Mandy Grunfeld Rosenfield
Director of Tennis
Mandy Rosenfield is a former professional and leading British tennis player. She was ranked as high as No.3 in Great Britain and in the low 100’s in the world. She played for her country in the Federation Cup, Wightman Cup and competed at Grand Slams around the world, including playing against the legendary Martina Navratilova and Lori McNeil at Wimbledon. She competed in all the grand slams and was known as one of the fittest and toughest tennis players of her era. When injury curtailed her playing career she earned a place at Manchester University studying for three years and received a First Class Honors degree in Physical Therapy. She has a tremendous amount of experiences in the physiology, stresses, and strains of tennis. She has a wealth of experience to offer and passes these experiences on to young tennis players.
Assistant Director of Tennis
Maddison is a former military brat and spent 3 years living in Korea. Prior to relocating, she was training at the Andy Roddick Foundation and held the number one ranking for girls 12’s in Texas. On returning to the USA, Maddison moved to Georgia, where she helped her high school team win a state championship. Maddison coached middle school tennis, facilitated Special Olympic tournaments, and has a great experience coaching under 10’s. She is also a certified personal trainer, so she is able to compliment tennis specific fitness for our players. Maddison has a huge passion for working with young families. She is currently working on her Level 1 PTR Certification. Off the court, she was a coordinator at the second busiest restaurant in the world and worked in management with Marriott and the Target Organizations respectively.
Head of Elite Tennis
Mark Belkin, a Miami, Florida native, boasts an extensive tennis background since childhood, achieving a Top 10 ranking in Florida from 10 and under to 14 and under. Mark’s passion for the sport led him to participate in numerous USTA tournaments across Florida and even in Ecuador, honing his skills and gaining invaluable experiences. With a decade of coaching experience, he has mentored players aged 4 to 18 and has excelled in High Performance and Junior Development and enjoys passing on his expertise to all age groups, making him well-versed in instructing both young children and adults. Beyond tennis, he finds enjoyment in relaxing at home and watching sports. Fluent in English and Spanish, Mark’s passion, skill, and adaptability make him an invaluable asset for any tennis program or institution.
Elite Tennis and Academy Coach
Stella Peisakhova was born in Odessa, Ukraine and has been teaching tennis for 8 years. She graduated with a B.S degree in Sports Management from Niagara University in 2018. While at school, she was on the Division I Women’s Tennis team, playing #1 singles and #1 doubles. Stella has taught players of all ages, and really enjoys being on the court. When Stella is not teaching or playing tennis, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son Leo.
Joseph was born in Houston, Texas and has been a tennis professional for 7 years. Joseph started teaching tennis at Bentwater Country Club near Houston. He then attended Tyler Junior College where he earned an Associates in Professional Tennis Management and his professional teaching certification with the USPTA. Joseph then attended the University of Texas at Tyler and earned his Bachelor’s in Business Occupations. While completing his schooling he coached All Saints Episcopal High School team to State before working as a Tennis Professional for Cliff Drysdale tennis in Tyler, Texas. After two and a half years of growing programs there, Joseph moved to Puako, Hawaii to coach at the Mauna Lani hotel, a five star hotel located on the Kohala coast. He has coached and run junior and adult programs at both facilities, including all levels.
Kyleigh Luchuk was born in Ohio and has been playing tennis since the age of 5. She competed in tournaments from a young age and held the number one ranking in both 16 and 18 and under tournaments. Kyleigh served as an assistant coach for Ottawa Hills High School and earned a scholarship to Walsh University. Her coaching passion led her to relocate to Florida to pursue her dreams, where she acquired her USPTA Certification and gained experience working at the USTA Lake Nona. Outside of tennis, Kyleigh enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and watching her husband play professional hockey here in Orlando.
Elite Tennis and Academy Coach
Fernando is a Former ATP and WTA Tour Coach with a tremendous experience of coaching players of all levels. He worked more than 20 years, coaching ATP and WTA players and has also coached 2 Top-50 ATP players and 5 Top-100 players including 2012 French Open Finalist and 2012 US Open Doubles Champion Sara Errani. He is a PTR Professional and a National Trainer (Spanish Federation) and has been a Full Time coach on the ATP and WTA tours for 8 years.Fernando has worked with Sara Errani (Italy) : Nª 5 WTA. Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo (Spain): Nª33 WTA.Arantxa Parra (Spain): N 46 WTA and Dudi Sella No29 ATPHe is a former Director at JMO Tennis Academy and is fluent in Spanish and French. Fernando is married with a wife and son having relocated from Spain.
International Performance Tennis and Junior Development
Howard is originally from Great Britain and has over 25 years’ experience in the tennis coaching business. He has personally developed numerous players from 10 &up; and all level upwards, many of whom have won junior titles at national and international level. Some of these players have gone on to achieve rankings and win titles on the ATP/WTA tours and others have obtained scholarships with NCAA Division 1 teams.
Howard has worked as a traveling coach for Great Britain junior teams to various tournaments including ITFs and Tennis Europe events and has also held the role of Director of Performance at the National Training Centre in the UK. He is a PTR Certified Professional, LTA Master Professional United Kingdom and has won the Performance Coaches Award. Howard vast experience of college tennis is a huge asset for our Academy.
Chris Grossi was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and has been teaching tennis for 9 years. He graduated with a B.S degree in Sports Management from Niagara University in 2018. While at school, he was on the Division I Men’s Tennis team. Chris has taught players of all ages and levels. When Chris is not teaching or playing tennis, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son Leo.
Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach
Micah Kurtz is the Assistant Athletics Director/ Director of Strength, Conditioning & Athletic Development at Windermere Preparatory School. Prior to Windermere Prep, Coach Kurtz worked at the University of South Carolina and AC Flora. During Kurtz’ time at AC Flora he directly worked with the school’s tennis team that won four straight region championships, 2 upper state championships and 1 state championship. While at the University of South Carolina, he worked with the women’s tennis team that made the NCAA tournament in 2007-2008. Coach Kurtz has consulted with the NFL, USA Basketball, USA Football and Nike Football on youth athletic development education.
David has been apart of the Orlando Tennis Academy for 9 years. David instructed tennis at the Ocoee Tennis Academy and has a marketing background at Universal Creative Marketing. He is an Eagle Scout and graduated with a major in Communications and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.