SPORTIME Randall's Island Fall 2016 Applications – read more
SPORTIME RANDALL'S ISLAND is the largest and finest tennis facility to open in NYC in the past 30 years! Opened in 2009, our award-winning, $19 million facility immediately became New York City's premier tennis destination and is the Manhattan home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.
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 10 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 rooms
Junior locker rooms
Pro shop featuring top brands and 24-hour stringing
Cafe/bar serving healthy food, snacks and beverages
Classrooms, meeting and special event facilities
CALL TO FIND OUT MORE>> Please contact us at 212-427-6150 or email email@example.com. We are happy to answer any questions about our facility, programs and services.
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
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 4:00pm
Christmas Day: 8:00am to 4:00pm
New Year's Eve: 6:30am to 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Easter Sunday: 6:30am to 11:00pm
Memorial Day: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Independence Day: 6:30am to 7:00pm
SPORTIME Randall's Island is located on Randall's Island. Map it.
To take advantage of your member benefit, sign-up sheets are at the front desk. We kindly request one complimentary benefit per member, per month.
Complimentary Tennis Court Time*
Mondays 6:30‐7:00am and 10:30‐11:00pm
Tuesdays 6:30‐7:00am and 10:30‐11:00pm
Wednesdays 6:30‐7:00am and 10:30‐11:00pm
Thursdays 6:30‐7:00am and 10:30‐11:00pm
Fridays 6:30‐7:00am and 10:30‐11:00pm
Saturdays 6:30‐7:00am and 10:30‐11:00pm
Sundays 6:30‐7:00am and 10:30‐11:00pm
*Complimentary Court Time is for Bronze level members and above. Guests and Associates must pay applicable fees. Reservations for complimentary time must be booked directly at the club, or applicable court fees will be charged. Reservations are accepted two (2) days (48 hours) in advance for Bronze level Members. Applicable fees will be charged for ‘no-shows’ and for cancellations. Reservations are accepted four (4) days (96 hours) in advance for Platinum level and SPORTIME Plus level Members.Applicable fees will be charged for ‘no-shows’ and for cancellations not received within 48 hours.
Junior Walk-On Privileges
Get together with other junior players and walk on to open court time at no cost. Adult members and non‐members pay for their portion of the court, based on their membership type when playing with junior members, ages 17 and under.
JMTA Advisor - A JMTA coach advisor who is his/her liaison to the team of JMTA directors, coaches and other staff members, and is his/her initial contact for advice, questions, concerns, comments, etc. In addition, JMTA Advisors will provide tournament scheduling support to JMTA students upon request.
Player Development Plan - An individualized Player Development Plan, which includes an athletic performance screening, completed by his/her Player Advisor and the performance coaching staff, within the first quarter of the JMTA season. That PDP is updated, and a second athletic performance screening is conducted, to evaluate progress, identify new goals, etc., at the end of the season. In addition, directors provide on-court video analysis, with voice-over and tagging, to JMTA students. Additional video analysis services, including “Match Analytics”, are available for an additional cost.
Performance and Conditioning - Intensive group athletic training and conditioning designed to complement on-court instruction is offered to JMTA students. One-on-one training, comprehensive assessments, and other services are available for an additional cost.
Mental Toughness - Group Mental toughness training sessions, created and executed by Dr. Dom Lausic, designed to prepare JMTA players for any and all on-court situations. One-on-one sessions with Dr. Lausic are available for an additional cost.
Tournament Support and Travel 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.
Court Time - Complimentary open court walk-on privileges are offered to all JMTA players.
SPORTIME WORLD TOUR AND WARRIOR GAMES In addition to the program detailed above, JMTA Green Ball players are invited to participate in SPORTIME World Tour and Warrior Games. The SPORTIME World Tour is our “Grand Slam” competition held at multiple SPORTIME sites each year, which allows students to compete in an age and level appropriate format. SPORTIME Warrior Games are held twice a year and reflect the competitive vision of John McEnroe. These events enhance and promote the competitive skills needed for the long-term development of our players.
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.
