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Christopher Morley Tennis to bring top local professionals together in a new “player-centric” facility
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Christopher Morley Tennis LLC is bringing a new generation of tennis instruction to the area with the opening of its tennis facility in Nassau County in September. The new facility, which will be located on the grounds of Christopher Morley Park at 500 Searingtown Road in Roslyn, N.Y., will include five hard courts and five Har-Tru clay courts, and will be available for year-round play. Christopher Morley Tennis will create an environment that focuses on the needs of the individual—those just beginning in the sport or experienced, competitive players.
“We will be offering programs that create a pathway for development for any tennis player that focus on his or her specific goals by providing the highest quality of instruction and individualized attention,” said Jason Wass, Christopher Morley Tennis general manager.

Wass said this brand-new facility, which also includes a customized clubhouse with locker rooms, upscale pro shop and stringing center, will “provide all players in the surrounding communities with a place to learn and grow their tennis games.” Men’s and women’s leagues; private and group lessons, from introductory to advanced instruction; specialized adult programs for seniors; 10 & Under Tennis offerings; court rental opportunities; and summer camps will be available.

“The junior program lineup will be first-rate and will focus on developing skills, sportsmanship and on-court strategies in both private and group settings,” said Wass.

Wass has teamed with Cory Parr to manage the facility and provide instruction. During his years at Jericho High School, Parr was the top-ranked ETA 18-and-Under for two straight years and was awarded the coveted Sportsmanship Award at the U.S. Hard Court Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. Parr was also a three-time New York State High School Champion (two-time singles champ and one-time doubles champ). During his time at Wake Forest University, he was a three-time NCAA All-American and went on to compete on the ATP Tour.
Wass is an industry veteran who brings 10-plus years of tennis and management experience to Christopher Morley Tennis. Wass was honored as 2010 USTA Tennis Professional of the Year, is a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coaching program and is an expert on 10 & Under Tennis instruction.

“We are excited about the opportunity we have here to execute an amazing program in a great state-of-the-art facility,” Wass said.

Christopher Morley Tennis programs will be available for children as young as two years old and adults of all ages. For more information, call (516) 214-1900, e-mail info@cmttennis.com or visit www.cmttennis.com.