MICHAEL ROMEO

DIRECTOR OF TENNIS

USPTA CERTIFIED (since 2003); PTR CERTIFIED (since 2016)

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Mike’s goal is to deliver an amazing lesson every time he steps on the court.

He has been a part of the New Jersey tennis community for most of his life. After playing Division I tennis at Seton Hall University, Mike launched his professional teaching career at West Orange Tennis Club in NJ (1992 - 2008).  He later became the Head Tennis Professional at the Tennis Center of the Black Hills in Rapid City, SD. Upon returning to his NJ roots, Mike assumed the title of Assistant Racquets Professional at The Short Hills Club. More recently, he was Senior Tennis Professional at The Strand Tennis Center in Chatham, NJ for a number of years.

At Murray Hill, his passion for teaching is as strong as ever. He works hard at honing his craft, and keeping his teaching fresh. Mike is also an avid racquet technician with over 25 years of experience stringing and repairing tennis racquets.

Mike lives with his wife and two adorable daughters in Lake Hiawatha, NJ.


Greg Bolitsky

Director of Player Development & Senior Pro

USTA National Coach; USTA High Performance Coach; USPTA Certified Professional; USPTR Certified Professional

Bolitsky brings over 25 years of coaching and training adults and juniors, and has worked with some of the top ranked USTA and ITF players in the United States and Canada.

Throughout his career, Greg has coached at a number of renowned tennis academies, including the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Port Washington Tennis Academy and Tennis Canada’s National Tennis Center at York University. Additionally, Greg was the Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach for St. Johns University from 2000-2002.

More recently, he was the Director of High Performance Tennis, Centercourt (Chatham), Asst-Director of High Performance Tennis, John McEnroe Tennis Academy (NYC) and comes directly to us from the CourtSense Tennis Training Center, where he was the Senior High Performance Coach and Director of the Tournament Travel Team.

Many of Greg’s students have gone on to play both NCAA Division I and Ivy League Tennis, attending schools including Harvard, Princeton, Univ. of North Carolina, Univ. of Georgia, Univ. of Wisconsin and San Diego State University.

Greg lives in Chatham, NJ.

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Jason Thomas

Director of Junior Development

PTR Certified professional (performance); ptr certified professional (adults) 

Jason began playing at age five.

He played the USTA circuit as a junior before earning a scholarship to play at Hamilton College in New York, where he played singles and #1 doubles.

After graduating with his sociology degree, he began his coaching career at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago, where he quickly rose to Director of Junior Development for their nationally-recognized 10 & Under junior program. During his tenure, he worked closely with Butch Staples (who in 2011, was awarded the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Educational Merit Award, joining the likes of Arthur Ashe, Nick Bolleteri & Pam Shriver). At Midtown, he also had the opportunity to work first-hand with Mike Barrell (who in addition to working closely with the USTA, has developed curriculums for Tennis Australia, LTA (GB), the Chinese Tennis Association, Holland, Norway, Estonia, Cyprus and Hungary). 

He comes to Murray Hill most recently from Chelsea Piers in Connecticut, where he was Director of Junior Development. He wrote the junior curriculum, with input from international Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Gigi Fernandez. Jason's experience and energy transformed their program into one of the largest in the Northeast. 

Jason looks forward to helping Murray Hill's juniors achieve their goals. 

Jason lives in Maplewood, NJ. 

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YHONNY MURRAY

Tennis professional - high performance focus

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Yhonny started playing tennis as a seven-year-old ballboy in the Dominican Republic and became the #1 Junior in his country before coming to the United States, where he trained at IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy, under the guidance of Nick Bollettieri. Competing on the ITA Junior Circuit, he had wins over Andy Roddick, Dmitry Tursonov, Mardy Fish and his early doubles partner, Victor Estrella Burgos. Yhonny also led a Mid-Atlantic team to three Gold Medals in the U.S. Junior Olympics. After leaving Bollettieri, Yhonny trained under University of Kentucky Tennis Coach Dennis Emery, and trained in conditioning under Pat Etcheberry.

In high school tennis, while a student at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, Yhonny won the New Jersey State Preps Championship for each of his three years. During his one year at Cambridge Ridge and Latin H.S. in Cambridge, Massachusetts he led his team to the Massachusetts #1 ranking, and made the Boston Globe’s All-State Team. Winning a full tennis scholarship to Temple University, Yhonny played #1 singles and doubles for four years and did a stint as the team’s assistant coach, before returning to New Jersey as a teaching pro, specializing in High Performance at both Centercourt and P3 before joining Murray Hill Tennis & Fitness.

