Chris has been certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association and a teaching pro at APTC since 2008, following a 25-year career in banking. He is also the Varsity Boys and Girls tennis coach for Kellenberg High School in Uniondale, NY. During the summer months, Chris serves as the Head Tennis Professional for Hempstead Golf & Country Club in Hempstead, NY. He resides in Lynbrook, NY with his wife Julianne and daughter Katherine.
Jason Vinoles, APTC Teaching Staff:
Jason is a new addition to our staff here at Alley Pond Tennis Center. He joined our staff in March 2016. Jason is a certified PTR Teaching Professional who speaks English and fluent Spanish. He graduated from Boston University Class of 2003 and was captain of the Boston University Men's Tennis Team. Jason is originally from New York (Long Island) and as a junior trained at Port Washington Tennis Academy. We welcome Jason to our team at APTC and in a short time he is one of our most popular coaches.
Bill Lukowski, APTC Teaching Staff:
Bill is one of our Adult Party Organizes on Friday & Saturday Nights during our Indoor Season. Bill's passion in life is the *game* of tennis. I am a certified PTR Teaching Professional and I offer you 30 plus years of playing and coaching experience. I have been part of Alley Pond teaching staff since 2005. All our coaches are passionate about tennis. Please come and we will share all our knowledge with you. Join our family. Enjoy this great sport!
Carol Watson, Director of Programs
Carol is the Director of Programs at Alley Pond Tennis Center. She organizes the teaching staff and coordinates all of the junior and adult programs along with other day to day duties. She is also the acting assistance Tournament Director for the USTA tournaments that are hosted at Alley Pond Tennis Center. Carol is a former WTA professional player and is one of the top coaches in the country. She has traveled all over the world as a player and as a coach. She has coached players on a sectional, national and professional level. Carol has over thirty years coaching experience. She is a former USTA National Coach, one of the first 20 coaches in the U.S.A. to become a High Performance Coach and she is a Certified USPTA & PTR Teaching Professional.In her 18 year tenure with the USTA she’s coached, trained and traveled with many talented and former USTA Jr. National Team Members like: Lindsay Davenport, Chanda Rubin, Mashona Washington, Lilia Osterloh, Tara Synder and a host of other talented players. Carol’s passion for tennis has made a career in the sport she loves. She enjoys working with kids as well as adults. Her other passion is playing golf, if she’s not on the tennis courts at APTC she is working on her golf game which is pretty good. Her new goal is have a single digit handy cap!
Hemel Meghani Cosme Owner/Director of Tennis: Hemel Meghani Cosme (Owner/Director of Tennis) is a certified USPTA & PTR Teaching Professional. Hemel grew up in New York playing at the public parks in Queens. She is a former professional world ranked singles and doubles player. She graduated from University of California-Santa Barbara with a double degree in Law & Sociology. Prior to owning APTC Hemel ran Central Park Tennis Center the largest municipal tennis facility in the United States for 10 years. When she is not at Alley Pond Tennis Center she is traveling with her husband John and girls Caitlin & Taylor at soccer and tennis events.
Spencer Belcher, APTC Teaching Staff:
Spencer is a certified PTR Teaching Professional. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia with a degree in English Literature. Although Spencer is a full time state certified teacher working towards becoming an Elementary School Principal, he finds great satisfaction in teaching tennis and playing. When Spencer is not teaching he is spending time with his little girls Morgan, Skylar and wife Tammy! Spencer feels that tennis is truly a sport for a lifetime.
Fred Pitscal, is one of our early morning Desk Staff. Fred always greets everyone with a smile. Fred has been with us for many years and enjoys speaking with everyone.
Benjamin Omaboe, APTC Teaching Staff:
Benjamin Omaboe (also known as Omar ) has been with Alley Pond Tennis Center (APTC) for 8 years. A native of Ghana, West Africa; "Omar" is a certified P.T.R Professional coach and a member of the U.S.T.A Men’s Division League. He played professional level tennis from the 1980's to 1990's and worked with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in London, England as an official level one Umpire. He brings his own special passion and dedication to the club. In his spare time, Omar enjoys traveling and spending time with his daughter, Maddie and his family.
Robbie Davis, is a Certified USPTA Teaching Professional and he is one of our Adult Saturday Night Tennis Party Organizer. Once you meet Robbie you will never forget him. He is fun and always has a smile.
Katiuscia M. Point Du Jour ( Firma )
Firma has been working at Alley Pond Tennis since 2002. She started as a Front Desk Receptionist and now is part of the Managing Team at the APTC. Firma is a great listener and likes to make all the clients feel comfortable and at home. Her conception on good Customer Service is "Always greet the client with a smile, understand the client’s needs, keep the client happy and the client will always come back..."
Firma graduated from Baruch College in 2007.
Flore Cadett, is one of our lovely Desk Staff. Flore has been with us for the past year. She currently attends Queens Borough College and in January 2015 will attend Engineering School.