Our hand selected coaches are highly qualified and experienced, USTA 10 and Under certified and trained, and background checked. In addition to the instructor’s qualifications, our coaches all share and display a passion for kids and the sport. We focus on hiring not only experienced coaches, but coaches with great personalities and abilities to connect with kids in order to make tennis a fun learning experience and hopefully a lifelong sport for them.

Walter Giacometti founder Tiger Tennis Academy

Walter Giacometti | Director

Walter is a born and raised New Yorker, living most of his life in Fresh Meadows, NY. He has always had a love of sports, growing up playing baseball and soccer before taking up tennis relatively late at the age of 15. Walter was teaching kids by the age of 16 at his High School coach’s tennis camp and was a scholarship player at St. John’s University. He has spent the last 20 years sharing his passion for tennis while teaching people of all ages. Walter has always believed that developing coordination skills and technique is very important but the number one thing at an early age is to have FUN playing tennis. This will give your child the best chance of taking tennis to the next level. Currently Walter is not only the Director of the Tiger Tennis Academy but also the Head Coach of the Division 2 LIU Post University Women’s Tennis Team.

Courtney Tham | Instructor

Chris Jimenez | Instructor

Rino Cattabiani | Instructor

Chris Tham | Instructor

Christopher Charles | Instructor

Christopher grew up in Valley Stream and he has been playing tennis from the age of 4, not only was a Christopher an avid tennis player but he loved soccer. Christopher played on his High School team as well his college team at Adelphi University. Christopher has been coaching from the age of 15 and has a tremendous talent of working with young children. He exudes tremendous patience all while teaching the basics and the children feel very safe in the environment he creates on the tennis court. Christopher is in his last year at Adelphi and will graduate in June, 2018.