Phil Barres

General Partner / Director of Operations

Adam Mandell

Managing Partner / Director of Tennis

Adam Mandell is an alumnus 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.

Cory Parr

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.

STEPHANIE LEO

General Manager

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.

Adam Lee

High-Performance Coach

Adam is a dual citizen of England and New Zealand and currently lives in Long Island, New York where he is a High Performance Tennis Coach at Glen Head Racquet Club. He trains a good amount of the top national players in the country and the highest juniors in New York.

Adam played four years of Division 1 tennis at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Here he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and currently holds the most singles wins in program history as a Tennis player.

Before attending Wake Forest University, he won the Great Britain National Championships and holds three New Zealand National Championship titles. He was also ranked #75 (singles) in the ITF World Ranking and was professionally ranked as a singles player at #1421 ATP and doubles #1395 ATP.


ITPA Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS)

ITPA Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT)
Global Professional Tennis Coach Association B-Level (ATP Certified)
Global Professional Tennis Coach Association C-Level (ATP Certified)
Kovacs Institute Tennis Serve Specialist

Alex Pop Moldovan

High-Performance Coach

Alex a highly motivated individual with an eagerness to continues learning. He is highly adaptable, with experience in various settings as both a leader and an assistant. Over 15 years of on-court experience instructing juniors, adults and professional tour players. He is continue to set goals for students and for himself regarding future performance and progress.

Alex is a PTR certified Pickleball coach, Director of NY Open Pickleball Tournament and a US Open Medalist.

 

JASON STRONG

USTA Tournament Director / Coach

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.

GREG FUJII

Coach / Pro Shop Owner

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. Greg manages the Pro Shop and has many high tech improvements to add as well as a wide variety of racquets and equipment.

TYRONE TRAIL

High-Performance Coach

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.

Cornel Marola

High-Performance Coach

Cornel started coaching in Romania in 2004. He trained advanced Junior players with good national and international results. After coaching and playing in tournaments for 6 months in Italy, he moved to the US in 2006 to continue coaching tennis. He coached some of the best Junior players from the top 50 in the Eastern Conference. He has coached professional players @ the US Open, Sydney Australian Open and ATP tour finals, challengers, and futures tournaments. He was a top 10 Junior in Romania, National Junior Doubles Champion, 3 time International Junior Doubles Champion and won several Junior Singles tournaments in Romania, Ukraine and Moldavia.

GARY HARRISON

Coach / Youth Coach

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.

GIGI BANKS

League Director

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.