JMTA coaches attend certain USTA and ITF tournaments to support JMTA juniors. Individual coaching at tournaments is available to JMTA students for an additional cost. Challenge matches, invitational training camps and other special trips are offered throughout the year.
If you are interested in participating or in learning more about the JMTA Travel Team, please contact JMTA Associate Director Felix Alvarado at 212-427-6150 or FAlvarado@sportimeny.com
Please check back over the summer for the Fall 2015 schedule!
Hours & Directions
Regular Club Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am-6:00pm*
Summer Hours may vary based on court bookings.
*June 1 - Labor Day we are open until 1:00pm
Holiday Club Hours
Labor Day: 7:00am to 1:00pm
Thanksgiving Day: 7:00am to 1:00pm
Christmas Eve Day: 7:00am to 1:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve Day: 7:00am to 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 7:00am to 1:00pm
Easter Sunday: 7:00am to 1:00pm
Memorial Day: 7:00am to 1:00pm
Independence Day: 7:00am to 1:00pm
SPORTIME Bethpage Tennis is located right off the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. Map it.
SPORTIME Members enjoy benefits based on their Membership Type. Benefits posted here are open for all Members to enjoy. Complimentary times may vary each month.
This high-energy, high-spirited program features challenging tennis games, just like the ones that make our world-class junior training programs so successful. Ground stroke games, volley games, approach shot and passing shot games - you name it, we play it. Meet new friends, improve your tennis skills and get fit!
Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Note that some Zones are level specific and have certain requirements.
Chris Leahy General Manager
Chelsea Riccio General Manager
Emanuel Ponce Director of Tennis
Ashley Miller Assistant Tennis Director
Maria Kinalis Tennis Coordinator
Kelly Walther Co-League Director
Alison Corcoran Co-League Director
Mike Kossoff Director of Tennis, Syosset
Mike is one of the nation’s brightest young stars in junior coaching.After being recruited by SPORTIME’s own Jay Harris to join the Bowling Green State University squad, he led his team to two Mid-American Conference Championships and became the most successful player in the history of the program. Mike had been one of the top ranked juniors in the country prior to his collegiate career, and competed extensively in ITF tournaments around the world. After graduating, Mike quickly became one of the top coaches in the USTA Eastern Section, developing numerous nationally ranked players, while earning a Master’s degree in Education. Mike’s exceptional knowledge of the game, boundless energy, and positive attitude instill confidence in every player in his impressive stable of nationally ranked juniors.
Assistant Director, JMTA Long Island Annex
Danny, a native of Great Britain, attended Tennessee Martin University where he played #1 singles and doubles and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006 with a degree in Sports Management. He went on to earn his masters in Physical Education, with a concentration in Coaching and Sports Leadership, from the University of Central Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2009. Danny has worked at both the Winter Park Racquet Club in Orlando, where he trained with some of Florida’s best players as the club’s assistant director and high performance coach, and as hitting partner and traveling coach for former ATP top 100 American Robert Kendrick. Danny joined Sportime/JMTA in 2012.
Simon hails from the United Kingdom where he was ranked as high as #49 in the world ITF junior rankings. He was a standout student-athlete at the University of Louisville, where he reached career-best rankings of #6 in doubles and #49 in singles among all NCAA Division I tennis players. Simon also had success on the ATP Tour, winning multiple ATP and ITF doubles titles, including an ATP title in Mexico. Simon joined Sportime/JMTA in 2013.
Strate, originally from Macedonia, was a National Champion in all junior age groups (12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s) in his home country and represented Macedonia in many international competitions. He was recruited to play at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he had a winning record in singles and doubles for four years. After earning a degree in Business Administration, Strate worked at the Greenwich Racquet Club as a Tennis Professional, leading and instructing their USTA Junior and Adult teams. He spent a year in Macedonia serving as the Macedonian Tennis Federation Head Coordinator for their 10 And Under Tennis programs and also coached the top three 16-year-old players in his country. Strate joined Sportime/JMTA in 2012.
Hailing from Jamaica, Curtis played Davis-Cup for his country and is one of Long Island’s top coaches and teaching professionals. Curtis is best known for his high energy level and fun-loving personality. For more than a decade, Curtis has been inspiring Sportime players with his passion, helping Long Island players of all levels to become the best they can be. Curtis joined Sportime in 2000, and JMTA in 2012.
Greg, a native of Long Island, attended Hofstra University on an academic scholarship to study physics, and earned a spot on the varsity tennis team as a walk-on. Greg also spent time working under a world-renowned physical therapist from whom he learned about injury prevention, treatment and management, as well as kinesiology and biomechanics. Greg began coaching immediately after graduating from Hofstra, and has extensive experience with players of all ages and levels. He has served as a coach for the USTA at Regional and Competitive Training Centers, and at Zonals, as well as for other organizations. Greg is an expert in slow motion video analysis and has used it successfully in the development of top juniors throughout his coaching career. Greg rejoined SPORTIME in 2015 as Director of Player Development for JMTA Long Island.
Alexey is a native of Minsk, Belarus, where he had a ranking in the top 5 for all junior age categories there. He has won multiple national and international tournaments and reached a top 300 ITF ranking. Alexey moved to the United States in 2011 and attended the University of North Alabama where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a management degree.
Eric, hailing from Long Island, was one of the top junior players in the country, ranking in the top 50 nationally. He attended Penn State University where he majored in Hotel and Restaurant Management and captained the tennis team in his junior and senior years. Post college, Eric turned pro and competed against the likes of Justin Gimelstob, James Blake and Max Mirnyi. In his teaching career, Eric has produced numerous Division I collegiate players. Eric joined Sportime in 2005, and has been with JMTA since 2012.
