Mike Manzella

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Meet Mike…..

He’s a USPTR Certified 10u and High Performance Tennis Professional who learned early that marrying a career in both tennis and business was right for him, and he was right for it. He started his post-secondary education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on a partial tennis scholarship. Then he focused full time at State University of New York at Buffalo to achieve his degree in Communications, graduating in 2007.

During 2007 and 2008 Mike did stints as Head Teaching Professional at the Hickory Hill Club and as a tennis instructor at Village GLen in Williamsville, NY. 

His first major move toward crafting his successful tennis teaching and management career was in 2008 when he was recruited by the widely internationally respected tennis management company PBI, headquartered in The Woodlands, TX. He completed the company’s intensive one month training program with flying colors and was named Tennis Director of the prestigious Windstar Club on Naples Bay in Naples, FL.

Additionally through Mike's career with PBI Mike was the Director of Tennis at the Lake George Club (Lake George, NY), to the Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda, Brtisih Virgin Islands, and to the Four Seasons Hampshire hotel in London, England where he was given the responsibility of seeing to the opening of the new PBI contract with the Four Seasons tennis program while teaching guests and members of the resort.

Then in August of 2011, Mikes last Directorship was to the Waldorf Astoria Naples Beach Resort, rated the 15th best tennis destination in the country at the time. 

After a year at the Waldorf Astoria Mike moved back home to where he assumed the role as Director of Tennis at South Towns Tennis Club in Orchard Park, NY. After three years of holding his responsibility as Director of Tennis, Mike took on a it's sister club, The Village Glen, in a new role as General Manager in 2014. This position was in addition to his role as Director of Tennis at South Towns Tennis Club

Upon hiring a new Tennis Director at South Towns Tennis Club in 2018. Mike takes great joy in spending time overseeing all departments as well as servicing customers and members at both facilities. Mike currently resides in Orchard Park, NY with his wife Amanda in their new home.