My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... attending a New York Mets baseball game with my twin sons, Benjamin and William, in 2015 after my father passed away. There was a moment when we felt a calming in the stadium and knew he was with us.
Mike Smookler is the General Manager of Centercourt Florham Park tennis training facility and tennis coach , bringing more than 30 years of experience teaching and directing tennis. He is currently the Eastern USPTA Vice President and Elite Certified Teaching Professional. Smookler grew up playing tennis in Berkeley Heights, NJ and continued to play college tennis at Lyndon State College in Vermont where he received his BS in Exercise Science & Tennis Management. Over the years Coach Smookler has worked with former tennis greats, Rod Laver, Mats Wilander, Stan Smith, Todd Martin, Tim Mayotte and Tom Gullikson. Coach Smookler was the Director of the Guillermo Vilas/Smookler Tennis Retreat. Additionally Coach Smookler is a freelance Writer for the NorthEast Tennis Magazine and coaches the Governor Livingston Boys and Girls Tennis Teams where he earned the 2018 Eastern USPTA High School Coach of the Year.
"Tennis is more than a sport and I enjoy being a part of that experience with my students and colleagues".