SPORTIME RANDALL’S ISLAND and the JOHN MCENROE TENNIS ACADEMY
Performance and Athletic Training for Adults and Juniors
SPORTIME Randall’s Island and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy provide a unique Athletic Development model for adult and junior players that encompasses all elements of strength and conditioning, sports science, sports medicine, and nutrition and hydration, to deliver a personalized program to meet each adult or junior player’s individual goals - from the professional athlete, to the JMTA student just beginning tournament play, to the deconditioned adult.
Our Athletic Development coaches, in cooperation with SPORTIME/JMTA tennis coaches if the player participates in group tennis programs and/or private lessons, identify fundamental movement faults, as well as physical, nutritional and other deficits, that may negatively affect a player’s performance or increase his/her injury risk.
Detailed Injury Risk and Performance Screening: Performed by a physical therapist or certified Athletic Trainer to ascertain areas of increased injury risk and those in need of improvement.
Detailed Performance Screening: Assessment of an athlete's movement competency, including on-court speed, strength and power production
Athletic Training: One-on One-Sessions
A Detailed Performance Screening is required prior to the first training session. If certain injury indicators are present, a Detailed Injury Risk and Performance Screening may also be required. After the applicable screenings are conducted, a training program is then designed to address any deficits or movement faults identified by the screening process, to improve performance, to decrease injury risk and to build the foundation for long-term athletic development on and off the court.
While technique and training are vital to the success of any player/athlete, nutrition, hydration and the ability to recover are keys to success both on and off-court. Program includes:
Contact Performance Director Richard-John Mensing, Jr. at 212-427-6150 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PERFORMANCE TRAINING STAFF
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.CSCS, NASM-PET
Director of Performance
Richard, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. He spent six years as a writer/producer for CBS Television before moving to Barcelona to train and compete on the European triathlon circuit. There Richard received a Certificat D’esport i D’athletisme i Nutricio at Universal Atletico Institut. He has over 20 years of professional experience both as an athlete and coach (ATP, WTA, Junior Olympics, etc.), coaching the likes of Victoria Azarenka, Sergei Bubka, Greg Louganis, Reggie and Cheryl Miller and JMTA’s Noah Rubin.
Andrew Small,MPhtyST, BScApp (HMS-Ex Sci)
Advisor to JMTA Performance
Andrew completed his Master’s degree as a physical therapist and exercise science at the University of Queensland, Australia, and currently consults for a wide range of athletes and organizations including: WTA, ATP, ITF Juniors, NBA, NFL, MLB, Australian Diving Team, Volleyball Australia Elite Junior Development Program and, of course, JMTA.Visit us online to meet the rest of the Performance Training Staff!
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 APPS/FORMS 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
Club Amenities: 5 permanent indoor Deco Turf hard courts; 5 indoor/outdoor Deco Turf hard courts; 10 indoor/outdoor Har-Tru (green clay) courts with excellent viewing onto all courts; fitness center; 800-seat permanent stadium with electronic scoreboard; café; pro shop; separate adult (with steam and treatment) and junior locker rooms; corporate meeting rooms; nursery; computer lounge and homework room; group exercise classrooms; birthday and corporate party spaces; Adult Tennis Kinetics program including instructional and playing leagues, elite drills, adult leagues, and adult clinics; The John McEnroe Tennis Academy; Junior Tennis Kinetics program including Tennis Whizz for the youngest players, U10 [10 And Under Tennis], junior development lessons, elite training programs, and summer camp; seasonal and open court time; private and semi-private lessons; tennis specific fitness, wellness and dance training.
Become a Member!
Have access to our world-class tennis programming and enjoy dramatically reduced court time, lower-priced parties and special events. To learn more, please contact our Membership Director, Jay Karl, at email@example.com or call the club at 212-427-6150.
John McEnroe Founder and Director, JMTA
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. He is the greatest Davis Cup player in history,
and he also captained the US Davis Cup Team. 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. He 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. John partnered
with SPORTIME to open the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in September 2010.
