Meet the Alpha Tennis Staff

Emily Fraser

Director of Tennis
  • Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS) and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • ​​Former Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach for the University of Pittsburgh ('13–'15)
  • Top-10 nationally ranked D1 player for the University of Virginia

Vanessa Steiner

Heading Teaching Professional
  • Head Women’s Tennis Coach (2016) and ​Assistant Women’s Coach ('12–'16) for Duquesne University
  • ​Competed at the D1 collegiate level for Boston University ('07–'11) and Duquesne University ('11–'12)
  • Competed in the team D1 NCAA tournament 3 years

Matt Slamecka

Adult Tennis Coordinator
  • Director of Tennis at Butler High School ('13–'15)
  • ​Assistant Teaching Professional at Wildwood Golf Club ('10–'15)
  • ​Competed at the D1 collegiate level for the Duquesne University and Liberty University

Othmane Lalami

  • Head Coach at the Montgomery Country Club ('14-'16)
  • Graduated from Auburn University where he served as captain of tennis team
  • ​​Achieved NAIA college national ranking (9th in singles, 4th in doubles)
  • Winner of U12, U16 & U18 Moroccan Championships

Richard Parks

PTR Certified Teaching Professional
  • 2014 USTA Middle States Volunteer Coach of the Year
  • ​​Coach of undefeated 2014 Obama Academy girls’ tennis team Section 8 Champions
  • Inner City Junior Tennis Program Assistant Head

Ben Graham

Marius Stan

  • Born in Bucharest, Romania & started playing at eight yrs. old. Played #1 singles throughout Bronx Science HS & won NYC titles.
  • After a five year period trading on Wall St., I began my teaching career in 2001.

Jackson Martin

  • Former nationally ranked NCAA Division-I tennis player at the University of Portland
  • Current staff member for Pitt Athletics within the Cathy and John Pelusi Family Life Skills Program, previously worked in Student-Athlete Development at the University of Tennessee
  • Received the "Administrator of the Year" award from Pitt Athletics for 2016-2017 and the "Professional Promise" award from the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals in June 2017