Professional Staff

Alex Shubny

Alexander Shubny

Director of Tennis, USPTA, PTR,

PTR 10 & Under

Contact: (847) 501-6135 | ashubny@nullwinpark.org
Birthplace: Lvov, Ukraine
Started playing: age 7
Favorite players: Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer
Favorite shot: drop shot
Years teaching: 28
Why do you teach: I love to help people get better at
playing the game of tennis.

Pat Fragassi

Pat Fragassi

Facility Manager, PTR, PTR 10 & Under

Contact: (847) 501-2066 | pfragassi@nullwinpark.org
Birthplace: Evanston, IL
Started playing: age 28
Favorite player: Rafael Nadal
Favorite shot: serve
Years teaching: 16
Why do you teach: The joy of seeing people young and
young at heart having fun and improving skills.

Joe Holguin

Joe Holguin

Assistant Manager, USPTA, PTR,

PTR 10 & Under

Contact: (847) 501-2058 | jholguin@nullwinpark.org
Birthplace: Easton, PA
Started playing: high school
Favorite player: Andy Murray
Favorite shot: tweener
Years teaching: 12
Why do you teach: I enjoy watching athletes improve skill,
confidence, and tactics – coaching in-match strategy is
my favorite. It’s amazing to witness young players
accepted to colleges because of the skills we learned
together to pursue their future dreams.

Andre Glebov

Andre Glebov

Tennis Professional, USPTA, PTR, PPTA

Birthplace: Kharkov, Ukraine
Started playing: age 7
Favorite player: Andre Agassi
Favorite shot: backhand
Years teaching: 20
Why do you teach: “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” – Arthur Ashe

Chuck Johnson

Chuck Johnson

Tennis Professional, USPTA, PTR, PTR 10 & Under

Birthplace: Akron, OH; spent early childhood in Liberia
Started playing: as a child
Favorite players: Roger Federer
Favorite shot: forehand ground stroke
Years teaching: 25+
Why do you teach: I enjoy the full spectrum of working with students of all abilities and ages. I endeavor to offer whatever is needed  – from the most modern techniques required by an advanced tournament player to the simplest needs of a child just starting out.

Eymard Capinpin

Eymard Capinpin

Tennis Professional, USPTA, PTR 10 & Under

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Started playing: 1982
Favorite player: Pete Sampras
Favorite shot: one-hand backhand top spin
Years teaching: 12
Why do you teach: It doesn’t feel like work to me. Rather, it’s like I’m just playing and giving what I know about tennis to others.

Jolanta Jedrzejewska

Jolanta Jedrzejewska

Tennis Professional, USPTA, PTR, PTR 10 & Under

Birthplace: Poland
Started playing: age 11
Favorite player: Stefan Edberg
Favorite shot: serve
Years teaching: 35+
Why do you teach: I enjoy watching players progress and develop. I also love meeting new people!

Katie Lashbrook

Katie Lashbrook

Tennis Professional, USPTA

Birthplace: Seattle, WA
Started playing: age 9
Favorite players: Roger Federer
Favorite shot: forehand volley
Years teaching: 30+
Why do you teach: I love seeing people enjoy tennis and learn new skills!

Marcus Plonus

Marcus Plonus

Tennis Professional, PTR

Birthplace: Evanston, IL
Started playing: age 3
Favorite players: Roger Federer
Favorite shot: forehand
Years teaching: 28
Why do you teach: It’s rewarding and fun to teach every age group a great sport that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.

Mike Friedman

Tennis Professional, USPTA, PTR 10 & Under, PPTA

Birthplace: Highland Park, IL
Started playing: age 9
Favorite player: Bjorn Borg
Favorite shot: volley
Years teaching: 30
Why do you teach: I enjoy making tennis fun and teaching fundamentals that players can do for many years. It’s a sport of a lifetime.

Paul Moran

Paul Moran

Tennis Professional, PTR, PTR 10 & Under

Birthplace: St. Louis, MO (grew up in Winnetka)
Started playing: In grade school at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center. Been playing in a wheelchair since 1994.
Favorite players: Pat Rafter, a class act. And he stayed at my sister’s house during the 1993 Nielsen Pro Tournament.
Favorite shot: backhand slice
Years teaching: 13
Why do you teach: I love to see kids having fun on the court and watching them grow in confidence and as players.

Paul Zoubarev

Paul Zoubarev

Tennis Professional

Birthplace: Aleisk, Russia
Started playing: age 8
Favorite players: Roger Federer, of course! What kind of question is that?
Favorite shot: I don’t have one. There is beauty in every shot – even in the lucky one-off frame!
Years teaching: 31
Why do you teach: Seeing students improve is the ultimate fun for me.

Roger Junge

Roger Junge

Tennis Professional, USPTA, PTR

Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Started playing: age 16
Favorite player: Pete Sampras
Favorite shot: volley
Years teaching: 44
Why do you teach: I enjoy seeing my students improve.

Tim Schmidt

Tim Schmidt

Tennis Professional, PTR

Birthplace: Bloomington, IL
Started playing: grade 7
Favorite player: Roger Federer
Favorite shot: serve
Years teaching: 40+
Why do you teach: I love to watch students improve their skills so
that they can get more enjoyment out of tennis.

Tom Adkisson

Tennis Professional, PTR

Birthplace: Lake Forest, IL
Started playing: age 5
Favorite players: John McEnroe, Roger Federer
Favorite shot: forehand
Years teaching: 8
Why do you teach: I enjoy helping people learn the game of a lifetime.

Tracey Garden

Tracey Garden

Tennis Professional, USPTA

Birthplace: Evanston, IL
Started playing: age 5
Favorite player: Chris Evert
Favorite shot: topspin forehand
Years teaching: 30
Why do you teach: The joy of watching my students improve and seeing them enjoy the game I love.

 

Illie Singeorzan

Tennis Professional, PTR

Birthplace: Romania
Started playing: age 14
Favorite players: Simona Halep
Favorite shot: one-handed backhand
Years teaching: 15+
Why do you teach: I love working with children and adults to help them learn the game of tennis.

 


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