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Touring Coach, Magic Lincer, has successfully applied his innovative European coaching techniques to his High Performance Academy here in the heart of CT.  Magic has experienced firsthand every aspect of coaching competitive tennis from the elite level of ATP & WTA Professional Players, ITF Junior and Wheelchair circuit players, to tennis enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. With his perspective of coaching at the highest levels of the sport, he has been able to adapt the coaching-style of the elite level player to jump-start tennis games for both adults and juniors at every level.

 

Magic’s Experience:

 

  • Developed and Coaching #1 Ranked for US Girls 18s and Junior ITF Champion.

  • Tournament Director for International, National and Sectional Tournaments. 

  • Coached US Open NY 2000-2014 Coached ATP, WTA, ITF and ITF Wheelchair players

  • Coached world ranked #2 WTA Professional Player

  • Coached world ranked #1 ITF 2007 Wimbledon Champion Junior and US Open finalist

  • Coached #1 Ranked in the USA Wheelchair Tennis Junior  

  • Coached and Managed world ranked #3 Wheelchair Tennis Pro

  • Hitting Partner 2008-2011 to former #1 WTA Professional Player

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Magic’s Education:

 

       • Master of Physical Education/Certified Tennis Coach Academy of Physical Education Wroclaw, Poland

       • PTR Certification

       • ITF Certified Wheelchair Tennis Coach

Magic Lincer

Owner / Director of Tennis

Cristina Szepanski

Tennis Professional

Cristina recently graduated from Nichols College where she was a two-year captain of the Tennis Team and continues to be the record holder for Most Doubles Wins.  With over ten years of experience playing competitive tennis and seven years of coaching, she hopes to encourage others to love the sport as she has. Cristina’s experience with coaching tennis began at MLTA after training here herself through High School in the High Performance program.  While at Nichols she specialized in Psychology.

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Diego Leal

High Performance Coach

Diego is originally from Bucaramanga, Colombia. He was top 10 in singles and top 5 in doubles in 14’s, 16’s and 18’s. He was also top 50 in the South America ranking.  Diego lead Jones College to Two national tournament appearances and was the captain of Shaw university in his senior year. Diego has been coaching high performances players during his summers and also been part of many camps through the country as well as a hitting partner. He is committed to help anybody to improve their game tactically and mentality.

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Julieanne Bou

High Performance Coach

Julieanne is a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She currently plays #1 for UCONN women’s tennis and is majoring in Animal Sciences and Nutritional Sciences. Growing up Julieanne was the top-ranked player in Puerto Rico for all age groups. At the age of 14, Julieanne moved to Texas and attended the John Newcombe Tennis Academy. As a junior player in Texas, Julieanne achieved a ranking of 10 in the state, a high of 48 in the country, and a UTR of 10. Julieanne hopes to bring her 12 years of experience on the court to teach kids and help develop their game to their top level.

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Mark Tortolani

Tennis Professional

Mark’s diverse tennis skills include being a USTA and ITA Official, USPTA Instructor, College Tennis Recruiting Scout, Assistant Coach at the United States Coast Guard Academy and The University of Rhode Island and an avid player in the USTA League. His passion and enthusiasm for the game is evident in all of his tennis activities and he is excited to be able to use his skill set for the benefit of all players at the Magic Lincer Tennis Academy.

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Stack Williams

Fitness Coach

Hartford native, Weaver High School and UCONN Graduate. Stack is a Youth Advocate, Motivational Speaker, former football player for the UCONN Huskies from 2004 – 2008. He played briefly with Georgia Force (AFL) arena football league before the league folded in 2008. Recipient of “100 Men of Color” award for community works and activism. Stack has trained and helped over 50 student-athletes earn D1 scholarships to Top 20 rated college programs. He is experienced in training Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Field Hockey, and Track. 

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Lindsey Kaplan

Tennis Professional

Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Lindsay started playing tennis at the age of 5.   She graduated from Nichols College, where she specialized in sports management and is currently working towards her MBA.   As a major part of the Nichols Tennis team, they won four championships.  After over fifteen years of playing competitive tennis and four years of coaching, she hopes to encourage her players to love the sport as much as she does and to help them to reach their tennis goals.

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Will Chen

Tennis Professional

Will attends the College of the Holy Cross and plays #1 on the Men’s Tennis Team.  As a player in New England he reached the top 10 in the 14’s, 16’s and 18’s age categories.  He has coached high performance players with Magic for three years and continues to demonstrate growing skill and experience.  He hopes to inspire his students to love the sport as much as he does.

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