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Matthew Garavaglia


Director of Racquet Sports 


Matt recently moved from Winnetka, Illinois where for the past seven years he ran the largest platform tennis program in the country.  He has been head summer tennis professional at Winnetka Park District and Old Willow Club and was instrumental in introducing Beach tennis to the Chicago area.  He has his degree from Carthage College where he majored in sports and recreational management.  He is a 3 time singles tennis conference champion, a doubles tennis conference champion, with  a #19 National Paddle Ranking (2008-2009) and is #30 in the ITF world Beach Tennis ranking (2013).  He has been a Member of Region 5 President’s Cup since 2006 and Captain 2008 and 2009.  Other notable achievements include Co-Chair of the 2011 APTA Men’s and Women’s National and President’s Cup Tournament, Co-Chair of 2007 and 2012 APTA Mixed and Husband/Wife National Championship Tournament and a member of the Junior National Board in 2010.  He has published several articles in Platform Tennis Magazine and Racquets For Life Magazine. He is certified as an instructor in tennis, paddle and beach tennis by the different professional organizations.  

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Anthony Pastecchi

Assistant Director of Racquet Sports & Country Club Assistant Manager

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Anthony is a senior at the Honors College of LIU Post. He was the USTA Volunteer of the year in 2012 and also has worked for Hicksville Community Tennis Association and previously the Long Island Tennis Magazine. He is completing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is working on his senior thesis in business culture.

John graduated from Alfred State College in the summer of 2012 with a degree in Business Administration and minor in sports management. He was a member of the college football team and currently plays semi-pro football in the five-star league. 

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Ben Sachs

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Ben is a sophomore at the School of Management at Binghamton University.  He has been working with Crest Hollow for two summers now and enjoys playing beach tennis and golf.  Currently, he is working on his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his minor in Health and Wellness, as well as being president of his school’s Poker Club and also a tour guide on campus.

Jason is a 2013 graduate of Cortland University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He was captain of the club tennis team, where he led them to Sectionals in his senior year. Currently, Jason is completing his physical therapy license. 

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Chase Plancher

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