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Racquet Sports

At Westwood Club racquet sports are what we do. From tennis to squash to racquetball, Westwood Club has long been regarded as THE racquet sports facility in the Richmond area, a reputation that continues today.

  • Meet the Pros
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      Romain Ambert

      Head Tennis Professional

      (804) 381-6263
      romaina@westwoodclub.net
      Growing up in Toulouse, Romain achieved the level of top 5 Junior in France. He moved to the U.S. as a college freshman, joining the Mississippi State University tennis team and studying business. During his college tennis career, he earned many accolades including: two-time All-American, four-time All-SEC Selection, and was ranked as high as 3rd in singles and 12th in doubles nationally. He was also recognized as the ITA National Player to Watch, Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award winner, Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award winner and ITA Scholar-Athlete. After graduation he moved to Richmond where he attended Virginia Commonwealth University earning his Masters in Sports Management while also serving as the University’s Assistant Tennis Coach. There helped lead the team to a ranking as high as 9th in the country. He has continued to play tennis as an adult winning many state tournaments including four Virginia Indoor Tennis Championships. Romain joined the Westwood team in 2010 and enjoys watching the juniors under his tutelage grow technically, as well as personally.

       

      Miguel Castro

      Head Tennis Professional

      (804) 381-5631
      mcastro@westwoodclub.net
      With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Miguel Castro brings a lot of variables onto the court. As a junior, Miguel was named Virginia High School All-State Singles and rose to a ranking of 4th in the State. Miguel then went on the play as a walk-on for the Virginia Tech Men’s Varsity Team. During this time Miguel worked as a summer teaching pro at Hidden Valley Country Club in Roanoke, Virginia before hanging up his racquets to teach high school geometry. Realizing that triangles were just as prevalent on the tennis court as in the classroom, Miguel ventured back to tennis as the resident tennis pro at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, for more than 6 years before coming to the Westwood Club in 2007.
      As a Westwood pro, he combines his racquet skills with the mindset of a mathematician to help guide his students to better their strokes and strategies. Miguel enjoys working with both adults and juniors.

       

      Chris Cosby

      Assistant Tennis Professional

      (804) 381-6264
      ccosby@westwoodclub.net
      Chris Cosby is a Richmond native, growing up a member of Westwood Club. It was here that he first learned to play tennis from the time he could hold a racquet. He grew up playing competitively in the USTA where he was once ranked as high as #19 in the Mid-Atlantic. At a young age, Chris attended Dennis Vandermeer tennis academy in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Chris was a starter all four years on the state champion Godwin Eagles tennis team. In 2005, Chris, then a sophomore, defeated a senior in the deciding match to win the state title for the Godwin Eagles. That same year Chris went on the win the prestigious Woodberry Invitational singles title and the Boy’s 18’s Richmond City Tennis Championship. After being recruited by several college tennis teams Chris elected to attend Virginia Commonwealth University where he graduated in December 2012. Chris has several years of teaching experience and is excited to work with players of all ages and skills. Chris joined the Westwood team in 2015. 

       

      Olga Cosby

      Assistant Tennis Professional

      (804) 381-6267
      ocosby@westwoodclub.net
      Born and raised in Minsk, Belarus, Olga came to the United States to play tennis for Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. At VCU, Olga played number one in doubles and singles, was a team captain, a VA Lottery Athlete of the week and the recipient of a “Ram Award” for outstanding athletic performance. She is also one of the few student-athletes to graduate VCU with four Atlantic A-10 Conference Championships (all consecutive wins). Olga has a lifelong love for tennis as she was raised by her tennis coach (a.k.a mom). Olga is a 2016 graduate of VCU, earning a degree in Psychology. Olga joined the Westwood staff in 2016 and loves working with players of all ages and abilities.

       

      David Reed

      Assistant Tennis Professional

      (804) 381-6267
      dreed@westwoodclub.net
      Born A Greenville, South Carolina native, David attended St. Joseph's Catholic School. Throughout his high school years, he was a four time All- State player and was awarded Player of the Year for the state of South Carolina his junior year. David then attended Christopher Newport University, playing number one for the men's tennis team. He is a three time All- Conference selection for singles and doubles, and was ranked as high as number five in the Atlantic region, 14th nationally in doubles, and 36th nationally in singles. David qualified for NCAA his junior and senior year, and won a team conference championship his junior year. David graduated from CNU in 2017 with a degree in Marketing, and is excited to be continuing his love for tennis into the start of his career. 

       

      Erik Wright

      Assistant Tennis Professional

      (804) 381-6264
      ewright@westwoodclub.net
      Erik was born and raised in Center Valley, Pennsylvania where he played four years of varsity tennis at Southern LeHigh High School. There he played #1 singles and helped his team make it to the State semifinals in 2008. He then went on to play collegiate tennis at Millersville University. While at MU, he earned all conference doubles. Prior to moving to Richmond and joining the Westwood team in the summer of 2017, Erik was a teaching pro at LeHigh Country Club in Pennsylvania, La Jolla Tennis Club in San Diego and at McLean Racquet and Health Club in McLean, Virginia. Erik enjoys working with players of all ages and skill levels - anyone who has a love of the game!

We proudly boast a total of twenty expertly maintained tennis courts available for play: seven indoor Har-Tru clay courts, nine outdoor Har-Tru clay courts and four DecoTurf cushioned courts. Two of our DecoTurf courts are housed in our heated/air conditioned bubble allowing for additional year-round play. Our highly rated full-time and part-time tennis professionals are available for group or private instruction and are sure to up your game. Both our adult and junior tennis programs are unmatched in the Richmond area.

Whether using the ball machine to sharpen your game, a tournament to test your competitive fire or a regular doubles match with friends, the tennis at Westwood is without equal.

Racquetball and Squash have long been a significant part of the Westwood History. Westwood was the site of the first squash court in Virginia and has been the proud three-time host of the North American Open, a top ten international squash tournament. In 2014, Westwood was the host of the World Series of Squash. We have a very active, growing squash community for both adults and juniors. Westwood hosts annual tournaments, round robins, socials, an off-season box league and four (or more) teams in the Richmond Squash League.


It does not matter if it is your first time holding a racquet or you are a life-long player, there is always a spot for you at Westwood.

Westwood Club
6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA 23226
804.288.6028
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