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MEET THE PROS

Mark Santucci

Founder & Head Coach

Brandon Martinez

Pickleball Head Coach

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Since the age of 2 I have had a tennis racquet in my hand.  As a junior tennis player I trained in private lessons and group clinics and then steadily climbed the USTA New England rankings winning several sectional and national level tournaments.  With a tennis scholarship to Division I Marist College, I played singles and doubles all 4 years, won 1 MAAC conference title, captained the team 2 years and received a business degree with a focus on international relations.  

I have been able to combine my love and passion for tennis with my business acumen, using 15 years of club management and 20 years of tennis coaching experience to create world class tennis experiences for every player who steps on the court.  

Whether you are a beginner player just learning the fundamentals, a club player striving to improve on their USTA team, a workout junkie looking to get a great sweat on the court or a high performance tournament players aiming to shoot up the rankings, I will help you develop better techniques and tactics, while having a blast and getting a great work out. 

Maybe I will see you in the Woodstock Open where I will be defending my 2021 and 2022 title.

Welcome Coach Brandon Martinez to our amazing tennis and pickleball community. Brandon has been helping run NYC Pickleball's Leagues, Intro Classes, Drill Sessions, and Open Plays and was selected by City Pickle and Chase as a Community Ambassador. He will now be running all pickleball lessons, classes, instructional match plays, and other events for Catskills Tennis & Pickleball.

 

“Bmart” is a Brooklyn native who is a lifelong tennis player turned pickleball guru.  Over the past few years his passion for the sport has led him to not only coach throughout Brooklyn and host various events but become a Brooklyn Aces Ambassador (Major League Pickleball team owned by Kevin Durant and Drake), as well as a brand ambassador for Montis Sneakers, Enhance Pickleball Equipment, Ace Pickleball Paddles and Furi Sport.  When he has time to play for his own enjoyment, he is not too shabby either. Bmart was the Silicon Alley Pickleball Invitational Doubles Champion in 2023. 

 

Brandon is now available for lessons and classes; his deep understanding and love for the sport, awesome games, drills, strategies and tips, and overall great vibe will help you learn the beginning stages of play as a Beginner player, level up your tactics and techniques as an Intermediate player, and everything in between. The road to 4.0 starts now!

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