New Rochelle Racquet Club Team
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    OUR TEAM
    Pat Steets
    Owner/Partner
    Since her graduation from Springfield College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Pat Steets has been successfully and happily engaged in the sports and fitness industry for over 40 years. Over 30 of those READ MORE >>
    Valerie Ferrara
    Site General Manager
    Valerie has been the site General Manager of Pine Brook Fitness (The New Rochelle Racquet Club, The Rock Club and The Studios) since early 2014. She joined the team from Philadelphia, PA, where she managed a prestigious health club with over READ MORE >>
    Charlie Chait
    General Manager
    Charlie has been involved with tennis since she was around 10 years old, playing in the street in front of her house and finding any available place possible to play with her sisters. As a summer job, she helped the top Pro in Hawaii, teach READ MORE >>
    Josh Bill
    Director of Tennis 
    Since becoming a USPTA certified tennis professional, he has focused his career on spreading his love of tennis with his unparalleled devotion and fatherly kindheartedness to both Juniors and Adults.  Josh’s experience, energy, enthusiasm READ MORE >>
    Eileen Riemerschmid
    Adult Program Coordinator
    Two things that you should know about Eileen is that she loves to travel and she is a tennis fanatic. She grew up in California where she found her love for tennis playing recreationally and in high school. She later lived shortly in Hawaii, READ MORE >>
    Dean Won
    Director of Junior Development Program
    Dean started playing tennis at the age of 9. At that point, he dedicated himself to practicing as much as he can, even using a wall as a partner. All his efforts lead Dean playing and captaining his team at North Rockland High School. He followed READ MORE >>
    Dimitri Kopilashvili
    Director of TAUT
    Dimitri grew up playing tennis in Tbilisi, Georgia where he achieved top rankings in national, ITF and Eastern Europe’s junior circuits, and competed in ITF futures and Satellite circuits. After graduating from Ilia State University in Tbilisi, READ MORE >>
    Asi Phillips
    Tennis Professional
    Asi is a certified USPTA/PTR Teaching Professional since 2000.  Asi played 4 years of Division 1 Tennis for Mount Saint Mary’s University.  After graduation, Asi worked at the  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with the READ MORE >>
    Alex Altman
    Tennis Professional
    Alex competed in both USTA eastern section and national tournaments achieving sectional and national rankings. He went on to play Division 1 Tennis for Quinnipiac University. Alex helped QU finish 72 in the country in 2004. He was first team READ MORE >>
    Jack Hysaj
    Tennis Professional
    Jack’s love for tennis began when he was the same age as some of his youngest students. Born in Albania, he started playing tennis at the age of 6, taught by his uncle Joseph. He played during his college years at Tirana University, playing READ MORE >>
    William Matthew
    Tennis Professional
    William has over 25 years of quality teaching experience on the tennis court. He has completed the course at Dennis Van Der Meer Tennis Academy and USTA’s level 1 Sport Science course. Prior to coming to the New Rochelle Racquet Club in 2000, READ MORE >>
    Brian Bradley
    Tennis Professional
    Brian Bradley is a native of New Rochelle. In 2014, he received a B.A. in Drama at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. In his senior year, Brian was Varsity team captain and helped lead Catholic University Men’s tennis READ MORE >>
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    Jeff Scott
    Tennis Professional
    Jeffrey Scott (USPTA, IHRSA, USTA) was born in Manhattan, New York. As a youth, he moved to Westchester County with his family, and played competitive sports such as baseball, soccer, diving, and golf. He attended Fordham University undergrad, READ MORE >>
    Steven Benjamin
    Tennis Professional
    Steven excels in coaching USTA Teams And Juniors of all ages and levels. He directed one of the most successful advanced training for juniors, both nationally and professionally. Steve was the practice partner and traveled with Former #1 in READ MORE >>
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    Federico Yanez
    Tennis Professional
    Federico is a USPTA Elite Professional certified coach, with over 9 years of teaching experience at all levels. He was a top-ranked junior in Argentina. At age 13 he moved to Miami, FL. Where he continued competing at high levels and achieving READ MORE >>

    OTHER INFORMATION
    USTA ADULT TEAMS
    Men & Women
    Join our clinics and become a member of our USTA team family. A great way to grow your game and learn to become a part of our world of competitive play. We build relationships through team spirit and camaraderie.
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    !BLITZ!
    Monday 12-1:30pm
    Want to get in some Cardio, competitive play and have a chance to play against varied styles of players? Then Blitz is for you! Come and join us for some fast paced intensive, live ball point play!
    POWER DRILLS
    Tuesday & Wednesday 6:30-8:00am
    Are you an early bird? A great way to start a stressful day. Our professional staff provides instruction and elite drills on strategy followed by supervised competitive play. A great opportunity to meet other players at your level!