Bennett Schlansky Managing Director, Randall's Island / JMTA
A member of the Bar in New York and Washington DC, Ben supervises all of SPORTIME’s legal matters including acquisitions, contracts, insurance, employment, and immigration. Ben is Managing Director of SPORTIME Randall’s Island and of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. Ben also manages SPORTIME’s construction and capital projects, with the assistance of the Company’s Engineering Department.
Ron Nano Co-General Manager
In addition to serving as Co-GM of RI/JMTA, Ron will be assisting Managing Director, Bennett Schlansky, with site and Academy operations. Ron grew up in Long Island and was a top ranked junior player in the east and nationally. He played Division I tennis at the University of Michigan, and graduated with a degree in General Studies in 2000. Since graduating, Ron has devoted his career to designing, developing and delivering quality tennis programs. He was the Director of Premier Programs at an 8 court indoor/outdoor facility on Long Island prior to joining New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) as its Director of Tennis and Senior Director of Operations, where he increased participation and has ensured quality programming for the past decade. Most recently, Ron oversaw the completion of the brand new Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning in the Bronx and served as the General Manager of the facility in its inaugural year.
Michael Ward Co-General Manager
Michael will work side by side with Ron Nano and Managing Director, Bennett Schlansky, to bring site and Academy operations to an even higher level. Michael, raised in Jackson Mississippi, graduated from Mississippi College in 2007 where, as member of the tennis team, he received the Conference Sportsmanship Award, was named a National ITA Scholar Athlete, and was an All-Conference and First Team pick. After graduating, he remained at Mississippi College as the Assistant Coach of the men’s tennis team, while earning his MBA. Michael spent five years in financial services and banking before returning to tennis in 2014 as the Tennis Director of the Anguilla Tennis Academy, a non-profit tennis initiative in the British West Indies. Michael has extensive experience as a coach and in tennis management in a wide variety of settings, from academies to five-star resorts.
Chelsea Davis Director of Communications
Chelsea is the Director of Communications for SPORTIME RI, JMTA and JMTP. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Chelsea has devoted her career to digital and visually communications, most recently, developing and designing training programs for the United Nations in areas including web presence, social media strategy and brand unity.
Chelsea spent five years creating communications strategies, implementing social media campaigns and administering video production for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). She also created and implemented Developing Lives, a citywide program to empower housing project residents to tell their stories of life in public housing through photography. In April 2014, Chelsea co-edited Project Lives, a Random House photography book publication that features photographs from her Developing Lives program. Opening in 2014, Chelsea curated a traveling exhibition of photographs from Project Lives, most recently on display at the Museum of the City of New York.
Allison Hodgkins Assistant General Manager
Allison, a native of upstate New York, attended Cortland
University where she majored in Sports
graduated Cum Laude in 2010. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City to
intern for Company 20, which specializes in
event management, marketing and hospitality. Allison beganher career with
SPORTIME as a front desk receptionist, quickly rising
through the ranks, and holding various positions within the organization, before
being named an Assistant General Manager for
SPORTIME Randall’s Island. Allison
joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2010.
Jay Karl Director of Membership Sales and Services
Laura Lewis Executive Director, Johnny Mac Tennis Project
Originally from London, England, Laura is a not-for-profit management professional with 18 years’ experience and a demonstrated track record of success in relationship cultivation and fundraising, board and program development, event planning, leadership, donor/customer cultivation, and change management. She has reinvigorated and advanced several organizations, successfully partnering with officers and board members. Laura is a tennis-lover and is passionate about changing the lives of kids through tennis, and we are very excited that she has taken the JTMP reins. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at the RI site.
JMTP, which makes its home at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, believes that tennis is a change agent and a sport of opportunity for New York City area children. The JMTP Tennis Pathway to Success® provides multiple, year-round opportunities, including thousands of hours of free, introductory programs provided to schools and community based organizations, which focus on cultivating healthy lifestyles and self-discipline, and scholarships providing world-class tournament training at JMTA to aspiring college scholarship recipients and professional athletes. For more information about JMTP and how to support the JMTP mission, visit www.JMTPny.org or reach out the Laura!
