Working to exceed our members’ expectations
Pam joins RIRC after 25 years with The New York Junior Tennis League where she was the Special Events Manager. In her role she was responsible for all fundraising events, directing the USTA Pro Challenger tournament in the Bronx for 15 years, and directing The Mayor’s Cup Tournament 2017-2021. Pam has run adult leagues of all types in NYC from USTA to corporate, and everything in between! Along with her role here at the club, Pam still maintains her responsibility as the treasurer of Metrotennis CTA, which offers adult programs through out NYC.
Pam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Assistant General Manager
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. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head Professional – Adult Program
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.
Junior Program Administrative Director
Mike Barbato comes to Roosevelt Island Racquet Club from the Aviator Sports and Events Center where he worked from 2015-2020 and managed their teen division summer camp, ran their flag football and baseball programming and managed enrollment for their youth athletic programs including tennis, soccer, baseball, and many other sports. He brings to RIRC his extensive experience in event management and working with athletic directors, league commissioners and high school, college, and semi-pro sports teams. He also ran the Open Pickleball Program at Aviator and created their first ever Pickleball tournament. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from St. John’s University. Mike joined the RIRC staff as the Junior Programs Coordinator in 2021.
Front Desk Manager/ QuickStart Tennis Director
Christian Roumain is passionate about teaching Red Ball Tennis. Christian first picked up the sport of tennis while growing up in Haiti. Certified by the USTA to Coach Youth 10 and under and a Net Generation Provider, Christian started teaching at Advantage Tennis Clubs as a way to give back to the sport. A USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor, Christian has several years of coaching experience in the NYJTL Community Tennis Program and most recently for the USTA at the BJK National Tennis Center. Christian has been with RIRC for 5 years teaching tennis and working at the Front Desk. He has an Associate Degree from Queensborough Community College and is currently enrolled in the Professional Tennis Management Program at Queens College.