Director of Tennis | Co-Director of High Performance
Elite HP Professional
Co-Director of High Performance
Club Manager | USTA Tournament Director
HARRY (CHARALAMPOS) SIMAIOFORIDIS
ROBBIE WAGNER | Owner
Robbie Wagner is one of the new owners here at Westchester Tennis Center. His stellar reputation speaks for itself within the tennis industry. Robbie has over 40 years in the industry and is a “tennis lifer.” He started his career as a player on the professional tour. Once his career as a player ended, he became a highly sought after professional coach.
Robbie toured with many top players on the circuit, coaching top 10 players in the world, including coaching at Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open and at the French Open . After leaving the grind of being constantly on the road as a professional coach, Robbie for the past 25 years has turned his talents to coaching the top juniors in the country.
His training centers on Long Island have produced scores of National Champions and Division 1 Collegiate Athletes. In fact, Robbie sends five to ten players to the top academic and athletic tennis programs each year. Some of the more popular college destinations for Robbie’s students include Michigan, Duke, Tulane, as well as all the schools in the Ivy League.
Under Robbie’s direction, Westchester Tennis Center is positioned to be the epicenter of ‘all things tennis’ in our area.
ROB FERRANTE | Director of Tennis | Co-Director of High Performance
Rob, a local standout from Yorktown Heights, has dedicated his life to tennis on and off the court. He began his tennis career as a high-performance junior, reaching a top 5 ranking in the East and top 75 Nationally. He then went on to excel at Division 1 Fairfield University where he earned the third-most singles victories and second-most doubles victories in school history. Rob also competed on the ITF and USTA Pro Circuit.
Since the end of Rob’s playing career, he has held positions at local area clubs such as Head of Junior Development, Director of High Performance, and Associate Director of Tennis and has been an assistant coach at his alma mater. Under his coaching, players have gone on to have successful tennis careers at top institutions including Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Emory, Georgetown, Wesleyan, Carnegie Mellon, Claremont Mckenna, and Swarthmore to name a few.
Rob’s coaching philosophy is all about building a strong foundation both mentally and physically and will help players at Westchester Tennis Center develop their plans to play at whatever level they want to achieve. “Hard work, high energy and most importantly have fun. This is what I bring to the court every day and expect in return from all my students. I try to share my passion for the game with all who step on the court with me.”
Rob has dedicated himself to teaching players of all ages and his love of the sport is contagious. He looks forward to getting to know everyone in the building, young and old. Please feel free to reach out to Rob directly at RFerrante@WestchesterTC.com
MATT DALY | Elite HP Professional
After a stellar junior career Including an Easter Bowl Singles Final, Clay Court Doubles Final, and a Singles Championship at National Hard Courts, Matt joined the Men’s Varsity Team at The University of Notre Dame. While representing the Fighting Irish, Matt was a Nationally ranked four-year letter winner and played as high as #1 singles.
Matt graduated in 2001 with a degree in Finance and went on to compete on the Pro Tour attaining a top 1000 ranking before his career was cut short by a shoulder injury.
Matt has been coaching both Juniors and professionals for 17 years and has developed numerous top-ranked sectional, national, and ITF players.
He has also spent time traveling and working closely with many top 100 ATP and WTA players. Matt’s special Interest in technique and footwork is a strong focus while he strives to maximize every player’s potential!
“Matt Daly was a welcome source of advice every time I returned to Connecticut. I trusted his guidance as much as anyone in the world. Now that I’m not on tour, I recommend him as a resource for not only the top professional player but for any parent that wants their child to reach their full potential. His advice is able to help players of any level as he is extremely versatile with styles, personalities and level of play.” -JAMES BLAKE (former ATP #4)
IGOR SUPICA | Co-Director of High Performance
Igor hails from Zagreb, Croatia where he was ranked one of the top 10 juniors in the country. He attended Graceland College and Northeastern State University where he earned a degree in Psychology. He has been coaching for more than 20 years, including 15 years at the highly acclaimed Robbie Wagner Tournament Training facility on Long Island.
Throughout his teaching career Igor has coached sectional, nationally, and internationally ranked Juniors. Some of his students have gone on to elite academic/tennis institutions such as Stanford, the University of Texas, and Williams College. He is a USPTA Elite Professional and has traveled extensively with the ITF Junior Circuit. Igor is passionate about getting the most out of his players and instilling a life-long love of the game in every student that he teaches.
LAUREN LEVINE | Club Manager | USTA Tournament Director
A native New Yorker, Lauren graduated from Sophie Newcomb College at Tulane University. After a career in the commercial interior design and furniture business, Lauren settled in Westchester with her family. Her four tennis-playing children exposed her to the business and her logical next career move!
Lauren spent six years as Senior Manager at Stadium Tennis Center, and then took on the role of USTA Eastern Adult League Coordinator for the Metro area.
Lauren is passionate about delivering the highest level of service to all of our clients from our five year old red ball players, all levels of juniors through our adults. She is available to guide parents of our players down the USTA Junior Tournament Pathway. Families often express that they are overwhelmed by navigating the Serve Tennis software as well as tournament selection and creating optimal competitive schedules. Lauren is available to help educate, break down and make this an easier process for all who are interested.
Lauren has served several terms as a volunteer on the USTA Junior Competition Committee and at numerous Eastern College Showcases. Her current role on the Junior Competition Committee is as the Junior Tournament Review Task Force Leader. Her honors include being named the 2015 USTA Eastern Tournament Director of the Year. Lauren joined Westchester Tennis Center as Manager in May 2019. Please feel free to reach out to Lauren directly at LLevine@WestchesterTC.com