Our Coaches

Sergie Penyevsky

Fitness Center Director

Pavel Pooh

Alexander Mikula

Abdu Kotb

Kristina Gres

Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer

Master of Sports Candidate in Boxing (2013)

7 years of experience in general fitness

Health and wellness coaching, holistic approach to deliver real results, Trainer who is committed to supporting you in transforming your health and achieving your fitness goals.

Kristina Gnesina

Level 1 ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Master of Sports in Field Hockey

I am fond of dietology, biochemistry, psychology and the construction of a beautiful body

Uliana Ptashnik

Level 2 trainer
Fitness Competitor
Master of sports Volleyball
strength and general fitness

Coach, Trainer

Veronika Stotyka

Sergey Igel

Pavlo Bednarzh

Fariza Abdulloeva

Denis Shchuchinov

Anna Tiunnikova

Alyona Sotnikova

Aziz Makhkamov

Junior Development Coach

Former Top 3 ranked player in Uzbekistan

Former Top-ranked NJCAA Player

Official US Open hitting partner

Iryna Sukhova

Former WTA Tour Player
Coach to top internationally ranked players

French Open Doubles Finalist

Alex Demidenko

Co-Director of Junior Development

Former USSR Champion
David Cup USSR & Belorussia Team Member
Head Coach of the former USSR, Girls National Team
Head Pro at Brooklyn Racquet Club for 20 years

Co-Director of Junior Development


Konstantin Petrov
Director of Aquatics Head Swim Coach

Coach to National Prize Winners and Olympic Trials Qualifiers
Olympic Bronze Medalist, USSR Swim Team Member (1981-1992)
European Record Holder, Gold and Bronze Medal in European Championships, and World Cup
World Class Coach, over 25 years of Coaching Experience, ASCA Level 4

Director of Aquatics Head Swim Coach

Valeriya Curinnaia
Director of Learn to Swim Program

Full Swimming Scholarship Recipient at Queens College (CUNY)/ NCAA Division 2/ Master of Sport
Swimming Coach/ Instructor since 2007
ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Organization) Level 2
Experienced and Motivational Coach for all levels and age groups
Builds disciplined and aspiring young champions

Lifeguard Instructor/ Water Safety Instructor Trainer

Ann Salnikova

MatchPoint Aquatics Swim Team Coach.
Georgian Paralympic Swim Team Head Coach 2016-2017 .
Olympian Swimmer (2008 Beijing).
USA Swimming Coach/ Water Safety Instructor / ASCA Level 2.
Experienced and Motivational Coach for All Levels and Age Groups.

Christopher Orobinsky

My name is Christopher Orobinsky; I am graduating from Staten Island technical high school, class of 2018.  This fall I will be attending Hunter College on the Macaulay program with an intended major in biology in hopes of becoming a surgeon. I have been swimming since I was 8 years old. Ever since then swimming has always been a vital part of my life, it saddens me that my college doesn’t have a male swim team but I intend on continuing swimming on my own and for Match point.

Valeri Kopot

Aquatics Instructor


Oxana Shifrina

Vladimir Curinnoi

Professional Swimmer
Swimming Instructor since 2010
WSI (Water Safety Instructor)
ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Organization) Level 2
Detail oriented, expertise in stroke development from novice to professional level. Motivational, psychological teaching approach, adjusted on individualized level
Engraves love for water in children and creates a fun learning environment

MatchPoint Aquatics Pool Supervisor

Marina Rubtsov

Zamira Andrianova

Tetiana Trofimova

Tatyana Petrova

Steven Vilkevych

Samuel Gurvich

Nicole Fraiman

John DaPrato

Ivan Serdiuk

Ilona Durmanchaeva

Domenico Gioffre

Dmitriy Stratulat

Dmitriy Bushuev

David Gogichaev

Cesar Reyes Lopez

Alexandr Bahatyrou

Aleksey Bogatov

Dmitry Krapaney

Uzbekistan National Swim Team member (Master of Sport)
Champion of Uzbekistan Republic in 200 meters free style
Degree in Physical Education, Institute of Physical Culture (1999)
ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) Level 3
6 years Team Coaching experience for USA Swimming

Aquatics Instructor

Sam Uchenik

Professional Swimmer for 10+ Years / Water Polo Player
WSI (Water Safety Instructor)
Specializes in strengthening and improving the technique and skills in developmental swimmers

