The Patterson Club

Meet Our Pros

Scott Slobin

Scott Slobin is the Head Racquets Professional at The Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT. He first came to the Club in 1998 as the Head Tennis Professional. In 2003 he developed a year-round racquets program by directing the platform tennis program starting a new trend for tennis professionals at country clubs in the northeast.

Scott is USPTA P1 tennis certified, PPTA P1 platform tennis certified and was nationally ranked in the top 30 from 2001-2012. He played Division 1 tennis at the University of Richmond and was Director of Tennis at the Dellwood Country Club in New City, NY from 1989-1997.

Mirian Cruz

Mirian Cruz is in her first year as Assistant Tennis Professional at Patterson Club. She started platform tennis coaching at Patterson club this past fall. She is currently ranked #21 in the country. Mirian is a USPTA/PPTA certified Professional.

Prior to coming to Patterson Club, Cruz worked an as Assistant tennis professional for Ardsley Country Club from 214-215.

Mirian played collegiate tennis for South Carolina State University from 2004-2008 and her led her team to the conference championship 4 straight years.

As a junior she was ranked #2 in El Salvador in singles and doubles and she was ranked #4 COTECC G18 in singles (Central American and Caribbean Ranking). Cruz also represented El Salvador in the Fed Cup for 3 years.

Natalia Parchowska

A native of Gdansk, Poland

Started tennis journey in year 2001, at age of 6 and began playing competitvely at age 10.  As a junior ranked as high as 5 in the country.  Has experience in teaching all levels of tennis, children and adults in Poland and Germany, also worked last summer at MLTA Tennis Academy in Windsor, CT.  Started to play Division 1 college tennis in 2014, majoring in Mathematics.  Attended Illinois State University freshman and sophomore year and currently playing for Alcorn State University at #1 doubles position and # 3 in singles.

Ben Zuckerberg

Ben Zuckerberg has been around the game of tennis his entire life.  As a player, he reached top 50 in the country, and top 3 in New England.  Ben was a 3 time state champion at Amity High School and also named all area MVP by the CT Post and New Haven Register 3 years in a row.  Ben has been a hitting parner for professional tennis players throughout his career.

Ben has been teaching professionally for 10 years.  He brings a ton of energy to the courts and adapts to different styles of play and personality.  Ben has coached juniors who have reached as high as 1 in the country in both USTA and NCAA.  He also coached Fairfield Ward High School to a state championship and was named coach of the year by the CT Post.  Ben is looking forward to bringing his energetic and fun style to The Patterson Club this coming summer.

Mathias Degardin is from L’Isle d’Abeau, France.  He moved to the United States in 2014 to join the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA). For his first year in USCA, he was nominated in the PBC conference for the trophy freshman of the year. He also won the award of the best international athlete of USCA in 2016. He is playing #1 in singles and #1 in doubles for USCA.  

Back in France, his experience in teaching tennis started in 2010 through 2014 in the tennis club of Bourgoin-Jallieu and tennis club of L’Isle d’Abeau. He taught several summer camps and clinics. Last summer, Mathias taught in John McEnroe Academy, Syosset, NY. He was highly involved in running the summer camp made up with kids and was teaching clinics in the evenings.


Alex Gold - Jr. Assistant

Lindsay Evans - Jr. Assistant