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Tennis Staff

Alice Daly
Office Manager

Alice Daly - Tennis Office Manager at Club Fit Jefferson ValleyAlice’s love for tennis began at Club Fit many years ago when it was known as the Jefferson Valley Racquet Club. With the help and encouragement of then tennis pro, Terry Parsons, she soon became involved with lessons, leagues and USTA competitive play.

Along the way, Alice became the Reception Manager at Club Fit. Over the past seventeen years, Alice has seen Club Fit evolve into an outstanding fitness and tennis facility: “The Best of Westchester!”

Her involvement with tennis has continued with many years of league play, as well as captaining USTA teams, taking them to Nationals, and winning first place!

Alice’s role has now expanded into the tennis department. She looks forward to working with our experienced Tennis Pros as we encourage our members to enjoy Tennis at Club Fit - a wonderful game for life!

Alice can be reached at (914) 250-7729 or adaly@clubfit.com.


Michael Bratt
Tennis Program Director

Michael Bratt - Tennis Program Director at Club Fit Jefferson ValleyMichael joined Club Fit Briarcliff in March of 2013 as a Tennis Professional. He quickly built up a large following of all ages and levels. Michael has coached nationally and sectionally ranked juniors, collegiate players and both men and women professional circuit players. He is known for his ability to motivate players and bring out their unique individual talents.

Michael’s skills at maximizing a player’s potential, his work ethic, and his attitude have led his players to succeed at levels they never thought possible. He is recognized as a top developer of junior talent. Many of his students have gone on to attend and play on tennis teams at colleges around the country. Michael has been a huge proponent of increasing junior, adult and senior tennis. He shows his dedication to all players, from the beginner to the top ranked competitors.

Michael had a major influence in growing the tennis program at Club Fit in Briarcliff and now we’ve been able to steal him away to be our Program Director here at Club Fit Jefferson Valley.     

Michael can be reached at (914) 250-2739 or mbratt@clubfit.com.


Michael ChituMichael Chitu - Head Tennis Pro at Club Fit Jefferson Valley
Head Tennis Pro

Michael has over 20 years of instructional tennis experience. He is P-1 certified to teach tennis by the USPTA. In 2010, he completed a course specializing in the development of a high performance player. He has been head tennis pro at Club Fit for eight years. Previously he taught tennis at the Dave Strebel Academy and at the Manhattan Square tennis club.

Michael was the Head Tennis Coach for the Harley/Allendale Columbia High School in Rochester, NY for the two years, prior to his arrival at Club Fit. Michael is originally from Romania where he coached tennis for ten years. He earned his degree in physical education and sports in Bucharest, Romania in 1994. His major was in tennis coaching and team handball. While in Romania, he coached young students, at all levels who went on to be ranked on the Junior Tour. His strengths are in developing students of all levels and ages, with solid tennis form, skills, and game strategy. He is dedicated to his students and commands a great deal of respect for his commitment to bringing out the best in them. 

Michael can be reached at (914) 245-4040 ext. 1228 or mchitu@clubfit.com


Brandin O'ConnellBrandin O'Connell - Tennis Pro at Club Fit Jefferson Valley
Tennis Pro

Brandin is very excited to have joined the Club Fit team. He was born and raised on Long Island and currently resides in Mahopac. He graduated from Adelphi University in 2002 with his Bachelors Degree in Journalism. He then returned to Adelphi in 2013 and earned his Masters Degree in Physical Education. During his tenure at Adelphi, he played on the university tennis team and was two-time college all-American.

Brandin has been teaching tennis and managing a prestigious tennis academy on the North Shore of Long Island for over 10 years. For the past five summers, he has run a private tennis program in Roslyn, New York. He instructs children and adults of all ages and abilities. Brandin prides himself on his dedication to helping his students achieve whatever their tennis goals may be.

Brandin has always enjoyed the game of tennis and the fact that no matter your ability or age, tennis can be a challenging and enjoyable sport. He is looking forward to bringing his passion, skills, and knowledge to Club Fit!

Brandin can be reached at (914) 245-4040 ext. 1230 or boconnell@clubfit.com.


Ted BrackenrigTed Brackenrig - Tennis Pro at Club Fit Jefferson Valley
Tennis Pro

Ted Brackenrig hails from Sydney, Australia where he developed his passion for Tennis. He attended the University of Sydney receiving a Bachelor of Economics degree. Ted played #1 on the Tennis Team and led them to four consecutive Metropolitan Grass Court titles.

Ted has been the Head Tennis Pro at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains for 38 years.  He also opened the Westchester Avenue Tennis Club in Rye Brook and served as its President until May 2012.

Besides being PTR certified, Ted is an ATPCA Master Professional and has been a life member of USTA since 1994, winning numerous events in ETA. Ted has also served as a Tennis Field Advisor for Wilson Sporting Goods.

Ted is happy to be a part of the Jefferson Valley Tennis Department and looks forward to being on the courts with Club Fit members enjoying the great game of Tennis.

Ted can be reached at (914) 245-4040 ext. 1253 or tbrackenrig@clubfit.com.

 



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