David Sassoon Pro Shop Manager - Randall's Island
David is the Pro Shop Manager at JMTA. As a student at the University of Delaware he studied marketing, operations management, and economics. Beyond the classroom, David spent the latter three years of his college career working in a variety of roles in the Department of Residence Life & Housing. Firstly, as a Resident Assistant, his primary function was to help students identify their talents and become engaged in campus life beyond the classroom; as an Office Manager, he oversaw the administrative duties of his staff and innovated the scheduling processes which are used campus-wide to this day; and finally as a Special Projects Coordinator he overhauled the budget tracking procedures and implemented a centralized protocol using Excel. Immediately after graduating he went to work at Mason's Tennis where over the course of year and a half he went from merely stringing racquets to selling racquets/shoes/accessories while managing the product mix & inventory for predominately Wilson products.
Lawrence Kleger Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Lawrence, a native New Yorker, is recognized as one of the
top developmental coaches in the US. He was named the USTA/Long Island
Region Tennis Professional of the Year in 2006 and the USTA/Eastern Section
Tennis Professional of the Year in 2013.
He is the personal coach of JMTA’s Noah Rubin, now on the ATP Tour who has been Lawrence’s
student since the age of 7. Noah achieved a career-best #6 ITF junior
world ranking in 2013 and was a member of the United States Davis Cup Team, for
which he was a practice player at the tie versus Great Britain in San Diego in
January 2014. Noah is the 2014 Junior
Wimbledon Champion, prevailing in eight straight matches against the world’s
best juniors to win his first junior Grand Slam. Lawrence has trained more
ranked juniors than anyone in the history of the USTA/Eastern Section. He
is most proud that his students have won numerous USTA National Junior
Championships and 20 USTA Eastern Year-End Sportsmanship Awards. Lawrence joined Sportime in 1998 and became
the Director of JMTA in 2012.
RIchard-John Mensing - CSCS, NASM-PET Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Richard hails from Richmond, Virginia and
comes to Sportime with over 20 years of professional experience as an athlete,
coach trainer and athletic educator, working in numerous sports with athletes of all ages and levels. A graduate of the University of Maryland,
College Park, Richard spent six years as a
writer/producer for the CBS Television Network before moving to
Barcelona to train and compete on the European triathlon circuit. In Spain, he received
a Certificat D’Eesport i D’atletisme iNutricio at Universal Atlético Institut. He has over 20 years of professional experience both as an athlete and coach (ATP, WTA, Junior Olympics, etc.), coaching the likes of Victoria Azarenka, Sergei Bubka, Greg Louganis, Reggie and Cheryl Miller and JMTA's Noah Rubin. Richard joined Sportime and JMTA in 2014, and became Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development in September of 2015.
Andrew Small - MPHTYST, BSCAPP (HMS-EX SCI) Senior Advisor to JMTA Performance Department
Andrew, hailing from Australia, completed his
Master’s Degree as a physical therapist and exercise physiologist at the
University of Queensland, Australia. He currently
consults for a wide range of athletes and organizations, including the WTA and ATP
Tours, ITF Juniors, NBA, NFL, MLB, the Australian Diving Team, and Volleyball
Australia Elite Junior Development Program. Andrew joined Sportime and JMTA through SportsLab NYC in 2013, and transitioned to Senior Advisor in 2015.
Domagoj Lausic, PhD Director of Mental Toughness and Performance
Dom, a native of Zagreb,
Croatia, earned his Ph.D. in Sports Psychology from Florida State University. Dom’s tennis background includes experience as
a PTR National Tester, clinician and symposium speaker. Dom has twenty years of tennis teaching/coaching
experience, is USPTA Level P1 certified and has completed all USTA science
testing levels. After playing college
tennis, and completing his degree work, Dom worked with many professional and
collegiate level athletes at several clubs and academies. In 2011, he co-founded Hourglass Performance
Institute® (HPI), where he serves as the director of tennis and competitive
shooting. Dom’s work has been published
in scientific and coaching publications and presented at national and
international conferences. Dom and HPI joined SPORTIME and the JMTA in 2014.
