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David Slater
Tennis Director

David is in his first year as Tennis Director here at Tamarack Country Club. Originally from St. Albans in England, he spent the last two years as 1ST assistant to the tennis director at Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, NY. Before entering the country club world David spent three years as the Director of Tennis at the Tennis Club of Hastings. In his first year at TCH David oversaw the re-emergence of the club after Hurricane Sandy, helping grow the adult program and annual membership as well as overseeing the growth of the junior program to over 180 children ranging in ages from 4-17. A little-known fact about David is that he was also a fully qualified British tennis official and officiated at Wimbledon for five years from 1999-2003. 

Marcel Felder
1st Assistant

Marcel joins Tamarack for his first season at the club. He recently retired from the ATP tour where he reached a career high singles ranking of 227 in singles and 82 in doubles. Marcel represented Uruguay in Davis cup from the age of 15, where he amassed a total of 24 singles and 13 doubles victories. More recently Marcel has coached at Club Obras in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is the Tournament Director for a $50,000 ATP Tour Challenger in his native Uruguay.

Mathias Degardin
2nd Assistant

Originally from Lyon, France, Mathias has joined us upon his graduation from University of South Carolina at Aiken, where he was a prominent member of their successful collegiate tennis team. Last summer Mathias was a member of the coaching staff at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT, and the previous summer he worked at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in Syosset, NY. Mathias has also been a hitting partner of local American professional Noah Rubin.