My favorite sports memory/moment/event was... meeting and observing legendary Dennis Van Der Meer teach a tennis lesson. Although it took place in the early 1990's, Dennis made a lasting impression by the way he instructed his students. The core of Dennis’s teaching was a display of creativity, patience, and positive energy on the court. It was especially impressive to notice how Dennis’s simple corrective techniques instantly improved his student’s performance.
Coach Sroczynski began his tennis adventure back in Poland where he grew up. He became fascinated with tennis due to the influence of Wojtek Fibak, the best Polish player of that era, whose international successes brought enormous popularity of tennis to his country.
Coach Sroczynski loved to train and compete, but turned his attention to coaching so he could share his knowledge about this amazing game with others.
After attending numerous tennis symposiums and obtaining USPTR (United States Professional Tennis Registry) certification in America, Coach Sroczynski began to teach tennis at Mill Basin Racket Club and NYJTL (New York Junior Tennis League) programs in Brooklyn.
Coach Sroczynski also trained his son and helped him attain USTA top ten national junior rankings. Subsequently, his son’s tennis accomplishments earned him a scholarship to play at the University of Michigan. Additionally, Coach Sroczynski was in charge of the Tennis Club within the school he was was working at as a Special Education Teacher.
Sroczynski’s coaching objective is to help students acquire solid tennis skills, develop commitment to focused practice, and foster a lifelong love for the game.