HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac University men's tennis head coach Mike Quitko has announced that Christopher Pappas will join the men's tennis program for the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach. Pappas is a USPTA Certified Professional and has over 20 years coaching and tennis teaching experience.
"This is a great hire for our program, as Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and skills that are best-suited for training and motivating student-athletes," said Quitko. "I have no doubt that he will have a very positive impact on our team, both immediately, and for years to come."
Pappas comes to Quinnipiac after spending the last three years as Director of Elite Junior Tennis at the North Haven Health & Racquet Club. He presently serves as the USTA CT Junior Team Coach and oversees all aspects of Tournament Training Programs, including hiring and scheduling responsibilities. He also provides private individual and group lessons to all ages. Pappas was the Tennis Professional from 1990-2004, before taking on his current role in 2010.
In addition to his everyday tasks at the North Haven Health and Racquet Club, Pappas also serves as the Director of Tennis and the Head Tennis Professional at High Lane Club in North Haven, Conn. Pappas supervises all facets of tennis operations, including the pro staff, and is responsible for organizing junior camps and clinics as well.
In his other spare time, Pappas returned to coaching locally at Cheshire High School and now serves as the head Boys' Varsity Tennis Coach. Pappas coached the Girls' Varsity Tennis program from 1998-2003 and recently resumed duties on the boys' side in 2012. Now with one year under his belt, Pappas organizes practices equipped with customized training programs for match preparation. With Pappas' instruction and guidance, many of his student athletes go on to pursue a career at the collegiate level.
An Alumni of Quinnipiac University Law School, Pappas opened his own practice in 2006 and has an office located in Hamden, Conn. He has a general legal practice with a professional emphasis on residential and commercial real estate. Pappas also earned Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communication from Southern Connecticut State University in 1996.
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