Yhonny is PTR Certified, Certified in USTA High Performance Coaching and Etcheberry Tennis Conditioning, and is a member of the USTA High Performance Committee for the Eastern Section. He lives with his wife, Ebony, and two tennis-loving kids, Gabriel and Yohany, in Summit, NJ.


Analee Delgado

Tennis professional - PTR Certified 10 & Under, usta tournament director

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Talent & work ethic earned Analee multiple scholarships to train at tennis academies as a junior, but from age 13 she realized her dream was to coach.

Her life-long passion for the sport is contagious.

As a toddler, she accompanied her father to the courts, where she watched him take lessons. From the sidelines, the interested four-year old would trace the shape of whatever stroke he was learning. Shortly thereafter she was enrolled in classes of her own.  

Many junior players aspire to beat a rival, or win a trophy, but to understand coaching principles from such an early age has been a huge advantage in her teaching career. 

Analee has been coaching since playing for St. Peter's University (five years ago). Analee has a great eye for developing sound strokes & recognizing what her students need to focus on, all while making tennis fun.

She lives in Bellville, NJ. 

 


JHON DIAZ

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

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Jhon was born in Peru and grew up playing tennis in the Federación Peruana de Tennis. 

Jhon is USPTA certified, and has been coaching tennis for over ten years. In addition to camps and clinics, Jhon has coached high school tennis at Kent Place School and Pingry School. Jhon has led Pingry tennis to six sectional state championships and two group state championships.

Currently, Jhon is pursuing his Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Master of Tennis Certification in High Performance. Jhon joined the Murray Hill staff in October 2015.


BEATRIX KLEIN-SZALAY

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

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Beatrix has had a successful and varied career in tennis. A leader in the international tennis community, she was the #1 ranked player in Hungary in 1976. In the European Championships, she finished as a semi-finalist in both the womens and mixed doubles categories. She played in the Fed Cup for Hungary, on the grass at Wimbledon, the red clay in the French Open and the hard courts of the US Open! Her highest WTA ranking was 106. She played against Martina Navratilova (she won one of the two meetings!), Virginia Wade, Mary Carillo and others.

Beatrix has been a certified USPTA tennis professional for 18 years, and has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She was the Director of Tennis at Columbia Racquet Club from 2007-14. Beatrix lives in Chatham, NJ.


MARIA MAHON

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
 

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Maria began her tennis career at age eight. After playing number one singles for four years in high school, she earned a scholarship, and played four years of Division I tennis at Seton Hall University. She is PTR certified for 10 & Under. She has worked as head tennis instructor for Berkeley Heights Recreation for the past seven years, teaching both adults and children. She has been a teaching pro for Murray Hill for three years, specializing in the 10 & Under age group. She is a USTA member and loves playing on teams in the spring and winter.


BARBRA KOGAN

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
 

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Barbra Kogan is a USPTA and PTR-certified tennis professional, and has taught tennis at Murray Hill for over eight years. She played both high school varsity tennis, and Division I tennis at Bucknell University.

In recent years, she has worked with with the Summit Tennis Association, The Strand Tennis Center, and with the Pro Smart Tennis Academy.

At Murray Hill, Barbra enjoys working with children and adults, and also runs tennis parties for the club. Barbra lives in New Providence with her husband and two teenage sons.


ADAM WAGER

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
 

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Adam started playing tennis at the age of seven and had a successful career. After winning a New Jersey state championship in 1990, Adam went on to the University of Michigan where he played varsity tennis from 1992 to 1995. In his 16 years of coaching, Adam has worked with and helped develop over 200 USTA nationally ranked players and five New Jersey state singles champions.

 


BRETT MICHEL

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
 

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Brett Michel has been a certified USPTR professional since 1991. His teaching career began as a Staff Pro and Assistant Manager at the Twin Oaks Tennis Center in Morristown, NJ in 1991. In 1999, he was promoted to Director of Tennis and General Manager of the club, and served in that capacity until 2010.

Upon leaving Twin Oaks, Brett began teaching at Columbia Racquet Club in Florham Park, NJ during the indoor season, and remained at the club until last year. During the outdoor season, he is a pro at the Noe Pond Club and is their Junior Team Tennis Coordinator.

In addition to his professional teaching, Brett is the Head Varsity Tennis Coach for the Morristown Beard boys and girls tennis teams. He played high school tennis at Morristown Beard and collegiate tennis at Drew University. Brett achieved USTA rankings in the Men’s Open Singles (#32 in 2000), and Men’s 25’s (#2 in 2000). Brett lives in Chatham, NJ with his wife and two kids.