Meet Our Staff!
Partner / Director of Tennis
Adam Mandell is an alumni of Yale University, where he played #1 singles, was 1st Team All-Ivy, and competed in the NCAA Division I Singles Championships. During his tenure at college, he helped lead his team to an Ivy League Championship, and was elected Team Captain.
On the junior tennis circuit, Adam was a #1 ranked player in the Eastern Section in many age groups, as well a consistent top 15 Nationally ranked player.
Adam has been involved as a co-owner and director of various tennis facilities, and additionally served as the Director of Tennis at North Shore Country Club for 7 years. He has experience coaching elite tournament players as well as adults and beginners.
Stephanie has been managing the facility since March 2011. She was formerly employed with Sportime Roslyn as Tennis Coordinator/League Director for 9 years. She is a Registered Nurse and holds a BSN from Boston University. Stephanie resides in Glen Head with her husband, Dan, and has three children, Jason, Chris and Caitlin.
Partner / Managing Director of Business Development
Cory Parr grew up in Jericho, NY. He attended Jericho High School where he won 3 state championships. Cory was the number 1 ranked junior in the eastern section throughout his junior career and a top 5 ranked junior in the nation. Cory attended Wake Forest University where he was a 3 time All American. He held the schools record for career singles and doubles victories. Cory was ranked as high as number 9 in the college tennis singles rankings and number 1 in the nation in doubles. Cory played professionally for 1 year earning career high world rankings of 779 in singles and 272 in doubles.
Gigi joined the facility in May 2013. An avid league player she has captained several USTA teams for 12 years. Gigi is a member of the USTA Eastern Section Grievance Committee, and is currently a board member of the Long Island Women's Interclub Tennis League and Women's Golf Club of Brookville. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Long Island University. She resides in Glen Cove with her husband John and has two children Casey and Clayton.
High Performance Coach
Vasco is a versatile teaching pro with a specific interest in coaching High Performance students. He was a former professional ATP player who achieved the ATP ranking of 1091. He was ranked 100 in the ITF 18 and Under World Circuit and was ranked 76 within the Tennis Europe ranking of the 16 and Under. Vasco has also played against some of the world's top ATP players including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (high ATP ranking of 5) and Marcos Baghdatis (high ATP ranking of 8). He worked as a hitting partner for Victoria Azarenka, former #1 player in the world, at both the US Open and Wimbledon in 2009. He has coached talented junior players such as Felipe Cunha e Silva (high ITF ranking of 38) and also traveled on the ITF and ATP Tour in 2011 and 2012. Vasco was hired as the Private Coach of top ATP player, Frederico Gil (high ATP ranking of 62) in 2013. He also collaborated with former Davis Cup and Fed Cup captain Pedro Cordeiro from Portugal, while coaching ATP player Pedro Sousa (high ATP ranking of 199) in 2014. Vasco is a Tournament Director at the Club.
High Performance Coach
Manuel is a Portuguese coach who started playing ambitiously when he was 10 years old. By the age of 13, he began playing competitvely in International tournaments. During his Junior career, Manuel was ranked as high as 99 in the European rankings.He earned 6 doubles ATP points and played hundreds of Futures, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. Additionally, he also participated in challenger events. He played against ATP players ranked 18th, 33rd, 35th, 59th, and more. Manuel will be teaching high performance Juniors but is excited to teach any and all students of any level who are excited about playing the game of tennis.
Tyrone has been coaching tennis for the past 19 years. Throughout his years of coaching, he has worked with numerous top ranked Jamaican tennis players, both at the senior and junior levels. Many who have represented the Jamaican Davis Cup team. Tyrone was the head coach for the Junior Davis Cup Team for Jamaica from 2004-2007. In 2006 he received a diploma in Buenos Aires, Argentina for high performance coaching. He also received a USTA certificate in Jamaica for high performance coaching in 2008.
Jason has been very involved with tennis in our community for over 20 years. He is certified as a USPTA Professional 1 with 6 years of former experience as a Head Pro. He is also rated as a 5.0 USTA player. Jason has helped run many Adult and Junior group lessons, such as Quick Start and Junior Development Programs. He also runs Cardio classes multiple times per week and additionally teaches many Private and Semi-Private lessons. His fun, high-energy approach to coaching is his way of keeping things fresh and interesting at all times. Jason enjoys meeting new students and finding the challenges that allow him to set short-term goals to guarantee that his students progress, all while keeping it fun and entertaining. Jason is a Tournament Director at the Club.
Instructor/Pro Shop Manager
Greg has been a part of the staff at Glen Head Racquet Club since 2007. As a promising Junior player, Greg moved on to play College tennis at Adelphi University on scholarship for four years. Greg has a keen eye for talent and specializes in teaching proper technique and understanding the body mechanics of the game. From beginner level to high performance training, at any age, there is something to be learned from this talented coach. In September, 2017 Greg will be managing the Pro Shop and has many high tech improvements to add as well as a wide variety of racquets and equipment.
Gary began coaching in his native country of Jamaica from 1998-2012. He represented Jamaica in ITF tournaments and now coaches many of our Junior and beginner players here at Glen Head Racquet Club. He is known for his bright personality and easy going attitude and takes pride in making tennis an enjoyable and fun experience for children and adults of all ages.
Ryan has been an avid tennis player since he was in High School. He participated in many USTA tournaments around the country and was also a member of the Division 1 Men's Tennis team at Loyola University Maryland, where he graduated in 2013. He majored in Digital Media and minored in Photography and does a lot of photography, web design, and graphic design work. He resides in Garden City and grew up playing tennis at Glen Head Racquet Club with his mother when he was eight years old.