Felix Alvarado Associate Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
a native of Venezuela, was a top ten ranked junior tennis player in his home
country, while participating globally on the ITF circuit. He attended Pfeiffer University in North Carolina,
where he earned his MBA and competed on the men's tennis team, 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 four years at Total Tennis, a top 20 ranked resort, as an
instructor and manager. Felix is the
coach of JMTA’s Jamie Loeb, now on the WTA tour, who as a junior reached a career-best #30 in the
world ITF rankings and #353 on the WTA Tour, winning 3 WTA professional events
and playing in all four junior Grand Slams reaching the quarterfinals of
Wimbledon juniors in 2013. Felix joined
Sportime in 2009.
Nate Emge Associate Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
a native of Evansville, Indiana, was a top 25 ranked junior tennis player in
the country and participated on the ITF circuit, reaching the finals in doubles
at the International Hard Courts. He
also was the Florida 3A singles and team champion in 2001. Nate graduated from the University of Kentucky
with a degree in Economics where he played as high as #1, and was ranked as high
as #41 in the nation. During his time at
UK, he also played several futures events on the pro circuit earning an ATP
doubles ranking. After college, Nate was
an Assistant Coach at Michigan State University from 2008-2009 before moving to
New York and joining Sportime Randall’s Island and JMTA in 2010.
Perry Aitchison Associate Director
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. Perry joined SPORTIME/JMTA in 2012.
Colby Mamigonian Assistant Director of Performance
Colby, who hails from Dover, New Hampshire, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire, where he was captain of the Club Tennis Team. After graduating, Colby served as the Tennis Coordinator and Performance Coach for Chamber Fitness in Davie, Florida, where he supervised all junior tennis and athletic development programs, as well as adult fitness programs, and trained college and pro athletes. While in Florida, Colby was also a Fitness Coach at the Saviano High Performance Tennis Academy. Colby specializes in “overhead athletes”, and has focused much of his continuing education on shoulder pathologies, rehabilitation, and restoration of proper biomechanics. Colby joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2015.
Igdalias Mendez - M.S CSCS, PES, USAW-L1 Assistant Director of Performance
Igda, a native of Puerto Rico, attended Long Island University where he was a member of the Division I track and field team specializing in middle distance events such as the 800m. Upon graduation, he completed a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning at the LIU, Brooklyn Campus. At LIU, he worked with a variety of Division I sports teams, including tennis, baseball and basketball. He served as the women’s tennis strength and conditioning coach for seven seasons, helping them win two conference titles and achieve two NCAA tournament bids during that time. He has worked in the private sector with youth and adult athletes in a wide range of sports and is currently an adjunct professor at LIU in the Department of Sport Sciences. Igda joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2015.
Wojtek Starakiewicz Senior Assistant Director, JMTA and Co-Director, U10 Tennis
a native of Poland, trained as a junior in Holland under Michiel Schapers, a
former world top 25 player and Holland’s Davis Cup captain and coach. Wojtek attended the University of Buffalo,
where he was a member of the Men’s Tennis Team and graduated with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Communications in 2012.
Wojtek participated in over 60 futures events in 15 countries and achieved
career-high ATP rankings of #1200 in singles and #900 in doubles. Wojtek joined Sportime and JMTA in 2013.
Greg Evans Senior Assistant Director and Camp Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
a native of South Africa, has over ten 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 JMTA, Greg worked at Los
Gatos Tennis Academy in California, where he was the Head Pro, serving as both
the head coach for the junior performance academy and as the coach for the Los
Gatos Boys High School Team. He has also
coached at the Meadow Club in Southampton and the Will to Win Tennis Academy in
London. Greg joined SPORTIME in 2009.
Kiril Tcherveniachiki Senior Assistant Director and Director of Adult Programming
Kiril, originally from Auckland, New Zealand, achieved career high junior rankings of #2 nationally and #46 in the world in Boys 18s. He attended the University of Tennessee on a full scholarship, and set the record for most wins as a freshman with 17 in his first semester. Kiril was an Academic All-American and graduated with B.A. in Journalism and Communication. He has over ten years of coaching experience and joined Sportime/JMTA in 2016.
