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Coaching Staff



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 Coached #1 Ranked for US Girls 18s and Junior ITF Champion, including playing Junior Grand Slams.

  • 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 and Managed world ranked #3 Wheelchair Tennis Pro

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


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 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 ten 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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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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