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BETHPAGE TENNIS
101 Norcross Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
516-933-8500

Staff


Chelsea Riccio
Regional Manager, SPORTIME Bethpage, Syosset and Roslyn
Maria Kinalis
Club Manager
Ann Reid
Assistant Manager, Seasonal and PAL Director
Simon Childs
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
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.

Lois Castellon
Lois Castellon
Coach

Originally from Reunion Island (FRANCE), Lois was a top ITF junior where he has been competing against the world’s best players since the age of 12. Lois has been a sparring partner for many ATP top 100 players and reached a career high of top 20 in France. Lois went on to University in the United States where he earned his Bachelors in Sports and Recreation Management with a minor in Business Management at Union College. Lois was first singles and ranked as high as 11 in the country in singles and 17 in the country in doubles. He was an NAIA All American. Lois joined our Sportime/JMTA family in the summer of 2020.

Aarja Chakraborty
Aarja Chakraborty
Coach

Aarja Chakraborty was born and brought up in Delhi, India. As a junior competitor, Aarja represented her country as one of the top three ranked players in international competition. She continued playing ITF's and junior national tournaments until she came to the United States at the age of 17 to play D1 Tennis at Oakland University on a full scholarship. Aarja graduated with a major in Economics and a minor in Business Analytics this past spring. Aarja joined our SPORTIME/JMTA the summer of 2021.

Tania Teruel Encina
Tania Teruel Encina
Coach

Tania Teruel Encinas was born in Almeria, Spain. As a junior tennis player she was ranked top 100 in Spain right before relocating to America. Tania played her college tennis at Northwest Missouri State University, where she played number 1 singles and doubles all four years and was captain for 3 of her years. Tania was ranked top 50 in the country in both singles and doubles during her college career. Her team reached the NCAA elite 8 in 2019. Tania majored in Criminology and joined our JMTA/Sportime team the summer of 2020.

Ken Feuer
Ken Feuer
Director of Player Development

Ken is a native of Massapequa, NY, where he was one of the top junior players in all age levels in the Eastern Section and at the National level. Ken played for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln #2-#4 singles positions where he Won Big 8 titles in both #4 singles and #1 doubles. He represented Nebraska in NCAA individual doubles tournament in 1990. Ken earned his Bachelor of Arts in physical education in 1992. After his playing career ended, he went on to be the assistant coach of Nebraska for two years. Ken is also the former head pro and interim tennis director at Shelter Rock Tennis and Country Club in Manhasset, NY. After serving as Vice President in his family business for several years in New Orleans, he relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona where he formed his own academy working with adults, ATP/WTA players and high performance juniors. Ken joined JMTA Long Island as Director of Player Development the summer of 2019.

Karla Flores
Karla Flores
Coach

Karla was consistently ranked top Four in her country of El Salvador in every age group from 10's through 18's. Karla was recruited by Benedict College located in South Carolina where she played #1 singles for 3 consecutive years. Karla was a multiple national champion winning 3 NCAA championships (Dll). Karla also received Player of the Year accolades in 2016 for the SIAC conference and received Most Valuable Player award from Benedict College that same year. Karla was all conference singles and doubles during her time at Benedict College. She received her Bachelors degree in Accounting with a minor in Management. She continued her studies at Mount Vernon Nazarene University where she received her Master's degree and served as Graduate Tennis Assistant.

José Flores
José Flores
Coach

Originally from El Salvador, José began his career at a young age but began to flourish quickly reaching a career high junior ranking of top 3 nationally. Recruited to play for Division II powerhouse Benedict College, he received the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Award for outstanding play. At Benedict College, José won three consecutive DII championships and moved to the top 10 in the southern region ranking with his team. José has experience working as a tennis coach at multiple camps while he was in college. José joined our SPORTIME/JMTA team Fall of 2021.

Agustin Gascia
Agustin Gascia
Coach

Agustin Gascia, hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Agustin was one of the top ranked juniors in Argentina and was recruited to attend college in the United States at NAIA tennis powerhouse University of Indianapolis. Agustin earned a bachelors degree in Accounting while also becoming one of the schools most successful tennis players of all time. Agustin was an NAIA All American and achieved a ranking of number 3 in the country. Agustin spent a brief time on the pro tour where he achieved an ATP ranking of 1300 in Singles and 1500 in Doubles. Agustin joined our Sportime/JMTA team summer of 2021

Airam Castellano Hernandez
Airam Castellano Hernandez
Coach

Airam Castellano Hernández was born in Gran Canaria, Spain. He was nationally ranked top 200 in Spain when he was 16 years old and he was champion in all junior categories in Gran Canaria. Airam earned a full athletic scholarship to play for the University of Missouri-Kansas City, NCAA D1, in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2014. In 2017 he achieved a nationally ranking of #115 in singles after making the Elite 8 in the ITA Central Regional, and in 2018 he was nationally ranked #72 in doubles. Between 2014-2018 he was named ITA Scholar-Athlete and All WAC Academics, All WAC first team in singles and doubles, 2 times All WAC player of the month and 16 times all WAC player of the week. He won the 2016 WAC Player of the Year and helped his teammates to achieve the 2017 WAC Championship. Airam holds his school's all-time record with most wins in singles and doubles. Airam graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

Alexey Kavalenka
Alexey Kavalenka
Tournament Director/Coach

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 530 in ITF junior rankings beating Karen Khachanov (currently ranked #17 in the world) and Egor Gerasimov (currently ranked #65 in the world) on the way. Before coming to the United States, Alexey graduated from Republic State College of Olympic Reserve with a degree in tennis coaching and exercise science. 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. During his four years of his college tennis career he played #1 in doubles and top 3 in singles leading his school to a national ranking of #35 in the country. He was selected to Gulf South All-Conference team in 2014. Alexey joined our Sportime/JMTA team in 2015.

