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

  • Placed 2nd at National Senior Father/Son Clay Courts (2021)
  • Ranked as high as #1 Nationally in USTA men's 30 and 35 doubles
  • Ranked as high as #4 Internationally in ITF men's 35 doubles
  • Ranked as high as #8 Nationally in USTA men's 35 singles
  • 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 and Pickleball Certified.
  • 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.