SPORTIME RANDALL'S ISLAND is the largest and finest tennis facility to open in NYC in the past 30 years! Our $19 million facility, has immediately become New York City's premier tennis destination.
The club features:
160,000 square feet of tennis courts and support facilities
20 courts: 10 Deco-Turf hard tennis courts and 10 Har-Tru clay tennis courts
5 indoor hard courts, year round
5 hard courts and 10 clay courts are housed in three state-of-the-art air structures during the indoor season and are available for outdoor play during the outdoor season
5 hard and 5 Har-Tru courts will be lighted for outdoor evening play
Training and Fitness center
Comfortable lounge areas with excellent viewing
Spacious, adult-only locker rooms, including steam, sauna and treatment areas
Pro shop featuring top brands and 24-hour stringing
Cafe/bar serving healthy food, snacks and beverages
Classrooms, meeting and special event facilities
SPORTIME at Randall's Island is open every day, 6:30 am to 11:00 pm, year round, except on the following special days:
On holidays, our hours of operation are:
Labor Day: 6:30am to 11:00pm
Thanksgiving Day: 6:30am to 3:00pm
Christmas Eve: 6:30am to 3:00pm
Christmas Day: 6:30am to 6:00pm
New Year's Eve: 6:30am to 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 6:30am to 11:00pm
Easter Sunday: 6:30am to 11:00pm
Memorial Day: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Independence Day: 6:30am to 7:00pm
From Long Island: Take the Grand Central Parkway to the TriBorough Bridge. Stay in the right lane and exit for Randall's Island, after the tolls. Once on Randall's Island, follow the signs for the Tennis Center. From NYC: Take the FDR Drive to the TriBorough (RFK) Bridge. Continue as above. From Westchester/Connecticut: Take the Major Deegan (I-87), New England Thruway (I-95) or the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) to the TriBorough Bridge. Continue as above. Click here to see map.
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.
To find the most up-to-date USTA information, click on CALENDAR and select the Randall's Island locations. If you have any questions about any event please contact the Tournament Director Matt Trumino 212/427-6150 or email@example.com.
Sophie Scott has taken charge of our Court Fitness, Conditioning and Injury Prevention Program. Sophie has assisting with off court fitness here since September 2010. She is a trained British Osteopath and is the Director of Performance for the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and SPORTIME Randall's Island.
Sophie's experience includes six years as an Osteopath for the Fulham Football Club of the British Premier League, and five years as the Lead Physical Therapist for the Lawn Tennis Association of England. Sophie offers group and private personal training sessions to adults and juniors, as well as the small group classes to JMTA students.
SPORTIME Randall's Island, home of the John McEnroe Academy, also offers the best in adult tennis instruction!
All of our adult offerings are taught by expert teaching pros from around the world and are designed to help players improve their game, stay in shape, and meet new people. Select "FORMS/APPS" for details on the following:
Group Tennis Kinetics, offered five days a week at a variety of morning, afternoon and evening
Instructional Singles & Doubles Leagues
Adult Ladder with weekly evening matches
Adult Academy - Train like the high level juniors do, with Pros from the John McEnroe Tennis Academy
Early Morning Singles League
Monthly Adult Mixers
Private & Semi-Private Tennis Lessons
For more information on the above programs, email TennisRI@SportimeNY.com
On June 30, 2009, SPORTIME unveiled the largest and finest tennis facility to open in NYC in the past 30 years! Our $19 million facility, now open to the public, has immediately become New York City's premier tennis destination.
The new SPORTIME Randall's Island features 160,000 square feet of tennis courts and support facilities, including a total of 20 courts: 10 Deco-Turf hard tennis courts and 10 Har-Tru clay tennis courts. A stunning building designed by award winning architects, houses 5 hard courts, year round, as well as a beautiful clubhouse. The other 5 hard courts and the 10 clay tennis courts are housed in three state-of-the-art air structures during the indoor season, and are available for outdoor play during the outdoor season. 5 hard and 5 Har-Tru courts will be lighted for outdoor evening play. 20,000 square feet of 5-star support facilities, and amenities, include:
Training and Fitness center
Comfortable lounge areas with excellent viewing
Spacious, adult-only locker rooms, including steam, sauna and treatment areas
Pro shop featuring top brands and 24-hour stringing
Cafe/bar serving healthy food, snacks and beverages
Classrooms, meeting and special event facilities
Shuttle Service to and from the club. Call 212/427-6150 for times and costs.
