Vista Indoor Tennis

451 Oakridge Drive
South Salem, NY 10590
(914)533-2582
 
           
       

        OUR WONDERFUL TEACHING STAFF

                                   

Fred Steiwer - Head Professional
Fred is in his 42nd year teaching at Vista Tennis. Prior to teaching, 
he was a top ranked New England Junior, and also has had some
National tournament experience. He attended Rollins College and was a 
varsity player all four years.

  

Rory Capener

Rory is the Director of Tennis at the Wilton Riding Club.  

We have had the pleasure of having him use our courts to teach his 

clients during the winter months and we are thrilled to have him join our 

staff again this Fall.

Rory grew up playing on the Zimbabwe Junior National Team before leaving

to play college tennis at Morehead State (Division 1). Rory played number

1 and 2 singles and doubles all 4 years. 

He began coaching at age 14 under the Zimbabwe Olympic/Davis Cup 

Coach Gavin Siney. After college Rory joined the staff at London's Habor Club, 

before going on both the ATP and WTA Tours traveling with players. 

Cara Black reached the US Open Women's Doubles Final while training 

with Rory. She is a former #1Doubles player on the WTA Tour and 

#34 singles player. Rory also worked with Marcos Ondruska, Wayne Black,

Irina Selyutina, Joannette Kruger and Elena Tatarkova.

After returning to the US Rory worked at Shippan Racket Club, and at Armonk 

Tennis with the Altheus Academy alongside Rick Ferman (former USTA COO 

and coach of Todd Martin). 

Rory has been the Director of Tennis at the Wilton Riding Club for the 

past 13 seasons.


Mark Passman

Mark is starting his 11th year teaching at Vista Tennis. He has been teaching in 

the area since 1993. He graduated from New York University, where he played 

on the tennis team for four years. Mark also served as head coach of the 

Men's Varsity Tennis Team at Manhattanville College.


Doug Sarnoff

This is Doug’s 13th year at Vista Indoor Tennis. He has over fifteen years of 

teaching experience in Westchester County, during which time he also ran 

several summer programs at private clubs in Fairfield County. Prior to 1998, he 

lived in Southern Pines, North Carolina, and Palm Beach County, Florida, where 

he conducted clinics for both children and adults, and gave private lessons at 

area clubs. He played college tennis at Colgate University for two years. He lives 

in Pound Ridge with his family and three dogs.


Catherine Walker

Catherine is a former top ranked Eastern Tennis Association player and New 

York State High School Doubles Champion. She attended the University of 

Michigan on a four year tennis scholarship where she competed at the varsity 

level and was voted team captain. She has taught tennis in the northeast for 

many years. This is her 12th season teaching at Vista Tennis.


 

 
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