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ABOUT:

Welcome to SPORTIME!  With over 160 indoor and outdoor courts at 13 clubs across Long Island, in NYC, in Westchester and in the NY Capital Region. SPORTIME strives to provide its members with welcoming and comfortable environments and the best instructional programs anywhere. 
 
SPORTIME's "fitness for real life" philosophy is reflected in clubs that are state-of-the-art, yet affordable, and that offer the best tennis facilities and instruction, along with great gyms, camps and sports and fitness programs.
 
SPORTIME is most proud to be the home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Randall’s Island, NYC since 2010, and home the JMTA Annexes at Syosset, Long Island, and Lake Isle, Eastchester, since 2012.
 

STAFF:

Claude Okin
Chief Executive Officer

Claude purchased his first tennis club in 1981 at the age of 19 and founded SPORTIME in 1994. He provides vision and leadership for all SPORTIME corporate directives. Claude supervises SPORTIME's Senior Leadership Team and manages the relationships with SPORTIME's Partners and funding sources.

Ben Schlansky
Man. Dir., RI/JMTA and Capital Projects

A member of the Bar in New York and Washington DC, Ben is the Managing Director of SPORTIME's flagship NYC location and of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.  Ben is also SPORTIME's Chief Legal Officer, functioning as house counsel for matters including acquisitions, contracts, insurance, employment, and immigration.  He assists the CEO with SPORTIME's Partner and lender relationships.  Ben also manages SPORTIME's construction and capital projects, with the assistance of the Company's Engineering Department. He is a member of SPORTIME's Senior Leadership Team.

Jeff Crowne
Man. Dir., Business Planning; Chief Admin Officer

Jeff develops and implements the Company's operations policies, objectives and initiatives and provides essential support to site leaders. He coordinates the budgeting process with SPORTIME's CFO, including proforma budgeting projections for new sites. Jeff works closely with the CEO and with Senior Leaders to facilitate the Company's success. He is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Eric Fromm
Managing Director, SPORTIME Clubs, Westchester

Eric oversees the management of SPORTIME of SPORTIME Habor Island in Mamaroneck and is mentor to the site leaders in Eastchester at Lake Isle.  Eric is also the former #46 tennis player in the world and a French Open semi-finalist.  He works closely with SPORTIME's CEO on special projects and initiatives. 

Mark McEnroe
Chief Corp. Dev./ Exec. Dir. JMTP

Mark worked closely with his brother, NYC tennis legend John McEnroe, and with SPORTIME CEO, Claude Okin, to create the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in 2010, and he functioned as JMTA and SPORTIME Randall's Island Managing Director until early 2014.  Currently, Mark functions as Chief of Corporate Development and as Executive Director of the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, to procure commercial sponsorships and other funding sources and to further the charitable aims of JMTP, the special purpose foundation which supports the goals of the JMTA.  

Laurie Harlin
Chief Financial Officer

A Certified Public Accountant with more than 20 years experience, Laurie supervises SPORTIME's Accounting Department. Laurie coordinates the Company's budgeting processes with SPORTIME's CAO, and manages SPORTIME's banking and lender relationships with the CEO and CLO. She is a Member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Dan Beccaria
Executive Director of Engineering

With Claude, Dan is a founding Executive/Partner of SPORTIME. With 30 years experience in tennis court and enclosure construction, Dan is in charge of the maintenance and improvement of our facilities. In addition to supervising SPORTIME's Engineering Department, Dan works with site Leaders to help train and supervise site housekeeping and maintenance staffs. He is a Member of Senior Leadership Team.

Lawrence Kleger
Executive Director of Tennis

Lawrence is the Director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and provides global leadership and support for SPORTIME's tennis programs and pros.  Lawrence has coached/coaches numerous sectionally, nationally and world ranked junior players, including Noah Rubin, 2014 Wimbledon Junior Champion and 2014 USTA National Champion at Kalamazoo in singles and doubles, who has been Lawrence's student since the age of seven.  

Anthony Kerr
Executive Director of Information and Technology

Responsible for SPORTIME's information and technology infrastructure and services, including computers, phones, internet, and the SPORTIME member database, as well as related hardware.  

Joe Siegel
GM Syosset/Bethpage, ED Multi-Sport/Camps

Currently General Manager of SPORTIME's Syosset and Bethpage Tennis sites, Joe created SPORTIME's successful Start Kids multi-sport curriculum and SPORTIME Volleyball Club, and currently supervises multi-sport programs at five SPORTIME locations, including SPORTIME's 56,000 square foot multi-sport club in Bethpage where he is the Senior Leader. Joe also provides senior leadership to all SPORTIME multi-sport summer camps, currently offered at five SPORTIME sites.   

Sandy Ferziger Grimm
Central Office Manager

With decades of experience as a club manager and league coordinator, Sandy assumed the role of SPORTIME Central Office Manager in 1998.  Sandy provides invaluable support to SPORTIME managers and leaders in a wide range of areas including print material, scheduling and marketing.