John McEnroe Founder and Director, JMTA
John McEnroe is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He held the #1 world ranking in singles for 170 weeks between 1980 and 1985, and was the #1 doubles player in the world for a record 257 weeks. He is the winner of 7 Grand Slam singles titles, including 4 US Open titles and 3 Wimbledon titles. He is also widely considered to be the greatest doubles player ever, having won 10 Grand Slam doubles titles and winning his last ATP doubles title just three years ago after a 12 year absence from the ATP Tour. He is the greatest Davis Cup player in history, and he also captained the US Davis Cup Team. John has been the captain of Sportime's World TeamTennis franchise, the NY Sportimes, since 2000, and he is an Emmy-nominated commentator for CBS, NBC, BBC, ESPN and USA. John grew up in New York City, where he graduated from the Trinity School, and later attended Stanford University, winning an NCAA team and singles title his freshman year. He continues to live in New York City, where he has raised his 6 children.
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 attheJohn McEnroe Tennis Academy and who has been Lawrence's student since the age of 7. Noah is a top American tennis prospect and reached a career-best #6 ITF junior world ranking at the age of 16. He has won two Level 1 ITF singles titles and reached the quarter finals of the 2012 Junior French Open. 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 it at its locations at Sportime Randall's Island in Manhattan, Sportime Bethpage Tennis on Long Island and Sportime Lake Isle in Westchester.
Fritz Buehning Associate Academy Director
Fritz, a New Jersey native, has had a long and distinguished tennis career; from top junior, to successful ATP Tour Professional, achieving a career high ranking of #21 in singles and #4 in doubles before suffering a career ending foot injury at the age of 25. During his professional career, from 1979-1985, Fritz won one singles title and was a finalist in two other ATP Tour events, posting victories over top 10 players including Cash, Gerulaitis, Gilbert, Gomez, Kriek, and Wilander. As a doubles player, Fritz won 12 titles and was a finalist in 15 other events. In 1983, Fritz was the U.S. Open doubles runner up with partner Van Winitsky, losing to John McEnroe and Peter Fleming. Fritz was a top 50 USTA nationally ranked junior from the age of 10, and was the #1 ranked USTA junior in the 18s. As a college sophomore, Fritz led UCLA to the 1979 NCAA Team Championship, playing #1 singles and #1 doubles. He was the 1979 Pac10 Tennis Player of the Year and an All American. He has over 20 years experience teaching tennis and is an accredited USPTR Professional (1995), ATP Tour Teaching Professional (1995), and European Registry Professional Coach (2000).
Peter Fleming Associate Academy Director
Peter, a native of Chatam, NJ, has been a highly successful tennis professional, as a player, coach and commentator, for over 40 years. He teamed up with John McEnroe to become one of the greatest doubles teams in tennis history. The duo won 50 doubles titles together, including four Wimbledon and three U.S. Open Grand Slam championships. The pair was named ATP Doubles Team of the Year in 1979, 1981 and 1983-84. Fleming played on three American Davis Cup winning teams 1979, 1981-82 and compiled a Davis Cup doubles record of 14-1, all with Johnny Mac. He reached the world No. 1 doubles ranking in 1984, and had a career high singles ranking of No. 8 in 1980. Prior to turning professional, Fleming played collegiate tennis for Michigan and UCLA; in 1976, he won the NCAA doubles title and led the Bruins to the NCAA team championship. Since retiring as a player, he has become a lead commentator for Sky Sports and recently relocated back to New York to again team up with partner John McEnroe as Associate Academy Director of JMTA, at both Randall’s Island and Lake Isle.
