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Hardscrabble Club Professional Tennis Staff

Director of Tennis: Randy Mani

Head Tennis Professionals: Randy Mani, Richard Krizso

Staff Tennis Professionals: Herman Batuyev, Otto Enukidze, Brad Harrington, Dan Shoemaker, Kevin Kumerle, Vladimir Paunic, Joe Melian

Assistant Tennis Professionals: Rohan Mani, Marco Gobbato

Randy Mani

DSC06768Randy Mani is a former world ranked Professional. Randy is USPTR (Professional) certified and is well known in the USTA/Eastern’s world of Junior Tennis as a top caliber Coach. With more than 25 years of coaching experience, Randy’s students include several juniors who have achieved top Eastern Sectional, National and  ITF rankings – and who have also gone on to represent their colleges on NCAA Div I, Div II teams and Div III teams and many of his students have gone on to play professionally. Randy is inspired by and dedicated to the art of coaching tennis, as is evident in all programs spearheaded by him.

Richard Krizso

DSC06762Richard Krizso was a top-ranked player in Slovakia and was Captain of the Hungarian Junior Tennis Team. Before joining RMTA in 2001, Richard coached several of Europe’s top players, including a junior champ – Nagy Kyra and women’s champ – Marosi Katalin. Richard is USPTR (Professional) Certified. He is Director of the club’s Junior Development Program (JDP), and works exclusively with aspiring juniors and has many past and current ranked players, including at the professional level, as his students.

 

Herman Batuyev

DSC06761Herman Batuyev hails from Ukraine, Herman was the touring Coach of Yuliana Fedak (WTA #63) on the international circuit. He has years of experience, in-depth knowledge of the sport and has even authored a book on coaching tennis. Herman is Coach of the North Salem School’s Boys and Girls Varsity Teams. He teaches in the club’s JDP and QST Departments. He is also the Club’s USTA Tournament Director and runs about 40 USTA Tournaments at the Club each year.

 

 

Kevin Kumerle

DSC06756Kevin Kumerle is a graduate of Stony Brook University and is a USPTA certified tennis pro. He has been teaching tennis for more than 20 years and has served as the Tennis Director at a number of clubs in Long Island. Kevin is also an avid mountain climber and competitive road runner and brings his fitness expertise to his instruction.

 

 

Otto Enukidze

HSC PortraitsOtto Enukidze hails from Georgia, and played on the Davis Cup team for that country for two years from 2000 to 2001. He then played on the 2001 ATP world tour. Otto has over 7 years of professional tennis coaching experience and has coached nationally ranked players like Hayden Cassone.

 

 

Vladimir Paunic

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Vladimir Paunic joins us from Serbia after visiting with the Serbian National Junior team during our 2016 Nike Summer camp! Vlad received a full scholarship to play on the Southeastern Louisiana tennis team, a Division I University where he was named student-athlete of the year in 2008. He was also the 10th student-athlete to ever earn Academic All-American honors and his singles score (52 wins, 9 losses) was 14th in school history.
After college, Vlad won the Serbian Men’s Open National Championship in 2010 and defeated many world ranked players. He then was the founder, director, and head coach of one of the most successful tennis clubs in Serbia, “Step In”. There he was responsible for coaching many nationally ranked players. Vlad has a Serbian coaching license which is equivalent to an ITF level 2 certification.

 

Brad Harrington

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Dan Shoemaker

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