SPORTIME VBC provides expert private instruction for boys and
girls who are interested in receiving special one on one attention. Our
coaches evaluate the player's level and discuss what areas of the
game he or she would like to focus on. He or she then creates an
individualized lesson plan to address those goals. Private Instruction
is an excellent way to focus on specific skills, gain valuable feedback
and receive a high number of skill repetitions.
For private lesson fees or to schedule a private training session with one of our coaches, please contact Jose Brito at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-731-4432.
JMTA Tournament Team
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 - 1:00pm
Thanksgiving Day: 7:00am - 1:00pm
Christmas Eve Day: 7:00am - 1:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve Day: 7:00am - 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 7:00am - 1:00pm
Easter Sunday: 7:00am - 1:00pm
Memorial Day: 7:00am - 1:00pm
Independence Day: 7:00am - 1:00pm
SPORTIME Bethpage Tennis is located right off the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. Map it.
MEMBER BENEFITS - August 2017
In addition to paying half-price
for court-time and being able to book courts a week or more in advance,
SPORTIME members enjoy monthly benefits. The benefits posted here are available for all
Members to enjoy. Complimentary times may vary each month. To
reserve your spot, please call the club at 516-933-8500, or sign-up at
the front desk. We respectfully request that members sign up for only one
complimentary lesson or clinic per month, per member. Not a member
yet? Please contact Chris Leahy and start enjoying the benefits of
Complimentary Tennis Court Time
Complimentary Court-Time is offered at all SPORTIME clubs, with available days/times updated monthly, and may be utilized by Bronze Level Members and above. Guests and Associates must pay applicable fees when playing with a Member. Reservations for Complimentary Member Court-Time time must be booked in person, or by phone, with the club where it is being utilized, or applicable court fees will be charged. Reservations for Complimentary Member Court-Time are accepted two (2) days (48 hours) in advance for Bronze Level Members and four (4) days (96 hours) in advance for Platinum Level and SPORTIME Plus Level Members. Applicable court-rental fees will be charged for ‘no-shows’ and for cancellations not received within 48 hours of the court booking.
•Tuesdays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
•Saturdays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Play to the music... Smack that ball... Burn those calories! Pure aerobic tennis!!!
•Sunday, August 6, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
•Wednesday, August 9, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
•Sunday, August 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
•Wednesday, August 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Junior Walk On Privileges - SPORTIME U10 and Under
Complimentary open-court walk-on privileges are offered to all SPORTIME U10 players (players under the age of 10) and reservations are accepted 1 (one) hour in advance. Reservations for U10 walk-on court-time must be booked in person, or by phone, with the club where it is being utilized, or applicable court fees will be charged. Parents of U10 players are invited to play with their children for free. Others must pay applicable fees, based on Membership status.
Junior Walk-On Privileges - Junior TK and EXCEL
Complimentary open-court walk-on privileges are offered to all current Junior TK and EXCEL players and reservations are accepted 1 (one) hour in advance. Reservations for Junior TK and EXCEL walk-on court-time must be booked in person, or by phone, with the club where it is being utilized, or applicable court fees will be charged. Parents and others must pay applicable fees, based on Membership status, when playing with a Junior TK or EXCEL student.
Stroke production, games and strategies.
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
Maria Kinalis Tennis Coordinator, Assistant Manager
Kelly Walther League Director, Assistant Manager
Simon Childs Director of Tennis, Bethpage
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.
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.
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 Lumpkin Co-Director of Player Development
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.
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 Sorokko Co-Director of Player Development
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.
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 Siegel Coach
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.
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.
Annette Rios Gil Touring Pro
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.
Filip Van Eylen Coach
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 Director at Future Stars tennis. Filip is also the assistant coach at NYIT for the Men’s and Women’s programs and was the former Tennis Director at Jericho Westbury. He joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2014.
Ariez Elyaas Deen Coach
Born and raised in Kuching, Ariez was one of the youngest players to represent Malaysia in Davis Cup at 16 years old. He managed to achieve an ITF ranking of 309 and played ITF men’s circuit for a year, acquiring singles and doubles points to gain a professional ranking worldwide before joining University of the Cumberlands. At University of the Cumberlands, he played number 1 for his team within a 4-year period and managed to finish his intercollegiate career ranked 16th in the Nation for NAIA. Along with helping UC qualify for the national tennis tournament which had not been done in 13 years prior to the university’s history, he also garnered numerous NAIA MSC First-Team All-American awards. Recently in 2015, Ariez was chosen as the number #3 player to represent Malaysia in Davis Cup and South East Asian Games where in Davis Cup he helped his nation obtain a promotion from group 3 to group 2, and in Sea Games successfully securing a bronze medal for his country that summer. He graduated from the University of the Cumberlands with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration before joining SPORTIME and JMTA in 2016.
