The McCarren Team


JEFF AMURAO, Tennis Director

Jeff is a USPTA Elite Level and PTR Pro Certified Coach with specific training in junior and adult competitive player development. He was a top flight USTA junior and former DI player at Georgetown University. Jeff founded the Advanced Junior Academy Competitive Training Program at NYSC-Cobble Hill, as well as the Junior & Adult High Performance Programs at the Mill Basin Tennis Club (now Matchpoint) and the Adult High Performance Program at the Prospect Park Tennis Center in Brooklyn. Jeff has also coached players at the historic Heights Casino Club in Brooklyn as well as the Armonk Tennis Club in upstate New York. An intelligent and adaptive coach with a depth of technical knowledge and match experience, Jeff leads the talented pro staff at the McCarren Tennis Center. 




Growing up, Kelsey played every sport she could. At age 11, she was introduced to tennis, and began to take it very seriously. By age 17, she was competing in the Canadian Junior National Championships, making it to the semi-finals in doubles. Kelsey was recruited to play for the University of Washington where the team attained a ranking of 34th in the nation. She finished her degree at the University of Toledo, captaining the Women's Tennis team while playing #1 Singles and Doubles. After graduating, Kelsey spent some time playing on the Satellite Pro Tour. She been a tennis pro at multiple 5 Star Resorts around the world, working for Peter Burwash International. "I have been lucky enough to coach a wide range of abilities and personalities, and I really enjoy making tennis fun and accessible for my clients. It is a great game, and one that you can play forever."

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Nick is a PRO-LEVEL certified USPTA coach with an extensive background in high performance training. He is a recent Fordham University graduate and a Division I tennis team member. Nick was named Fordham's Player of the Year for 2017. Nick is a former singles player for perennial powerhouse Brooklyn Tech and was a PSAL doubles champion in 2010 and a finalist in 2011. 




Andy Neiman grew up in Argentina and has been a tennis lover for about 30 years. He competed as a junior with Club Náutico Hacoaj winning multiple metropolitan tournaments. With great passion, he decided to pay it forward and became a tennis instructor. Andy has trained players at TenisPoint, one of the largest academies in Buenos Aires. In 2001, he moved to New York to attend University, and was a proud member of the Hofstra University Tennis Team (Division I). Since moving to the States he has coached at Camp Ramah in The Berkshires as well as Sportime Harbor Island in Westchester. After recently moving to Brooklyn, Andy is looking forward to teaching this beautiful sport again.



Hailing from Brazil, Pedro reached an 18's national ranking of #44 in the country before moving to the United States to study marketing at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Pedro amassed 68 career wins in his collegiate career and was part of the first CHC team to win the CACC conference and also rank in the top 50 in NCAA II that season. Trained in traditional Brazilian fashion yet also influenced by the hard court style of tennis of the States, Pedro understands the keys to high percentage tennis as well as the nuances of integrating a more aggressive style of play.



Frances Ferdinand has played and competed in tennis for 10+ years including 4 years of DI collegiate tennis at Morgan State University. She has coached, assisted, and participated in tennis camps, clubs and schools across NYC including the historic West Side Tennis Club, NYJTL and the YMCA. Frances is the former Head Coach of the Women’s tennis team at Hunter College and current director of HQ Tennis, a non-profit tennis program bringing high quality training to low income neighborhoods.



CAL LOUIS, Pro Staff

Cal began playing tennis at the age of 2 under the guidance of his father. A native of Cambridge, MA, Cal played #1 singles at Oberlin College and there gained a deeper intimacy not only of the dynamics of the game, but also of the important things that tennis can offer Life. "When I walk on the court, I try to keep in mind the history of the game. I try to understand myself as one small player amidst a sea of players who have tried to effectively carry out this craft. As we work on stroke production, tactical decisions, and other areas of this game together, I would try to instill this sense in you -and have you leave the court feeling like Tennis is a nourishing part of your life.