ANNA EDELMAN, Head Pro
Anna Edelman is a tennis professional with 8+ years of experience teaching adults and juniors. She specializes in running high-energy cardio tennis clinics as well as working with tournament players. A native of New York, Anna has been an avid tennis player since childhood, and was a strong competitor as a junior. She played in USTA tournaments in the 12s through the 18s at the regional and national level including Nationals, Super Nationals and ITF tournaments. Anna was recruited to Binghamton University’s NCAA Division 1 Women’s Tennis Team where she competed at Number 1 singles and doubles. Upon graduation, Anna was hired as the assistant coach for the women’s team where she was tasked with motivating the team, organizing practices and working on strategy with the players. Anna is USPTA and Cardio Tennis Certified and will be inducted into Binghamton University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019.
JESSE SMITH, Head Pro
Jesse Smith is a born and raised New Yorker and comes to McCarren Tennis with 14 years of teaching experience. He brings with him certifications from the USPTA, cardio tennis, and wheelchair tennis associations. He was captain for 3 years for the Bronx Science Wolverines and captain his senior year for the number 23 nationally ranked Queens College Knights while earning a bachelor degree in fine arts. The promotion of teamwork is at the center of Jesse’s intense energy and enthusiasm to help players any age and level to reach their goals.
MARK HARRISON, Assistant Director
Mark Harrison, our Head Tennis Professional is entering his first year at Inwood with over 40 years of experience as a professional tennis instructor and coach. Mark has been ranked as high as #2 in doubles and #4 in singles nationally by the USTA. He is a master at running tournaments (singles and doubles) for all levels of play. Mark was named Long Island Tennis Professional of the year in 2014. He has held many National and Eastern rankings, and in 2009 and 2011 was a finalist at the USTA 55 National Grass Court Doubles Championships Under Mark's guidance, our tennis pros and staff are available for lessons and hitting, six days a week.
RICHARD YOUNG, Staff Pro
Richard Young, Is joining us this year on Saturdays and Sundays. He has been teaching Tennis on Long Island for over 20 years. He was an Eastern Racket Junior and was ranked #5 in the East in Mixed Doubles. He has been working with the 10 and under Quick Start programs ages 4-9 and started the 1st Men's League at Queens College Tennis Center in 2002. He was also All-County and All State High School player at Ramapo Senior High School in Monsey N.Y.