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Staff

We at Springton Tennis Club have a passion for tennis and helping people. Let us take a moment to introduce the people that have made our club the fun and friendly place it has been for over a decade. They are always ready to answer your questions and are happy to hear from you.

Donna Gallagher – Manager

Donna began working at Springton in 1987 and has been the manager for the last seventeen years. Tennis has been a central part of her life for more than three decades and she is dedicated to generating member enthusiasm through new programs, strong customer relations and quality service. Her main goal, she says, is introducing the game to people of all ages to ensure its growth in the community. As Springton celebrates its 40th anniversary, she hopes to continue providing the best tennis experience to all.

Madeline Raffaele – Clerical

Madeline has been with Springton for seventeen years, first as a front-desk person and then as an assistant to the manager. Upon graduating from West Chester University, she taught health and physical education, and coached and officiated field hockey in Delaware and Pennsylvania. After teaching for eight years, she retired to raise a family and became an avid tennis player. Madeline is a member of Springton’s Deltri team and plays USTA in the summer.

Leanne Kenderdine – Nursery Staff

Leanne has been working in the nursery at Springton since 1989. She has an associate degree in early childhood education and loves working with children, watching them grow and learn. When Leanne is not working she enjoys walks with her dog, gardening and DIY projects at home. Leanne is in the nursery Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Reservations are not necessary.

Gladys Hart – Front Desk

Gladys started working for Springton in 1980. She graduated from Temple University with a teaching degree and West Chester University with a master’s degree. She taught for 35 years, 30 of them in the Springfield School District. While at Springfield, Gladys coached field hockey, basketball and lacrosse as well as playing for many years. In her free time Gladys offers her services to her church in various committee outreach projects. She taught physical education at the Frederick Douglass Christian School in Chester and then became the director of the after-school program.

John Bray – Front Desk

John has worked the front desk at Springton since 1980. He began while in college and has stayed on as our Friday night guy. During the day, John is a director of human resources at a DoD activity in Philadelphia and has been working there for 32 years. Stop by Friday nights and say hi!

Katie Dougherty – Bookkeeper

Katie is a lifelong resident of Delaware County; growing up playing, watching and loving sports. She graduated from West Chester University and spent several years working with Adjudicated Youth in Delaware County before starting the job as Springton’s bookkeeper in 2011. The Springton family was a big part of Katie’s life growing up. Her mother was a tennis player and Katie spent many enjoyable hours in the nursery. She loves the close knit friendly atmosphere at Springton and loves to see all the new and familiar faces that walk through the door. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children.


Dan McCole – Front Desk

Dan has been working at Springton since September 2004. He has degrees from Saint Joseph’s University and Rosemont College. When he’s not manning the desk at Springton you can likely find him on his bicycle riding to Philadelphia, where he grew up.

Patty Casella – Front Desk

Patty is an avid sports enthusiast. Her career path is primarily in the Accounting Field. She joined us as a part time associate at the front desk in 2012 and enjoys the rapport of the staff and the client (member) interaction.