PolyAthletics

Boys’ Tennis

2021-2022 APPLICATION OPENS September 8, 2020

Program Overview

New Head Coach Jeff Amurao PTR, USPTA, a former Division I player at Georgetown University and previous director of the McCarren Tennis Center, emphasizes the importance of a strong technical foundation along with tactical understanding and optimal fitness, aiming to instill a never-quit attitude that serves the student-athletes equally on the court and in life. Coach Amurao’s assistant coaches have extensive collegiate and international experience. The entire coaching staff brings a high level of professionalism and commitment to Poly Prep and its student-athletes.   

Boys Tennis player hitting the tennis ball
Boys Tennis player hitting the tennis ball
Boys Tennis player hitting the tennis ball
Boys’ Tennis Highlights
  • The boys varsity team will return all their starters in 2021 and will look to make a strong impact in the competitive Ivy Prep League.
  • The Poly boys team has multiple USTA Eastern ranked team members including returning singles player Izzy Axinn ’21.
Boys’ Tennis Coach

Jeff Amurao
Head Coach

Business Phone: (917) 747-9520
Education: Georgetown University, BA 

Hailing from Delaware, Amurao picked up tennis after following his dad and big brother to the courts. He became a top flight USTA junior and the No. 1 singles player at notable prep school Archmere Academy. Even then he had a sense of a potential future in coaching as he helped out with local youth and adult tennis programs. After playing tennis for and graduating from NCAA Division I Georgetown University, Amurao worked in the photography industry, before committing to tennis full time as a private instructor and coach at several New York City clubs and schools. He eventually became the general director and head of high performance at Brooklyn’s McCarren Tennis Center, before joining the Poly Athletics Department in early 2020. Amurao made an immediate impact with the tennis program during his first preseason with the teams. “I’m grateful to be part of the Poly family and I look forward to continuing to work with our student-athletes.

Tennis Facilities

The Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis teams train and compete on campus on six Poly blue hard courts, equipped with lighting and bench seating.

Tennis courts
Tennis facilities
Tennis players on tennis court

Featured Athletes

Isadore Axinn ’21

Izzy is a seasoned varsity starter and was the number 1 singles player the last two seasons for the Blue Devils. He is a sectionally ranked USTA junior and trains summers at the renowned Evert Academy in Florida. Izzy has enjoyed tournament success teaming up with Coach Amurao since Izzy’s early days in the 12 & under division.

Isaac Blacklow ‘21

Isaac is one of the team’s natural leaders with the skillset to excel in both singles or doubles. Look for Isaac to make significant contributions to the team in 2021.
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