BHAC Tennis Team Coaching Staff
Gary Nicholls is entering his 15th year as head coach at BHAC and has been instrumental in the program‘s growth and expansion. He has previously been the head coach of the JV Girls tennis team at Groves High School and head coach of both the Boys and Girls teams at Berkshire Middle School. He coached the Varsity Boys and Girls teams at Farmington High School for six years before retiring in 2013 to be a soccer dad. Retirement lasted until he helped Groves by coaching the Varsity Girls team for the 2014 season, and then assisted with the Groves JV Boys team during the fall of 2015. He is a certified instructor through the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and has been a USTA member since 1989. Gary is also the league director for the entire NOCSSL.
Tom "TK" Kuskowski is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) as a teaching professional. This year will mark TK's 12th year coaching the Juniors Program and clinics at BHAC. Over the past five years, TK has also been coaching the BHAC Women's Travel Team, and conducts several adult women's clinics and Adult Mixers at BHAC. During the spring and fall tennis seasons, he coaches the Varsity Girls and Boys teams at Farmington High School. TK has almost 40 years of experience as a recreational player.
Jamie Nicholls played tennis for 8 years at BHAC before becoming a BHAC coach in 2018. Her career at BHAC included several doubles championships. She also worked as an assistant coach at Berkshire for the girl's team. She played 4 years of varsity soccer at Groves, but when she enrolled at Adrian College, she decided to walk on to the tennis team and is now playing singles for them. She returns to BHAC this summer and is looking forward to a great season.
Kathryn Nicholls played tennis for 6 years at BHAC and is excited to start her first year as a coach. Her tennis career at BHAC included a B team doubles championship. She played soccer for Groves before a knee injury ended her career. Katie got her undergrad and her graduate degrees from Western Michigan University; and is currently working as a counselor at Waterford Kettering High School.
Jocelyn Smith I have been a member of the BHC for 4 years practicing under my coach Robert Hall Jr. I worked as an assistant coach the summer of 2020 with Mr. Hall in his program called Doubles Made Easy or DME. I attended Mercy High school where I was captain of JV freshman year and then moved up to varsity for the next 3 years. I now attend Adrian College where I play 3 doubles. I am looking forward to doing what I love while teaching others.