Meet The Gurus

How can we help?

Get To Know Our Expert Ski and Tennis Consultants

See How Our Experts Faired In The Latest Q&A Session


1) If you could ski with any four people, dead or alive, who would they be? 
2) Where would you ski? 
3) If you could play tennis with anyone, dead or alive, who would they be? 
4) Where would you play?  
5) What are your tools of the trade? 
6) Whats your ideal pre ski/ pre match meal? 
7) Favorite ski movie of all time?  
8) Favorite tennis match of all time? 
9) Top five songs to warm up/ ski to?  
Paul Harrity

Store Location: Newton & Westborough

1) SKI WITH: Jim Morrison, Richard Winters, Lou Zamperini, Marcus Lattrell
2) SKI AT: Breckenridge
3) PLAY WITH: John McEnroe, Roger Federer, Jane DeSisto
4) PLAY AT: Wimbledon
5) GEAR: Volkl V Pro Classic, Head Radical, Blizzard Bushwacker
6) EAT: Juice Plus Shake
7) MOVIE: James Bond - The Spy Who Loved me
8) MATCH: 2008 Wimbledon Final
9) MUSIC: Light My Fire- the doors, When The Levee Breaks-led zeppelin, New Years Day-U2, Roadhouse Blues- the doors, Jumpin Jack Flash-rolling stones

Avery L Pesce
Head Buyer

Store Locations: Westborough & Newton

1) SKI WITH: My Father Matt Knittle Doug Coombs Jessica Sobolowski
2) SKI AT: Val Thorens
5) GEAR: Dalbello Kryzma Nordica Santa Ana Smith Vantage Smith IO/S
6) EAT: English muffin w/ PB and jelly/COFFEE
7) MOVIE: Anything produced by TGR
9) MUSIC: ``Hard Sun`` Eddie Vedder ``Come With Me Now`` Kongos ``Thunderstruck`` AC/DC ``Radioactive`` Imagine Dragons ``Elements`` Lindsey Stirling

Ann-Marie Johnson
Controller/ HR Director

Store Locations:
1) SKI WITH: Matt, Joe, Py, Brandon
2) SKI AT: Vail, Colorado
3) PLAY WITH: Paul Harrity
4) PLAY AT: The famed Clay courts of Roland Garros
5) GEAR: Blizzard viva x7 (with diamonds) and Wilson Burn 100ls PINK (with diamonds)
6) EAT: Post “meal” is more important...cheers!
9) MUSIC: Anything Zac Brown Band will sing

Tony Aguiar
Store Manager

Store Location: Westboro

1. SKI WITH: John Brule, Chris Brule, My Fiance, Sander Hadley
2. SKI AT: Alta/Snowbird
3. PLAY WITH: Will Ferrell
4. PLAY AT: Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport
5. GEAR: Nordica TJpros, Blizzard Gunsmoke, Volkl Bridge
6. EAT: Bacon Egg Cheese from Wayne's in Woodstock NH on the way to Cannon
7. MOVIE: Aspen Extreme
8. MATCH: Sampras Agassi 1990
9. MUSIC: Madonna - Hung Up, Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills, Blood 4 Blood - Livin' in Exile , Jackson 5 - ABC Kesha - Thinking of you.

Ryan Cook
Store Manager

Store Location: Newton

1) SKI WITH: Stein Eriksen, Mark Abma, My Wife, Rudy, from the movie ``Hot Dog`` 1984
2) SKI AT: Brackett Basin, Sugarloaf USA or Casablanca Glades, Saddleback Maine
3) PLAY WITH: Johnny McEnroe
4) PLAY AT: Wimbledon
5) GEAR: 173 Icalantic Shaman Skny with a Marker Jester
6) EAT: XL Breakfast Burrito, 2 Med coffee with skim milk and no sugar
7) MOVIE: Ski Movie III: The Front Line or Scarface
8) MATCH: Any McEnroe meltdown match
9) MUSIC: Jurass Finish First: by Jurassic 5, Ghostwriter: by RJD2, Opus: by Eric Prydz, O.P.P.: by Naughty By Nature, Wait and Bleed: by Slipknot

