Teaching Professional

Coaching Professionals

Teaching Professional

Carl Mcdonald
Compassionate, dedicated, enthusiastic, organized and energetic are some of the attributes Carl brings as the new tennis coordinator. He believes in a high level of customer service and is committed to customer satisfaction.

Carl is a former Director of Tennis at both SPORTIME in Mamaroneck and The Hudson Valley Tennis Club.

He is also PTR certified and has over 30 years’ experience as a teaching professional.  Carl is very excited about starting the indoor season with us and looks forward to working with each member.

General Manager/

Director of Operations

Bennett Romney​​

Bennett has been the Head Coach of Horace Greeley HS Boys Tennis team since 2005 leading the team to 9 League titles. In his tenure, Bennett has had over 20 players continue to play NCAA tennis.

Bennett is a 3 time Section 1 Coach of the Year winner.

Mike Friedlander

Mike is a seasoned tennis professional and a well-recognized coach in the greater Westchester area.

Mike most recently was the director of operations at the indoor bubble at Wildcat Tennis Club where he ran juniors & adults tennis programs.

At the national and regional levels, Mike has worked as a Manager, Director of Tennis, and Head Professional coordinating programs for juniors and adults at various facilities in the area e.g. the Doral Arrowood Country Club, Metropolis Country Club, the Westchester Renaissance Hotel, and Wildcat Tennis Club tennis facility.

At the local Westchester level, Mike is currently on the Board of Directors of the Town of Irvington AYSO soccer league. He also coached and directed for the Rivertowns Soccer Program before moving to FC Westchester.  He is also a co-founder and coach for the Irvington Tri-County basketball league.

Head Professional

Claudio Armandi


​​Claudio is a certified USPTA, PTR Professional, Master Coaching Professional in the PTR 10/under coaching program, and one of the country’s leading experts in junior development and club programming. 

He is a former USTA staff member serving as the USTA Community Coordinator/Service Rep for Connecticut. He is also a former National USTA RCW Faculty Trainer conducting workshops and trainings for programs throughout the United States. 

At the national level, Claudio was a teaching professional at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida, where he coached some of the nation’s premiere high performance junior players and WTA/ATP professional tour players. 

At the local level, Claudio was Director of Operations of the Armandi Tennis Academy where he was a key architect in the creation and development of all club and academy programs, curriculums, and day to day operations.

Over the course of his career, Claudio has been a consultant and speaker at various USTA, USPTA, and PTR tennis industry conferences providing innovative programming solutions to tennis clubs, schools, parks & rec. programs, and grassroots organizations in the public and private sector.

Claudio is also the recipient of 4 national tennis industry awards for his contributions  

2017/18 USPTA Eastern                          VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR (Southern District/Westchester County)

2014/15 USPTA Eastern                          PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
2014/14 USPTA New England               YOUTH COACH OF THE YEAR
2014/15 PTR Connecticut                      PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR