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Jamie Blatman

Managing Director

Jamie is the Managing Director of Club Consulting & Management, LLC.  CCM was chosen by New York State to be the exclusive operator of the Montauk Downs Tennis Center.  He is certified Elite by the USPTA and has won numerous awards for his tennis operations, including USPTA Pro of the Year in California.  He has run some of the best and largest programs in the US, including the Princeton Tennis Program, San Francisco Tennis Club and the City of Irvine. Jamie was born and raised in New York and currently resides on Long Island.  He hopes to see you on the courts!

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Janko Tipsarevic

Tipsarevic Tennis Academy

Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis is the only brand on the market which is being led by a former Top 10 ATP player.
There is a tremendous amount of tennis enthusiasts all over the planet who have a deep and profound love towards this beautiful sport. Essentially, in the end it all comes down to the experience that the guests and customers are having. Mr. Tipsarevic understands that and takes it very seriously. This is why attention to details is key, and the main reason why so many partners, clubs, academies and resorts have entrusted us to lead their tennis programs all over the world, and why we are experiencing such growth. The tennis experience lead by our teams is our primary goal in achieving excellence.

 
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Elliot Elkins

Director of Tennis

Elliot was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. After a junior tennis career than included winning SC State Championships in both singles and doubles, he went on to play for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, where he studied Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. After completing his studies, Elliot began his career as a tennis professional and has been USPTA certified for over fifteen years. He has been a pro and director at clubs and resorts in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York, and Hawaii. In that time, he has had the pleasure of working with players of all ages and skill levels. 
Whether you are interested in technique, strategy, equipment, or just looking for a fun workout, Elliot is more than happy to assist you in making your tennis experience more enjoyable, no matter your goals and skill level.

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Stefan Ilic

Head Professional

Hello, my name is Stefan Ilic and I’m from New York City and am returning to Montauk Downs this season. I started playing tennis at the age of 4 with my father, in a public park. Since then I haven't put the racquet down. I've played competitive junior tournaments since the age of 12, and with that I went to a division I university (Stony Brook University) where I graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy. 
I have been working with all age groups for the past 10 years since I was 18, at many clubs all over NYC. I enjoy teaching and giving away the knowledge I have acquired over the years about tennis and its various aspects. The past two summers I have worked in the Hamptons both privately and in club settings. I hope the years to come will be just as enjoyable as the past 10+ years have !!

 
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Danil Ozernoy

Teaching Pro

Danil is a native of Kazakhstan and is currently playing on the team at UNC-Wilmington, where he played singles and doubles leading his team to the Colonial Athletic Association Championship in his freshman year and a member of the NCAA Regional Squad.  He enjoys working with players of all levels and ages.

Kristofer Johnson

Teaching Pro

My name is Kristofer Johnson, I am from London, UK. I am a sophomore at Alabama State University and I play on the tennis team there. I started playing tennis at age 7 and have been playing ever since. My biggest accomplishment was winning nationals back home. I have experience coaching beginners to national level junior players.