Andrew DeGrace
Mobile Truck / Internet Manager

Store Locations: Newton, Westborough

1) Mike Douglas, Doug Coombs, Chris Davenport, My Brothers.
2) B.C.
3) Stan Smith
4) Ashe Stadium
5) Nordica Enforcer 93, Dalbello IL MORO T, The racquet demo wall.
6) McDonald's Sausage Egg & Chees McGriddle ...add bacon.
7) High Society
8) 2012 Olympic Finals
9) Fire on the mountain (the Grateful Dead), Solitary Man (Neil Diamond), Cripple Creek (the Band), First (Cold War Kids)

Mike Madden
Hard Goods Manager

Store Location: Westboro

1) Tom Brady, Chris Benchetler, Mikaela Shiffrin, Kanye West
2) Whistler B.C.
3) Rodger Federer
4) Wimbledon
5) Nordica Soulrider, Lange RX 130's
6) PB&J
7) Days of My Youth
8) NA
9) All Falls Down - Kanye West, Devil In a New Dress - Kanye West, Apparently - J. Cole, Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar, A Milli - Lil Wayne

Sunday Comeau
Assistant Manager

Store Location: Westboro

1) Lindsay Vonn, both my kids,
2) Tahoe
3) Serena Williams
4) Wimbledon
6) Coffee & Huevos Rancheros
7) Ski scene Better off Dead
8) Any match John McEnroe has a tantrum
9) Bestie Boys-Sabotage
Eminem-Lose Yourself
The Clash-Should I Stay or Should I go
Black Eye Pea-Boom Boom Pow

James Donohue

Store Location: Westboro

1) Shane McConkey, Tanner Hall, Candide Thovex, Dennis Reynolds
2) Tuckerman ravine or Jackson hole
3)Maria Sharapova
4) Newport
5) Icelantic pioneer 96, Icelantic seeker 112, Dynastar Sixth Sense 87, Lange XT 130
6) Bacon egg and cheese on a bagel and a Red Bull
7) The art of flight
8) Cote vs Cook
9) Ramble on, Detroits New Dance, Congratulations, Shakedown street, P.I.M.P.

Sam Cote

Store Location: Westboro

1) Johnny Mosley, Shane McConkey, Bode Miller, Candide Thovex
2) My home mountain, Burke Mt. Vermont
3) Andy Roddick
4) Arthur Ashe Stadium
5) A 5/8`` wooden dowel. Equipped with only this, a capable boot fitter should be able to get any job done
6) Bacon, egg, and cheese
7) High Five. (2004). Level 1 Productions
8) Isner-Mahut at the 2010 Wimbledon Championship (Infamous 3 Day match)
9) ``Champion`` by Kanye West. ``Work`` by Gang Starr. ``Jai Wolf`` by Indian Summer. ``Against the Wind`` by Bob Seger. ``Flying Horses`` by Dispatch

Featured Services

Here at BST we are a full service ski and tennis store. We have the ability to take care of your smallest issues, replacing that old slippery grip, to your biggest of issues, an edge pulling out of your skis, and everything in between. Come in and talk to one of our experts on a new string job or any level of our ski tuning services to keep the progression of your passion on track.

Ski Rentals

If you have growing kids, or are heading away for a weekend up north come in and talk about our rental services.

Ski Tuning

From gliding down the bunny slope to ripping through GS gates in your highschool or local corporate leagues, ask about our tuning services.

Ski Sales

Whether you're looking to update your old skis, or add to your quiver, come in and talk to our experts about the newest ski technology.

Tennis Demos

Getting back into tennis or looking for a new racquet? Check out our demo program to try before you buy to find the perfect racquet for your game


That old slippery grip causing problems on the court? Come check out our wall of new grips and get that forehand control back!

Racquet Diagnosis

Ever wonder the finer details of your racquet? Learn about our Racquet Diagnosis Center and get down with your inner tennis geek!



153 Needham Street, Newton, MA 02464 Phone: (617) 964-0820


400 Union Street Westborough, MA 01581 Phone: (508) 616-2024

Newton Hours

Monday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Westborough Hours

Monday:         10:00am – 6:30pm

Tuesday:        10:00am – 6:30pm

Wednesday:   10:00am – 6:30pm

Thursday:       10:00am – 6:30pm

Friday:           10:00am – 6:30pm

Saturday:       10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday:         12:00am – 5:00pm

Brands We Carry

We carry over 50 brands of ski and tennis equipment in both our Newton and Westborough locations. If you do not see what you are looking for please let us know. We are happy to work with you on special orders.

Proud Partners