Was ranked among the top players in both Uruguay and South America.
Played several professional tournaments before coming to New York in early 2010.
Began his coaching career as a tennis instructor in Westchester while he began his undergraduate at Concordia College.
Throughout his 12+ years of experience as a Tennis Professional in the United States, he became a remarkable tennis coach changing significantly the tennis experience of both juniors and adult players.
Among other accomplishments, he has been the Head Assistant Coach of Racquet Sports at Ardsley Country Club for over four years where he helped develop and expand the Tennis and Paddle program.
Among other clubs, Martin has taught at the John McEnroe Academy and West Rock Academy.
During the outdoor season Evolution Tennis Academy runs 1)Tarrycrest Swim and Tennis 2)Pleasantville Tennis Club & 3)Tarrytown Recreation Center. Throughout the indoor season 400+ players during the Westchester Turf and Tennis and Greenburgh Indoor Tennis.
Lucia (Lu) - Admin Manager
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Lucia has been managing and leading the overall program organization amongst both members and staff.
Started working full time in April 2020.
Lucia works part time from Uruguay during the off season but during the peak season (May-Sep) comes to NY to fully collaborate with the program needs.
You might know at this point already who to reach out if you need assistance.
Jose (Pepe) Nunez Navarro - Head Tennis Professional
Pepe is an enthusiastic, high energy, creative, and dependable former Division 1 Athlete for Old Dominion University Men’s Tennis Team and Newberry College graduate. He has ranked in the top-50 nationally in singles and doubles and was highly ranked in Spain.
Worked as a college coach and private club professional for 7+ years.
Coached at Sototennis academy in Spain developing players from all over the world to pursue their professional career.
Taught at the Shore and Country Club in Connecticut leading and managing a Junior program with over 100 players.
Assisted the Old Dominion University Men Tennis team for the past three years. During these years the team reached an all-time high ranking of #18 in the nation.
Helped some of the best college players in the country reach their potential and achieve their tennis goals.
This will be Pepe’s 3rd season at Tarrycrest. His coaching experience and knowledge make Pepe one of the busiest coach at the club. We hope to have Pepe for many more seasons with us.
Lorenzo Montegiorgi (Lolo)- Head Tennis Professional
Born and raised in Put Velletri (Rome), Italy.
Started playing tennis at the age of 5.
Ranked top #8 as a junior and former member of the Junior national Italian tennis team.
Started his college tennis career in 2013 where he represented Concordia College (Top 8th ranked DII).
Achieved a #1 Doubles ranking in 2014 and reached a #4 Singles ranking in the East in 2015.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 2016.
Became the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA in his conference. Additionally, Lorenzo has a Master’s degree in Business Leadership.
Coached and mentored multiple junior and adults tennis players in Italy.
Taught at Concordia College Racquet Club in Bronxville. Also, worked at NYAC and Sunningdale Country Club in the past.
Lorenzo has been the Head Coach at PTC since 2020. His experience and ability to manage and develop a tennis program have contributed tremendously to the membership overall experience. Welcome Lorenzo back for another great season!
Juan Cruz Scoppetta (Juan) - Head Tennis Professional
Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina.
Worked as a tennis instructor for 5 seasons in Germany and Argentina.
Completed his education at Southeast Oklahoma State University where he played College Tennis.
Ranked #3 in the nation in singles and #10 in the nation in doubles.
Became All American for 5 consecutive years and he was named player of the year.
Juan has been part of PTC since 2021. We are beyond excited to have Juan with us for another season. Juan’s impact at the club has been terrific. Welcome back Juan!
Valentin Ortiz (Valen) - Tennis Professional
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We are excited to welcome Valentin Ortiz to our staff.
Currently completing his degree in Business Administration at University of Pikebille where he has been playing tennis in the #1 position.
Valen has been teaching tennis since he was 15 years old in Argentina.
Taught high performance Juniors during the Summer 2021 at the Cañas Tennis Academy in Miami.
We are looking forward to have Valentin on the team this season!
Tao Castillo Bernal (Tao) - Tennis Professional
Born and raised in Spain Tao started playing tennis at the age of 6.
Became a top junior player in Spain ranked top-25 in the nation.
Currently graduating from Georgia Southern University where he played tennis and studied Business.
Became the player with the best tennis record in GSU history with 20 victories and only 3 defeats.
Will continue his academic and coaching tennis career at Saint Leo, Tampa where he will be the Assistant Tennis Coach and will start his MBA.
Tao has been teaching tennis since he was 18. He started teaching tennis in Spain.
During the Summer of 2020 he worked as a Tennis Coach in Miami at the Flamingo Club.
This will be Tao’s second season working at Tarrycrest. We can’t wait to have him here. Welcome back Tao!
Santiago Kearney (Torito) - Tennis Professional
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Santi is graduating with a Major in Sports Administration from Ouchita Baptist University.
Competing at a top DII NCAA team in the nation with an outstanding 2022 record
Currently ranked top-25 in singles and top-20 in doubles.
Santi's college tennis career will continue at University of West Florida where he will also pursue his Graduate degree.
2022 will be Santi’s second year teaching at Tarrycrest. We are excited to have him back for another season. Santi will be here starting May 22nd, his team made it to Nationals, congratulations Santi!!!
Camila Moreno (Cami) - Tennis Professional
This is Camila’s first season at PTC. She will be available starting May 21st.
Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina.
Currently obtaining her MBA while being the Assistant Tennis Coach at Missouri State University.
Started playing tennis at a very young age. Cami has been a top 3 player in Argentina under 14, 16, & 18.
Competed internationally representing Argentina in the Junior Fed Cup before coming to the United States in 2015.
Started her academic and college tennis program at University of Pittsburgh where she became #36 player in the country. (Highest doubles ranked team in the program history).
Graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in International Business.
Patrick Watts - Tennis Professional
Born and raised in Pleasantville, NY.
Senior at Purchase studying literature and working towards his PhD IN English/Latin American Literature.
Former top 10 nationally ranked runner and 2 time NYS track champion.
Patrick has been the most popular tennis professional with our younger players. His enthusiasm and passion makes all children fall in love with the sports. Patrick has been working with our Junior program since 2018 and we are fortunate to have him on our staff.
Martin founded EVOLUTION to provide a smart, tailored racquet sports programs to players of all ages. Martin and his team apply a custom training program to advance the skills, strategy and overall performance of each player from junior to adult. He has been teaching tennis in the US for more than 12 years. Martin hand selects and trains all of the pros who work with him at EVOLUTION and oversees all aspects of training, scheduling, facilities and fun.