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Larry Yakubowski

ATC Manager & Club Pro

Larry Yakubowski is a certified tennis teaching professional. Since 1989, Larry has been a certified member with the professional rating by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). In 1997, Larry was also certified with the highest P1 rating in skills by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).

For twenty-five years at both public parks and private clubs in the Capital Region, Larry has had a significant impact on players of all ages and skills through developmental, recreational, and competitive programs.

Through Larry's direction of tennis programs in Public Parks through the Town of Bethlehem Park and Recreation (25 years) and the Troy Tennis Center at Prospect Park (5 years), players have enjoyed Larry's professional instruction and player management ability. Positive starts with Larry have propelled hundreds to continue their own personal tennis journeys.

His impact on the competitive playing community is considerable. Larry is highly regarded as one of the finest USTA Tournament Directors in the USTA Eastern Section. To this day, The Albany Tennis Club, Sportime, and the Schenectady County Tennis Association all seek Larry's tournament direction services. Larry also resurrected the Capital Region Pro League and provided the area's finest competitors with a top notch league for years.

Larry is an accomplished tennis competitor in singles and doubles. In 2007, he earned a USTA Eastern Ranking of # 9 and a National Ranking of # 78 in Men's 45 Singles. Larry also earned a national ranking in the Men's 45 Singles last year in 2015. In addition to singles, Larry and Dave Denny earned the # 1 ranking in Men's Open Doubles in the USTA Eastern Section.

In Larry's personal life, he has been blessed through marriage to Claire Burger, a public school science teacher, for 25 years this past November. He enjoys being a father to Leigh (22 years) and Samuel (16 years). Larry is starting his 16th year of teaching Middle School Mathematics, Religion, and Physical Education at the Doane Stuart School. He also coaches Boys Modified Basketball and the school's Varsity Tennis team. The school has reached the Section 2 Class C/D Team Tennis Sectional Championship 9 times in the past 11 years capturing the crown 8 times.


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