Wael Kilani Coach
Wael Kilani is a native of Tunis, Tunisia, where he was champion in all junior categories and age groups, a Davis Cup player and the Men's Teams African Champion with his partner Malek Jaziri (currently ranked 47 in ATP). Wael has competed in three junior grand slams. He also won the Prince Cup Juniors in Miami Florida and other Juniors ITF tournaments all over the world . Wael played professional for one year before college winning one ITF future’s title in doubles.
Wael was the number 1 player for the University of South Florida where he got his bachelor degree in Business management and helped USF win the Big East conference for the first time in the school history and was chosen as the Big East Freshman of the Year . Wael was ranked NCAA top 50 in the nation in singles and doubles and top 10 in singles in the Southeast region.
Wael is certified by both the PTR and GPTCA. In 2016, Wael joined the Tunisian Federation and became the Tunisian National Coach working with the under 14, under 16 and junior categories. Wael was also selected by the ITF to coach the best junior players in the ITF junior circuit. He was the captain of the Tunisian national Team under 14 which won the African championship and qualified for the World Cup. Wael Kilani was also the 2016 Tunisian Fed Cup Coach along with coaching top ATP and WTA players.
Olivera Tadijin Coach
Olivera is a graduate from Columbus State University where she received her degree with a major in Integrated Media Communications. Olivera was a four time Student Athlete where she led the team in singles and doubles wins. Olivera who hails from Novi Sad, Serbia was a top ranked Junior who competed internationally in ITF events. Olivera joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2017.
Kachinga Sinkala Coach
Kachinga was born and raised in Mulfulira, Zambia where he
started playing tennis at the age of nine. As a junior player, he competed
internationally on the ITF circuit and achieved a ranking of number one in
Zambia. Kachinga was a member of the Zambia Davis Cup team and played
collegiate tennis at Huntington University where he achieved a ranking of 12 in
his conference. Prior to joining JMTA, Kachinga was a pro at the Joel Ross
Academy and the Port Washington Tennis Academy. Kachinga holds an ITF level 2 coaching certificate as well
as the Olympic Coaching workshop certification.
Claudio Yamus Coach
Claudio who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina comes with a wealth of experience as a player and a high performance coach. Claudio was a top ranked junior in Argentina where he competed on the national level. Claudio has worked with highly ranked juniors for the past twenty years before joining the JMTA team at Syosset. With stints as the Director of Tennis at Sportime Kings Park, Head pro at Bethpage Park and Eastern Athletic, Claudio has experience that is vital to our team. Claudio has certifications from the USPTA, USPTR and Pat Etcheberry fitness.
Nadia Smergut Coach
Nadia has a long history with the NY tennis community. She won the Suffolk County championship as a sophomore at the Ross school. She was a top 100 junior player and went on to a successful four-year career at Stony Brook University. There she excelled in both singles and doubles and was honored as the America East Conference Rookie of the Year. She repeatedly earned first-team Conference honors and participated in two NCAA championship tournaments. Nadia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and has served as a teaching coach at Hampton Racquet and the South Carolina Yacht Club.
Decho Valev Coach
Decho, originally from Bulgaria, attended Rockhurst
University, where he studied Accounting/Finance, while being involved in a
business fraternity, other on campus activities and working part-time within
his major Decho was a top ranked junior player in Bulgaria under 12 and 14. He
was the captain of the men's tennis team, where his senior year the team
reached the NCAA Midwest Regionals. Decho has competed on the pro tour playing
Futures tournaments and was part of the Ivan Lendl Tennis Academy pro staff. Decho
has 5 years of teaching experience with summer camps, country clubsx and being
a sparring partner for top ATP and WTA professionals.
Elen-Anna Fulop Coach
Eleni who is from Athens Greece was a nationally ranked
player in her junior career. In 2013 she accepted an athletic scholarship for
NCAA division II powerhouse American International College. Eleni played
primarily in the #2 and #3 position for singles as well as #1 and #2 doubles
for all four years. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and
Sociology. Eleni joined our JMTA team in 2017.
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