Staff

A club is only as good as the people that work there, and we are so proud to have the finest staff in Monmouth County! Our highly qualified teaching professionals and our friendly desk staff make everyone feel at home when they walk in the door. Meet the people that make up Jersey 34!

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Kathy Klatsky :
Kathy Klatsky
  • Director
  • Business Manager
  • Junior Program Coordinator
Judy Goldman :
Judy Goldman
  • Director
  • 10 and Under Supervisor
  • Men’s Coordinator
David Sherwood :
David Sherwood
  • General Manager
  • Oversees all operations
  • In charge of tennis evaluations
  • Played Division 1 tennis for Monmouth University
  • Former nationally ranked singles and doubles junior in USTA
  • Previous teaching professional at The Atlantic Club Tennis Center
Joan Cusumano :
Joan Cusumano
  • Daytime Manager
  • Manages scheduling, lady’s leagues, and clinics
  • Organizes round robins and tournaments
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 1991

Professional Teaching Team

Dave Alpert :
Dave Alpert
  • Played for Worcester State College
  • Massachusetts State College singles and doubles champion
  • Tournament Director for USTA and Jr. Club Tournaments
  • Well known throughout New York and New Jersey for coaching top players, including nationally and internationally ranked juniors
  • Runs Jersey 34 drill groups and advanced summer camps
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 1993
Dan Iannuzzelli :
Dan Iannuzzelli
  • USPTR certified
  • 20 Years teaching experience
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2000
Emile van den Akker :
Emile van den Akker
  • USPTR certified
  • Certified by the Dutch Tennis Association (KNLTB)
  • Trained by Frits Don (former Dutch Davis Cup player and coach on ATP Tour) and Jan de Rook (former Dutch Davis Cup Coach)
  • Singles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion in Dutch National Tennis League
  • Played ITF (Satellite and Future tournaments)
  • Tennis coach in the Netherlands until 2005
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, proficient in German and French
  • Professional Stringer
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2006
Walter Svetsky :
Walter Svetsky
  • Collegiate singles and doubles player
  • Former Director of Tennis for South Brunswick Township Tennis Program and Old Bridge community tennis program
  • Trained with some of the world’s top players and their coaches at the US
  • Open since 1995
  • Have been coaching since 1993
  • Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and English
  • Uses advanced training techniques learned from international coaches and players
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2003
Dave Lomicky :
Dave Lomicky
  • Formerly USTA nationally ranked top 20 in boy’s 18 singles and number 1 in boys 18 ETA
  • Participated in US Junior Davis Cup camp 1987, competed against Pete Sampras
  • NJ State boy’s singles champion, 1986 2 time NCAA All American at Arizona State University; ranked #3 doubles and #24 singles nationally, 1991
  • Ranked #3 in Japanese Tennis Association men’s singles, 1994
  • Ranked #426 on men’s ATP singles computer rankings, 1993
  • Head coach lady’s tennis team at Brookdale Community College, 1996
  • Head tennis professional at Hollywood Country Club, Deal NJ, 1998-2010
  • Previously employed at New Shrewsbury Racquet Club
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2014
Barbara Hess :
Barbara Hess
  • USPTA and USPTR certified
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2011
  • Previous Director of Tennis at Mendham Golf and Tennis Club and Murray Hill Racquet Club
  • Former co-owner of “Tennis Insights”, management consulting company
  • Director of Jersey 34 green dot tournaments
Patrick Lee :
Patrick Lee
  • PTR certified
  • Former Director of Tennis for Freehold Township summer tennis and summer camp program
  • Worked at the Bill Wing Tennis Academy in northern New Jersey
  • Worked at the First Serve Tennis Academy in northern New Jersey
  • Helped with Montclair State University Women’s Tennis Team
  • USRSA certified stringer since 2006
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2007

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Christelle O’Connor :
Christelle O’Connor
  • USPTR certified
  • Played the French national tour
  • French champion in singles and doubles 1981-1982
  • Coached in France until 1995
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2008
Jacob Khodakov :
Jacob Khodakov
  • Nationally ranked junior in USTA
  • Collegiate singles and doubles player for Ramapo College
  • Director of USTA tournaments in Middlesex County
  • Fluent in Russian and English
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2015
Jason VanDeventer :
Jason VanDeventer
  • Played 1st singles at Henry Hudson High School
  • Played singles and doubles at Salisbury State University
  • USPTR certified
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2011
Yuri Kolb :
Yuri Kolb
  • USPTR certified
  • Former head tennis coach at the UZHGOROD Sport School and TRANSKARPATIA
  • Master's degree in physical education from Kiev University
  • Fluent in Russian and English
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 1999