OGTA Pro Staff

Susi Orbanowski

Susi is the manager of the club and runs the show! She has been in the tennis industry for quite some time and calls OGTA her second home. Susi used to run the tennis program for the town, runs the summer camps at OGTA, and is a certified Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) coach.

Darren Lavallee

Darren has taught tennis for over 17 years in the Greenwich area, including building the tennis program at the Riverside Yacht Club. He has worked at a few other clubs in the area, and now spends his time working at OGTA and developing the program. Darren is certified as a USPTA Elite Pro (highest designation), as a CP1 by Tennis Canada, and by the PTR in the U10 and 11-17 age categories.  Darren also has bachelor degrees in Marketing and Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management. When not on the tennis court, Darren enjoys cycling, running, and being in the outdoors.

John Bott

John is currently a tennis pro at the Burning Tree Country Club.  Before joining BTCC, John was at the Riverside Yacht Club for five seasons. He absolutely loves teaching tennis and it shows from the moment you meet him. He is always happy, and brings joy to whomever he is coaching. Aside from being a great guy, John is a fantasic tennis player who can hit serves at 130mph. John enjoys running, playing cards, and going to tennis tournaments, baseball games, and concerts.


                      Rodrigo Mariz de Oliveira 

Rodrigo has taught tennis for the past 2 summers at the Field Club of Greenwich.   He has  passion for teaching children and is lots of fun.  Before teaching at the Field Club, Rodrigo worked at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club.  

In his spare time, Rodrigo likes to stay active playing soccer.  We are delighted to have Rodrigo working at OGTA this season!