Felix, a native of Venezuela, was a top ten ranked junior tennis player in his home country, while participating globally on the ITF circuit. He moved to North Carolina to attend Pfeiffer University, where he earned his MBA and competed on the men's tennis team, while playing #1 singles and #1 doubles. Felix served as the assistant coach of the women's tennis team at Pfeiffer after graduation and later spent 4 years at Total Tennis, a top 20 ranked resort, as an instructor and manager. Felix is a certified USPTA Professional 1.
Karim Balagh Assistant Academy Director
Karim, a native of Morocco, was the #2 ranked junior in his country and played on the Moroccan Junior Davis Cup Team and on the Moroccan National Team. Karim attended Georgia Southern University where he played #1 singles and doubles. His professional teaching career began in New York at the East River Tennis Club where he established and directed a comprehensive junior program. Karim has more than 20 years experience teaching and coaching tennis throughout the United States and Europe, and is USPTA certified. From 1998-2000, Karim was the technical director for the Moroccan Davis Cup Team. From 2000-2008, he was a touring coach working with professionals, including Karim Alami (ATP Rank #21), Fredrik Jonsson (ATP Rank #108), Greta Arn (WTA Rank #81) and Tiffany Dabek (WTA Rank #211). After moving to Florida in 2003, Karim spent 3 years directing and managing the tennis program at The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort in Longboat Key, Florida. Most recently, during the summers prior to joining SPORTIME, Karim was the Tennis Director at The Coveleigh Club in Westchester County, New York.
Nathaniel Emge Assistant Academy Director
Nate Emge is a native of Evansville, Indiana. Nate was ranked in the top 25 of the U.S. juniors, and participated on the ITF circuit, reaching the finals in doubles at the International Hard Courts in 2001. Prior to that, Nate was the Florida 3A singles and team champion. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Nate played as high as #1 and reached a U.S. collegiate singles ranking of #41 in 2007. During his time at Kentucky, Nate also played several futures events on the USTA Pro Circuit and earned an ATP doubles ranking. After graduating, Nate was an Assistant Coach at Michigan State University from 2008-2009 before moving to New York and joining the Sportime staff. Nate was named Assistant Academy Director of JMTA in 2012.
Bruce Haddad Assistant Academy Director
Bruce, born in New Jersey, was a standout junior player, reaching the #1 ranking in the USTA Eastern Section, and achieving national top ten rankings in the boys 12's, 14's, and 16's divisions. As a junior, Bruce was the national clay court champion in singles and doubles and the national indoor champion in the 14's, before winning the prestigious Easter Bowl in the 16's. Bruce attended the University of Florida and graduated from Arizona State University, where he achieved a national collegiate ranking of #9 and was a two-time All-American, earning a degree in communications. Bruce competed professionally, achieving an ATP ranking of #888 in the world. Bruce was the co-owner and founder of Knickerbocker Sports Tennis, was a professional coach on the WTA tour and was manager and director of the Columbus Racquet Club in NYC. He brings extensive coaching experience at both the national and international levels to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.
Ted, grew up playing tennis in California, has had a long and distinguished career as a ranked player, instructor, tennis club director and coach. Ted played #1 for Foothill College before competing on the satellite circuit in Europe and earning a premiere series ranking in France. Ted spent 10 years playing and teaching in France and is certified by the French Tennis Federation. He has been the director of tennis at a number of tennis facilities and in 1998 he earned the award for top tennis professional in Westchester County. Ted has been the Director of Tennis at SPORTIME Randall's Island since 2004, and is also the Director of Tennis for SPORTIME Amagansett. He is USPTA certified.
Andre, a native of Chile, was the #1 junior player in the 18's in his home country, notching a win over Jose-Luis Clerc and representing Chile as a member of the South American Championship Team. Andre attended Stephen F. Austin University where he played #1 singles and doubles. He competed on the ATP Tour, reaching a ranking of #724 in the world before moving to Westhampton Beach, NY to open his own tennis club. He spent 23 years operating that club and coaching many players of all skill levels along the way; most notably Paul Annacone (former ATP #12 in singles, #3 in doubles, and coach of Pete Sampras and now Roger Federer).
