Abigail Burke continues as a tennis professional at the URTC this spring after being so well received and appreciated by her tennis Juniors at the URTC tennis clinics last year. She is a longtime resident of Ridgewood and an experienced tennis professional to every Junior age group. Many of Abigail’s tennis Juniors have continued on to play at Ridgewood and local high schools and at the collegiate level. Abigail is a USPTA certified tennis pro, combining her teaching experience with the USTA guidelines and approach practiced at URTC. She played Division 1 tennis at Villanova University and is an active tournament player, nationally ranked in her age group in tennis in both singles and doubles. Abigail is also a nationally ranked platform tennis player, a PPTA (Pro Platform Tennis Assoc.) certified coach and teaches platform tennis to Juniors and adults at URTC.
Ed Gartner returns as a Tennis Professional at URTC this spring after teaching Junior tennis and platform tennis last fall and winter. Ed is currently the Platform Tennis Professional at the Hackensack Golf Club and formerly Head Tennis Pro. Previously Ed was the Director of the Junior tennis program at URTC under Jay Fraser. Ed now assists Kevin Schmitt teaching the USPTA based tennis program to Juniors at URTC. Ed also helps coach Junior and adult platform tennis at URTC. He has won the Bergen County Doubles Tennis Championship and is a nationally ranked platform tennis player.