Our Leadership

At the Tennis Club of Rochester, our leadership team is composed of passionate individuals who share a deep love for the sport and a commitment to providing exceptional experiences for our members. Together, we strive to uphold the values and traditions that have defined our club for over a century.

Our team consists of seasoned professionals with extensive knowledge and expertise in various aspects of the racquet sports industry. From coaching and program development to operations and member services, each team member brings a unique set of skills and a shared dedication to delivering excellence.

By staying at the forefront of industry trends and embracing innovative ideas, we ensure that our club remains at the forefront of racquet sports and services offered.

Our team is here to guide, inspire, and help you make the most of your racquet sports journey, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the lives of our members through clay court tennis, platform tennis, pickleball, fitness, and swimming.

Meet the Leadership Team

Deanna Kernan

General Manager / USPTA Elite Tennis Professional 

Oversees and directs all aspects of the club and management team. Teaches paddle and tennis lessons.

USPTA Eastern Facility Manager of the Year, 2018

Marie Nye

Business Office

Manages member accounts, billing, statements, food & beverage services, and clubhouse operations.

Nam Danh

Membership Director

Handles all membership inquiries, questions, and concerns.

Sam Chhoeun

Director of Adult Tennis

Oversees Adult weekly group lessons, development programs, and events.

Jordan Benjamin

Director of Junior Tennis

Oversees junior tennis weekly classes, programs, and events.

Nathaniel Foster

Racquet Sports Coordinator

Responsible for tennis, paddle, and pickleball play opportunities and game matching services.

Luke Petrosino

Front Desk Supervisor
Tennis Instructor

[email protected]
585-381-2529 ext. 100

Maintenance Team

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Gary Towner, Maintenance Supervisor

Don Piano, Night Manager

Trevor Wilkins

Jeffrey Saldinger

Joe Grann

Board of Governors

Board Officers

  • Jim Brekovsky: President
  • Jim Taylor: 1st Vice President
  • Lori Connolly: 2nd Vice President
  • Karen Gagie: Secretary
  • Tim White: Treasurer

Board of Governors

  • John Conley
  • Mary Clare
  • Karen Gagie
  • Bob Lloyd
  • Ian Mortimer
  • Rob Potter
  • Kathy Wilmot
  • Carrie Verrone


  • Finance: Tim White
  • House & Grounds: John Conley
  • Long Range Planning: Jim Taylor
  • Membership & Marketing: Ian Mortimer
  • Nominating: Mary Clare
  • Personnel: Karen Gagie
  • Social: Carrie Verrone
  • Tournament: Lori Connolly