Matt Potts, Director of Tennis


Northwood Tennis Director Matt Potts is certified as a Tennis Professional by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). He has over 20 years of teaching experience and has guided numerous players to district, sectional and national rankings. A true student of the game, Matt combines cutting edge teaching techniques with a commitment to developing fundamentally solid players. Most importantly, Matt ensures that while his players work hard, they enjoy the journey that tennis provides. 
Prior to becoming a teaching professional, Matt was a highly accomplished player. Matt achieved success at a national level reaching a high ranking of 28 in the nation in singles. Matt played number 1 singles and doubles for Lehigh University, where he was team captain, a two time Patriot League runner up and Patriot League All-Star. He also was a National Indoor quarterfinalist and National Clay Court doubles semi-finalist. Matt played number 1 singles and doubles for Liberty High School, was a District XI champion, and four time state qualifier. 


Bruce Levine, Staff Pro


Bruce has a long and distinguished career as a tennis professional. He is currently the head coach of the menís tennis team at Muhlenberg College. He is the President of the USPTA, Middle States district, serves on the Boards of both Middle States and the USTA and has previously been an advisor to Tennis Magazine. Levine is the treasurer of the USTA Middle States Board of Directors, while also holding a chair of the Junior Development Committee of the USTA. He is a member of the National Adult Competition Committee. 

The Springfield College graduate was the director of tennis at Oak Lane Country Club from 1990 to 2001, preceded by stops as the senior vice president of tennis operations at Spectrum Sports (1986-1989) and assistant women's tennis coach at Skidmore (1980-1999). In 1998, he helped Skidmore win the Division III national championship. Levine was the general manager and partner at Courtside Racquet Club from 2005 to 2014.

Levine was voted as the New Haven Register coach of the year in 2003 and 2004 while coaching the boys' team at Amity Regional High School and was a faculty member of the World Tennis Congress in 2014 and 2015.

 

Jermaine Smith, Staff Pro


Jermaine had an ATP professional world ranking in both singles and doubles. He was a finalist of the 2011 US Open Playoffs. He was the winner of five consecutive Jamaica national titles, and has been named Jamaican Tennis Player of the Year four times. Jermaine was also a member of the ITF Professional Menís Touring team. In 2000, he won the Cable and Wireless/ATP Professional Future Tournament.
 
Jermaine represented Jamaica in the Davis Cup for over ten years in the number one position. In 2006, he was also an assistant coach to the Jamaican Davis Cup team. He currently holds the record for the most Davis Cup ties ever played in the history of Jamaica.
As a junior player, he was a member of the Junior ITF A and B Touring team and won the ITF North/Central America and Caribbean Junior Championship. He held a top 40 ITF junior world ranking.

Jermaine grew up in Runaway, Jamaica, and was introduced to the game of tennis by his brother at age 11 on the courts of Club Caribbean Hotel. He grew to love tennis simply because of its individual nature and the responsibility the sport demands from players to challenge themselves to compete.

Currently, Jermaine resides in Bethlehem, PA with his family.

 


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