The John McEnroe Tennis
Academy is pleased to announce the addition of the JMTA Tournament Team. It has
long been the goal of the JMTA to provide serious junior players the ability to
travel with a world-class Coach to USTA Eastern and National tournaments.
JMTA's Tournament Team
Director, Greg Bolitsky, will provide high performance coaching and will be
responsible for all logistics related to tournament travel including
scheduling, transportation and accommodations. The Tournament Team will travel
as a team, will be warmed up prior to matches, and will be prepared mentally,
technically, and tactically. Post-match analysis, stretching, and nutrition
will be incorporated to ensure proper recovery from competition for each member
of the JMTA Tournament Team.
A comprehensive JMTA
Tournament Team schedule can be found below, and will be updated regularly, so
be sure to check back for updates.
The tournaments with a *
are the tournaments that the JMTA Tournament team will be traveling to and the
others will have a JMTA Coach present.
CALL TO FIND OUT MORE>> For further information on the JMTA Tournament Team and Tournament Schedule, please contact Tournament Team Director, Greg Bolitsky, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open year round
From September - June our hours are:
Monday-Wednesday 3pm - 10pm
Thursday & Friday 7:30am - 10pm
Saturday 7am to 5pm (but may close earlier on weekends, based on court bookings)
Monday thru Thursday: 8:00am-10pm,
Saturday/Sunday 8:00am-5pm (with extended hours on rainy weekend days)
On Holidays, we are open as follows:
Labor Day: 8am to 2pm
Thanksgiving Day: 8am to 2pm
Christmas Eve Day: 7am to 3pm
Christmas Day : 8am to 2pm
New Year's Eve Day : 7am to 4pm
New Year's Day: 8am to 4pm
Easter Sunday: 8am to 5pm
Memorial Day: 8am to 26m
Independence Day: 8am to 8pm
Southern State Parkway to the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135) north or Long Island Expressway to the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135) south. Route 135 to exit 8 (Powell Avenue). Make a right. Make the first left onto Norcross Avenue. Sportime at Bethpage/Tennis is at the end of the block. Click here for map.
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A native New Yorker, Lawrence is recognized as one of the top developmental coaches in the US. He has trained more ranked juniors than anyone in the history of the USTA Eastern Section. Lawrence is also the personal coach of Noah Rubin, who trains at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and who has been Lawrence's student since the age of 7. Noah is the 2014 Wimbledon Junior Boys Champion and the 2014 U.S. National Boys 18 Champion in singles and doubles. He recently started his freshman year at Wake Forest University as the No. 1 Freshman in the NCAA. Lawrence’s students have won countless National and regional Championships and 18 USTA Eastern Year-End Sportsmanship Awards. He is the Director of Tennis of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, overseeing its locations at Sportime Randall's Island in Manhattan, Sportime Syosset on Long Island and Sportime Lake Isle in Westchester. Lawrence has been with Sportime since 1998.
Tennis Director SPORTIME Syosset/Bethpage and JMTA Long Island Annex
Mike, a native of Long Island, was one of the top ranked juniors in the country prior to attending Bowling Green State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. At Bowling Green, Mike led the men’s tennis team to two Mid-American Conference Championships and became the most successful player in the history of the program. After graduating, Mike quickly became one of the top junior coaches in the east, developing numerous nationally ranked players, while earning a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. He has competed and coached extensively in ITF tournaments around the world. Mike joined Sportime in 2000 and became Director of the JMTA Long Island Annex in 2012.
Director of Player Development, JMTA Long Island Annex
Perry, originally from Australia, attended Syracuse University where he majored in Architecture. He has coached thousands of players, from the developmental level through top national, collegiate and professional levels. Perry has extensive experience as an analyst and planner for USTA junior competitive systems and is a graduate of USTA High Performance Coaching. Perry is certified in IYCA Speed and Agility training mechanisms and is Sportime’s lead expert in Dartfish technology. Perry has served as a Director of Tennis and as a Tournament Director during his tenure at Sportime, which began in 2006, and is currently the JMTA Long Island Annex Director of Player Development.
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.
Assistant Director, JMTA Long Island Annex
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.
Luiza, a native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, graduated with a Sports Management degree from Georgia College State University. At GSU she was an All-American in singles and doubles and was ranked as high as #1 in the nation. In 2013, she was inducted into the Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame. On the WTA Tour, Luiza reached a career high ranking of #875 in singles and #860 in doubles. Throughout her junior career, Luiza was ranked #1 in her country in every age division. She was a bronze medalist at the Youth Olympic Games in Moscow and has won multiple ITF singles and doubles titles. She joined Sportime and JMTA in 2014.