Jordi Ballester Senior Professional
Jordi, a native of Spain, was ranked top 10 in juniors 12's, 14's, 16's and 18's division. As a junior, he played against high ranked players including Rafael Nadal in 2002. He became a hitting partner with Spanish WTA player Silvia Soler and traveled to Wimbledon with top player Nicholas Almagro in 2008. He transferred from Fresno State to Jacksonville University to play #1 singles and doubles, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Sport Management in 2009. Jordi remained in Florida for an additional 2 years to serve as the Assistant Coach for the Men's and Women's Tennis teams. He continued coaching nationally ranked players in both Spain and the US.
Adriano Biasella ATP Professional
Adriano, a native of Italy, spent 2 years in Barcelona, Spain at the Sanchez-Casal Academy where he learned the Spanish methods of tournament training. In 2001, he was named NJCAA Men's Tennis Player of the Year while attending the College of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA). Adriano transferred to the University of Southern California where he played #1 in 2004, was a finalist in the PAC-10 Individual Championships, and represented USC in the NCAA Division I National Singles Championships. He reached collegiate rankings of #29 in singles and #41 in doubles. Adriano received his degree in International Relations from USC in 2004. Professionally, Adriano competed on the ATP Tour for 4 years, reaching career-high ATP rankings of #389 in singles and #342 in doubles. As an ATP Tour coach, Adriano has worked with Potito Starace (ATP Rank #27), Andrey Golubev (ATP Rank #37), and Flavia Pennetta (WTA Rank #10).
Megan Broderick Staff Professional
Megan, grew up and trained in Florida, and was a two time state champion 2005 and 2006. She was a top 10 nationally ranked U.S. junior, and was Florida’s team captain for the 18s Junior Fed Cup in 2006. Megan was recruited to University of Kentucky on a full tennis scholarship playing #1 singles and #1 doubles, and she achieved a NCAA Division I singles ranking of #55. She graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2011. She played singles and doubles in the main draw of the Fifth-Third 50K Challenger where she beat Julia Cohen (current top 100 WTA player) and paired with Irina Falconi (current top 150 WTA player) to upset the #1 seed Yi Chen and Mashona Washington. Megan joined JMTA in June 2012 as a full-time Staff Professional.
Santo Castillo Senior Plus Professional
Santo, a native of the Dominican Republic, began playing tennis while working as a ball boy at Casa De Campo Resort. He reached top 10 in the country as a junior. After studying tourism at O&M College in the Dominican Republic, he came to the United States to teach at a number of summer camps before joining Tennisport in Long Island City, NY, where he taught for 9 years.
Anthony Davison Staff Professional
Anthony, from Derby, England moved to the United States in 2008 to play Division 1 college tennis at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where he graduated with a Communication Studies degree in May 2012. While at UNC, he captained the Men’s Tennis Team and played #1 singles and #1 doubles. Prior to college, he trained at the Nottingham Tennis Academy under Martin Weston and former British Davis Cup player Nick Fulwood. Anthony played ITF junior events and acquired ATP doubles points in 2008. He launched his professional teaching career summer 2007 at the David Lloyd Leisure Club. Anthony joined Sportime this past summer as a full time staff professional.
Antonio DeAza Senior Plus Professional
Antonio, a native of the Dominican Republic, started playing tennis while working as a ball boy at the Casa de Campo resort in his home country. He became one of the highest ranked junior players in the Dominican Republic before beginning his coaching career in 1998. During that time he studied at UCE in the Dominican Republic, majoring in computer engineering. He came to the United States in 2005 and 2006 to work at Offense Defense Nike Tennis Camp in Boston, Massachusetts, before joining the staff at Tennisport in Long Island City, NY.
Taylor Dupre Senior Professional
Taylor grew up in Westhampton Beach, NY where he competed in the USTA Eastern section, representing the section in the inter-zonal competitions in 2002 and 2003. As a junior, Taylor traveled across the country to compete in national tournaments, and he played Division I tennis at Stetson University in Florida. Taylor has been teaching tennis since 2003, working at Westhampton Tennis and Sport before joining SPORTIME Randall's Island in September 2009.
