Future Stars Southampton is staffed by an amazing group of people dedicated to your health, safety and well-being. Our desk staff is available to help with program information and scheduling, while our tennis professionals are always on hand to discuss technique, training and on court performance.
Sean Johnson has been working at Future Stars Southampton since 2015, where he joined the team as the turf director. He is now our general manager and oversees all year-round activities.
Sean graduated with an economics degree and double minor in English and Spanish from Baruch College in New York City. There, he played DIII baseball and basketball. He has also been a baseball and basketball coach for 7 years, with experience working with kids of all ages both in New York City and on the East End of Long Island. In his spare time, Sean enjoys exercising, playing sports, surfing and reading.
Grace has been working for Future Stars since May of 2016, the same year after she graduated from American University in Washington, DC. There, she double majored in literature with a concentration in poetry, and women’s, gender & sexuality studies.
Originally from Hampton Bays, Grace enjoys spending her free time at the beach, reading, and knitting. Her favorite podcast is the true crime series “My Favorite Murder” and her desert island movie is Miss Congeniality.
Nicole Andreassen-Kitz has been with Future Stars since 2014. She is also a licensed massage therapist. She graduated with Honors from St. Joseph’s College in 2008, and has spent semesters abroad in both England and China furthering her academic career. She enjoys nature hikes with her husband and dog. She also spends time volunteering with animals and cancer patients.
Tennis Pro, Youth Director
Felipe Mas de Melo Sobrinho is 33 years old, hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He played college tennis for Newberry College in South Carolina on an athletic scholarship, where he also served a season as the men’s tennis head coach.
Felipe has been working at Future Stars for the past 10 years, both at the Old Westbury location and Southampton. Since 2009, he’s been the summer tennis camp director at Future Stars Old Westbury, and works at the Southampton location as a tennis pro and youth director during the indoor season.
Omar Lopez, native of Mexico City, has been playing tennis for over 14 years. After competing both, nationally and internationally, he went on and played college tennis for four years, singles and doubles, for Western New Mexico University, where he also served as the assistant tennis coach his last year. He graduated with a double major in Business Management and Kinesiology. He began his coaching career working at Caramel Valley Tennis Camp during the summers as a tennis coach and camp counselor, from 2013 to 2016, becoming the Assistant Director his last summer. Omar began working at FS as a Summer camp counselor and tennis coach in June of 2016, and then stayed during the winter as a Tennis Pro. During the summer of 2017, Omar worked as the Assistant Director for the Tennis Camp in Southampton.
Ignacio “Nacho” Hernandez Cajal
Tennis Pro and Office Staff at Future Stars Southampton. Ignacio Hernandez graduated from Armstrong State University and was a member of the tennis team from 2013/2017. During that time Ignacio was ranked #2 in the nation in doubles and #9 in singles (NCAA DII) and was the captain of the team in his senior year. Ignacio has been playing tennis since he was 3 years old and he made it to the top 16 juniors in Spain before going to college.
Nacho has been working at Futures Stars during the summer at Old Westbury for 3 years and currently is working at Future Stars Southampton. His major was Business Economics and continuous practicing business management here.