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Mary Palumbo

Assistant Professional

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Phone: (781) 891-4610

Mary Gambale is entering her tenth year as an assistant tennis professional here at Pine Brook Country Club.

A native of Billerica, Mary comes to us as one of the most decorated tennis players in the history of New England junior tennis. In 2004, at age 14 and in eighth grade, she climbed the junior rankings to become the #1 ranked junior player in the United States Girls 18 & under.

At age 16, Mary won the 18 & under Girls United States National Championships in San Jose, CA. She also won a total of 7 Nationals titles (including winning the Easter Bowl Junior Championships in Palm Springs, CA, Copper Bowl Nationals in Tucson, AZ and semifinalist at the Orange Bowl International Championships 18 & under).

She reached the top 30 in the ITF Junior World Rankings also winning 2 ITF singles titles. In that same year, she played in the main draw of the WTA US Open, WTA Pilot Penn in CT, WTA Nasdaq-100 in Miami, FL, Junior Australian Open, Junior US Open and Junior French Open.

Also In 2005, she played in the WTA French Open and was a team participant of the United States Women's Federation Cup team alongside teammate Venus Williams. Mary attained a career-high world WTA ranking of #226 with wins over four of the top 50 ranked players on the WTA Tour. And won a professional title in New Orleans, LA.

Notable victories include Melanie Oudin, formerly ranked #31 in the world, Victoria Azarenka formerly ranked #6 in the world and Nicole Vaidišová formerly ranked #7 in the world.

Mary brings her great knowledge and experience of the game to Pine Brook. She is also a certified USPTA Teaching Professional and has earned USTA's "Ten & under" Teaching Certification. Her dedication to understanding and teaching tennis and fitness also led her to become a certified personal trainer in 2009.

She is excited for the opportunity to help the members, both adults, and children, of Pine Brook improve their tennis games and reach their highest potential.