1913 – 1915

James Bevan

May 1, 1913 James Bevan was hired to give lessons on either the Board or Clay courts, furnish tennis supplies and make repairs.


James J. Mullins

1920 – 1922 

H. McNeal



Harry Geidel 

Harry Geidel became Nassau’s Tennis and Squash Pro, he also served as the Skeet Range Pro.   He remained the Pro for 32 years.  He was a charter member of the USPTA and served as secretary.  On his retirement on January 11, 1962, the Board extended all privileges of the Club for life.  The Squash Pro Am played at Nassau Country Club was re-named the Harry W. Geidel Pro-Amateur Squash Racquets Tournament in 1952.

Harry Geidel

1962 – 1963


Edward Moylan

Edward “Eddie” Moylan became Nassau’s Racquets Pro.  Formerly a top tennis amateur, ranked fifth in the USTA rankings in 1955 and fourth in 1956, he was a very successful teaching professional.  He was a member of the U.S. Davis Cup Team, Davis Cup Coach and a gold medal winner at the 1955 Pan American Games. He went on to teach tennis and was the head tennis and squash coach at Cornell University.

 Edward Moylan,Irish American tennis player,1923-2015 | American tennis  players, Irish american, Trenton

Edward Moylan 


Nick Bollettieri

Nick Bollettieri was 32 years old and was well known for his work with children and developing top-ranking players.  He left after one season. He co-founded the Port Washington Tennis Academy; Vitas Gerulaitis and John McEnroe were two of the Academy’s students.

Although Bollettieri never played as a professional tennis player he grew to become the most sought-after coach in the world.  In 1980 he built a live-in tennis academy in Florida teaching an impressive list of tennis greats including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Monica Seles, Venus and Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova, and so on.

Nick Bollettieri, received dozens of regional and national awards, was published in People Magazine and Sports Illustrated, and received national exposure on CBS’s 60 Minutes, ABC’s Nightline, PCS, the BBC and the Discovery Channel.  He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014.  It was that same year that he published his second book, Bollettieri: Changing the Game. (His first book, My Aces, My Faults was published in 1966.)


Nick Bollettieri



Gene Garrettt was hired to replace Bollettieri  He was a collegiate tennis player for the UCLA Bruins and in 1950 won the NCAA doubles championship partnering Herbert Flam.  His collegiate tennis career also included a singles win over Vic Seixas.  He made the third round of the French Open and Wimbledon in 1951.  After turning pro he defeated Bobby Riggs and won the Eastern Professional Championships in 1955.  He Reached the quarter-finals at the 1956 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships, losing to Pancho Segura.  In 1956 he became coach at Syracuse University.



Frank Ianicelli was a well-known top tennis and squash instructor and served until 1969. 


William Sturgess



Ray Widelski became Nassau’s Racquet Pro From 1970 - 1977.  He achieved a squash ranking among the top five in the U.S. for five consecutive years and was known as one of the finest tennis players in the Eastern region.  

Ray Widelski taught squash at NCC and Piping Rock as well as Greenwich Country Club in Connecticut.  He also worked as an assistant pro at the Harvard Club. He took the U.S. Professional title in 1960.


Raymond Widelski

Ray Widelski


Stephen Peel  became Racquets Pro from 1977 to 1979.  He was a top ranked player in the East.


1979 – 1981

Harrison Knight became racquet pro from 1979 to 1981.  He was a  top tennis instructor and went on to direct the racquets program at the Creek Club.


1981 – Present

Tim Mangan served as assistant to Harrison Knight in 1979.  When Knight left to take the Pro position at the Creek Club, Tim Mangan was offered the position.  Tim Mangan continues as the current Director of Racquet Sports.  He is a USPTA and USTA ranked player in four different divisions and is a USPTA certified tennis instructor.  He was ranked as one of the top Platform Tennis players on Long Island. Mangan has been ranked nationally in the top 16 seven times.  He is one of the area’s top squash instructors and an SSRA certified teaching professional.

 Tim Mangan

Tim Mangan