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.
For more information, please contact Coach Greg Bolitsky either by calling 718-939-3200 or emailing email@example.com
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.
USTA National Selection Tournament
Entry Deadline:Sept 18
USTA Open Regional Tournament
Entry Deadline:Sept 18
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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Lawrence is a native New Yorker and is recognized as one of the top developmental coaches in the United States. 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 seven. Noah is currently a top American junior prospect, having recently achieved a career-best #14 ITF junior world ranking for boys 18’s, and having reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Junior French Open. Lawrence was named the 2006 USTA Eastern Section Tennis Professional of the Year. Lawrence’s students have won numerous National and Regional Championships and have received 18 USTA Eastern Section yearend sportsmanship awards. Lawrence is currently the Director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, which makes its home at SPORTIME Randall’s Island in Manhattan, with annexes at SPORTIME Syosset and SPORTIME Lake Isle.
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.
Danny is a professional tennis player and coach from Britain, who joined the SPORTIME staff in the fall of 2012 after recently serving as hitting partner and traveling coach to our own Robert Kendrick. When off the road, Danny was at the Winter Park Racquet Club in Orlando, working with some of Florida’s best players as an assistant director and a high performance coach. Danny played his collegiate tennis at Tennessee Martin where he played #1 singles and doubles, and where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006. He went on to earn his degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Coaching and Sports Leadership in 2009, again graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Hailing from Long Island, Eric was one of the top junior players in the country. In 1998, he took his skills to Penn State University, where he captained the team in each of his final two years, and led the team in charisma all four years. During his playing career, he competed against top players including Justin Gimelstob, James Blake and recent Olympic Gold Medalist, Max Mirnyi. In his teaching career, Eric has produced numerous Division I collegiate players. Eric is one of our most talented and hard-working pros, able to teach every kind of lesson to players of all ages and abilities. Danny McGuire
Derek Porter Derek comes to SPORTIME from Boca Raton, Florida, where he was recently Head Tennis Professional of The Oaks Country Club, one of the area’s top clubs. Derek coached WTA player Christina McHale to her first top-100 world ranking. He has also coached numerous junior players to national prominence and to Division 1 college careers, many earning full scholarships. Derek was captain of the University of North Carolina 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 status. Prior to college, Derek was a nationally ranked junior and played on the #1 ranked high school team in the country at Boca Raton Preparatory Academy in Florida, where he teamed with Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and Jesse Levine.
Perry, originally from Australia, is one of the longest standing SPORTIME Master Professionals and has coached numerous players, from 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’s skills are expansive; he is an accomplished teaching professional, he is certified in IYCA Speed and Agility training mechanisms, and he is SPORTIME’s lead expert in Dartfish technology. Perry has served as a Director of Tennis and Tournament Director in his time at SPORTIME and currently works with a stable of the most talented junior players in the USTA Eastern Section.
Strate is originally from Macedonia where he was a National Champion in all junior age groups (12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s) and represented his country 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 all four years. After getting a degree in Business Administration, Strate earned his PTR Coaching Certificate and became a tennis teaching professional. He has recently worked in the Greenwich Racquet Club as a Tennis Professional, leading and instructing their USTA Junior and Adult teams. He spent the last year back in Macedonia, where he served as the Macedonian Tennis Federation Head Coordinator for their 10 And Under Tennis programs, and where he also coached the top three 16-year-old players in the country.
Simon, who hails from the United Kingdom, was a standout student athlete at the University of Louisville. He was ranked a career high #6 in doubles and #49 in singles among all NCAA Division I tennis players. Simon has had success on the ATP tour as well, winning multiple doubles titles, including an ATP title in Mexico. As a junior, Simon was ranked #49 in the world ITF rankings.
Ben is a British pro who recently graduated from Norfolk State University, where he played #1 singles and doubles. He finished his senior year with an impressive 16-3 record, 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.
Hailing from Jamaica, Curtis is an ex-Davis-Cup player for his country and is one of Long Island’s top coaches and teaching professionals. Curtis may be the best known of all of our SPORTIME pros because of his high energy level and fun-loving personality. Curtis has been with SPORTIME for the past 10 years and teaches with extreme passion, inspiring Long Island players of all levels to become the best they can be.
Edwin came to SPORTIME from Queens University of Charlotte. Originally from Ecuador, where he was ranked in the top ten in the juniors, Edwin has worked his way up the SPORTIME ladder. He is now a Senior Professional and is PTR-certified for the development of adults and youth. Edwin is also the Tennis Coordinator at SPORTIME Syosset.
Pershod is one of SPORTIME’s greatest athletes. He played collegiate tennis and basketball at Hampton College and played on the ATP tour for three years. Pershod earned a Master’s degree before having a long career as a high school guidance counselor. Pershod found his way to SPORTIME in 2010 and has become one of our most popular pros. He 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, hailing from Queens, NY. At Brown University she played on the tennis team all four years, was captain in her senior year, and graduated with a B. A. in Organizational Behavior in 2010. Prior to coming to SPORTIME, Kat worked at the National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens for two years and at Gotham Stadium 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 in her last year at Columbia University, working toward her Masters Degree in Sport Management.
Originally from Romania, Alice played NCAA Division I tennis at the University of Alabama and graduated in 2010 summa cum laude, earning a degree in Communications while double-majoring in advertising and psychology. She is currently working on a Doctorate Degree in Mass Communications. Alice 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 the Nike Tennis Camp for the past five years.
Andy is originally from Guyana and attended the University of Guyana. Andy was a former 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. Andy served as the National Junior Coach for Guyana before moving to the USA in 2000, and has been teaching for over 30 years.
Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, Robin was a former top-300 ITF Junior before pursuing a successful collegiate tennis career at the University of Oregon. During his collegiate tennis career, he became Oregon's winningest player in singles and doubles, breaking all school records and racking up multiple team, school and PAC-12 conference awards. Robin was ranked as high as #58 in the nation in singles with his best win coming against the #3 player in the nation, ranked as high as #27 in the nation in doubles, and helped Oregon to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years, be ranked in the top-25 and beat Stanford for the first time in school history. Recently graduated with a Sports-Business degree from the University of Oregon, Robin is very excited to join the SPORTIME team and bring his knowledge and passion of the game to the JMTA.
Ted is originally from Sweden and started playing tennis when he was 3 years old. As a junior, Ted 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 having success winning a Division I conference ring as well as being named ALL-CONFERENCE singles and doubles player. This last 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.
Brandon is a local Long Islander who recently joined SPORTIME and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. Brandon was recruited to Cornell University after having a stellar junior career in the USTA Eastern Section. Brandon was one of the top juniors in the country where he achieved a top 100 ranking nationally, a top five ranking in the USTA Eastern Section and reached the quarterfinals of the Easter Bowl.
Filip Van Eylen As the son of a tennis shop owner in Leuven, Belgium, Filip
grew up surrounded by tennis all day. 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 play college tennis for Division II powerhouse
New York Institute of Technology. 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.
Alina is originally from Ukraine. Alina started to play tennis when she was eight years old and by the age of 15, she became part 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 at the University of South Alabama where she played #1 singles and doubles and was team captain. Alina graduated this past May with a degree in Art and Science.