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Phil Perez, PTR Certified Tennis Instructor
Anthony Stefanski, USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor

He is a licensed Cardio Tennis provider as well as fluent in the 10 and under tennis program. Matt is a USPTA certified professional, currently living in Bergen County, NJ with his wife and daughter.


Tom Battaglia is in his 14th season of teaching in the North Jersey area. 
He is a former tennis professional at Fairfield Racquet Club and the current Director of Tennis at The Maplewood Club. Thomas had a great collegiate tennis career at Rutgers University, playing #2 singles and

#2 doubles during his senior season. Upon graduation from Rutgers University he became the Women’s Head Tennis Coach, where he coached for two seasons. Thomas brings to Clifton a vast knowledge of tennis experience.He has coached children and adults of all ability levels. 

Matt Deitch, Co-Director of Tennis

Matt Deitch is in his 9th season of teaching full time in the North Jersey

Area. He is a former tennis professional at Fairfield Racquet Club where

he worked from 2007-2013. He was most recently the Assistant Head Pro

at the Short Hills Club where besides tennis he taught and played Squash

and Platform Tennis. Matt played four years of collegiate tennis for Oneonta State College where he was a two year captain. Matt brings to Clifton a vast knowledge of tennis, and experience. He has been coaching children and

adults of all levels since he was 15 years old. 

Thomas is the current coach of a few of the top high school players in the area, some of which have an Eastern ranking with the USTA.

He also has 10 and under programs at the Maplewood Club and is Cardio Tennis certified. His summer camp at the Maplewood Club has been sold out for 7 consecutive years. When he’s not teaching he still enjoys playing tennis. He currently plays USTA tournaments and participates in the spring/summer outdoor tennis leagues, which compete in the NJTL. He is a die-hard sports fan and will attend Devils games any chance he gets. He is also a big music fan, having attended over 60 Dave Matthews Band shows! A USPTA certified professional, he currently resides in Millstone, NJ with his wife, Lisa and 3 kids, Jeffrey, Aaron, and Tyler

Thomas Battaglia, Co-Director of Tennis
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