Christophe P. Delavaut


Christophe holds an Elite Professional rating by the U.S.P.T.A  (1996), P.T.R. (1986), and MTM (2012) and a member of the PTCA (2015). He has competed and coached at every level from juniors collegiate and professional.

Graduate of Franklin Pierce University ’87 with Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with Minor in Recreation Management.

Awarded Full 4-year Tennis Scholarship and was a Division II all American in 1986.

Christophe has 30 years of experience as a Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Professional at several Top 50 Tennis Resorts and exclusive Country Clubs.

He is a current Faculty Member of the Tennis Congress as well as a speaker for the USPTA continuing education courses.

Christophe was the Director of Tennis at the Grand Harbor C.C. for 20 season


Christophe is the founder of the Common Thread Teaching Methodology and the Proactive Doubles Strategy Method.


The Common Thread Methodology.

The CTM is a teaching method based on focusing primarily on the fundamentals of the game. Mastering the basic fundamentals is at the core of the Common Threads Methodology. The CTM points out the common fundamentals or “threads” used by the best players in the world. The CTM does not focus on the form or style of the best players in the world, but rather on the common fundamentals of each stroke performed by the best players in the world. Unlocking students full potentials would be impossible without the proper basic fundamentals. Too often players are incapable of reaching a higher level of play not because of their lack of talent or athleticism but more because of fundamental flaws. Not acquiring and understanding the basic fundamentals will put students at a significant disadvantage to become an advanced tennis player. Those basic fundamentals are the blue prints to each and everyone of every student’s own perfect swing. Using the CTM will accelerate the learning process for players of every levels at a much faster rate because it teaches tennis the natural way. The CTM teaches students an advance foundation platform that will never have to be undone.

If you accept, understand and duplicate these basic Common Threads, you will never need to change them as your tennis game grows. There is a very good reason why all Professionals use the same basic fundamentals to hit a ball: because they figured out the easiest way to do it so if  it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for you!



The Proactive Doubles Strategy Method.

The PDSM is a teaching method built on the three pillars of doubles play; anticipation, court positioning and shot selection.

Anticipating your opponents’ every shots while focusing on your court positioning and choosing the highest percentage shot selection is the blue print to master doubles play at any level.

The PDSM will show you which shots your opponents are most likely to hit, where you should position yourself and which shot to hit in a variety of situations. You will learn how to read the many clues that will reveal which shot your opponent intends to hit. Successful anticipation of the shots you are about to receive will help you position yourself in the most advantageous way to help your hit the highest percentage shot, making you a smarter and better doubles player.

If you accept and understand this methodology you will never need to change it as your tennis game grows.



Christophe P Delavaut

• Certified Elite Tennis Professional by the U.S.P.T.A and P.T.R.

• MTM certified Master professional and a member of the PTCA.

• Speaker for the USPTA continuing education courses.

• Rated as one of the top 50 tennis coaches in the world by the Tennis Congress since 2014.

• He is the founder and senior editor of www.student.tennisoxygen.com


Penny Michaels, B.S., LMT, RMT, Bowen Therapist

(BS in engineering, licensed massage therapist, Reiki master teacher) Nationally certified body worker and instructor and has a combined16 years experience specializing in Therapeutic Massage, Bowen Therapy, and Reiki. Penny's massage techniques are a blend of several modalities including deep tissue, neuromuscular, active isolated stretching, trigger point, shiatsu, hot stone massage, and relaxation.


BRANDIE D'ALESSIO, B.S., CNA, Personal Trainer

(BS in Health Care Studies, Certified Nursing Assistant)
Training techniques include: strength and cardio training, interval and functional body weight training, and sports performance.


JON D'ALESSIO, B.S., Board Certified Acupuncture Physician, Personal Trainer

(BS in Political Science, Board Certified Acupuncture Physician)

Training techniques include: strength, cardio, flexibility, martial arts, interval and functional body weight movements.



We welcome players of all levels to enjoy instruction, leagues, friendly competition and social events. We offer an exciting array of private & semi-private lessons, clinics and camps for all levels.


A gorgeous, expansive pool and deck await our members along with comfortable lounge chairs.  And, yes, the pool is heated.


The Fitness Center overlooks the pool and features state of the art fitness equipment for all your fitness needs.


The Counter Culture restaurant and lounge is the perfect place to unwind after a match and enjoy  casual dining and drinks.


A blend of several modalities including deep tissue, neuromuscular, active isolated stretching, trigger point, shiatsu, hot stone massage, and relaxation.


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