MEET  THE  PROS

 

Our Pros meet to insure a consistent and thorough instructional program is offered for each student of every level. We love tennis, and want to share that passion! We feel our work both on and off court make us one of the finest teaching academies in the area.

 

Al Hernandez

Tennis Director

USPTA Certified

Over the past 28 years, Al has worked with some of the areas top juniors during his tenure in Bucks County, PA.  Some of his former students include the #1 Singles players from Council Rock North & South High Schools, the #2 Women’s Singles player for University of Iowa (who also was All Big 10), the #1 Men’s singles player for University of Montana and most recently the #4 Men’s Singles & #1 Doubles player from College of New Jersey 2017.  As for his long and illustrious playing career, Al has won numerous national tournaments including 2014 and 2017 Yale Senior Slam Nationals.  To his credit he has 5 Gold Balls, 18 Silver Balls & 10 Bronze Balls which signify National Championships won.


Todd Dlugosz 

Adult & Jr. League development director

USPTA certified 

Todd has taught tennis professionally since 1995 in the Tri-State area, joining BCRC's staff in 1999. He played college tennis at Kutztown University and served as Junior Supervisor for the Nick Bolletteiri Tennis Academy. In 2004 and 2005, Todd won the A Level Volley for SERV doubles tournament along with his doubles partner David Mercier. He has successfully coached multiple BCRC Adult USTA teams to Districts, as well as BCRC's Junior USTA teams to Sectionals in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007. Todd served as Junior Tennis Director from 2002-2009, and now is the acting Director of Adult and Junior League Development. 


Carrie has been a part of BCRC's teaching staff since 2007 and resides in Upper Makefield with her husband and 2 daughters. She gained years of experience playing competitively before she began instructing; in addition to her accomplishments as an avid Teaching Professional, Carrie's on-court success includes being a Junior College National Singles Champion and Division II College Standout. She has also won numerous Singles and Doubles Championships at Trenton Country Club and at the 4.5 Tournament level. Carrie brings her enthusiasm to all her Adult & Junior classes, where she instills a love for the game of tennis through a combination of coaching and skill development. 

Carrie Tofig

USPTR Certified

Staff Professional


Amechi has over 10 years teaching experience.  While he enjoys teaching adults and juniors at all levels from 2.5 to 5.0, his specialty is High/Performance training for ages 10-18 which involves teaching and conditioning students for USTA Sectional & National tournaments as well as high school and college level teams.  Amechi also has had a very successful playing career.  He is a graduate of Saint Peter's University with a degree in business and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame. Some of his tennis playing career accomplishments include: Eastern College and Athletic Conference Singles Champion in 2009, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Singles and Doubles Champion, Western Collegiate Athletic Conference NCAA Div 1 Singles and Doubles Champion, New Jersey State Men's Open Singles Champion (Jersey City, NJ), #1 Junior Tennis player in Nigeria and received a full Athletic Scholarship from Hampton University (Hampton, VA), was a member of the Nigerian David Cup. 

Amechi Nweje

USPTR Certified

Staff Professional


Jeff is a certified USPTA Level One Tennis Instructor with 25+ years of experience. As a Division I college player at Towson State University, Jeff captured the ECAC Doubles Championship before embarking upon his teaching career. He has been a Tennis Instructor at East Brunswick Racquet Club (East Brunswick, NJ), a Director of Junior Tennis at Pennsbury Racquet and Athletic Club (Morrisville, PA), and a Head Tennis Professional at Nassau Racquet Club (Montgomery, NJ). Jeff has also coached championship-winning boys and girls high school teams at Immaculata High School (Sommerville, NJ), Highland Park High School, Franklin Township High School and Princeton Day School [aka PDS]. He currently is a Senior Staff Professional at Bucks County Racquet Club and is in charge of Team Tennis and is the USTA Liaison. 

Jeff Brooks 

USPTA Certified 

Staff Professional


Michael started teaching tennis 20 years ago. He has also taught at the Princeton Tennis Program and ran the summer tennis camp for the township in Plainsboro, NJ. While in high school he was All-State and All-County in singles. He has won several local tournaments including titles at the Cryan Tennis Tournament in B Singles and Doubles, Marco Mazzoncini B Singles, East Brunswick Racquet Club B Singles Memorial Day Tennis Tournament, and most recently the Stone Age Tournament (played with vintage wooden racquets) in 2017. Michael has also won the 5.5 League and Shoot Out tournament at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ. He is the proud father of his two sons Matthew and Thomas, and husband to his lovely wife Marcela, who is a Registered Nurse.

Michael Schwartz

Staff Professional


Gabriela played tennis at a competitive level while attending local the high school Council Rock North, where she won both the Suburban One League Conference and the Jr. Shark Tournament in 2008. She obtained both her B.S. and M.S. degrees from West Chester University in 2013 and 2015, consecutively, and has experience playing Division II and Division III college tennis for both West Chester University and Cabrini College. At Cabrini College, she won the colonial states athletic conference in addition to receiving several conference academic awards. She has previous teaching experience as a tennis pro instructor for Bucks County Tennis Association (a USTA-certified program) and is the current head coach for William Tennent High School. Much of the perspective and experience that Gabriela shares on court today also come from attending the elite IMG and Saddlebrook Academies located in Florida. 

Gabriela Durand

Staff Professional