🇺🇸 Angelo A. Rossetti

By 01/26/2018

Angelo currently serves as the director of tennis at Weston Racquet Club. He is a USPTA P1/Elite & PTR teaching professional, being first certified in 1992.

Angelo played Varsity tennis at Hamden High School en route to being a top Division I player at the University of Connecticut, where he earned a B.S. degree in Sports Marketing. He won the USTA New England Sportsmanship award in 2005. In 2007, he & his identical twin brother, Ettoré, were ranked #1 in New England Men’s Open Doubles and top 10 in singles. Angelo is a 2X Guinness World Records of two different tennis titles; the longest tennis rally and the longest tennis volley rally.

Angelo earned the 2007 USPTA Regional Teaching Pro of the Year & 2007 Open Player of the Year. He earned the National 2009 USPTA Tennis Industry Excellence Award, also for New England in 2008 as well as the National 2016 USPTA Lessons for Life Award by raising over $100,000 for the Save the Children charity. Angelo has both coached ladies teams & played on 5.0 & Open USTA men’s teams that have gone to nationals. His most recent certifications are Developing Mental Toughness & USTA High Performance.
In August of 2008, he & Ettoré, set the official Guinness World RecordTM for the Longest Tennis Rally totaling 25,944 continuous strokes, lasting over 14 hours & 31 minutes. On August 8th of 2015 Angelo and his brother set the Guinness World RecordTM for the Longest tennis volley rally, 30,576 volleys lasting 5 hours and 28 minutes. Both records were contemplated and set to raise money and awareness for charities.

Angelo speaks every summer the International Tennis Hall of Fame, where their record is featured in the permanent exhibits. He is philanthropic minded & still raises money for notable charities. He has spoken at several schools and also to over 3,000 people at the CT Invention Convention. Angelo & his wife, Pam, live in Hamden with their daughter, Madison and son, Andy. Angelo has a passion for caring and inspiring people at every age, on and off the court. He believes in the 4 Gs: Get a Dream, Goal Set, Goal Get and Give Back, which leads to success in tennis and in life.

Angelo maintains a mental skills blog for tennis players and athletes at www.tennacity.org.