Meet the Staff

Rob Kresberg - Director

  • Native New Yorker, and grew up on The Upper East Side of Manhattan.
  • Has a wife and two small children who are excited to spend time in Sag Harbor this summer!
  • Played college tennis at Columbia University, and coached the Varsity Women's Tennis Team at Columbia for 13 years.
  • Prior to coaching, played professional tennis, was a world ranked player, and competed against many top ranked opponents.
  • Rob has taught tennis in the Westchester area for 25 years, and is excited to bring his experience back to Long Island!

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Brandon Blankenbaker - Director

  • Current National Ranking (USTA men's 35) - #2 (doubles) #8 (singles)
  • Current International Ranking (ITF men's 35) - #5 (doubles)
  • Ranked as high as #1 Nationally in USTA men's 30 and 35 doubles
  • Ranked as high as #8 Nationally in USTA men's 35 singles
  • Ranked as high as #4 Internationally in ITF men's 35 doubles
  • 6 National Doubles Titles
  • 2 World Doubles Silver Medals
  • Brandon also played Division I college tennis for 4 years at Eastern Illinois University. After college he moved to Charleston SC and has taught tennis on Kiawah Island for 13 years. As a tennis pro, Brandon has worked with all ages and levels of players and has organized clinics, tournaments, round robins, and socials. Brandon is PTR certified at the Professional level.
  • Brandon is also the proud inventor of The Shandana, which he wears everyday on court to help protect himself from the sun!

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Marjorie Ondeck - Head Pro

  • Originally from Fairfield, CT
  • Growing up playing tennis in New England, she reached as high as #2 in the region's G18s and received the New England Sportsmanship award in 16 and under division. Went to University of Memphis on a full scholarship 2006-2010— playing #1-3 singles and #1 doubles
  • After finishing her collegiate playing career, she continued playing ITF futures/satellites and was ranked in the top-100 women on USTA national list. Won a gold and bronze ball at national women’s opens. Since graduating in 2010, has worked at multiple clubs and country clubs in Fairfield County, CT.
  • Also coached and traveled with juniors playing National & ITF tournaments. Coached in Southern California at Weil Tennis Academy from 2015-2018 as an assistant coach and tournament/travel coordinator.
  • Currently the women’s tennis assistant coach at UCONN.
  • Certified Health Coach through IIN and helps clients outside of coaching tennis with their nutrition and overall health.
  • Enjoys running, reading, learning about health/fitness, traveling and being outdoors. Has ran 5 marathons, including qualifying for Boston Marathon.
  • Fun fact: Mother, Beth Norton, played professional tennis and was ranked as high as #20 in the world WTA and #4 in the world as a junior. She played in all the grand slams.

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Emilio Lopez

  • Emilio, known as Lucho, grew up in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • As a junior player he reached top 10 for his country. He went on to receive a full tennis scholarship from Northeastern Estate University which he followed with a Master’s degree on finance from Compañia de Formacion Empresarial in Madrid. 
  • Lucho has been teaching tennis for several decades, most notably at Total Tennis in Saugerties, New York.
  • Lucho also has ten years of experience guiding meditation and energy healing (luchoness.com) and brings a fresh approach on awareness, intention, attention and inner flow in/out of the tennis court.
  • It’s therefore not surprising that Lucho’s favorite quote is "Peak performance is more about states of consciousness than skill sets"

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Eva Raszkiewicz

  • Eva was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.
  • As a junior she played in the Eastern Section and was ranked in the top 10 for every age group up to 18’s.
  • After high school Eva achieved a full scholarship to Syracuse university and played on the tennis team for one year before deciding to play on the professional tennis circuit.
  • She later moved to Naples, Florida to train under a coach that was ranked 162 in the world. During this time she reached a singles ranking of 924. In doubles she was ranked 725 in addition to winning a doubles title in Greece. She is still currently ranked 1316 in the world and 1471 in doubles.
  • Eva is also studying psychology with a big interest sport psychologist.