Meet our Director of Tennis

Joel Ross

We are thrilled to welcome Joel Ross as our Director of Tennis. Joel’s life has been rooted in a love and passion for tennis, and he is a tremendously talented player in his own right. Joel was a nationally-ranked Junior player and then went on to play college tennis at the highest level as a star player for the University of Michigan. Joel was the Big Ten singles champion in 1971 and the Big Ten doubles champion in 1972. Joel played professional tennis and had wins against John McEnroe and Tom Gullickson. 

This success and dedication led Joel to pursue careers and continued involvement in tennis at the highest levels. Joel was the founder and Director of the Joel Ross Tennis Camp for 30 years.  In that time Joel trained and worked with many highly ranked junior tennis players.  

Joel and his wife Ellen are very excited to spend summers in Maine and continues to have a great passion for teaching children. Working with Joel allows children of all ages and skill levels to find a comfort with their game. Joel has a great feel for providing campers with just the right amount of motivation and instructional prowess to advance their game to the next level.


” 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