Tennis Staff

Matthew Garavaglia


Director of Racquet Sports 


Matt moved to Long Island from Winnetka, Illinois where for seven year he ran the largest platform tennis program in the country.  He was also the 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 was a Member of Region 5 President’s Cup since 2006 and Captain in 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, platform tennis and beach tennis by the different professional organizations.  

Benjamin Sachs

Assistant Director of Racquet Sports

Ben is a senior at the School of Management at Binghamton University.  He has been working with Crest Hollow for three 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 two school organizations and also a tour guide on campus.

Anthony Pastecchi
Zachary Chang

Tennis Staff

Tennis Staff

Anthony is a graduate 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 completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Zach is a graduated senior from Plainedge High School and will be attending the Physician Assistant Program at Hoftra University.  He is a member of his school's varsity tennis team, and has taught lessons in the past, mainly with kids.  This is his first summer at Crest Hollow and has been playing tennis for 6 years.  

Chase Plancher
Justin Strudler

Tennis Staff

Tennis Staff

Chase is a junior from Cold Spring Harbor High School.  He has been playing tennis for 10 years at Bethpage State Park. Chase helped lead his varsity high school team to its 7th straight county title, following 6 consecutive Long Island Champion awards. This is his second summer at Crest Hollow and he looks forward to another great season here.

Justin is a graduated senior from Syosset High School and will be attending University at Buffalo and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  This is his first summer at Crest Hollow and has been playing tennis for 10 years.  

Sophia Travaglia

Tennis Staff

Sophia is a Sophomore at Cold Spring Harbor High School.  She has been playing tennis for 10 years.  Sophia has been playing on her school's Junior Varsity Tennis Team for three years.  This is her fourth year working at the Crest Hollow Country Club, but this is her first year working as a Junior Pro, by giving lessons.


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Co-Created By: Benjamin Sachs & Anthony Pastecchi