Founder | Chief Executive Officer
I’m Ryan Felner, a current first-year at Yale University, and a graduate of Staples High School in Westport, CT. I started SporTutors with the idea of helping children gain important skills in fun activities, while connecting with athletic high school role models in a relaxed and fun environment. As CEO, I oversee all operational and financial aspects of SporTutors, as well as guide the company strategically..
I have a strong passion for tennis and love being a member of the Staples Junior Varsity tennis team. I have been training at Intensity Tennis Club in Norwalk since I was 7 years old. I have been an active member of the USTA and have participated in many competitive tournaments throughout the state. I’ve also trained in Florida at the Rick Macci Tennis Academy, and at KJTC at Dartmouth College.
In addition to my passion for tennis, I also love working with children. On Saturdays, I often help teach 5-8 year olds at Intensity’s match play programs. I have a younger sister, Samantha, and many younger cousins who I often babysit. I am also CPR and AED certified.
Aside from tennis and SporTutors, I have also been sailing competitively since I was 8. I was also recently elected as president of the Staples High School Investment Club, and led a team of Staples students to an award at the SIT Stock Trading Competition. Last summer, I created another business, RAF- AIR, which specializes in aerial real estate photography. In doing so, I studied to become a licensed drone pilot and have been working with the Federal Aviation Administration to launch drone summer camps nationwide.
With all of this, I believe that I bring a breadth of skill and passion to the table. I love getting to know kids, and am excited to help them get better at tennis!