Boston Lobsters Name Robert Greene as New Head Coach
The Boston Lobsters announced yesterday that Robert Greene will be the team's new head coach for the 2014 Mylan World TeamTennis season. Greene has coached several highly ranked players over a 37-year career and has held a career high No. 3 national ranking in USPTA Men's Doubles.
As the former Chairman of USTA Olympic Tennis Committee, he took Team USA to Beijing in 2008 and the Pan Am games in Brazil in 2007.
"The Boston Lobsters value the leadership, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm that Bob brings to the team," said Lobsters CEO Bahar Uttam. "We are honored to have him on the team and look forward to a successful season."
A true New Englander, Greene was born in Rhode Island, grew up on Boston's North Shore and currently resides in Shrewsbury, Mass., and Rangeley, Maine. He played tennis and studied psychology and music at the University of Rochester in the early 1970s. Greene began his coaching career in 1976 as an assistant pro at The Tennis Club of Manchester, which is now Manchester Athletic Club and home of the Lobsters.
Greene is a past President of USTA New England and is a 35-year USTA volunteer having served on 20 sectional and national committees. He was instrumental in producing three Fed Cup events in New England and, was honored as the USPTA National Pro of the Year in 2009. In 2003, Greene received the prestigious International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award.
"It is a huge honor to have been selected as the Boston Lobsters coach. I have been a big fan of World TeamTennis since its inception back in the seventies and attended all of their matches," commented Greene. "I have long standing relationships with the owners and staff members of the Boston Lobsters. It is also going to be great to be back at The Manchester Athletic Club where I began my career as a tennis professional in 1976". Next up for the Lobsters will be the Mylan WTT Marquee Player Draft on February 11. Last season, the Lobsters finished the regular season at 5-9 before falling to the Washington Kastles in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Greene is currently the General Manager and Head Professional at the Historic 1907 Worcester Tennis Club in Massachusetts. As a member of the Head/Penn Advisory Staff, he travels and shares his expertise with tennis teaching professionals across the country.
Thank you to our 2013 Boston Lobsters
Here's a little update on what is happening in their lives.
Coach Bud Schultz is busy planning an ambitious adventure on his bucket list: walking the Appalachian Trail! This has become a fundraiser and educational platform for Tenacity, which he cofounded in 1999. To date over $200,000 has been raised in support of this trek for Tenacity's Pathway Program, "A pathway that inspires" youth outreach.
2103 Boston Lobsters
Eric Butorac, Jill Craybas, Amir Weintraub, and Katalin Marosi.
Jill Craybas retired after the 2013 US Open. Craybas has had one of the longest serving careers on the WTA tour, having turned pro in 1996.
After the Boston Lobsters season and US Open, Katalin Marosi, returned to Szekesfehervar, Hungary for her wedding this past Fall.
Amir Weintraub announced his engagement and planning to get married this coming February.
Eric Butorac and his wife Maggie had a "Booty" baby boy named Jack this past December. Being a new dad hasn't slowed Eric down, who is back on tour. He and his doubles partner Raven Klaasen just reached the semi finals at the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand.
2014 Season Tickets on Sale Now!
The Boston Lobsters are extending the 2013 Holiday Special pricing
for the 2014 season until Presidents Day on February 17th.
VIP Hospitality Access
Includes player meet-and-greets, up-close photo opportunities and higher end concessions.
Season Box Seats - $350 each *special holiday discount!
Box Seats include pre match access to the VIP hospitality pavilion for meet-and greet opportunities with players, identification on seats and VIP parking privileges.
Season Reserve Seats - $175 each * special holiday discount
(children under 12 - $100)
2014 Season tickets purchased before February 17, 2014 will receive the discounted rate, invitation to the pre-season launch party and a Boston Lobster gift bag.
Private Parties are available for groups of 50 or more.
Please call for pricing and group discounts for outings of 10+.
For more information:
Please contact Darlene at 508-435-2023 / darlene@BostonLobsters.net.
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