Arthur Bobko begins his fourth season as Manhattan’s men’s tennis coach, having led the Jaspers to the program's first ever MAAC Championshipa and NCAA berth in 2004.
Prior to coming to Manhattan, Bobko trained professional tennis player Elena Demientieva in preparation for the Indian Wells and Ericsson Open for two months in 2001. During the time that Bobko worked with her, Demientieva moved up from No. 11 to No. 7 in the world. Earlier in the year, he coordinated and developed a program for some of the top-ranked international juniors in addition to organizing the Polonia Open Tennis Tournament in Sarasota, Florida. From February 1999 to February 2001, Bobko trained the Polish National Team in preparation for International Junior Tournaments. Bobko also worked closely with Agata Cioroch at the Riverdale Tennis Center who within a matter of months went on to win the New York City Open, advanced to the quarterfinals of the International Junior Tournament and was ranked among internationally ranked juniors. Cioroch, a student at University of Georgia, is currently ranked #1 in both singles and doubles by the NCAA. Bobko has also served as the Head Professional and general manager at the Riverdale Tennis Center since 1996, and is responsible for general office management, running adult clinics and planning and implementing junior development programs. Bobko has also worked for Riverdale Tennis Inc., Alley Pond Tennis Club and the Robbie Wagner Tennis Academy in Queens.
Bobko, who is fluent in both Russian and Polish, has been a member of the United States Tennis Association since 1991.