The Executive Director since October 2005. She is a USPTA & PTR certified teaching professional. She played at Northwestern University where she was a Rookie All-American and captured the 1987 NCAA Doubles Championship. Adams was elected into the Midwest USTA Hall of Fame in 1989. She has served on the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Board of Directors since 2003 and was elected Vice President in 2011. She was a USTA National Coach from 1999 to 2002 for the USA Tennis High Performance Program where she help develop some of the Nation's top players. She is currently an Analyst for the Tennis Channel.
Quacey Balleste, Grassroots Coach.
A former Alumni of HJTEP; She works well with intermediate players.
The Program Director since 1993, is a USPTA certified teaching professional. Dante is a graduate of HJTEP. As a result of his HJTEP training, Dante received a scholarship to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where he played varsity tennis. He then played on the professional tour for a number of years. Dante is an excellent coach with players on all levels. He teaches beginners, intermediate, and tournament players.
A USPTR certified teaching professional and a graduate of HJTEP, recently graduated from Temple University, where he attended on a full four year scholarship, played #2 Singles and majored in Advertising and Marketing.
Sam Fumi, TDS and TAS Coach;
A certified USPTA instructor with an eye for greatness
A PTR certified instructor, Ben played four years at Farleigh Dickinson University.
A USPTA and USTA High Performance certified teaching professional is a graduate from the HJTEP. Esu received a scholarship to Farleigh Dickinson University. He played #2 singles for four years and was an All-American his last two years. Esu is an excellent coach with our intermediate and tournament level players.
A professional dancer by trade. She has 5+ years of working with youth in non-profits including: The Police Athletic League (P.A.L), Harlem Children's Zone and UNICEF. She handles the day to day operations.
A USPTR certified teaching professional has over 10 years experience as a coach and is a graduate of HJTEP. Simone attended South Carolina State University on a 4 year tennis scholarship. She has great respect working with our beginner and intermediate players.
Pamela Crowley, Education Director
Pamela M. Crowley has spent her professional career in the field of education, with a primary focus on professional development with administrators, teachers, and students from Prekindergarten through 12th grade. She has worked with educators throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Pamela has specialized skills and experiences in the areas of literacy, technology, and the arts as they relate to curriculum, instruction, intervention, and evaluation. After teaching in in public and independent schools in the NYC area, she has worked at the Institute for Minority Education at Teacherâ€™s College, Columbia University, Childrenâ€™s Television Workshop, the Galef Institute, and Scholastic. She is currently starting her own independent consulting firm, which will work with schools and non-profit organizations that have educational programs.
Director of Tennis and Programming