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January 11, 2014

Boston Lobsters hire Greene as new coach

MANCHESTER — Robert Greene has been chosen as the new head coach of the Boston Lobsters for the 2014 Mylan World TeamTennis season.

Greene, who takes over the Lobsters from Bud Schultz, has coached several highly ranked players over a 37-year career and has held a career high No. 3 national ranking in USPTA Men’s Doubles.

As the former Chairman of USTA Olympic Tennis Committee, he took Team USA to Beijing in 2008 and the Pan Am games in Brazil in 2007.

“The Boston Lobsters value the leadership, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm that Bob brings to the team,” said Lobsters CEO Bahar Uttam. “We are honored to have him on the team and look forward to a successful season.”

Greene was born in Rhode Island, grew up on Boston’s North Shore and currently resides in both Shrewsbury and Rangeley, Maine. He played tennis and studied psychology and music at the University of Rochester in the early 1970s, then began his coaching career in 1976 as an assistant pro at The Tennis Club of Manchester, which is now Manchester Athletic Club and home of the Lobsters.

Greene is a past President of USTA New England and is a 35-year USTA volunteer, having served on 20 sectional and national committees. He was instrumental in producing three Fed Cup events in New England and, was honored as the USPTA National Pro of the Year in 2009.

In 2003, Greene received the prestigious International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award.

Greene is currently the General Manager and Head Professional at the Historic 1907 Worcester Tennis Club in Massachusetts. As a member of the Head/Penn Advisory Staff, he travels and shares his expertise with tennis teaching professionals across the country.

“It is a huge honor to have been selected as the Boston Lobsters coach. I have been a big fan of World TeamTennis since its inception back in the 1970s and attended all of their matches,” Greene said. “I have longstanding relationships with the owners and staff members of the Boston Lobsters.”

Next up for the Lobsters will be the Mylan WTT Marquee Player Draft on Feb. 11. Last season, the Lobsters finished the regular season at 5-9 before falling to the Washington Kastles in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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