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 become 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.
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.
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.
CALL TO FIND OUT MORE>> For further information on the JMTA Tournament Team and Tournament Schedule, please contact Tournament Team Director, Greg Bolitsky, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 8:00am to 6:00pm
New Year's Eve: 6:30am to 4:00pm
New Year's Day: 8:00am to 8:00pm
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 TriBoro (RFK) 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 TriBoro (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 TriBoro 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.
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 SPORTIME Member! Members only have access to the world-class programming at Randall's Island and can enjoy dramatically reduced court time, lower-priced parties and special events.
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 Michael Moore 212/427-6150 or email@example.com.
We welcome back Andrew Small as
the Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development for the John
McEnroe Tennis Academy and SPORTIME Randall’s Island.
Andrew completed his master’s
qualifications as a physical therapist and exercise physiologist at the
University of Queensland, Australia. His primary interests are in sports
physical therapy, junior athletic development and inpatient/outpatient spine
surgery rehabilitation. Andrew currently consults for the Australian Men’s
Volleyball Team, Australian Diving Team and NY SPORTIMES (World Team Tennis).
Andrew offers both private
athletic development sessions to adults and juniors as well as physical therapy
services at SPORTIME/JMTA Randall’s Island and SportsLab NYC.
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
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
Greg, originally from Toronto, Canada, was a nationally
ranked player in his native country before attending Henderson University in
Arkansas on a full tennis scholarship, where he earned a degree in Journalism. In 1988 he came to New York as a senior coach
at the renowned Port Washington Tennis Academy where he had the opportunity to
work with nationally and internationally ranked players from around the
world. Greg served as the USTA/Eastern
National Travel coach, during which time he accepted a position as head pro at
the USTA BJK National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows. He was also named head coach for the St.
John’s University men’s tennis team from 2000-02. In 2005 he was recruited by So. Cal Tennis
Coaching legend Skip Redondo to be the Director of High Performance Tennis at
the ISA International Tennis Academy in San Diego, CA. Greg joined SPORTIME Randall’s Island and JMTA
in 2014, transferring from SPORTIME Quogue where he was Director of Tennis.
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
Cosmin, a native of Romania,
attended Texas Christian University where he played #1 singles and doubles, and
was ranked #21 in singles and #12 in doubles in Division I. In 2008, he was named Mountain West Conference
Player of the Year and was nominated for TCU Athlete of the Year. He graduated Cum Laude from TCU with a
Bachelor of Science degree in International Communications. Cosmin played on the professional tour for
four years, reaching career high world ATP rankings of #774 in singles and #556
in doubles. As a coach, Cosmin spent
three years at Southern Methodist University coaching the women's team, and in
2011, he coached the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Champion, Marta
Lesniak. Cosmin went back to school and
earned an MBA in Finance from SMU before joining the C4 Tennis Academy in
Rockwall, TX as a Junior Director. Cosmin
joined SPORTIME Randall’s Island and the JMTA in 2013.
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.
José, originally from Guimarães, Portugal, won several I.T.F national and
international tournaments as a junior, earning a top 15 ITF junior world
ranking. José was a member of Portugal’s
national team from 1996-2002 and received the Under 16 Player of the Year award
in 1999 from the Portuguese Sports Confederation. José has over 10 years of experience coaching
adults and juniors and playing at the highest levels of professional tennis.
José joined SPORTIME and the JMTA in 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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
from Plainfield, NJ, Jamie has been a tennis coach for over 15 years. Jamie trained at the prestigious Arthur
Carrington Tennis Academy in Amherst, Massachusetts and attended Hampton
University in Virginia where he earned a degree in Education. As a junior, Jamie was ranked as high as #31
in the US and #5 in the East. Jamie
played satellite and ITF tournaments around the world as well as in USTA pro
events. Jamie's students have played
Division I college tennis and on the pro tour, and include top ten WTA player
Vera Zvonareva. Jamie also helped to develop
one of the first USTA Area Training Centers in Woodbridge, NJ, coached an AAU
championship team, and worked with children at the not-for-profit Hackensack Enrichment
and Learning program. Jamie serves as
SPORTIME Randall’s Island’s Community Outreach Director, helping as many as
1000 children a week from neighborhoods surrounding Randall’s Island to have
the opportunity to learn and embrace tennis as a sport of opportunity. Jamie joined SPORTIME in 2010.
a native of Harlem, New York, was the #5 ranked junior player in the USTA
Eastern Section and the 2005 Mayor’s Cup champion. Michael competed on the pro circuit before
attending Florida A&M University, where he earned his degree in economics
while compiling 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 the former hitting partner for
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (top 100 ATP player). From 2011-12, he was the Assistant Tennis Coach
for Florida A&M before joining SPORTIME in June 2012.
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.
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.
In 2012 she transitioned to SPORTIME Randall’s Island to become a member
of the JMTA coaching staff.
Ana, a native of Madrid, Spain, attended the University of Maryland, where she graduated with a B.S in Economics. Ana helped the Terps to a top 25 national tennis ranking, won an ITA regional title in doubles, and reached #99 in NCAA singles and #15 in doubles. Upon finishing her degree, Ana returned to Spain and dedicated a year to training and playing on the pro circuit full-time, reaching a career-high WTA Tour ranking of #670. Ana has competed for teams in Spain, France, and Germany and has coached in both England and Spain, earning coaching qualifications in both countries. Ana joined SPORTIME and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in 2014.
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.
