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Steve comes to RIRC with over 20 years of experience in the tennis industry as a teaching professional, Director of Tennis, Camp Director, and Manager. Steve played collegiately at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury Connecticut where he won numerous conference and team awards. After teaching at numerous clubs throughout the US he transitioned into the management side of the business and was the Director of Tennis from 2001-2008 for Town Sports International which owns and operates clubs throughout the Northeast. From 2008-2011, Steve managed Tennis Central, a 5-court facility in Woodbridge, CT where he oversaw the day-to-day operations. From 2014-2016 Steve was the Tennis and Camp Manager at TCR in Riverdale where he oversaw the junior program as well as their holiday and summer camp programs. He has also been involved in the racquet manufacturing side of the industry while working as a Regional Manager with Tecnifibre. Steve is a certified member of the USPTA, an organization that he has served in multiple capacities throughout the past 15 years. You can email Steve at email@example.com.
Director of Junior Tennis for the Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Programs
Xavier Luna is the Director of Junior Tennis for the Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Programs. Xavier has over 30 years experience in tennis, commencing as a ranked junior. He was the Director of Junior Programs at Stadium Racquet Club, the owner and founder of Metro Tennis Academy, and has held many other positions in the tennis industry. Xavier inspires players with his love of tennis and possesses the professional skills to keep campers returning year after year to the All-City Junior Tennis Programs. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quickstart Coordinator/ADC Roosevelt Island Day Camp Director
Chuck Russell comes to Roosevelt Island Racquet Club with over 40 years experience in the tennis industry. Chuck has been a full time teaching pro for 40+ years, has both USPTA and PTR certifications, is a USTA National Workshop Faculty member and Clinician, a past President of the USTA/ Eastern Section/Long Island Region, and is a USTA Schools Clinician. Chuck is the former owner and manager of Woodbury Racquet and Fitness Club, where he was Head Pro and Camp Director. He serves as the Exec. Director of The Long Island Foundation for Tennis and Learning, Ltd (LIFTALL, a 501c3); an On-Court Leader for Arthur Ashe Kids Day, and was the SUNY Farmingdale Men’s Tennis Coach (7 yrs.). He has a passion for staying current with teaching techniques and programming. Chuck can be reached at: email@example.com
Tom has over 30 years of experience in the tennis industry as a club operator as well as with the court construction and maintenance side of the business. Tom’s experience as an owner of air structures is extremely valuable to RIRC. Tom has been with us since 2004. He resides in Bergen County, NJ with his wife and children. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tony comes to RIRC with impressive credentials with both adults and juniors. Prior to coming to RIRC Tony was the Director of High Performance at the Cary Leeds Tennis Center in The Bronx. Tony is a PTR Certified Professional and started his coaching career in 1993, at Van der Meer Tennis on Hilton Head Island. His accomplishments include coaching Liezel Huber to #1 in the world(doubles) for 199 weeks, as well as numerous other top players during his 15 years on the WTA Tour. He coached in two Olympic Games (Sydney and London) and developed many top juniors who earned college tennis scholarships. Whether it’s technical, tactical or mental, Tony has a knack for finding the most efficient way to help players at any level improve their game. Tony has been named PTR Touring Coach of the Year and PTR Humanitarian of the Year.
Tony can be reached at email@example.com.