Working to exceed our members’ expectations
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.