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.
Gordan, born in Rijeka, Croatia but raised in Sweden, was ranked as high as #4 in the country. Gordan won the Swedish Doubles Championships as a junior. He played Division 2 tennis at Columbus State University and brought the team to semi-finals of nationals his freshman and sophomore year. Gordan received a national doubles ranking of #2 and #36 in singles his sophomore year. Gordan was named team captain his senior year and made school history by winning 22 consecutive doubles matches. He graduated with a B.S in Exercise Science and was named the assistant coach of Columbus State his last academic year.
Roxana hails from Romania where she was a top 100 ITF Junior player. Roxanna reached a career-high #1074 WTA Tour singles ranking in 2004. Her personal best results include reaching the semifinals of the Romanian national tournament in 2003, as well as being a semi-finalist in doubles in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Roxanna brings a wealth of experience in coaching players at all levels. She joined Sportime and JMTA in 2012.
Ben, hailing from the United Kingdom, is a recent graduate of Norfolk State University, where he played #1 singles and doubles, finishing his senior year with an impressive 16-3 record and earning a #9 ranking in the USTA Atlantic Section. Ben has over five years of coaching experience in England to go with his strong competitive playing experience. Ben 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.
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.
Ted, hailing from Sweden, was ranked as high as #3 in his native country. Ted played Division I tennis at University of Louisiana his Freshmen and Sophomore years and was co-captain of the team. He then transferred to Coastal Carolina University and continued his success, winning a Division I conference ring, as well as being named an All-Conference singles and doubles player. This past year, Ted went undefeated in Conference play, had the most wins on the team, was named captain and graduated with a B.S. in Sport Management. For the last 5 summers, Ted has been teaching tennis at Brown Ledge Camp in Vermont, where he has served as Head of the Tennis department for the last two years. Ted joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2014.
Derek was raised in Boca Raton, Florida, was a nationally ranked junior and played on the #1 ranked high school team in the country at Boca Raton Preparatory Academy, where he teamed with Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish. He attended the University of North Carolina, where he majored in communications with a minor in marketing and captained the men’s tennis team from 2002-2006, during which time he achieved a top-10 national ranking, 75 career singles wins and All-ACC honors. Derek was a quarterfinalist in the 2006 NCAA Tournament, earning him All-American honors. He coached WTA player Christina McHale to her first top-100 world ranking and has also coached numerous junior players to national prominence and to Division 1 college careers. Derek was also the Head Tennis Professional of The Oaks Country Club in Florida. Derek joined Sportime /JMTA in 2013.
Hailing from Ecuador, where he was a top-ten junior, Edwin joined Sportime in 2010, after completing his studies at Queens University of Charlotte. Edwin is PTR-certified for the development of adults and youth. He is Sportime Syosset’s Tennis Coordinator.
Brandon is a local Long Islander who was recruited to attend and play for Cornell University after having a stellar junior career, earning a top 100 ranking nationally, a top five ranking in the USTA Eastern Section and reaching the quarterfinals of the Easter Bowl. He joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Filip Van Eylen
Filip, a native of Belgium, was a top ten player in his home country as a junior. After starting his coaching career there, and after reaching the number one ranking in his native country, he moved to New York on his 23rd birthday to play college tennis for Division II powerhouse New York Institute of Technology, where he majored in business. During the summers, Filip returned to Belgium to be the sparring partner for many ATP players. This past summer, Filip was the Assistant Director at Future Stars tennis. Filip is also the assistant coach at NYIT for the Men’s and Women’s programs. He joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2014.
Alina hails from the Ukraine, where she started playing tennis at the age of eight. By the time she was 15, she had become a member of the Ukrainian national team. Alina received the title of ‘master of sport’ in Ukraine by winning several national tournaments in doubles and singles. In 2009, Alina got a full tennis scholarship to the University of South Alabama where she played #1 singles and doubles, was team captain, and graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Art and Science. She joined Sportime and JMTA in 2014.
Andy hails from Guyana where he attended the University of Guyana. Andy was a top-20 junior player in the Caribbean and has represented Guyana in junior and senior tennis tournaments around the world. He also held the Guyana National Title for over five years and served as the National Junior Coach for Guyana before moving to the USA in 2000. He has been teaching tennis for over 30 years and joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2006.