Len Simard, PTR & USPTA Master Professional
Search & Consulting Executive
Len Simard, PTR & USPTA Master Professional conducts all racquet sports, fitness, wellness and GM/COO professional searches for the firm’s club clients. Len is one of the industry leaders in tennis facility consulting, performing evaluations, compensation reviews and solutions to all types of racquets facilities and organizations throughout the Country. Under Len’s guidance, KK&W has partnered with The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) to provide PTR members, clubs and employers the opportunity to be the most educated and connected in the business in addition to a partnership with the Club Spa & Fitness Association (CSFA). Len is currently the Vice President of Operations at the New Canaan Racquet Club in New Canaan, CT.
Len has been directing, teaching, and coaching at well-respected country clubs throughout North America for more than 35 years and is regarded as one the country’s leading racquets directors and managers. From 1998 – 2019 Len served as the director of racquets at the New Canaan Field Club in New Canaan, CT and concurrently at the Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando, FL between 2004 and 2017. Len was also the former director of tennis & fitness at Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, FL from 1990 to 2004. Len has hired, trained, and worked with hundreds of professionals in his career and is extremely proud that more than 47 of his former assistants are leading prominent clubs in the U.S. and Canada.
Simard was named Professional of the Year three times and twice Player of the Year by the Florida Division of the USPTA. In 2019, Simard was named National Club Manager of the year by the USPTA. As a player, Len holds 15 national singles and doubles titles in the U.S. and Canada. He has represented Canada in international play for more than two decades in the veteran categories. Simard, a past president of the USPTA Florida Division, has lectured on many industry topics at USPTA, USTA, TIA, PGA, and CMAA educational forums and conventions for more than 30 years. Len chaired the USTA committee to bring the first ever “Online Certification” to become a Racquets Director to the industry. This certification is now available through the University of Florida, is sponsored by the USTA and certified through the PTR and USPTA. It is now the new industry standard in determining qualified directors of racquets.