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Ari Roberts

Founder and President

Founder of MatchPoint Tennis in 2001, Roberts is a USTA National Coach, being the head coach of both Junior World Team Tennis and 14 and Under Zonal team for USTA Eastern. He currently oversees a junior program of more than 200 juniors per week.

  • 2015 14's Zonal Championship Coach

  • 2018 14's Zonal Championship Coach

  • 2018 12's National Team Championship - Championship Coach

  • 2018 USTA Eastern Regional President

  • 2018 14's Junior Team Tennis National Qualifier Head Coach

  • Assistant Coach Army Women's Tennis 2022 Patriot League Champions.  NCAA Appearance

  • Vice President USTA Eastern

  • Three Players from the Junior Program have Collected 4 National Balls

Justin Satkowski

Tennis Instructor

A graduate of Dartmouth, he served as the head coach for woman’s tennis at Marist. He also coached the Mount St. Mary Men's Tennis program for years where they set records for all time win's. Satkowski coached the Hudson Valley Team for the Empire State Games taking home the Gold.

Chris Trieste

Tennis Instructor

Chris was head men's tennis coach at Mount Saint Mary College where he led the team to their first conference title in program history and was named Skyline Conference Coach of the year twice.  As a player, Chris competed at Marist College where he was co-captain his senior year and then later competed in various USTA Leagues.  Chris is the author of the book 14 Great Coaches:  Learn Their Lesson Improve Your Coaching.

Peter Krasinski

High Performance Director

A graduate of the University at Albany with a BS in Human Biology, Peter has been with MatchPoint since 2015 and helped lead adult and junior programming since 2017.  Peter has an expertise in optimal bio mechanical athletic movement in multiple sports as well as precise technical execution which has led him to coach multiple section 9 champions, USTA nationally recognized juniors and 5.0 NTR adults.  He works with player of all levels and ages to uncover maximum potential in tennis as well as athletics: through a technically rich and tennis strategy strong development path, while maintaining the goal of enjoyment and passion for the game.

Lexis Hibbs

Tennis Director

Lexis has been with MatchPoint since 2022. She has a degree in physical education and has 5 years of teaching at the elementary level along with coaching experience at the high school level. She has also worked camps/clinics at West Point and T bar M in Dallas over the years which gave her experience in working with players of different ages/levels. As a player Lexis was a high school doubles state champion as well as a collegiate player at Washburn and Ottawa University in Kansas. Lexis enjoys working with tennis players of all levels and ages. 

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George Mouakad

Tennis Instructor

A PTR certified tennis pro at the professional level, George served as the Head Tennis Professional at Orange Hollow Racquet Club & Fitness Club for 30 Years.   George enjoys working with players of all skill levels and takes pride in seeing players develop a passion for the great game of tennis.  He is excited to join MatchPoint Tennis and share his teaching knowledge and love of the lifelong game of tennis.

Laura Gabella

Pickleball Director

Laura is USAPA certified professional and has been teaching tennis to adults and juniors locally for over 2 decades and has been instructing pickleball for 5 years. She played tennis collegiately at both SUNY Orange and Pace University, where she played at the number one singles and doubles positions at both schools. Her collegiate accolates include, NJCAA Women's National Champion singles and doubles (2002); 2008 USTA National Grass Court Championships Bronze Ball winner; and 2017 SUNY Orange Athletics Hall of Fame for the winningest female tennis player in school history. after college, Laura has been on several USTA tennis Women’s and Mixed Doubles playoff teams and competes currently in local and national pickleball tournaments.

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