Wael Kilani
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.

Sofiya Kuzina
Sofiya Kuzina
Coach

Sofiya Kuzina was born in Moscow, Russia. She started playing tennis at a young age and quickly jumped up the national rankings to become one of the best juniors in her country. As a 16 year old, she reached a ranking of top 100 in Russia. Sofiya left Russia to train at multiple tennis academies across Europe. She was heavily recruited to play college tennis in the United States and eventually accepted a full scholarship to Division I LIU Post. At LIU Sofiya plays first singles and doubles and has earned multiple awards and accolades including NEC tennis player of the year.

Csaba Laszlo
Csaba Laszlo
Coach

Csaba Laszlo a native of Sopron , Hungary was a top junior player who was ranked top ten in singles throughout his junior career. Csaba earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management at Goshen College, Indiana where he was first singles for three years and was chosen to be team captain for his last two years. Csaba holds the all- time record for most singles matches won within a single season in school history. Csaba joined Sportime Lynbrook in 2013 where he taught for six years as a Master Pro. Csaba was previousy the director of tennis at Atlantic Beach Club. In 2019 Csaba was the Director of Tennis at Point Set Racket Club before joinig Sportime Syosset in the fall of 2020.

Serigo Lizarraga
Serigo Lizarraga
Coach

Sergio Lizarraga, a native from Los Cabos, Mexico, was ranked as high as #1 nationally in Mexico. Sergio decided to accept a scholarship to Jacksonville State University where he captained his team during his senior year. During his time at JSU, Sergio graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Wellness with a minor in coaching. He is currently enrolled in Union College where he is studying a Master's in Athletic Administration.

Greg Lumpkin
Greg Lumpkin
Associate JMTA Director

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.

Milana Lysova
Milana Lysova
Coach

Milana is from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Ranked as high as #210 in the world ITF junior rankings and was a champion of Kazakhstan in under 16 and 18 divisions, Milana won 9 doubles ITF titles in junior and was a finalist 5 times in singles. Milana was recruited and played college tennis at Miami of Ohio University where she played #2 singles and #1 doubles. Milana majored in marketing and joined our SPORTIME/JMTA team in the summer of 2021.

Eric Meditz
Eric Meditz
Coach

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.

Jeoffrey Noblecourt
Jeoffrey Noblecourt
Coach

Jeoffrey Noblecourt was born in Paris, France. He was a top ranked player in his home country as a junior and competed in some of the biggest tournaments in the world. Jeoffrey trained for 3 years at Nick Bollettieri’s tennis academy where he practiced and competed on a daily bases with some of the worlds best ATP players. Jeoffrey was recruited to play at Nicholls State University, where he earned first-team All-Southland for doubles and an individual title in single at the Ron Westbrooks Invitational. Jeoffrey transferred to Delta State University, where he finished his career playing No. 1 singles and doubles, while earning his degree in Finance. Post-graduation, Jeoffrey then earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University. Jeoffrey joined our Sportime/JMTA team the fall of 2020.

Matt Orobona
Matt Orobona
Coach

Matt Orobona is a Long Island native from Plainview, NY and has been with SPORTIME since 2014. Matt has been involved in many areas across the company from back office club operations to Multi-Sport Director, Assistant Manager and Camp Director. Matt has a keen gift of connecting with our younger players and has become one of our most popular U10 coaches having studied extensively with our Under 10 Curriculum Guru Mike Barrell and JMTA U10 Mac Director Jared El Gayeh. Matt keeps up with current U10 innovative teaching philosophies and is always eager to continuing his coaching education and experience.

Jordan Richman
Jordan Richman
Coach

Jordan, a life-long New Yorker, is both a seasoned tennis professional and NYS licensed School Psychologist. As a junior, he was an ETA standout, ranked nationally in every age group, competed in the US Open Junior Doubles Championships (1989), and even defeated Greg Rusedski (world ranked #4) as a teen. At Benjamin Cardozo HS, Jordan led the Judges to multiple NYC championships and Mayors Cup victories, playing #1 singles for most of his career while serving as team Captain. In 2016, he was inducted to the Cardozo Hall of Fame for his achievements. Jordan received a full scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a scholar-athlete recipient during his 4-year career, ultimately playing #2 singles and #1 doubles. As a coach, Jordan previously served as Director of Junior Summer Tennis Program at the historic Piping Rock Country Club on Long Island, and is currently Tennis Director at Camp Equinunk/Blue Ridge in Pennsylvania, one of the premier sleepaway camps. For two decades, Jordan has worked as a high school psychologist, counseling students and families to help improve school performance and overall mental health. On court, Jordan employs both physical and psychological strategies to improve the tennis performance of his players.

Samantha Siegel
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.

Kim Stubbe
Kim Stubbe
Coach

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.

Filip Van Eylen
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.

Jason Wass
Jason Wass
Coach

Jason is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has 15+ years of experience as the Director of Tennis at Sportime Kings Park. Jason is a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional with certifications in Ten and Under Tennis and the USTA High Performance Coaching program. At Sportime, he has instigated one of the most dynamic and successful internal u10 competitive circuits with over 200 children competing at each event.

Caio Zampieri
Caio Zampieri
Coach

Caio Zampieri, originally from Mogi-Guaçu, Brazil has travelled the world as a top ATP professional. His highest ranking was 182 (2010) in singles and 114 (2017) in doubles on the ATP tour. Caio has won over fifteen singles futures in his career and runner up for two Challenger events. Caio was a champion in over fifteen doubles tournaments between challengers and futures events. He has represented Brazil in Davis Cup three times for Brazil and has competed in all four grand slams multiple times. Caio jointed the JMTA team fall of 2018.

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