RIRC Tennis Pros

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David Glackin, Tennis Professional

David, originally from Philadelphia and a top ranked junior in the Middle States has taught at RIRC since 1997. David is a graduate of the University of Oregon and received his Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. He was with All-American Sports Tennis Camps for 14 years. Since 1986 as a USPTA certified teaching pro in NYC, he has excelled in the teaching of beginners to top junior players. He has been a USTA Area Training Center head coach at the National Tennis Center. David is also a very skilled professional photographer.

Errol Campbell, Tennis Professional

Errol Campbell is a former top Jamaican player and coach of the Jamaica national tennis team, and Caribbean Davis Cup team. He was a prodigy of former Australian Davis Cup coach, Harry Hopman and played the USTA satellite tour. Since moving to the US, he worked for Harry Hopman International Tennis Academy (now Saddlebrook), Port Washington Tennis Academy, and Midtown Tennis Club. He has been working at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club since February 2014 and is certified by the International Tennis Federation.

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Aston Lawson, Tennis Professional

Aston attended Montego Bay Community College, Jamaica. He taught at several All-American Sports five-star resorts and is an instructor at the Nike/Amherst Adult Tennis Camp in Massachusetts. USPTA certified, he has been at RIRC since 1994 and excels in the development of junior players.

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Raymond Munroe, Tennis Professional

Raymond is a native of Guyana and has lived in New York City since 1973. He was the number one ranked player in Guyana and was the Captain of the Guyana National Team. Ray has extensive competitive experience and has been teaching tennis for over 30 years. Before coming to Roosevelt in 2009, Ray worked at Tennisport, Long Island City Indoors, Fila Tennis Club, and others. Ray resides in Queens with his family and enjoys many other sports.

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Anne Hobbs, Tennis Professional

Anne Hobbs was one of Britain’s leading tennis players for more than 12 years. Anne reached a WTA world ranking of 33 in singles and 6 in doubles. A keen competitor with a serve and volley game, Anne represented Great Britain in Wightman and Federation Cups from 1978-1989, and had recorded singles victories over Virginia Wade, Rosie Casals, Jo Durie, Carling Bassett, and Zina Garrison. Anne runs her own program at RIRC which includes private lessons, doubles clinics, and adult tournaments. For more information on Anne Hobbs, please click on the link to her website www.AnneHobbsTennis.com.

Jesse Smith, Tennis Professional

A native to New York City, Jesse Smith is a former top junior in the New York metro area. He was captain of the Bronx Science varsity tennis team his junior and senior years. He earned a degree in Fine Arts at Queens College where he started for the QC Knights all four years. He was voted captain his senior year. He played an integral role in the team’s highest achieved national ranking of 23 as well as their consecutive nationals round of 16 appearances from 2008-2012. He taught at NTC from 2005-2011 in various capacities including Quickstart, summer camp and adult programs. He has been USPTA certified since 2009 and working with RIRC since June of 2014.

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Luis Checa, Tennis Professional

Luis is native of Ecuador and grew up playing tennis at Stadium Tennis Center in the Bronx where he studied with Gordon Kent and Ron Holmberg. Luis worked with the New York Junior Tennis League and was the Assistant Director of the New England Tennis Camp for five years. He has been at Roosevelt since 2001. Luis is an avid dancer and teaches ballroom dancing, Latin dancing, and hopes to start his own dance studio.

Anna Edelman, Tennis Professional

Anna Edelman a native of New York City, was a ranked Junior Player and attended Binghamton University where she played first singles and first doubles for four years. She is a certified member of the USPTA and certified in Cardio Tennis. Before coming to Roosevelt Island, she worked as an assistant coach for the Women’s tennis team at Binghamton University and she also worked at Atlantic Beach Tennis Center. This is her second year at RIRC.

Benny Hung, Tennis Professional

Benny is a PTR certified instructor, teaching adult clinics and private lessons at RIRC since 2011. He had previously taught at Metro Tennis academy, New York Tennis Club, and was head coach of the Columbia Preparatory School girl’s varsity tennis team for two seasons. A graduate of Oxford University, with a keen eye for detail, Benny employs an academic and visual approach in his lessons. he inspires his clients with passion and intensity, and enjoys the journey of helping them reach their tennis goals.

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Michael Phillips, Tennis Professional

Michael has more than 25 years of experience coaching, competing, and actively participating in the tennis industry. Michael came to NYC in 2004 and spent 10 years managing the Cobble Hill, Brooklyn NYSC tennis center helping build a large neighborhood tennis community. Michael also served as VP and District President for the USPTA Eastern region from 2010-2014. This past season Michael served as the Head Tennis Coach at Brooklyn College for both men’s and women’s teams. He also taught for the New York University’s recreational tennis program and at the Brooklyn Heights Tennis Casino. Michael played junior college tennis at Indian River Community College in Florida and later graduated from City College – City University of New York magna cum laude with a degree in the Social Sciences. Michael’s favorite part of tennis coaching is optimizing a player’s on -court performance with tennis-specific conditioning. He is certified as a Tennis Performance Trainer by the International Tennis Performance Association, and by the USPTA as an Elite Professional. Michael’s favorite hobbies are film, NYC culture, being with friends and summer outdoor events.