Mark Bowtell Senior Assistant Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
hails from Dublin, Ireland where he trained at the National Tennis Academy from
the age of 12. As a junior, Mark was
nationally ranked in the top two in every age division. He won and was a finalist in several ITF
junior events and earned an ATP ranking in 2010. Mark played Division I collegiate tennis for
Louisiana State University, graduating in December 2012 with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Sports Administration. In the spring of 2012, while injured, Mark was
a Student Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Tigers, before finishing his LSU
career as a player and member of the 2012-13 squad. Mark joined SPORTIME Randall’s Island and JMTA
Phillip Simmonds Assistant Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
a Long Island native, reached #2 in singles and #1 in doubles in the ITF world
rankings as a junior, after winning doubles titles at the 2002 Orange Bowl and
the 2003 Junior Australian Open. He was
the #1 ranked American junior in his final year competing in junior tournament
play and was on the U.S. Boys National Team that finished 2nd in international competition
in 2002. As an ATP pro, he competed in
either the qualifying or main draws of all four Grand Slams and was a member of
the U.S. Davis Cup Team in 2008, achieving a career high ranking of #219 in 2006. Phil joined Sportime and JMTA in 2013.
Ted Dimond Assistant Director, JMTA, Sportime RI, and JMTP
grew up playing tennis in California and has had a long and distinguished
career as a ranked player, instructor, tennis club director and coach. Ted played #1 for Foothill College, where he
earned a degree in Art History, 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. Also, while in France, Ted earned a degree in
Fine Arts from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. He has been the director of tennis at numerous
tennis facilities, including SPORTIME Randall’s Island and SPORTIME Amagansett,
and in 1998 he earned the award for top tennis professional in Westchester
County. Ted came to SPORTIME in 2004.
Jason Shkodnik Assistant Director, JMTA and Sportime RI
In his fifth summer with us as a coach and Director of summer adult programming, we are pleased to announce that Jason will be leaving his position as Assistant Coach of the University of Buffalo men’s squad to join SPORTIME/JMTA, full time, as an Assistant Director. Jason, originally from Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Florida where he was ranked in the top 10 state-wide, and in the top 100 nationally in boys’ 18s. Jason attended the University of Buffalo, where he was captain of the men’s tennis squad for 3 years, also receiving the Arthur Ashe Leadership Award in his senior year. He graduated from UB in 2013 with a degree in health and human services, and communications. As the Assistant Coach of the UB men’s squad, Jason helped his team win the MAC Conference Championship and qualify for the NCAA championship tournament for the first time in school history.
Dijana Stojic Assistant Director, U10 Programs
Dijana is a native of Bosnia-Herzegovina where she was a
member of the Fed Cup team from 2003-2008. During her professional career she
also reached a career high WTA ranking of 363 in singles and 567 in doubles. After retiring, she traveled to the United
States to attend the University of South Carolina where she was one of the top
Division I tennis players in the country. Dijana reached the Elite Eight at the NCAA
women’s tennis tournament in 2008 and was an All-SEC player in each of her four
years of college. She ended her stellar
college career ranked #8 all time in career SEC singles wins. Dijana graduated in 2012 with a double major
in business marketing and management, and a minor in hotel management. She joined Sportime Randall’s Island and the
JMTA staff in 2014.
Matt Trumino Senior Tennis Coach and On-Site Tournament Director
born and raised in NYC, was a ranked junior player in the USTA Eastern Section
and played on three NYC championship teams for Benjamin Cardozo High School. A product of the NYJTL and REEBOK scholarship
programs, Matt 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, Matt 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. Matt has taught tennis since high school,
including at the Randy Mani Tennis Academy and at the Roosevelt Island Tennis
Center, and has developed and worked with many sectionally and nationally
ranked players. Matt coached the USTA
Eastern Boy’s and Girl’s 12 and under Zonals team in the summer of 2010. Matt joined Sportime in 2009.
