Tennis Pros

Rob Kresberg, Sag Harbor Tennis Owner/Director 

Rob Kresberg
Owner/Director

Native New Yorker, and grew up on The Upper East Side of Manhattan. Has a wife and a two year old daughter 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 - Head Pro

Brandon Blankenbaker
Head Pro

Nationally ranked #1 in men's 35 doubles in 2018 with doubles partner, Matt Hane. This past October Brandon competed for team USA, representing the men's 35s division. As a team, the men's 35s finished 5th in the world. Individually, Brandon teamed up with his long time doubles partner, Matt Hane, and they won the silver medal in men's 35s World Doubles Competition! Getting to the finals they had to compete against players that just recently retired from the pro tour and ranked as high as 176 on the ATP tour.

Brandon has been ranked number 1 in the country in men's 30s and 35s doubles. In total he has won 6 National Doubles Tournaments. Brandon 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 the past 13 years. As a tennis pro on Kiawah Island, Brandon has worked with all ages and levels of players and has organized clinic, 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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Emilio (Lucho) - Assistant Pro

Emilio
Assistant Pro

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"