Shaun Ellison Senior Plus Professional
Shaun, a native of South Africa, reached a high ranking of #2 in the nation in the age divisions 12-16's, and also reached the top 200 in the ITF junior's 18 and under division. Shaun graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he helped lead the team to two NCAA appearances. He stayed for a 5th year as an assistant coach after earning his degree in business and philosophy. Shaun began his coaching career while still in college, and worked as a pro during the summers before moving to New York to teach full-time in 2007.
Greg Evans Ass't Tennis Director & Master Plus Professional
Greg, a native of South Africa, has over seven years of coaching experience in South Africa, England and the United States. After competing as a nationally ranked junior, Greg moved to London where he transformed his love for tennis into a successful coaching career. Prior to joining the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, Greg worked at Los Gatos Tennis Academy in California, where he was the Head Professional, serving as both the head coach for the junior performance academy and as the assistant coach for the Los Gatos Boys High School Team. Greg has also coached at the Meadow Club in Southampton and the Will to Win Tennis Academy in London. Greg is a USPTR certified professional.
Ryan Horn Master Professional
Ryan, a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, was ranked top 50 as a junior and played on the ITF circuit from 1989-1994. He played National Club League in London between 1994-1999. Ryan moved to the United States in 2000 where he attended Shorter University and played collegiate tennis. In 2002, Horn became the Head Coach for LaGrange College, Georgia. In 2007, Ryan started a tennis training facility in Marbella, Spain where he worked with high performance players. More recently, Ryan was a commentator and tennis analyst for the WTA Tour, where he interviewed players such as Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka. Ryan joined JMTA as a Master Professional in May 2012.
Peter Francis Staff Professional
Peter, native of Southampton, England was a top ten ranked junior, while participating globally on the Junior ITF circuit from 2005-2008. He moved to the United States in 2008 to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he earned a Business Management degree, while playing #1 singles and #1 doubles. Peter coached at Lee-on-Solent Tennis Club alongside former British #1 and Davis Cup player, Chris Wilkinson. Peter joined JMTA in September 2012 as a full-time Staff Professional.
Jelena Krivacevic Senior Professional
Jelena was born in Serbia and grew up in Hungary, where she was a top 20 ranked junior player competing globally in ITF tournaments. Prior to attending college, Jelena played one year of professional basketball in Hungary for Savaria BC. In the U.S., she attended the University of South Alabama where she played #1 singles and #2 doubles while earning her degree in Business - General Management. Jelena coached for three summers in the Hamptons before joining Sportime Randall's Island and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. In addition to coaching, Jelena was a member of the front office for the New York SPORTIMES World TeamTennis franchise,. Jelena is a certified PTR professional.
Alexandre Lacroix Senior Professional
Alexandre, a native of France, was a standout junior player before moving to the United States in 2007 to play collegiate tennis at University of Florida, where he graduated with a Business Management degree in August 2011. Alex played #1 singles as a four time All-American and was top 10 in the NCAA singles rankings achieving over 214 wins during his collegiate years. Alex has competed and continues to compete professionally, and has achieved an ATP ranking of #704. He joined JMTA in September 2012 as a full-time Senior Professional.
Javier Lattanzio Master Plus Professional
Javier, a native of Argentina, reached junior rankings of #3 in his home country and #18 in the world before beginning his coaching career in Buenos Aires with Tony Pena. He spent time there as a hitting partner for Franco Davin (former ATP #30 and currently coach of Juan Martin Del Potro) and worked with Jose-Luis Clerc coaching both juniors and adults. In 1993, Javier was hired by the Italian Federation to work in Sicily, Italy at the Circolo di Tennis Palermo, where he was in charge of the junior development program. Since moving to the U.S., Javier worked at Tennisport, and with professionals such as Guillermo Vilas, and John and Patrick McEnroe. Javier is a certified USPTR coach and AAT (Argentinean Tennis Association) coach with more than 18 years of coaching experience.
