CLUB STAFF

Name

Andrej Samets

Title

Director of Racquets

Andrej is the Director of Racquets at SLT&CC, recently taking on a leadership role for both the tennis and platform tennis programs. Andrej joined the club’s professional staff in 2005 as the Head Tennis Professional. He began his teaching career in 2000 at the New Shrewsbury Racquet Club, where he continued to teach during the off-seasons until accepting his new role at SLT&CC. Andrej is a USPTA certified tennis professional. Born and raised in Belarus, Andrej began playing tennis in 1977. He was awarded the International Sports Master Rank (the Belarus honorary sporting rank) in 1986. He attended the Belarus State University of Physical Culture from 1987-1991, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from the Tennis Coaching Department. From 1991-1998, Andrej played ITF Men’s Circuit Tournaments in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland earning many singles and doubles titles. Andrej played on the Belarus Davis Cup Team in 1995, holding his highest CIS singles ranking of 15.

Name

Victoria Kuritsyna

Title

Assistant Head Tennis Professional

Victoria has been at SLT&CC since 2005 and is a USTA certified tennis professional. From 2002-2004, Victoria was a Pro at the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis. During the off-season, Victoria teaches at the New Shrewsbury Racquet Club, where she has been a Pro since 2001. Victoria grew up in Russia and began playing tennis in 1980. From 1988-1990, she attended the Minsk Olympic Boarding School #1 in Belarus earning an Associate Degree in Physical Education. From 1990-1997 she attended Belarusian State University earning both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biology. Victoria was awarded the National Sports Master Rank (the USSR honorary sport rank) in 1989. She is a Russia Junior Championship singles and doubles title holder and finalist, and was ranked within the top 6 Juniors in the USSR. From 1994-1998, she played professionally in the German National Club Championships, as well as in a number of individual events.

Name

Britney Sanders

Title

Assistant Professional and Club Liaison

SLT&CC is excited to welcome Britney Sanders to our professional team. Prior to joining Seabright, Britney was the Ladies Interclub Director at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland. In that role, she coordinated the programming and staffing for clinics and managed the Ladies Interclub program of 200 women across seven teams. Britney also worked seasonally at Prouts Neck Country Club in Maine, Colonial Country Club and Jupiter Island Club in Florida, as well as The Westmoor Club in Nantucket. Britney played tennis at the University of Notre Dame where she held the number one spot in both singles and doubles and was named The Big East Player of the Year in 2013.

Name

Kyle Cwynar

Title

Grounds Superintendent

Kyle, along with his wife Meghan and dog Harper, are very excited to be at SLT&CC. Kyle took over the position of Grounds Superintendent in 2019 and has brought a welcome burst of energy, enthusiasm, and innovation to our club. Kyle was born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and developed his turfgrass management skills as a crew member at the Hyannisport Club while volunteering extensively with the Cape Cod Baseball League. He completed two summer internship seasons at 1913 US Open and 1999 Ryder Cup host, The Country Club - Brookline, and then completed two seasons at perennial world number one golf course, Pine Valley Golf Club. His work experience continued as a member of the crew at Alistair MacKenzie's New South Wales Golf Club in Sydney, Australia. Upon returning to the US, Kyle worked for six years at Rumson Country Club shortly after Hurricane Sandy came through the Shore.

Name

Mary Christman

Title

Clubhouse Manager

Mary is thrilled to be back for her 14th year as Clubhouse Manager of SLT&CC. She is the quintessential Jersey Girl, born and raised in Little Silver having attended Red Bank Regional and Brookdale Community College. Mary comes from a family of 10(!) and considers her siblings amongst her very best friends. She has a daughter Jennifer, who currently resides in Cincinnati. Prior to joining Seabright, Mary worked at the Two River Times, Alphanet Solutions in Parsippany NJ and eventually opened her own technology consulting company. She’s truly found her home here at SLT&CC; appreciating the grounds, the history and most importantly the wonderful members that make this place so special. During off season, Mary works with the business office here at the club and spends time in Tequesta, Florida. She loves playing tennis and pickleball. After having spent many summers in Saratoga Springs, New York during racing season she would love to call that area home, someday…