Jill Nye-McKeown: We’d like to welcome Jill back as club manager for 2016. During the winter month, Jill is a health education teacher at Edmunds Middle School and is very active in the community as well as an avid triathlete, biker, hiker and kayaker. Jill is also a mother of two BTC swimmers/tennis players. We look forward to another successful summer season with Jill at the helm.
Meet the Tennis Pros
Errol Nattrass: Errol was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa where he grew his love for the game of tennis. He has lived in VT for the last sixteen years working as The Director of Tennis at Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps and more recently, Director of Tennis & Resort Programs at The Bridges Resort in Warren, VT. Errol is a graduate of The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Finance and Marketing. When Errol has had time to compete in the New England Men’s Open circuit he has consistently ranked in the top 10 with his best year-end ranking of #3 in 2007. He has many titles in different states including the Connecticut Open, South Shore Open in MA, RFC Championships in ME, and Vermont Tournament of Champions, to name a few.
Errol has a PTR Professional Tennis Teaching Qualification for U10, 11-17, as well as Adult tennis. In 2012 Errol received the USTA New England PTR Pro of the Year award. He has worked with beginner level players right up to nationally ranked players from the US and all over the world. Errol currently serves on the USTA VT board to help promote and grow the game of tennis in our state.
Britt Lippard: Teaching since 2013, Britt is PTR Certified and has played competitive tennis almost her entire life. Britt moved to Vermont from North Carolina in 2015. In addition to being part of the BTC team, Britt has worked at The Edge in Essex, Topnotch Resort in Stowe, and Burlington High School as a coach for Girl’s Tennis. She enjoys helping players develop strokes, footwork, and a mind that bring benefits on and off the court. She look forward to sharing her skills and love of the sport with you!
Meet the Swim Coaches
Marisa Mulligan Cardin has been involved with competitive swimming since early childhood. She was Captain of the St. Michael’s College Women’s Swim Team, earning a 3rd place finish at NEISDA Championships in her senior year. Marisa is currently a high school math teacher at Rice Memorial High School. She has a wealth of experience as a teacher and coach, with swim lessons and as a swim club manager. We are very excited that she is joining our community as our Head Coach!
Tom Buzzell: Tom has been involved in competitive swimming for over 3 decades. He was a varsity swimmer at the University of Pittsburgh in the mid 80’s, then went on to coach high school swimmers in Frederick Maryland. Tom has past experience as the men’s and women’s assistant coach at Middlebury College – where he coached several NCAA Div. III All-Americans. He has also been a guest coach at the University of Vermont Nike Swim Camp and has several seasons of summer league coaching. This is Tom’s 4rd season with Burlington Tennis Club and he looks forward to another great year of fast swimming.