The Tennis and Fitness Center of Rocky Hill
Tennis Staff

Our dedicated Tennis Staff is here for you whenever you need. We strive to offer you an excellent learning and playing environment. Our instructors are certified tennis professionals who pursue ongoing continuing education training to adhere to a higher standard of teaching. Take a look below to see each Tennis Instructor.

Miguel Garcia, Tennis Director

Miguel Garcia is the Tennis Director here at Rocky Hill.

  • PTR Certified Professional
  • Junior Development Professional
  • USTA Junior Tennis Team Coordinator for Northern CT
  • USTA 10U Tournament Director
  • Head Tennis Coach at Mercy High School, 23 seasons
  • Director for Park & Rec. Tennis
  • Played Division 1 college tennis at The University of Rhode Island


Nishanth Prathab, Club Coordinator

  • A fantastic new addition to the club. Nish is PTR certified and the new Club Coordinator.


Mary Mesek

Mary has been with the club for many years. She is a PTR certified instructor. Mary has a big background in coaching; she was the former assistant coach at Wesleyan University and now is the current Mercy High School Assistant Coach. Mary works with a wide range age but focuses on her adult clinics and drills here at the club.


Joe Gurrieri

Joe is an icon here at the club. At the age of 92 and acts 29 he teaches children from orange ball to high school level. Joe is a PTR certified instructor and has been in the industry for many years.


Antonio Raniolo

A great new addition to the club. Antonio brings a diverse background in tennis and is PTR certified instructor. He is passionate and a hard worker and wants every student to succeed. Antonio played many high level of tournaments in Italy against top ranking national players. He teaches juniors orange ball all the way to High School.


Maria Pylypiv



Karen Piazza

Karen has been with the club for a few years now. She is a PTR certified instructor and brings a positive outlook. Karen is also now St. Joe College girls coach. Karen teaches kids from red ball level all the way to adults and even college level tennis, she does it all!


Kelsey Urbanetti

Kelsey is part of our teaching staff. She is a hard worker and helps teach red ball to orange ball level.


Molly Garcia

Molly is a new member of our teaching staff.