Meet the Berkshire West Athletic Club Tennis Staff 
                                                            Tennis Pros

The Tennis Dept @ BWAC can be reached directly at 413.499.4600 extension #203

JP Barbeau

Tonio Palmer

Anne Schwartz

Wilson Tan

Berkshire West is thrilled to announce the addition of JP Barbeau to our tennis department.  Most recently, JP comes to us from a private tennis practice in the Berkshires.  His experience in all aspects of tennis, including both junior and adult development, make him qualified to help everyone's game.
With a resume which includes being a former ranked tour player, an NCAA head coach, and Tennis director or head professional positions for James Evert, Larry Gottfried, Dennis VanderMeer, and Bob Ingersol, has a tennis knowledge not previously seen here at Berkshire West.  He has served as coach to WTA and ATP players such as Jennifer Capriati and Justin Gimblestob, been hired as hitting partners for Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl and been invited to teach for the legendary Ion Tiriac.  He has spoken and been hired for instruction by the NCAA tennis coaches association, the USTA's development committee and several others.  He has been a member of the Head advisory staff for as long as he cares to remember and will be bringing that product expertise with him.  His passion for tennis is event both on and off the court and JP is available for adult and junior lessons as well as clinics and team coaching.  

Tonio joined the Berkshire West tennis program in fall 2016.  He is responsible for Junior Development programming and gives private lessons and runs clinics.

Tonio started his tennis career as the Tennis Pro at the Stockbridge Golf Club right after college.  He then pursued a career in international business, including banking, the medical industry in Europe, education administration and as an entrepreneur.  Since 2013 Tonio has coached the Lenox High School Varsity boy’s tennis team.  He is also the President of the Lee Community Tennis Association, a board member of Gould Farm in Monterey and chairman of the Finance Committee for Tyringham, where he lives with his wife Barbara.

Lessons provided in English, German or Portuguese

Anne comes to us from Hatfield, Ma and is a member of the Board of Directors for USTA Western Massachusetts. Her passion, energy, enthusiasm and knowledge for sports, especially tennis, makes her a great fit for Berkshire West Athletic Club.  

Not only the Assistant Coach at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and  Assistant Professional at the Quechee Club in Vermont who served for four years as Treasurer of National Senior Women’s Tennis Association and was Tournament Staff for 2014- 2016 WMA JTT Championships.  

She is currently a USPTA Elite Professional and Tester in Training  and  has also been the Assistant Director of USPTA Tennis Across America in Newport. Anne is nationally ranked as a player, with top 3 finishes in national championships in singles, doubles and mixed.
She continues to be a National Seeding Assistant from 2011 - present, Member of Tournament Committee for USTA National Women 30 - 80 Grasscourt Championships from 2011 - present, and staff for Judy Dixon’s Women’s Tennis Camp and Judy Dixon’s Junior Tennis Camp.
Anne is also a writer and photographer for the National Senior Women’s Tennis Association quarterly magazine. Current USPTA New England President.

      Wilson is a former #1 singles/double player and champion NCAA D3.
        A Certified PTR professional instructor and Youth Program director for the Lee CTA.
          With 10 years teaching experience he is actively involved in local tennis community.
            Wilson stresses core/foundational instruction for all ages and abilities.