Tennis Staff

Director Of Tennis
Dave Kaufman

Dave is one of the top tennis professionals in the Westchester area. Prior to leading the Tennis program at Brae Burn, he served as Director of Tennis at Ridgeway Country Club for 21 years and continues to serve as the Head Professional at Sound Shore Indoor Tennis Club in the off season. At Sound Shore, he has created what is considered the most popular Women's Adult Clinic program which he has implemented at Brae Burn.  In addition, Dave is the Director of the area's largest Junior Tournament Training program. Over the years, he has personally coached many top juniors who have gone on to successful high school and intercollegiate varsity tennis careers. Dave has brought to Brae Burn a wealth of experience in teaching, coaching and program implementation. 

Tennis Professional
Patrick Karoro

Patrick is starting his 14th year at Brae Burn and is one of the most popular pros in Westchester. He was a former top five junior in Zimbabwe, and played his college tennis at Jackson State University in Mississippi. During the winter season Patrick is a Senior Pro at the Rye Racquet Club. Prior to Brae Burn he taught at Sunningdale CC and the Larchmont Shore Club. He’s always fun to be around and makes Tennis exciting.

Tennis Professional
Webster Munyenyebe

Webster is starting his 8th year at Brae Burn. Originally from Zambia, Africa, Webster trained for nine years at the ITF Tennis Center in South Africa. He was a highly ranked national junior player, played on the ITF Circuit for three years, and was a member of the Zambian Davis Cup team. He moved to the U.S. to play collegiately, at Iowa State, where he graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering and Science. He is a certified PTR and ITF professional. In the winter season Webster teaches many of our members at Armonk Tennis Club. He has a special way of working with juniors of all ages and is a high performance specialist.

Tennis Professional
Darina Gukasian

Darina is from Chornomorsk, Ukraine. She is a graduate of West Alabama University where she was a top player. Prior to Brae Burn Darina spent the previous two summers teaching at the prestigious Meadow Club in Southampton. She has quickly become one of the most popular pros at Westchester Tennis Center where she teaches full time in the winter season. Growing up she was consistently one of the top ranked junior players in the Ukraine and had a Women's Tennis Association professional doubles ranking while playing on the pro tour as an amateur.

Tennis Professional
Joe Keizer

Joe “The Pro” begins his second season at Brae Burn. Before coming to Brae Burn Joe was one of the most highly sought after pros at Sportime Harbor Island in Mamaroneck where he had the elite title of Master Pro. He brings a wealth of knowledge and innovative drills and lessons to Brae Burn for both juniors and adults. We are fortunate and excited to have Joe rejoin the team again this year.