MatchPoint Aquatics Member Since 2016

Constantine Voytenko

Swimming Instructor since 1995
ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Organization) Level 2
Coaches kids and adults of different levels and age groups

MatchPoint Aquatics Member since 2014

Karen Ghukhasyan

Degree in Physical Education from Yerevan State University (1992)
Swim coach/ water polo coach (1995)
Armenian National Swim Team Head Coach (2008)
Water Polo Coach (2009)
Coached 6 National level Swimmers as well as Armenian Record Holder and Olympian (Brazil 2016)
Aquatics Instructor

Ilia Larin

Member of Russian National Team (Master of Sport): 4×200 meters Freestyle Relay
Olympic Trial in 1,500 meters freestyle
Swimming Coach/ Instructor since 2010
ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Organization) Level 2.
Aquatics Instructor

Anna Brovkina

  • Graduated from Ballet Academy
  • Earned qualification as a teacher and choreographer at Academy of Slovenia Culture
  • Worked at “Gzhel” Moscow State as principal dancer and soloist
  • Worked as a soloist and dance captain at Riverfance
  • Over a decade of experience as a ballet teacher, with focus on high level training and choreography

Sanita Prymost

  • Competitive Rhythmic Gymnast for 14 years
  • 2x USA National Champion
  • USAG Professional Member, SafeSport certified
  • Over 4 years of coaching experience

Gvantsa Abramishvili

  • Master of Sport in Georgia
  • Georgian national Team Member
  • USAG Professional Member, Safety Certified
  • 10 years of Coaching Experience
Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

Faten Alali

  • Graduated from Damascus Higher Institute of Ballet
  • USAG Professional Member,Safety Certified
  • Master of Sports in Acrobatics and Artistic Gymnastics of Syria
  • Toured internationally for 13 years as a dancer with the INANA Dance Theatre
  • Presenter for 5 Years for Sport and Documentary TV broadcasting
  • 20 Years of coaching Experience: Gymnastics, Ballet, contemporary, Jazz, Latin Dance
Director of Pre-Team Program

Julia Tarasenko

  • Master of Sport of Russia
  • Coach for Olympic Magnet Sports School for Children and Youth, Moscow, Russia
  • 9 years of coaching experience
Rhythmic Gymnastics Instructor

Serina Adair

Darren Ferguson

Tiffany Felicetti

Danette Bristol

Alexandra Koroleva

Natalia Shimunova

Roschen Shapiro

Mia Shapiro

Grace Berkovich

Evgeniy Biryukov


Ekaterina Bremel

Dan King

Tim Senkevich

Tennis Pro

  • High-Performance Coach
  • Former Belarus Junior Team Member
  • Participant of Junior Olympic Games 2001
  • US Top 100 National and Top 5 Sectional Player 2008

Keith Kessler

Head Pro

  • High-Performance Coach 
  • USPTA Certified Coach
  • Former Top 50 Nationally Ranked Player
  • US Open Playoff Mixed Doubles Finalist 2015
  • US Open Playoff Men’s Doubles Finalist 2015
  • US Open Playoff Mixed Doubles Champion 2013
  • #1 Singles and Doubles Player at Florida Tech
  • Singles and Doubles National Open Finalist 2003, 2004, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2019

Aziz Makhkamov

Junior Development Coach

Former Top 3 ranked player in Uzbekistan

Former Top-ranked NJCAA Player

Official US Open hitting partner

Arcadi Edelman

40 years of coaching experience
Besides being a successful tennis coach, Arcadi is also a life coach and a mentor for all of his students.
The most important goal for Arcadi is to build each students personality and potential to be successful in life, school, and sport

Junior Development Coach

Danny Ostrometsky

Former Top 30 Sectional Junior Player in 16s and 18s
Division 1 College Player, George Washington University
USPTR Certified Tennis Coach

Assistant Director of QuickStart

Eugene Perepelov

Honi Wertman

Harry Waller

Rifat Biktyakov

Nataliya Kiriyenko

Oxana Pototski

Aliaksandr Anatska

Natalya Filatova

Irina Khamidullina

Vlada Vakoulenko

Lioubov Maslova

Aileen Atkin

Jaqueline Ovanesyan

Elena Grubova