at Great Valley High School and was named all-conference for that 2006 season. He took lessons with Tom throughout middle and high school.
Currently, Adam does web development and is helping to organize this website.