Tennis Professional and Men’s League Coordinator
Daniel Reisner grew up locally, living in Millwood NY for most of his life and graduated from Horace Greeley High School in 2005. He has always been an active member in the community, and before he started his career at Club Fit as a tennis pro, he was a member of the club for 10+ years.
He grew up playing several sports and they became his niche and he always seemed to excel in basketball, baseball, wrestling, football, lacrosse, racquetball and of course tennis. Daniel also has a strong passion for weight training as well as cardio and nutrition training.
At a young age, Daniel quickly realized the extra edge you can get over your opponents if you train hard. His favorite quote ” train hard and play hard. You play how you practice.” One of the toughest decisions Daniel had to make was to pick only one sport to focus on and play in college. Since he was heavily recruited and received a small athletic scholarship to Keene State College in New Hampshire, where he played four years of college lacrosse at the Division 3 level. Immediately after college Daniel went back to his true love and devoted all of his attention towards tennis.
Daniel has always had a passion for helping others, so he became certified in “10 and Under” tennis as well as adult tennis. He is an active member of the USTA, and plays in local leagues and tournaments. He has a lively, energetic and patient personality which makes him a pleasure and easy to work with. Besides teaching group and private lessons, Daniel runs several social events and is the head stringer at the club.
As Daniel likes to say: “You only live once, but you get to serve twice.”
“I wanted to take a moment to send you a note about Daniel Reisner. He has been teaching a tennis clinic I have been taking for the past couple of years. I have been with the same group of women for that time for the most part. Daniel has taken me from novice, like real novice (never played in my life, couldn’t hold a racquet), to the point where I am playing in the club league and now will be on his USTA team. This may not seem like as big a deal as it is but I am one of the less athletically, ok klutz total non-athlete is more accurate, inclined people I know. He has found a way to make every lesson valuable, make the sport something I am good at and getting better and most of all for the first time in my life I actually am bummed if I cannot make a clinic. I look for times to play the game on my own, I look forward to league play. I have confidence in my play, I strive to do better. He challenges me, pushes me and frankly expects me to work hard and improve in a way that is always pleasant, fun but firm. He is an outstanding teacher. It is easy to teach those who have natural ability, I see this with my husband who is a natural athlete. It is a feat to make those of us with skills in other areas think we can be athletic in what we choose to do. Tennis is the first sport I ever liked, like more each time and a lot of that is due to Daniel. I wanted to recognize him for this and for the person he is with me and with our group.”
– Juliana Badescu