Professional Teaching Team

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Get to Know Our Coaches

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 make everyone feel at home when they walk in the door. Meet the people that make up Jersey 34!

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Luis DeJesus

  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2019
  • USPTR Certified
  • Ranked #12 Eastern Section 18 and Under 1991–1992
  • Former Pro at Brunswick Hills Tennis Center
  • Former Pro at ASIM's US Tennis Academy
  • Former Pro at Randolph Hill Tennis
  • Fluent in Spanish
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Mike Gershon

  • Over 10 years Coaching Experience
  • Assistant Tennis Coach at Rider University
  • Former Division 1 Athlete at Rider University
  • 2-time National Runner-up for NJCAA National Tennis Championships
  • Former Varsity Tennis Player at East Brunswick High School
  • Graduate from Rider University (Bachelors & Masters)
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Zach Gottlieb

  • Joined Jersey 34 In 2021
  • Details coming soon!
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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
Dan_Iannuzzelli

Dan Iannuzzelli

  • USPTR certified
  • 20 years teaching experience
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2000
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Yuri Kolb

  • USPTR Certified
  • Former head tennis coach at the UZHGOROD Sports School and TRANSKARPATIA
  • Master's degree in physical education from Kyiv University
  • Fluent in Russian and English
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 1999
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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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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 times 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
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Amechi Nweje

  • Joined Jersey 34 In 2021
  • Details coming soon!
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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
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Gerard Piccolomini

  • Joined Jersey 34 In 2019
  • Details coming soon!
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Pershod Snuggs

  • Teaching Professional
  • Joined Jersey 34 in 2018
  • USPTR certified
  • Played Collegiate Tennis at Hampton College
  • Played on ATP Tour
  • 8 years working with John McEnroe at The Academy
  • Former Head Coach at Molloy College
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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
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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
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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