Professional Staff

Larry Wolf
Director of Tennis
Larry is in his 14th year at the Longwood Cricket Club. Prior to coming to the club in 2003, he was the Director of Tennis at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC and the New Canaan Racquet Club in New Canaan, CT. Larry has worked with players of all ages and abilities and has served as the tournament director for over twenty-five national tournaments and numerous charity tournaments. He was twice recognized for his contributions to tennis by his receipt of the Special Achievement of the Year Award from the North Carolina Association of Tennis Professionals. Larry attended Auburn University and hates to date himself but has three children, allmarried, and three grandchildren, who look forward to playing in the Longwood junior program in a couple of years!
Linda Wolf
Linda Wolf is in her 14th year as the manager of the pro shop at Longwood. In her capacity, Linda handles the retail operations of the shop and is responsible for the selection of merchandise that members can take advantage of. She also handles the administration of the pro shop including program questions, lesson sign-ups and pro shop staff, Linda is the go-to person for club members. Of the schedules she keeps for the pros on a daily basis she says “they are a great group of people, they just need a bit of mothering to keep them straight and organized, and I’ve had plenty of practice over the years!”
Tim Smith
Director of Junior Tennis
Prior to becoming a full-time teaching professional, Tim competed internationally on the USTA and ITF professional tours. He was the Director of Junior Tennis at the Weston Golf Club and has been the Director of Junior Tennis at Longwood since 1999. He received his BA from Connecticut College and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. He holds certifications with the leading tennis teaching associations and was awarded the USTA William Freedman Award for his outstanding contributions to Junior Tennis in New England. In addition to his work at Longwood, Tim is Co-Director at the New England Academy of Tennis where he has guided the development of hundreds of junior and adult players ranging in ability from beginner to professional.
Magnus Nicklasson
Bjorn and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, Magnus is in his 10th year at Longwood. Magnus is an ardent fan of the game and collects tennis memorabilia. He has worked with tennis players of all abilities and ages and is a USPTA P-1 professional. He also has multiple certifications in high level coaching and attends coaching seminars on a regular basis. Magnus is one of the head professionals on staff at Natick Racquet in Natick, MA. Magnus works with many of the special events at Longwood throughout the season. Magnus is married to Anne and they have a nine-year old daughter, Sarah. There is no doubt about it his favorite player of all time is, of course, Bjorn Borg!
Paul Noonan
Tennis Host
Paul is working on his 31st season at Longwood. Paul monitors the courts, arranges games for those in need and in general acts as the eyes, ears, and even nose of the Tennis Committee! A Chestnut Hill resident, during Longwood’s off season, Paul is the manager of the Longwood Covered Courts.
Phil Belanger
Tennis Host
Phil Belanger has an extensive hospitality background with Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Worldwide and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Phil was also at Arnold Palmer Golf at Bay Hill in Orlando, FL. Recently, a consultant with Wheelright Consultants and Matchpoint Tennis. Phil has Management and Accounting degrees from Bentley. Phil is involved in fund raising for the American Cancer Society and Sportsmens Tennis Enrichment Center.