The Princeton Tennis Program has selected Gina Pileggi as the new executive director for the non-profit organization. Pileggi will succeed retiring executive director Gwen Guidice, who led and managed the tennis program for 24 years. Pileggi will begin her new role in mid-September to coincide with the upcoming fall tennis season.
A collegiate tennis player for Seton Hall University and Trenton State College, and All-American player and a state tennis champion, Pileggi brings 26 years of professional experience to the Princeton Tennis Program. She previously served as a tennis professional at the Haddonwood Tennis Club and was the assistant tennis coach for Trenton State College (now named The College of New Jersey). She also served as the director of tennis Operations for the RiverWinds Golf and Tennis Club and became general manager when Ron Jaworski Management took ownership of the club. She most recently served as general manager of Arrowhead Health and Racquet Club in Medford. She graduated from Trenton State College with a degree in communications.
Throughout her career, Pileggi has been involved with the United States Tennis Association – Middle States section, serving in various positions including president, treasurer, and vice president of community development and player development.
The Princeton Tennis Program offers group instruction to tennis players of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds regardless of race, religion, disabilities, skills, or financial means. Indoor tennis programs are run at the organization’s Eve Kraft Community Tennis Center. Outdoor programs and summer camps are run in partnership with schools and recreation departments in Hamilton Township, Robbinsville, Lawrence, Rocky Hill, Bordentown and other communities.
Pileggi will lead the organization as it seeks to promote the sport of tennis and serve area residents. Founded in 1954 by Eve Kraft and John Conroy with a goal of “Tennis for All,” the Princeton Tennis Program has served more than 120,000 area residents. The grassroots organization offers tennis instruction and day camps for children, and beginner and intermediate lessons for adults. The organization also offers professional tournament training. For more information, visit the Princeton Tennis Program website.