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Steve Bork

 

Steve Bork

General Manager and Director of Tennis

 

Steve Bork is the Director of Tennis at Courtside Racquet Club in Lebanon, NJ, and serves on the Nike Advisory Staff. Steve has trained under the guidance and tutelage of some of the top teaching professionals in the world as both a student and a coach. Steve’s students have earned college scholarships, and played internationally on the satellite and circuit level of the professional tours. Steve has a degree in early childhood education and is the founder of the Top Dog Tennis Academy and also the co-founder of Tennis Nation.


 

Avi Parida

Courtside Assistant General Manager

 

Avi Parida is Courtside's Assistant General Manager. He spent three and a half years in Virginia working for the United States Tennis Association, Mid-Atlantic Section. Prior to his time in Virginia, he was a teaching pro at Courtside. While with the USTA, Avi oversaw a range of Community Tennis programs including schools, Tennis On Campus, parks and recreation programs, 10 and Under Tennis, the USTA grants program, Jr. Team Tennis and military tennis and outreach.


Avi played his junior tennis at Courtside Racquet Club and was a member of the 2006 Bridgewater-Raritan High School State Champion team. He went on to attend Rutgers University where he played on the club tennis team for four years. After college, Avi began playing USTA leagues and has advanced to district, sectional and national championships. He is a member of the 2014 Tri-Level National Championship team. Avi is a certified 10 and Under Tennis USTA/USPTR Professional as well as a 11 to 17 USPTR Professional. His interests include cooking, the great outdoors and all things GoRuck.


Ellen Diehl

 

Ellen Diehl

Courtside Assistant Manager

 

Ellen is Courtside’s assistant manager. Usually you can find Ellen in the tennis shop, taking care of our members' needs, checking in the newest shop acquisitions and answering the multitude of questions regarding equipment and apparel that Courtside carries. She is an avid tennis player and competes on several USTA teams as well as one Central Jersey league team that play out of the club. Ellen is a great asset to the Courtside team and if you have shop or program questions, Ellen is knowledgeable and well versed in both!


 

Bobby Weiss

Head Pro

 

Head Pro Bobby Weiss hails from Easton, Pennsylvania where in his playing career he earned his way into the top 50 in the men’s open singles division and top 20 in the men’s open doubles division. Bobby has coached over a dozen USTA adult league teams to the USTA Adult League National Championships as well as numerous others to sectional and regional titles. He has been to the USTA Adult League National Championships twice as a player in the men’s 4.5 division. Bobby’s coaching experience extends into the professional ranks as well. He coached a top 100 player on the WTA tour. Prior to coaching, Bobby spent 10 years as the sports announcer for Service Electric Cable Television for all high school, college and professional tennis match broadcasts on live television.


Bobby Weiss

 

Frank Null

Teaching Professional

 

Frank Null brings twenty years of playing and coaching experience to Courtside. He played his college tennis at San Jose State. After graduating, Frank battled his way through the USTA’s Men’s Open division and earned a number five ranking in Northern California. Frank’s exposure to the game at all levels makes him adept at teaching children and adults of all levels. In addition to teaching, Frank is a USRSA master stringer.


 

Tomasz Tarczynski

Teaching Professional

 

Tomasz Tarczynski, a native of Poland, was a member of the Polish National Tennis team for 7 years and represented Poland on the ITF Tour in Europe. During that time, he was a medalist at the Polish National Championships, and competed in the Pro Tennis League and on the National Tour. Tomasz is a USPTR and Polish Tennis Association certified teaching professional and has taught juniors and adults of all abilities. He has worked at the prestigious Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Naples, Florida as well as the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy in Sarasota, Florida. Tomasz comes to Courtside from West End Racquet Club in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tomasz Tarczynski


 

Cathy Gleeson

Teaching Professional

 

Cathy is our resident 10 and under specialist. She is PTR certified and has attended many USTA workshops to enhance her teaching skills and knowledge of junior tennis development. She has been an educator for 25 years working both in and outside of the classroom. She has coached many sports teams throughout the years including running, swimming, and soccer.


Originally from England, Cathy spent her early years in the swimming pool rather than on the tennis court. She was a highly competitive swimmer, winning many awards and recognition throughout her highschool years. Cathy teaches all of Courtside's swim lessons during the summer months when our outdoor pool is open.


 

Luís Fidalgo

Teaching Professional

 

Luís Fidalgo, a native of Portugal, is USPTA certified and Level II certified by the Portuguese Tennis Federation. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience, specifically in high performance development with 12 and under and the 16's age groups. He has coached players ranked in the top 20 and to 10 in Portugal.


Luís played tennis for 15 years in Portugal, reaching a ranking of 75 in the country. He has won titles in singles and doubles at various levels and has participated in Portugal's National Championships. Luís has also trained with the top Portuguese players as a hitting partner. In addition to tennis, Luís has coached beach tennis for three years. He coached the number 1 ranked beach tennis player in Portugal in 2011 and the number 69 ranked beach tennis player in the world in 2012.