Ryan Lloyd Senior Professional
Ryan grew up and trained in Vero Beach, FL. He played USTA National and ITF events throughout his junior career and won the Florida State doubles championship in 2003. He played #1 singles for Lehigh University while earning a degree in supply chain management business. After graduating from Lehigh, Ryan was Director of Junior Tennis for the Wholistic Tennis Academy in Westhampton, NY in the summers, and was a Pro at Ocean Village Resort in Fort Pierce, FL in the winters. During 2007, Ryan taught in Pune, India, and in 2009, he taught in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ryan joined SPORTIME and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in January 2010. Ryan is a certified USPTA Professional 1.
Mario Leguizamon Master Professional
Mario, a native of New York, has been a traveling coach for players competing on the ITF Juniors Circuit, Futures and US Nationals levels. He has also coached All-American Collegiate players along with touring pros at both the US Open and Wimbledon. Before relocating back to NY, Mario was Director and Co-owner of the Tournament Training Center in Sarasota, FL from 2010 to 2011. He has held a National ranking in both Men's 30s and 35s. Mario is USPTA certified and has over 20 years of teaching experience.
Luana Magnani Senior Professional
Luana, a native of Pasadena, California, was a top ranked U.S. junior player reaching the #1 singles ranking in the 16’s division and #5 in the 18’s. Luana graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006 where she played as high as #1 in singles and doubles. During her time at USC, she helped lead her team to the #1 ranking and earned All-American honors in both singles and doubles. After college, Luana was the Tennis Director at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center from 2006-2010, and also served as a coach for the Southern California Tennis Association. From 2010-2012, she was the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach at Princeton University before moving to New York and joining the staff of JMTA as a Senior Professional in September 2012.
Daniel Manlow Staff Professional
Danny, a native of Somerset, England, moved to the United States in 2008 to play #1 singles and #1 doubles at University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he graduated with a Sport and Health degree. While at UAB, he was name to the Conference-USA All-Conference team three years in a row. Prior to college, Danny was ranked among the top juniors in Great Britain. Danny joined JMTA in June 2012 as a full-time Staff Professional.
James Moore Master Professional
Originally from Plainfield, N.J, Jamie Moore has been a tennis coach and teacher for over 15 years. Jamie trained at the prestigious Arthur Carrington Tennis Academy in Amherst, Massachusetts and attended Hampton University in Virginia. As a player, Jamie was ranked as high as 31 in the US and 5 in the East. Jamie played satellite tournaments around the world and competed in USTA and ITF tournaments. Jamie's students have played Division 1 college tennis and on the pro tour, and include top ten WTA player Vera Zvonareva. Jamie also helped develop one of the first USTA Area Training Centers in Woodbridge, N.J., coached an AAU championship team, and worked with children at the not-for-profit Hackensack Enrichment and Learning program.
Michael Moore Staff Professional
Michael, a native of Harlem, New York, was a top #5 ranked junior player in the USTA Eastern Section and the 2006 Mayor’s Cup champion. Michael competed on the pro circuit before attending Florida A & M University, where he complied over 90 singles and 65 doubles victories. He was a four-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 1st Team All-Conference selection and a HBCU national champion. Michael was a former hitting partner for Alex Bogomolov Jr. (current top 100 ATP player). From 2011-12, he was the Assistant Coach for Florida A&M before joining Sportime in June 2012 as a full-time Staff Professional. He is PTR certified.
Ricardo Pena Senior Plus Professional
Ricardo, a native of the Dominican Republic, started training for tennis while working as a ball boy at Casa de Campo resort. He reached a national ranking of top 10 juniors. Ricardo began his teaching career at Casa de Campo while also working as tournament director. In 1997, he arrived in the United States and began teaching at a number of tennis camps before becoming a full-time tennis pro at Tennisport in Long Island City, NY. He has also studied computer engineering at O&M College in the Dominican Republic.
