Julian Brown, Tennis Professional
Julian comes to RIRC with exceptional teaching and playing credentials. He was a nationally ranked junior growing up and then went on to play Division 1 tennis at St. Bonaventure’s, where he competed for all 4 years. He has taught extensively in Long Island for the past 13 years, most recently as a Senior Teaching Professional at Sportime Roslyn. He is a well-rounded coach who can work with all ages and levels with skill and enthusiasm.
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.
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.
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.
Benny Hung, Tennis Professional
Benny is a USPTR certified professional and Assistant Director of Adult Programs at RIRC. He was previously the head coach of the Columbia Prep High School varsity tennis teams for two seasons, and an assistant coach for the Vassar College women’s varsity tennis team. A graduate of Oxford University, Benny emphasizes a mental and goal-oriented approach in his lessons. He inspires his clients with passion and intensity. Benny can be reached at email@example.com
Joel Kincaid, Tennis Professional
is from Portland, Oregon. Joel competed as a junior top 30 nationally, played #1 singles for the University of Portland, and competed professionally for six years – traveling to 18 countries and achieving ATP rankings in singles and doubles. Joel enjoys teaching all levels of players, helping them to improve their games and have a positive experience.
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.
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.
Miko Sarznynski-RIRC Senior Professional
Miko has been teaching successfully in the Metropolitan Area for the past 10 years working for numerous organizations such as Tennis Approach, Super Stars Tennis, and the JMTA on Randalls Island. He is a USPTA certified Tennis Professional and utilizes his background in philosophy to help his students gain a better knowledge of technique and tactics on the tennis court. In his short time here at RIRC Miko has proven to be equally popular with adults and juniors.
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. Jesse can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Williams, Tennis Professional
Michael started playing tennis at 5 years old and never looked back. He was as a nationally ranked junior player until he attended Clemson University where he proudly captained the tennis team. After his college career he played on the satellite tour in which he earned a singles ranking of 1081 in the world and a top 1000 doubles ranking. Michael became a USTA “Gold Ball” recipient in 2013 when he won the Men’s “Open” Doubles Championship at the National Tennis Center.
After stepping away from professional tennis he turned his focus to teaching others the game he loves. From touring professionals, to aspiring amateurs, to beginners, Michael has twenty years of teaching experience in the New York City area and abroad. He has been a sparring partner for such greats as John and Patrick McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier. His coaching influences include Bob Ingersole, Chuck Kriese, and Nick Bollettieri. Michael is dedicated to helping players of all levels by focusing on the fundamentals of the game and designing programs that will help each individual reach their highest level. Mike can be reached at email@example.com.