Meet the Pros

Mitch Cravens
Director of Tennis

Mitch brings over 26 years of teaching and management experience at tennis facilities throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties and is fully certified with the USPTR. He played Division I collegiate tennis at Furman University, and as a a junior, he was ranked in the top 15 in the Eastern and New England sections. He has been the Head Tennis Professional at Brooklawn Country Club for the last 16 years and Director of Tennis from 1991-2000 at Fairfield Indoor Tennis. He also held the Head Tennis Professional position at Fairfield Beach Club for 11 years in the summer months, and for 7 years during the winter months, Mitch was the General Manager at Yonkers Tennis Center.

Anton Bobytskyi
Director of Platform Tennis

Originally from the Ukraine where he was a member of the Ukrainian Davis Cup Team, Anton moved to the United States in 2011 to play tennis on a full scholarship at Oklahoma State University. His most recent professional travels include the Director of Tennis at Edgewood Country Club (NJ) and Head Professional of Racquet sports at Manursing Island Club in Rye, NY. On the Paddle court, Anton most recently ran the program at Roxbury Swim and Tennis Club in Stamford. He joined Brooklawn as the Director of Platform Tennis in 2018.

Johnny Hurduc
Tennis/Paddle Tennis Professional

Romanian born, Johnny dominated the tennis court becoming a member of the Romanian National Team and a Doubles National Champion in Juniors. While attending South Carolina State University, he won MVP and Player of the Year awards as well as two MEAC Championship titles. In December 2012, Johnny achieved #3 ranking in Men’s Open Singles in New England. Becoming assistant coach for South Carolina State University, Johnny led the team to a conference title in 2008. His passion for the doubles game contributed to the knowledge he has today as a doubles specialist. At an elite level, Johnny worked with Alina Jidkova (former #51 WTA). He worked as the head pro at Cherry Valley Club in NY and Weston Field Club in CT. Johnny contributed to the development of top tennis players in New England at clubs like Intensity in Norwalk, Shippan Racquet Club in Stamford, Kings Highway Racquet Club in Darien and Oak Hills in Norwalk. 

Carrie Bunton
Tennis Professional

A USPTA certified teaching professional, Carrie has taught, designed and run programs for all playing  levels in the tri-state area for the past 26 years. She grew up in southern Connecticut and competed throughout New England as a ranked junior. Carrie attended Cortland State University where she studied Physical Education. In addition to teaching tennis, she continues to enjoy competing in USTA league play. Carrie currently works the winter months teaching tennis at Milford Indoor Tennis. 

Kyle Devlin
Tennis Professional

Kyle has 17 years of teaching experience and is USPTA and PTR certified. Kyle played tennis for his high school in New Jersey and was a Nationally ranked player that competed for the Zonal team which consisted of the top 10 players in his section of the country. He continued his schooling at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey. He was an All-American Player in 2006 and Regional Champion in Singles and Doubles in 2006-2007. Kyle was also the National Doubles Champion and Singles Runner-up in 2006. In 2007, Kyle became a Certified First Volley Instructor that helps teach adaptive tennis to individuals with special physical needs. He currently works for Fairfield Tennis during the winter season, and prior to joining them, Kyle traveled worldwide with a player to compete in ITF Tournaments, worked at Intensity in Norwalk, and was the 10 and Under Program Manager at Bucks County Racquet Club in PA. This will be Kyle’s 6th summer at Brooklawn.