Tennis Slammers

Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy

USTA Quickstart . Little Slammers, Slammers and Grand Slammers programs
CATS also offers multi sports development activities.
CATS multi sports development a broad spectrum of activities:
Dance, Soccer, Basketball, and Yoga for adults.

Slammers Programs

Directed by former top 70 and 12-time US Open competitor, and member of USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame, the Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy uses the United States Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation Quickstart tennis guidelines.
CATS Centre Court is an Official USTA and International Tennis Federation sized court.

This progressive curriculum places the focus on developing children’s tennis skills on a size appropriate scale, utilizing smaller courts, low compression balls, and smaller rackets. Quickstart tennis is the fast, fun way to get your kids into tennis….and keep them playing and loving the game.

Little Slammers

Ages 3-4
A 4-1 ratio - 4 Courts
A 45-minute class focusing on mastering basic motor skills through innovative fun, games, and drills using age appropriate rackets and balls.


Ages 4-6
A 4-1 ratio - 2 Courts
A 45-minute class focusing on developing technique while continuing to practice correct racket and movement skills.

Grand Slammers

Ages 6-8
A 4-1 ratio - 1 Court
A 60-minute class will emphasize movement skills and technical form to enhance rallying abilities. Appropriate competitive drills and games will be introduced.

Come Join the Fun!

CATS state of the art gymnasiums and dance studio includes a broad spectrum of classes featuring award winning multi-sport development, dance, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, adult yoga and Pilates, and the acclaimed Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy!

Some Of Our Team

Chris Muckle

Chris Muckle

Head Coach

    A former division 3 basketball player from Keystone College, has been coaching kids of all ages for over ten years. He's organized and run both youth basketball and baseball for the town of Millburn, NJ (2010-13) as well as coached AAU summer basketball.

    Allen Meyerovich

    Allen Meyerovich

    Tennis Coach

      After winning two CUNYAC titles for Baruch, Allen now serves as Assistant Coach for the Baruch College Tennis Team.  In the past, Allen worked as a Tennis instructor for children at McDonald Park in Brooklyn for NYJTL.

      Amandine Le Goupil-Maier

      Amandine Le Goupil-Maier


        A four year veteran at Cats. Baruch College team captain playing second singles. Awarded the Cunyac team player award in 2013. Also coached at Long Beach Tennis Center for 3 years.

        Florimond Le Goupil-Maier

        Florimond Le Goupil-Maier

        Tennis Coach

          Florimond Le Goupil-Maier is a student at Hunter College. He is an avid tennis player on the Men's Tennis Team for Hunter College winning two CUNYAC titles. Previously, he has worked at Long Beach Tennis Club as a pro for their children's and tournament training program. 

          Daniel Alonte

          Daniel Alonte

          Tennis Coach

            I am a certified Tennis Instructor and have been teaching for 5 years. I played division junior college Tennis and took 14th in Nationals as a team.

            Butch Seewagen

            Butch Seewagen


              Butch Seewagen, a lifetime Long Islander is a former elementary school teacher and U.S. National Amateur Champion. Ranked among the world’s top 70 professionals, he competed at Wimbledon, French and U.S. Opens. Former coach of Ivy League Champion, Columbia University and member of Columbia Physical Education Department for 10 years. Member of USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame. Butch founded C.A.T.S. with his sister, Barbara Steger, in 1984.


              CATS state of the art gymnasiums and dance studio includes a broad spectrum of classes featuring award winning multi-sport development, dance, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, adult yoga and Pilates, and the acclaimed Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy!
              Come join the fun!

              Fun Builds Confidence

              BABY CATS (Age: 1-1.6; 1.6-2)​ (45 minutes) Through a variety of innovative sport instruction and captivating, age appropriate material children discover their athletic potential, develop strength, visual and spatial perception and coordination. Parent/Caregiver involvement required.

              CATS Dance Studio 49

              Talara Ruth is delighted to be teaching at CATSNY where professional excellence thrives in a supportive environment. She has been teaching dance and the related arts for decades. Her past students perform all over the world from contemporary ballet to Broadway.


              CATS NY Sister location with: CATS Basic; After School; Yoga Hot or Not, Private Parties and Gym rental.

              OUR HISTORY

              For over 75 years, the Seewagen Family has known that physical competence empowers children to develop a healthy self-esteem.

              In 1984, CATS developed a unique cross training curriculum with the assumption that if a child achieves success the child will have more fun.

              Through interaction, students are given the steps to achieve their goals. The more success a child has the more fun the child will have leading to a lifelong love of being active.


              • Our daughter completed the Butch Seewagen Little Slammers and Slammers Tennis Academy lessons. She has loved every minute and the coaches are great. She is now looking forward to attending the Grand Slammers classes.

                Butch Seewagen Little Slammers Parent
              • CATS NY has the best summer camp program. The camp is organized by enthusiastic coaches and the days are filled with non-stop sports and activities.

                CATS NY Summer Camp Parent
              • CATS has been featured in New York Magazine’s Best Bets 2X, The New York Times.

                Tennis Magazine & CBS National News
              • CATS NY coaches are attentive, extremely supportive and high energy!

                CATS NY Parent
              • I would like to congratulate you and invite you to accept the Innovative Tennis Program of the Year Award.

                Daniel Burgess, President to the USTA Eastern/Long Island Region


              We are signing up for our Fall Programs. Click either location here for more information. > CATSNYC > CATS Rockville

              Contact Info

              CATS NYC (Turtle Bay)
              235 E. 49th St. (b/w 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
              NYC 10017

              Fax: 212-832-1881
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              For our Rockville location:
              CATS Rockville Centre
              188 Maple Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
              (516) 763-1299 Fax: (516) 255-0051 Director: Jami Madison
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