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Hardscrabble Club Professional Staff
Head Tennis Professionals:                       Randy Mani
                                                                   Jay Devashetty
                                                                   Richard Krizso

Staff Tennis Professionals:                        Juan Pena
                                                                   Nesar Nayak
                                                                   Alex Maksymov 
                                                                   Nika Koukhartchouk
                                                                   Herman Batuev
                                                                   Otto Enukidze
                                                                   Joe Melian

Assiatant Tennis Professionals:                Lance Dorfi          
                                                                   Rohan Mani

Director of Tennis 
                            Randy Mani
                                                                   
Adults Tennis & JDP 
                                                                   (Jr. Development Prog)

RMTA (Randy Mani Tennis Academy)
Director / High-Performance (ITF)                         Jay Devashetty
Director / Tournament Training Program (TTP)     Richard Krizso
 
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Randy Mani
is a former world ranked touring Pro, whose career highlights include qualifying to play at the French Open (1982) and Wimbledon (1982 and ’83). He has a BA (English Literature). Randy is USPTR (Professional) certified and is well known in the USTA/Eastern’s world of Junior Tennis as a top caliber Coach. With more than 22 years of coaching experience, Randy’s students include several juniors who have achieved top Sectional, National and/or ITF rankings – and who have gone on to represent their colleges on Div I and II teams and/or also played professionally. Randy is inspired by and dedicated to the art of coaching tennis, as is evident in all programs spearheaded by him.


 
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Jay Devashetty
is the Director of Player Development and of the High Performance (ITF) Program at Hardscrabble Club. He was a Top-5 Junior in India, as well as Top-10 in the Men’s Division. Jay has a degree in polymer science engineering, but has preferred coaching tennis at RMTA since 1996 - he has USPTR (Professional) and USTA High-Performance Coach certifications. During these many years, Jay has coached and guided many RMTA juniors to success, helping them achieve top Sectional and National rankings, as well as ITF, WTA and/or ATP rankings.

 
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Richard Krizso
was a top-ranked player in Slovakia and was Captain of the Hungarian Junior Tennis Team. Before joining RMTA in 2001, Richard coached several of Europe’s top players, including a junior champ – Nagy Kyra and women’s champ – Marosi Katalin. Richard is USPTR (Professional) Certified. He is Director of RMTA’s Tournament Training Program (TTP), works exclusively with aspiring juniors and has many past and current ranked players, including at the professional level, as his students.


 
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JP (Juan Pena) 
is a USPTA certified Professional (Level 1) with over 25 years of teaching experience that includes beginners to tournament players. He has coached junior national champions in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. He has been Resident Tennis Pro at 2 of Puerto Rico’s top hotels for 22 years. Some of JP’s career highlights are: Doubles Champ (18 and under) Dominican Republic, National Champion in Singles and Doubles,  #1 Player – Singles and Doubles, Sacred Heart University, Puerto Rico (education: Masters in Labor Relations), Tournament of Champs. Winner (Puerto Rico), and 3-time Winner of the 35 and over Masters Singles and Father & Son Championship. JP has been a popular Staff Pro at the Club since 2006. He also manages the Club’s Pro Shop and all racquet-stringing.
 
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Herman Batuyev

hailing from Ukraine, Herman was most recently the touring Coach of Yuliana Fedak (WTA #63) on the international circuit. He has years of experience, in-depth knowledge of the sport and has even authored a book on coaching tennis. Herman is Coach of the North Salem School’s Boys and Girls Varsity Teams. He teaches in the JDP and TTP Departments. He is also the Club’s Tournament Director and runs about 30 USTA Tournaments at the Club each year.
 
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Lance Dorfi
 
a graduate of North Salem High School (2005), he had a USTA Sectional Ranking of Top-25 in Boys 16s at that time. He graduated from Manhattanville College (2009) with a degree in Business Management (Academic Honor Roll, Member / Business Honor Society). Lance captained the tennis team, leading them to their first ever ‘All-League’ title as well as he personally earned the ‘Sportsmanship Award’. He is USPTR (Instructor) certified and teaches primarily in the JDP. He continues to study towards a post-graduate degree.
 
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Nika Koukhartchouk

was a top-ranked junior in Russia: #3 (16 and under), #8 (14 and under) and #499 (ITF in 2003). She also had a WTA ranking of #1101 in 2006. Nika ia USPTR (Professional) certified. She graduated from Univ. of Mississippi (Ole’ Miss) with an MBA (2008), was on multiple Honor Rolls, and played #1 Singles and Doubles and Captained the Women’s Team. Nika joined the Club in 2008 as a Tennis Pro. She teaches in multiple departments and simultaneously continues to train hard and work at her own game everyday as she travels and competes in various WTA tournaments around the country on an ongoing basis.

 
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Alex (Oleksandr) Maksymov
graduated from the Specialized Youth Sports School / Tennis, Ukraine (1991) and went on to earn an MS in Machine Engineering (1997). He is also currently enrolled in Heronskiy State Univ., majoring in Phys. Ed. Alex has coached tennis since 2000, becoming Senior Coach at VVS Tennis Club (Ukraine). Before joining Hardscrabble Club in 2008, Alex traveled the international WTA circuit during his time as coach and hitting partner for top players such as Yuliana Fedak (WTA #63). He is an accomplished player and teaches in the TTP, JDP and Adult Departments.
 
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Nesar Nayak 
played several ranking tournaments in India and also Jr. ITF tournaments. He attended the Univ. of Illinois (major – Bio-Engineering) from 1999-2003, where he played #1 Singles and Doubles and was Conference Player of the Year in 2000. Nesar has been at the club since 2009. He is USPTA (Level 3) Certified and is the Director of the club’s JDP - Junior Development Program. His popularity with the club's tennis members of all ages can be attributed to his keen coaching abilities, the fact that he is an accomplished and talented player, as well as his easy manner! Nesar teaches adults, junior/recreational and junior/competitive players.
 

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