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Meet the Team

Our teaching pro's specialize in many areas of the game and all bring something different by way of their individual teaching styles.  To book a lesson or clinic with any of our teaching professionals please email them directly or contact for assistance.

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Kris Elien

Teaching Professional

Kris is a US-Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) certified Master of Tennis in Performance Development, endorsed by the National Standards for Sports Coaches at the highest level (Level 5)  in 10 and under (U-10), Performance (tournament players) and Adult Development.  You can find Kris as a featured instructor in all three of Great Bay programs—U-10, junior and adult clinics.


Before teaching, Kris played Division 1 tennis at Jackson State University and competed on the Pro Circuit/ATP Tour as a ranked singles players for nine year.  Kris represented his native U.S. Virgin Island on the Davis Cup team where he was selected as team captain and played for four years.

Today, Kris coaches a number of teams at Great Bay and is available for private lessons.  To book with Kris please email him directly at:  

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Norman Martinen

Teaching Professional

“Coach Norm” (as his high school girls refer him as), started his tennis career at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH debuting on the school’s first inaugural boy’s tennis team. His tennis playing continued on a limited basis while serving two tours of duty in the Army.

After becoming certified with USPTA (United States Professional Association in 2005, Coach Norm started his professional teaching career here at GBAC. In 2007 Norm accepted the position as Girls Head Tennis Coach for York High School where he just completed his 12th season. In 2010 he accepted the position as Tennis Director/Instructor for the York Parks and Recreation Department. Also, in 2010 Norm relocated from teaching at GBAC over to The Wentworth Country Club in Rye, NH.

Coach Norm’s philosophy in his teaching is quite simple, “Always have fun on the courts!" Ask anyone who’s participated in any of Coach Norm’s clinics or lesson and they would confirm just that. “If you happen to hear laughter illuminating from the courts, it’s probably coming from one of my clinics”.

You can check out Norms “Tennis Menu” regarding his upcoming clinics. Private lessons are also available.  To book with Norm please email him directly at:

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