CLINICS AND LESSONS
We are excited to partner with Mike Pedziwiatr and James Koob to provide members and non-members group clinics, private lessons and USTA league player training. Both Mike and James are active members of Monroe Tennis Club
Michael Pedziwiatr, a USPTA certified professional instructor who is also Coach Youth Tennis/Net Generation and 10 & Under certified, started playing tennis over 35 years ago and was a hitting partner for Douglas Sachs who went on to play in the ATP tour in the 80’s and 90’s. He has been a player on many local championship teams and took 2nd place at the NTRP National Championships in Naples
Florida in 2018 at his skill level. His approach to teaching tennis is drastically different in the respect that students will learn something very useful and new during each lesson rather than just providing a hitting session, with large improvements in student stroke performance, strategy, and psychology in a short period of time. Clinics and private lessons are available, as are specialty USTA league preparation clinics to improve USTA league player performance in both doubles and singles.
James Koob was born & raised in the Hudson Valley. He attended Roy C. Ketcham High School where he was elected captain of his team & played number one singles with a 55-15 record. James has worked with a variety of high-performance coaches not only on his tennis game, but his teaching ability as well. He works with adults and juniors, novice to advance. He provides quality instruction,
focusing on proper technique, good footwork, smart strategy, and a “fight till the end” mind set. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Despite SUNY New Paltz not having an NCAA men’s tennis team, that didn’t stop him from competing. He achieved a regional ranking as a junior, participated and Captained several teams in local USTA competition, in house leagues, club tournaments, as well as taking different classes/seminars with the USTA & USPTA. Along with being USPTA Professional certified, James also carries Coach/Youth Tennis/Net Generation and 10 & Under Certifications, and is USTA SafePlay approved.
FREE PLAY AND MIXERS
Never pay for court time again
All court time is free for members. Simply come on down, sign up on the scheduling board and hop on any free court.
Play with an established group or meet new tennis friends
Members can enjoy up to four scheduled weekly mixers. Players of any ability are accommodated on a specific night, whether it is Women's or Men's 3.5 and below doubles, mixed 4.0 and below doubles or our competitive open Men's doubles, there is sure to be a great group of players for you.
USTA LEAGUE COMPETITION
Participate in one of our championship winning USTA Leagues
Monroe Tennis Club is the host of several USTA teams, including Men's 4.0, Mixed 7.0 Doubles 40 & Over and Men's 7.0 Doubles 40 & Over. Our teams are perennial contenders and have recently won the Mid-Hudson region at all levels. If you would like to join one of our teams, please contact us.
Chris Trieste is a USPTA and PTR certified tennis coach with more than 20 years of experience coaching tennis players of all ages and ability levels. For the past 10 years, Chris has taught part-time at MatchPoint Tennis in Goshen, NY. Prior to MatchPoint, Chris taught at various clubs including Sportsplex
in New Windsor, NY and SportCenter in Redondo Beach, CA. Additionally, Chris served as the head coach at Mount Saint Mary College for six years winning a conference title and twice being named Coach of the Year. As a player, Chris played college tennis at Marist College and later competed in various USTA singles and doubles leagues. In addition to his tennis coaching career, Chris has maintained a full-time career in K-12 education where he has certifications as a physical education teacher and school district administrator. Chris favors a "games-based" approach to tennis instruction designed to help students reach their potential while enjoying the learning experience.