Edwin, originally from Ecuador, was ranked in the top-ten nationally in all age categories as a junior player, and was recruited to play college tennis for Queens University of Charlotte. Edwin graduated with honors from QUC with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Edwin joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2010.
Pershod, a multi-talented athlete, played both collegiate tennis and basketball at Hampton College and then played on the ATP tour for three years. After college, Pershod earned his Master’s degree and had a lengthy career as a high school guidance counselor before returning to tennis. Pershod found his way to Sportime in 2010 and has been very successful at developing players of all levels. Pershod is also currently the head women’s tennis coach at Molloy College.
Originally from Romania, Alice played NCAA Division I tennis at the University of Alabama and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2010, earning a degree in Communications while double-majoring in advertising and psychology. Alice is currently working on her Doctorate Degree in Mass Communications. She worked as a student assistant with the University of Alabama Athletic Department for one year and has also been a tennis coach and counselor with Nike Tennis Camps for the past five years. Alice joined Sportime/JMTA in 2013.
Kat was a top national junior player out of Queens, NY. At Brown University she played all four years, becoming captain in her senior year and graduating with a B. A. in Organizational Behavior in 2010. Prior to coming to Sportime in 2013, Kat worked at the National Tennis Center for two years and at Gotham Tennis as a high performance coach for one year. She also worked with NYJTL and competes on their corporate tennis team. For the last three summers, Kat has worked as a Tennis Director for Big Bass Lake Community in the Poconos. Kat is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Sports Management at Columbia University. Kat joined Sportime/JMTA in 2013.
Austen, a native of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, came to the U.S. to attend the University of Louisville in 2008, after a successful career as one of the world’s top ranked juniors. At Louisville, he was a two-time singles and doubles All-American, achieved career-high national rankings of #8 in singles and #6 in doubles, and graduated, in 2012, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science. After graduating, Austen served as the assistant coach for Kenyon College, the #1 Ranked Division III school in the country, before joining SPORTIME and JMTA in 2015.
A native of Belgium, Kim was a three-time national champion taking the singles crown at age 12, and the doubles crown twice, at the ages of 10 and 14. She also won the Belux Nike Junior tour for Belgium, at age 12, which qualified her to participate in the World Championships Nike Junior Tour in France. Kim represented Belgium in several other international team tournaments, and competed in many ITF tournaments, achieving a career high ITF ranking of 477. Kim played Division I college tennis for the University of Arizona, participating in the NCAA team tournament 3 times, as well as the All-American tournament, and achieved a career-high national collegiate ranking of #70. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French before joining SPORTIME and the JMTA in 2015.
Samantha, originally from Houston, Texas, was a top junior player, ranked as high as #200 nationally. Samantha attended McKendree University, where she played #1 singles and doubles and was the team captain as a senior. She graduated from MU with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness. Samantha coached at the IMG Academy and the Naval Academy before joining SPORTIME and JMTA in 2015.
Diana hails from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. As a junior, she achieved a career-high ranking of #15 in the European Tennis Association and, in 2008, she won the Georgian National Championship, achieving a #1 national ranking. In 2011, Dianna attended Cowley County Community College where she played #1 for the team, was an NJCAA All-American selection and was ranked as high as #1 in singles and #2 in doubles in the National Junior College rankings. In 2012, Diana transferred to Division I powerhouse Eastern Michigan University, where she won the Gopher Invitational tournament in 2012 (Gold Singles Flight), was undefeated in the MAC conference in 2014, and served as an student assistant coach. Diana graduated from EMU in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in communication. She joined Sportime and JMTA in 2015.
Grant, a native of Mobile, Alabama, was a highly ranked junior player who trained at the IMG Academy during his teenage years. He later returned home to Mobile to coach young athletes, and to develop the Mobile Tennis Center's junior program. Grant, a USTA certified umpire, joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2015.
Nick Schneider Coach
Nick hails from Syracuse, NY, where he played 4 years of college soccer and tennis for Alfred University. He held tennis records for most doubles wins and most combined singles and doubles wins. Nick graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and then coached tennis at his alma mater for one season. Nick spent two years coaching at the Centercourt Performance Academy. During his tenure at the academy, he coached top players at Easter bowl, Winter Nationals, ITF's throughout the United States, and many local tournaments in the eastern section.
Adi Malicbegovic Coach
Originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Adi played college tennis at Columbus State University where he earned a Division II ranking of #19 in singles and #5 in doubles. Adi is as a two time All-American, and was selected to the All-Conference singles and doubles teams. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science before joining SPORTIME and the JMTA in 2016.
Annette Rios Gil Coach
Hailing from El Salvador, Annette, achieved #1 national ranking in her country at age 16 and 18. Annette played NCAA Division I at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, earning the Southern Conference First Team-All-Conference Honors in singles, and SoCon Honor Roll. While working on her Bachelor’s degree in International Global Studies and Spanish, Annette worked in several summer tennis camps in Florida, California, and internationally. Annette also has a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Georgia Southern University, where she worked as the assistant coach for their Division 1 tennis program.
Ramona Costea Coach
Originally from Romania, Roman graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and Global Politics, a minor in Coaching and a Master's degree in Political Science. Ramona won 4 Mid-American Conferences, competing both in singles and doubles while playing for Miami of Ohio’s Division 1 tennis team. Her experience in coaching includes teaching at the Dartmouth Summer Camp and the high performance academy in Washington D.C.
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101 Norcross Avenue
Bethpage NY, 11714