Emily Ward Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) & Performance Coach
Emily, who grew up in Mississippi, earned her degree in Exercise Science of Kinesiology from Mississippi College, where she was Captain and MVP during four years of college tennis. Emily subsequently received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has experience working in a level one trauma center in an outpatient setting, treating primarily ortho-trauma cases and sports related injuries. She has also worked internationally in the British West Indies, where she implemented injury prevention and training programs for athletes, worked with local clients, and volunteered with several non-profit foundations, including the Anguilla National Tennis Academy, which was directed by her husband, and now RI/JMTA Co-GM, Michael Ward.
Carlos Taveras - CSCS, CISSN Performance Coach
Carlos, a native of Queens, graduated from CUNY Queens College with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science. He has been interning at Sports Lab NYC as a performance coach for the past year and has obtained certifications in strength and conditioning from the NSCA, as well as sports nutrition from the ISSN. He practices mixed martial arts, holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been involved in many sports throughout his life. Carlos plans to continue his education in exercise science, including a Master’s degree in the near future. Carlos joined SPORTIME and the JMTA in 2014.
raised in New York City and a graduate of Hunter college is the true definition
of a fitness industry veteran. With over
two decades of knowledge and experience, Tarik has a unique ability to see the
end-game of most current and past exercise pathways. A two time silver medalist in 2007 and a
bronze medalist in 2014 in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he brings a healthy competitive
spirit to his sessions. Tarik holds certifications by the NSCA, IYCA (for youth
fitness) and a specialty certification in SAQ (speed agility & quickness).
Tarik joined SPORTIME and the JMTA with SportsLab in 2014.
Andy Wegman - MS, ATC Performance Coach
Andy, a native of Western NY, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University at Buffalo. He is a licensed NYS Certified Athletic Trainer and has worked in physical therapy clinics, and local high schools as an Athletic Trainer. Andy works with Body Space Fitness in NYC specializing in performance and rehabilitation training. He also volunteers his time working with the USA Wrestling Team and has worked USA Track & Field Olympic Trials and Championships Meets in Eugene, Oregon. Andy joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2015.
Santo Castillo Senior Tennis Coach
a native of the Dominican Republic, began playing tennis while working as a
ball boy at Casa De Campo Resort. As a
junior, he was ranked in the top 10 in the country. After studying tourism at O&M College in
the Dominican Republic, he came to the United States to teach at various summer
camps before joining the staff of Tennisport in Long Island City, NY, where he
taught for 9 years. Santo joined
Sportime Randall’s Island in 2009.
Antonio DeAza Senior Tennis Coach
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 DR before beginning his coaching career in 1998. During that time, he studied at Universidad
Central Del Este in the DR, majoring in computer engineering. He came to the United States in 2005 to work
at Offense Defense Nike Tennis Camp in Boston, Massachusetts, before joining
the staff at Tennisport in Long Island City, NY. He has been a member of the teaching staff at
Sportime since 2009.
Ricardo Pena Senior Tennis Coach
a native of the Dominican Republic, began his tennis training while working as
a ball boy at the Casa de Campo resort. As a junior, he achieved a top 10 ranking in
his country. Ricardo attended O&M
College in the Dominican Republic where he studied computer engineering. He began his coaching career at Casa de Campo,
working as the tournament director, before moving to the United States in 1997
and becoming a full-time tennis pro at Tennisport in Long Island City, NY. Ricardo joined the teaching staff at Sportime in 2009.
Hana Sromova Senior Tennis Coach
a native of the Czech Republic, was a top ranked junior tennis player in her
home country, while competing globally on the ITF circuit. She turned pro in 1997 and, in a career
spanning 15 years, she won 8 ITF singles titles and 35 doubles titles. In 2006, Hana reached her career-high WTA Tour
rankings of #87 in the world in singles and #63 in doubles. Hana played in the
main draw of the US Open in 2006 and 2008, reached the second round of the
French Open and the Australian Open in 2006 and the second round of Wimbledon
in 2007. After retiring from the
professional circuit in 2008, Hana joined Sportime as a Touring Professional and
the Co-General Manager of Sportime Amagansett.
Andre Dupre Senior Tennis Coach
a native of Chile, was the #1 junior player in the 18s 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 earned a degree in Psychology
and played #1 singles and doubles. He
competed on the ATP Tour, achieving 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 Roger Federer). Andre joined Sportime in 2010.
