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Jim Lipinski – Tennis Director– email:

Jim is a native of Poland. Over the past 20 years, he has turned his passion for tennis into a stellar coaching career. He is a highly educated instructor with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, a Master of Science in Sports Management and extensive work and study in the Theory of Human Kinetics from the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland. In 2004, he left Poland for Italy where he worked with the Italian Tennis Federation developing top 10 and under juniors before coming to the United States. He has been in the Stamford area since 2005 working at various clubs and developing a strong following with both adults and juniors. He has a wife, Clarissa and two beautiful kids, Gustavo, and Ella.

Jimmy Mcormick -Head Pro

Jimmy grew up in a very sports-oriented family with his mother, a former professional basketball player and father, ranked top 250 in doubles. He played both sports through high school before focusing solely on tennis. Jimmy played 4 years of collegiate tennis. While in junior college he received a national singles and doubles ranking. He then transferred to the University of the Southwest where he was ranked 24th nationally in doubles and made first team all-conference doubles two years in a row. He then coached in the San Antonio tennis academy, coaching some of the top ranked players in the state and country. Jimmy has been teaching around the Connecticut area for 2 years including time spent at Greenwich Field Club and the Tokeneke Club during summers.

Gorana (Gigi) Kadijevic

Gorana will be working her fourth summer as a Middlesex Tennis Pro. She graduated cum laude last spring at Oral Roberts University with a degree in Sports Management and minor in Spanish. She is originally from Croatia but came to the U.S. to play for the Division I Women’s Tennis Team. Gorana was the captain of her team in Tulsa and got an MVP award in 2019. In Croatia, Gorana was consistently ranked among top 20 players in the country. Internationally, she was at the top of the game in U16 in singles and doubles play, being ranked on both the ITF world rankings and the European rankings. In all, Gorana is a very hardworking and organized person filled with positivity. Lastly, Gorana speaks three languages: English, Spanish and Croatian.

Guido Luna

Guido is from Rosario, Argentina and is the youngest of three children. He was playing junior tournaments around the country. During his last high school year (2016), he played tennis in Stuttgart, Germany for two months. Because he was travelling a lot, he finished high school online. In 2017, he went to France for six months to represent “Tennis Pierrelatte” and play tournaments. In 2018 he came to USA on full tennis scholarship to Point University in Georgia. He graduated in May of this year. Being a student-athlete in the United States gave him many opportunities. In 2019, he worked in a tennis summer camp at Lake Owego Camp, Greeley, Pennsylvania. In 2020, he worked in Tennis Dynamics in Marietta Georgia as a tennis instructor. Last year, he worked as a tennis coach and hitting partner at Intensity club in Norwalk CT. He is excited and eager to start his new journey at Middlesex Tennis.

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