Claudio Armandi

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

Claudio Armandi is a tennis industry leader and an award-winning club owner/manager/director/and coaching professional. Claudio co-founded Greenburgh Indoor Tennis LLC in early 2017. Since its opening in November 2017, Claudio has operated all the day-to-day club operations and programming at Greenburgh Indoor Tennis. He brings over 20 years of industry experience, top-notch customer service, a passion for the sport, and a professional reputation like no other in the area.

Claudio is a certified USPTA and PTR certified tennis professional. He is a master coaching professional in 10/under junior development and one of the country’s leading industry experts in club programming and facility management. He is a former USTA staff member serving as the USTA New England Community Coordinator for the State of Connecticut. He is also a former national USTA RCW Faculty Trainer & QuickStart Clinician conducting workshops throughout the United States. 

At the national coaching level, Claudio was a coaching professional at the Evert Tennis Academy and the Rick Macci Tennis Academy - both located in Boca Raton, Florida, where he coached some of the nation’s premiere high performance junior players.

At the regional level, Claudio was the Director of Tennis/Head Professional at the East Hartford Racquet Club in East Hartford, CT, the Hartford Tennis Club in West Hartford, CT, and the Greater Hartford Youth Tennis Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provided tennis & education opportunities to children throughout the greater Hartford community.  

At the local level, Claudio is the former Director of Tennis at the Westchester Turf & Tennis Club in Hawthorne, NY, and former Director of Junior Development at the Yonkers Tennis Center in Yonkers, NY, where he was a key architect in the development of all club programs and management of the day-to-day operations at both facilities.

Claudio is also the owner of Armandi Tennis LLC which was established in 2019 and director of the Armandi Tennis Academy program & curriculum which was created in 2004.

Throughout his career, Claudio has been a consultant and speaker at local, regional, and national tennis industry conferences providing innovative programming solutions to tennis clubs, schools, grassroots organizations, administrators, and coaches in both the public & private sector.

Claudio is the recipient of four national tennis industry awards:

  • 2017-18 USPTA Eastern Division - Volunteer of the Year
  • 2014-15 USPTA Eastern Division - Professional of the Year
  • 2014-15 USPTA New England Division - Youth Coach of the Year
  • 2014-15 PTR Connecticut Division - Professional of the Year 

Partner/Tennis Professional

Mark Canno
Mark graduated Rye Neck HS and went on to get a Bachelors Degree at Boston College. During his career, he has worked in sales and marketing for the Mets, Yankees and N.Y. Knights in the World League of American Football. After that he went into real estate in 1994 as a broker in N.Y. City. 

Mark started Apache Trail Associates in 1998 with Daniel Horowitz. For the next 18 years they built upscale custom and spec homes in Westchester and Fairfield counties and are currently focusing more on investment properties. 

Mark has been coaching the boys Varsity Golf team and Girls Varsity tennis at Rye Neck H.S. for many years.  Married in 1996 to his beautiful wife Tina Papachristou, they have 3 amazing children (Brooke, Michael and Christopher).


Co-Founder/General Manager/
​Director of Tennis

Tina Cressent
Tina played  Division 1 Tennis for the University of Connecticut. From there she went on to teach at the Coveleigh club in Rye, NY as an assistant pro and also was a staff pro at the Rye Racquet Club. 

Tina has held a national ranking in Platform Tennis and is an avid Pickleball enthusiast and instructor.  

Currently Tina is an ACE certified fitness trainer working with private clientele in Westchester.

Partner/Tennis Professional


Bennett Romney

Bennett is currently the Head Coach of both the Girls and Boys Varsity Programs at Ardsley High School. Prior to this, Bennett was the Head Coach of Horace Greeley HS Boys Tennis from 2005-2020 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.