Darren Lavallee

Director of Tennis

Darren is certified as a USPTA Elite Pro (highest designation), as a CP1 by Tennis Canada, and by the PTR in the U10 and 11-17 age categories.  Darren also has bachelor degrees in Marketing and Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management.  When not on the tennis court, Darren enjoys cycling, running, and being in the outdoors.

Susi Orbanowski


Susi is the owner of OGTA.  She has been in the tennis industry for quite some time and calls OGTA her second home.  Susi used to run the tennis program for the town, runs the summer camps at OGTA, and is a certified Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) coach.

Kelly Niznansky

Staff Professional

Kelly is from Fairfield, CT and played both Division II Soccer and Tennis at Lynn University.  While at Lynn University, she studied Education & Human Resources.   


Kelly is a certified USPTA/USPTR tennis professional who previously worked at Chelsea Piers in Stamford and was the Head Coach for High School and College Teams. She offers instruction for players of all ages and abilities. 

Ben Alexander

Staff Professional

Ben Alexander, a former high school state champion, was consistently ranked in the top ten in New England as well as the top 200 nationally.

After his junior career, Ben went on to star for Tufts University where he was named the team’s captain and most valuable player. After college, Ben spent some time in the financial and medical industries before returning to tennis.  He earned certification by the Professional Tennis Registry and in addition to his teaching at Old Greenwich Tennis Academy, Ben is the varsity coach for the Wilton High School girls team.     

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