Adriano Biasella Tennis Coach
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 USC where he played #1, 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). Adriano joined SPORTIME in 2010.
Kayla Carter Tennis Coach
Kayla, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, was a nationally ranked junior player before accepting a full scholarship to Winston-Salem State University. At Winston-Salem, she played #1 or 2 singles and doubles for all four years, and qualified for the NCAA tournament during two of those years. In her sophomore year, Kayla captained the team to its first ever CIAA conference championship. In addition to her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Kayla has a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior from the University of Tennessee. She joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2015.
Louis Cruz Tennis Coach
Louis, native of the Bronx, NY, received his Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Bronx Community College and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hunter College in New York City. Louis played for the Hunter College men’s tennis team before beginning his coaching career full time. His coaching primarily focused on juniors under the age of 15 for the NYJTL and for the City Parks Foundation Summer Tennis Program. Louis joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2016.
Milo Hauk Tennis Coach
Milo, raised in Westchester, NY, had a career high junior ranking of #2 in the East. He attended St. John’s University and graduated with a B.A in professional studies. During his tenure at St. John’s, he achieved national collegiate rankings in doubles and made the All-Big East team three times. Milo’s career high doubles ranking (#50) is the highest ranking in the history of the St. John’s tennis program. Milo has several years of experience coaching kids of all ages and joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2015.
Tarun Kishan Tennis Coach
Tarun, originally from Dubai, was raised in Canada where he was ranked in the top 5 of every division as a junior, achieving a ranking of #18 in the Boys’18s. During his junior career, Tarun travelled and played ITF events, and spent some time at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona. He attended Robert Morris University (Division I, NEC), where he played #1 Doubles and #1 - #3 Singles, and captained the team in his junior and senior years, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Tarun joined Sportime Kings Park in 2013, before transferring to Sportime Randall’s Island and the JMTA in 2015.
Jose Limon Tennis Coach
José, originally from Veracruz, Mexico, was a top 5 nationally ranked junior in his home country, and played in many ITF tournaments and ATP Futures before college. After a successful junior career, José played Division I tennis for Utah State University and Robert Morris University. José was ranked in the top 100 as a freshman in the NCAA, while attending Utah State, and won the Team MVP award for Robert Morris University in 2012. José graduated with a degree in Business Management and joined the teaching staff at Sportime Kings Park in 2013. Jose joined the Sportime Randall’s Island team and JMTA in 2016.
Luana Magnani Tennis Coach
a native of Pasadena, California, was a top ranked US junior player reaching
the #1 singles ranking in the 16s division and #5 in the 18s. Luana graduated from the USC in 2006 with a
degree in Political Science while playing as high as #1 in singles and in 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 Sportime and JMTA in 2012.
Alex Pukal Tennis Coach
Alex, originally from Chicago, Illinois, attended the University of South Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Economics. He played both singles and doubles for the USF Men’s Tennis Team, played in the NCAA tournament and won the Big East Conference title with the team. He attended the IMG Tennis Academy from 2000-2008, achieving a top 100 national junior ranking in every age category. Alex joined Sportime Randall’s Island and the JMTA in 2014.
Peter Skvarka Tennis Coach
a native of Slovakia, achieved a career high ranking of #14 in his home country
as a junior. After winning multiple high
level tournaments in Slovakia in both singles and doubles, Peter attended
Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, where he played NCAA Division I tennis
and made All-NEC first team. He captained his team to two NEC conference titles
while competing in the NCAA tournament for two consecutive years. Peter earned his degree from FDU in Business
Management. He joined Sportime and JMTA in
Stefan Vojnic Tennis Coach
Stefan, originally from Belgrade, Serbia, was ranked nationally in the top 5 as a junior in Serbia’s U16 and U18 divisions. He went on to play tennis at Division I, Alabama State University, where he earned his degree in Computer Information Systems. Stefan was captain of the team from his sophomore through senior year, and helped his school win their first conference championship. After his collegiate career, Stefan became a volunteer assistant for the men’s tennis team at Alabama State University. Stefan joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2016.
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