Carlos La Riva, Director of Junior Programs

Carlos is originally from Venezuela, and has also lived in Germany and Colombia. For the past 15 years Carlos has lived in Boca Raton, Florida where for the past 9 years he has taught at a Country Club. He also trained and coached at the Pro World Tennis Academy with world top ranked players such as Naomi Osaka.

Carlos is great with both kids and adults and specializes in advance tournament players. Carlos is an experienced and dedicated teacher who is returning for his seventh year at Buckskill. Carlos runs our Junior Program as well as teaching adult private lessons and clinics. He also enjoys playing Pickle Ball.

Anett Ferenczi-Bako, Head Pro

Anett was born in Budapest, Hungary where she was a top ranked junior tennis player. She competed in several ITF tournaments and at age 16 won both the singles and doubles titles at the British Columbia National Tournament in Canada. Anett went on to play Division I college tennis on a full scholarship at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While at the UNLV, she helped to lead the Rebels to the 2013 Mountain West Conference Championship. She was also a four-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete.

As a tennis pro, Anett coached local junior players at Himmelheber Tennis in Las Vegas, NV. She also has experience in conducting adult clinics and private lessons from her time at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Westgate Resort and Sportime, NY where she frequently worked with all ages and levels. From 2016-2018 Anett was a Division I Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Wagner College, NY while she pursued her MBA in Finance. She is returning to Buckskill for her second year.

Eric Riley, Head Pro

For 20 years, TeamRiley founder Eric Riley has coached some of the world’s top-ranked tennis players to numerous international titles on the professional tour. Several of Eric’s players have achieved #1 world rankings in doubles and reached the top-five ranking in singles. Eric coached International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Pam Shriver through the final decade of her career. He also coaches career doubles Grand Slam winner Lisa Raymond. In 1997, Eric coached Lisa to the Australian Open Doubles Final, where her partner was Lindsay Davenport. In July 2008, Lisa Raymond partnered with Sam Stosur and got to the Wimbledon Doubles Final where they lost to Venus and Serena Williams.

Before starting his coaching and teaching career, Eric spent eight years on the ATP Tour, competing in 18 countries and maintaining a world ranking in singles and doubles from 1984 to 1991. He was team captain and the #1 player at the University of Pennsylvania from 1981 to 1983, graduating with a double major in International Relations and East Asian studies. He also was an All-Ivy selection. Although Eric has worked with some of the world’s best players, he is dedicated to helping players at all levels improve. He draws on his professional-level coaching and playing experience to help players refine their strokes, increase strength and stamina, and improve concentration.

Luis LaRiva, Staff Pro

Luis La Riva was the 2013 Florida State High School Champion. He was a Florida State semi-finalist in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He is currently attending college in Florida and majoring in Business. For the past 6 years, Luis has worked and trained ball boys/girls at the Miami Open.

Luis is PTR certified instructor. He is returning for his sixth season at Buckskill Tennis Club where he has a following of happy clients!

Gerard Andres, Staff Pro

Gerard Andres was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. He started playing tennis when he was four years old, learning from Albert Portas (19 ATP) and German Puentes (90 ATP), where he had the opportunity to practice with and meet pro players like Rafa Nadal, Fabio Fognini, and Richard Gasquet.

He played ITF futures around Europe and South America before moving to Hawaii, and then to Florida. He attended Hawaii Pacific University and then University of West Florida (both ranked #1 in D2). During his time in college, his team won the Pac West conference. Gerard currently attends Keiser University in West Palm Beach. He has coached since he was 16 years old, giving private and group lessons in Barcelona, Hawaii and Florida. He is returning to Buckskill for his second year.

Mario Belloni, Tennis Pro

Mario is originally from Barcelona, Spain and has Italian roots as well. He started playing tennis at age 8 and spent his junior years competing in tournaments all across Europe, especially in Spain and Italy. With his success, Mario became hitting partners with Fabio Fognini and Marco Cecchinato, top ATP players from Italy.

At age 18 Mario received a tennis scholarship to play for Reinhardt University in Georgia, currently ranked 2nd nationally (NAIA). Mario has taught tennis since he was 16 years old, working primarily in his hometown of Barcelona. Most recently he comes to us from the Bridgemill Athletic Club in Canton, GA, where he has had gained experience working with players of all ages and abilities.

Pau Pujadas, Tennis Pro

Pau Pujadas is originally from Barcelona, Spain, where he began playing tennis at the age of 4. By the time he was 12 years old he was ranked in the top 20 of his age group in Spain. After a terrific career in the juniors, competing all across Europe, and winning more than 60 singles titles, Pau came to the United States to play college tennis for Reinhardt University in Georgia, ranked #2 in the nation in the NAIA. In his first year at Reinhardt, the team was conference champions.

As a coach, Pau has taught at top tennis clubs in Spain, as well as the Bridgemill Tennis Center in Georgia. He brings a deep love of the sport to his work with juniors and adults alike. Growing up in Spain, Pau was taught by some notable coaches, including Jordi Burillo (a former ATP top 40 player), Francesc Garcia (#12 on the ITF Senior Tour, and world cup champion with Spain), Ignacio Coll (a former ATP top 300 player and doubles partner of Rafael Nadal’s) and Manuel Orantes (ranked #2 in the world in 1973 and a Copa Davis championship, US Open championship and finalist at Roland Garros). Pau has learned much from these mentors and enjoys sharing that wisdom with his own students.