Dan Cochrane, a native of Lower
Froyle, England, was top 10 in Britain as a junior, reaching the national
doubles finals twice and winning 6 ITF junior titles. Dan graduated from Auburn University with SEC
Academic Honors, a 4.0 G.P.A and a degree in Finance. He was ranked #1 in the country in NCAA
division 1 doubles in 2013, winning the All-American Championships, reaching
the semi-finals in the National Indoor Championships, reaching the
quarter-finals of the NCAA championships and earning All-American honors. Captaining Auburn's team in 2014, Dan finished
the year ranked #61 in NCAA singles, played in the NCAA individual
championships, and was named the ITA Most Improved Senior in 2014 for the
Southern Region. Dan represented Great Britain twice in the World University
Games in 2011 and 2013. Dan joined
SPORTIME and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in 2014.
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.
raised in Silver Springs, Maryland, Jon attended Stony Brook University, where
he was a member of the men’s tennis team for four years, playing #1 and #2
singles his junior and senior years and compiling the 3rd highest winning
percentage in school history. Jon was on the America East Commissioner's
Honor Roll for each of his four years at Stony Brook, an honor given to
athletes who maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while playing a Division I sport.
Jon was an Academic All-American East and Second Team All-American
East. He graduated from Stony Brook Magna Cum Laude with a dual degree in
business-finance and economics. After graduation, Jon competed professionally
on the Futures and Challengers circuit before joining the staff of SPORTIME and
JMTA in 2014.
Chidi hails from Piscataway, New Jersey and was ranked #1 in
singles in the USTA Eastern Section as a junior. Chidi attended the University of Louisville,
where he helped his team win a Big East Conference Championship. Individually he achieved a NCAA ranking of
#122 in singles and #55 in doubles. Chidi
transferred to Florida A&M University, where he helped lead his team to
three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Finals and was a first team All
Mid-Eastern selection three times. Chidi
majored in Political Science, with a minor in International Relations. He joined SPORTIME and the JMTA in 2013.
native of Venezuela, was a top-five ranked junior tennis player in his home
country and participated globally on the ITF circuit. He achieved a career-high ITF junior ranking
of 300 in the world before playing on the ATP Tour. In 2011, he received
his degree in Business Administration from Lindsey Wilson College, where he
played #1 singles and #1 doubles. After college, Freddy joined SPORTIME at
its Harbor Island location in Mamaroneck, NY. Freddy transferred to SPORTIME
Randall’s Island to join the staff of JMTA in 2013.
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.
Ramazan, a native of Kazan, Russia, was
ranked in the top 20 in boy’s 16s as a junior in his native homeland and won an
ITF junior title in 2010. He attended
St. Bonaventure University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in
International Relations and competed for their Division I tennis team, playing
at the top of the line-up in both singles and doubles. Ramazan joined SPORTIME
and the JMTA in 2014.
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
a native of Latvia, was a top ranked junior player in Europe, and represented
her home country in the 2007 European Junior Championships in Austria. She played Division I, Division II and NAIA
college tennis as a student athlete at Temple University, Florida Southern
College and the University of Mobile, Alabama. Agnese was a 2013 first team NAIA
All-American, finishing her collegiate career playing No. 1 singles and doubles
and compiling a 13-1 singles record and 12-2 doubles record. She was also named the ITA South Region
Player to Watch in 2011 and the SSAC Freshman of the Year in 2010, and received
the Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2009. After graduating from the University of Mobile
with a degree in Business Administration, Agnese joined SPORTIME and JMTA in
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
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
John McEnroe Tennis Academy staff in 2014.
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.
Mark was born in Ohio and grew up in Florida, where he attended
the IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy and achieved
a Boy’s 18 national junior ranking of #69.
Mark attended the University of South Florida where he played Division I
tennis and studied Business Marketing and Psychology. While at USF, he earned Big East All-Academic
team honors two years in a row and won the Flight A Seminole Invitational
Collegiate Tournament in 2009. Mark
joined SPORTIME and the JMTA in 2014.
Emil, originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, was the No. 5 ranked junior
player in his home nation, ahead of current ATP professional Grigor Dimitrov. Emil held a top 10 ranking in every age
division, until he attended Bethune-Cookman University, where he graduated with
a B.S in Hospitality Management and an M.S in Transformative Leadership. He played #1 singles and doubles for the
Wildcats, leading the team to three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinals
while also earning MEAC All-Academic Team accolades and an ITA Scholar-Athlete
award in 2010. Emil was the Graduate
Assistant Coach for Bethune-Cookman University’s Men’s & Women’s tennis
programs, where he coached the 2014 MEAC Player of the Year and Rookie of the
Year and led the B-CU Women’s team to its first MEAC Southern Division Title
since 2007. Emil previously worked at a
prestigious high-performance tennis academy in California and coached some of
the top SoCal juniors. Emil joined
Sportime and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in 2014.
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 offers private athletic development sessions to adults and
juniors, as well as physical therapy services at SPORTIME Randall’s Island and
at SportsLab NYC’s midtown location.
Andrew joined Sportime and JMTA with SportsLab in 2013.
RIchard-John Mensing Fitness Coach
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
at all 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 Institutand went on to build his own successful health and fitness business, boasting
clients from the worlds of sports, TV and film.From ATP and WTA tennis pros,
to Junior Olympic and collegiate swimmers, and for hundreds of amateur
athletes, Richard has provided a uniform, yet individualized approach to the
vital role that strength and conditioning training, flexibility and nutrition
play in creating a successful athlete, regardless of their age or sport.
Richard joined SPORTIME and the JMTA with SportsLab, NYC in 2014.
Tarik Tyler Fitness Coach
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.