Mohesh Koregaokar, affectionately known to all as Mo; is a tennis and fitness dynamo and a man who wears many hats. His impressive list of coaching credentials and tennis certifications, combined with the fact he has mentored many well-known players including Andy Roddick, Serena and Venus Williams and Karan Rastogi to achieve career heights; make it an obvious next step to add a new hat to his collection; Owner of MO’R Tennis, Fitness & Sports (formerly Pocono Wellness & Sports Center) in Eagle Valley Corners, East Stroudsburg.
Mo is also the Tennis Pro at Skytop Lodge and the Head Girls’ Tennis Coach at Lackawanna College in Luzerne County. As a nationally ranked junior and professional in India, he brings an infectious energy and love of the sport with him wherever his work takes him. “We are a small community club with a large mindset,” says Mo. “We are focused on growing the community of tennis lovers we already have here in the Poconos, to develop talent and help build our small town into a strong town.”
Under the corporate entity Global Sports Management, both Mo and his wife Bonnie see the opportunity in the Pocono Mountains to take tennis to the next level. Working closely with the community, they bring their skillset to resorts and schools. Currently, the ESU Girls Team practices at their facility. Mo teaches all phases of tennis from beginner to professional and the one thing he understands is that kids need management.
“They need someone to guide them in their decision making,” Mo explains; “There have been some very talented kids on a local level, some who can go on to play Division I in college and that is a great accomplishment. But, they need someone to help them decide the right path for them. Someone to be honest with them about their talent. I am able to honestly direct them to the right next phase without making their decisions for them. As an example, I brought one extremely talented local state champion to have a practice with Andy Roddick, he decided the right next move for him would be finding the perfect Division I college to resume play rather than going pro. Andy’s 100 mile an hour serves made his mind up for him – not me telling him what to do.”
The fitness club boasts the best equipment in the area. Karen Fisher, who has been a member for over 10 years says, “I love the crowd and the trainers! There are all shapes and sizes at the club and nobody feels intimidated to be here. The equipment is exceptional not like the ‘cheaper’ gyms.” She continued, “the tennis courts are fabulous and they have a definite edge with the top-notch service they provide.”
The trainers come from East Stroudsburg University and many have been there for their entire careers. “one of the most important things we do for our members is educate them on proper exercise an training. We can design programs for anyone; from beginner to high level athletes,” say Chad Smith Fitness Director. The professional tennis courts are the best quality and they have added lines to make them perfect for young kids to learn on. MO’R also uses the industry leading ACE Attack serving machine, which provides the ability to create world-class training programs. Coming soon is a new online data processing system for player development and stroke correction.
An exciting addition to the facility is the popular Peloton bike which has its own private studio space overlooking the club. Members can sign up for sessions to take a live streaming class as many times as they want. BackCourt Hoops runs workshops and clinics at MO’R and they are hoping to grow the popular program and massage wellness is offered at the club. Other upgrades are in the works including the addition of a Yoga Studio on the second floor. “We are building a facility that will be perfect for our members to create a well rounded fitness lifestyle.” Mo continues, “we also hope to bring team building and corporate outings to the facility in the near future.” Memberships at MO’R Tennis, Fitness & Sports are unlimited and include all classes and use of facilities.