Akash Lamba
  • Hometown: New Delhi, India
  • Started at Chestnut: 2006
  • Age Started: 10
  • Racket: Clear High Performance
  • Favorite Pro: Boris Becker

Akash Lamba joined the CRRC teaching staff in 2006. Prior to that, he was a teaching professional at the Ridgefield Athletic Club. Since the age of 11, he was one of the top players in India. His best rankings were #1 in India in the Boys' 18-and-under category and #4 in Men’s Singles. He was also a collegiate All-American at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Starting in the summer of 2007, Akash became the Head Pro at Lakeside Field Club in North Salem, a position he continues to hold during the summers.

Early on in his career, a newspaper reporter characterized Akash’s game as follows: “Normally, backhands are grey areas to be exploited, but in Lamba’s case, the backhand has almost been practiced to perfection. But his most powerful weapon is his fine temperament. Unlike some hotheads, which these days are many, he will not lose his cool, nor will he change his style of play."

Akash is still keeping his cool and imparting his knowledge of the game to both adults and juniors alike.