Sophie is a United Kingdom trained Osteopath and Performance Enhancement Specialist with over 12 years experience working in professional sport. For the past 5 years, Sophie has worked at the Lawn Tennis Association with top British tennis players, including Andy Murray and junior Wimbledon champion Laura Robson. She has traveled internationally to all the Grand Slams, as well as many of the other major tour events and the Federation Cup. Sophie was instrumental in the design and set up of the musculoskeletal screening programme for all the elite British players at National Tennis Centre in London. Prior to her time with the LTA, Sophie worked as part of the multidisciplinary medical team at Fulham Football club in the UK's Premier League for 7 years, working with international soccer players including Carlos Bocanegra, Brian McBride, Clint Dempsey and Edwin van der Sar.
Todd Scheck Senior Professional
Todd, from New Jersey, held a top 50 U.S. junior ranking and attended the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida from1993-1998. He was a hitting partner for Venus and Serena Williams from 1997-1999. After high school, Todd played tournaments around the world where he competed against Andy Roddick, Marty Fish, and Tommy Haas. He graduated from the University of Kentucky, where he earned a degree in Communication Studies while competing for the tennis team. Todd achieved an ATP singles ranking of #907. Todd joined JMTA as a Senior Professional in August 2012.
Hana Sromova Touring Professional
Hana, a native of Czech Republic, was a top ranked junior tennis player in her home country, and competed globally on the ITF circuit. She turned pro in 1997, and earned 8 ITF singles titles and 35 doubles titles. In 2006, Hana reached her career high WTA rankings of #87 in the world in singles and #63 in doubles. Hana competed in the U.S. Open in 2006 and 2008, reached the second round of the French Open and Australian Open in 2006 and the second round at Wimbledon in 2007. Hana was a member of the NY Sportimes World TeamTennis franchise in 2007 and 2008. After retiring from the professional circuit in 2008, Hana joined Sportime as a teaching professional and the Co-General Manager of Sportime Amagansett. Hana moved to Sportime Randall’s Island and JMTA on a full-time basis in 2012.
Martina Sucha Touring Professional
Martina, native of Slovakia, turned pro in 1996, reaching her career-high singles ranking of #37 in the world in 2002. Martina won 2 WTA singles titles (Hobart, Australia and Quebec, Canada) and 7 International Tennis Federation titles (5 in singles and 2 in doubles). Her best Grand Slam singles results were a 4th round appearance at the Australian Open in 2002 and a 3rd round appearance at the 2001 US Open. She was a member of a Slovakian Federation Cup team in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and she represented Slovakia in the 2004 Athens Olympics. She retired from the WTA circuit in 2008 and began her work as a coach. From 2009-2010, Martina worked with a top Slovak junior player, Chantal Skamlova, helping her reach a #22 world junior ranking.
Matthew, born and raised in NYC, was a sectionally ranked player in the East as a junior and played on three city championship teams for Benjamin Cardozo High School. A product of the NYJTL and REEBOK scholarship programs, Matthew was the inaugural recipient of the Brian Watkins Scholarship, awarded by the Mayor of New York to the hardest working player on a city championship team. While attending SUNY Albany and playing for its tennis team, Matthew earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. He spent 6 years working in the field of advertising and running his own gallery/multi-media agency. Matthew has taught tennis since high school, including at the Randy Mani Tennis Academy and at the Roosevelt Island Tennis Center, and has worked with a number of sectionally and nationally ranked players. Certified by the USPTA, Matthew coached the USTA Eastern's boys and girls 12 and under Zonals team in the summer of 2010 and 2012.
Artem Vlasenko Staff Professional
Artem, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, was a top #20 ranked junior player in his home country. He participated on the ITF circuit achieving a top #500 ranking where he competed against player Ernest Gulbis (former #21 ATP player). Artem attended University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he helped his team reach the Conference Finals two consecutive years. He then graduated from St. Johnís University where he earned his MBA and played #1 singles and #1 doubles; holding the team-best record during his senior year. Artem joined JMTA in September 2012 as a full-time Staff Professional