Director of High Performance
Phil Kadesch grew up locally in Winchester, Massachusetts, picking up tennis at the age of 11. As he became older, he held the #1 junior ranking in doubles in the 16’s and 18’s. He also made it to the state finals and lost to Ferdi Taygen who would go on to become the #8 world ranked doubles player in the world.
Phil likewise played on the circuit and managed to rise to 546 in singles and a career high of 429 in doubles before succumbing to a shoulder injury.
After returning to New England and beginning his teaching career, Phil continued to play and become one of the most accomplished lifetime players that New England has ever seen. He has held the #1 position in New England in the Men’s Open Singles/Doubles, Men’s 35’s, 45’s, 50’s, 55’s Singles/Doubles and he was #2 in the country in the 40’s. He has also been #1 in Mixed Doubles playing with his wife, Leah. In 2005, Phil was inducted into the New England Hall of Fame for his playing accomplishments. In total, he has an amazing record of having been #1 over 20 times throughout his life.
For decades, Phil has shared his vast knowledge of the game with both juniors and adults. He has coached many juniors into sectional and national positions. He has also led a wide array of adult teams into finishing their seasons at the top of their division.
As Marcus Lewis’s first coach and mentor, Marcus attributes much of his tennis knowledge to Phil’s influence. Having Phil as the club’s Director of High Performance was the perfect addition to the ever-expanding Marcus Lewis Tennis Center.