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Staff


Chelsea Riccio
Regional Manager, SPORTIME Bethpage, Syosset and Roslyn
Maria Kinalis
Tennis Coordinator/Assistant Manager
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.

Carolina Cuevas Bucio
Carolina Cuevas Bucio
U10 Assistant Director / Coach

Carolina, originally from Mexico, was nationally ranked top 15 in singles and top 5 in doubles by the age of sixteen. She was recruited to play for Lynn University Women's Tennis Team in Boca Raton, Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. At Lynn University, she achieved three Sunshine State Conference titles, and two NCAA II Championship finals. Carolina transferred to Point Loma Nazarene University to obtain a Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Performance. While obtaining her graduate degree, she played her final year of eligibility for the Women's Tennis Team. Carolina completed her college tennis career ranked #10 in the nation, was selected 'First Team All-Conference' in the PacWest Conference, and got the 'All-American' tennis award. Carolina joined our JMTA team the summer of 2018.

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.

Julia Elbaba
Julia Elbaba
Coach

A native of Long Island, Julia was a top junior player that competed in both the Jr. U.S. Open and Australian Open. She had an illustrious career at the University of Virginia winning a National Championship and holding an ITA singles ranking of No.1 in the nation. The five-time All-American became the winningest singles player at UVA and was a gold medalist representing the U.S. at the Masters' BNP Paribas held in Aix-En-Provence, France. She closed out her collegiate career earning the prestigious Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship and Courage. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. Professionally, Julia reached a career high WTA ranking of #372 in singles and #301 in doubles claiming the $10,000 event in New Orleans, L.A. and placing second at the $25,000 event in Landisville, PA. She has 10+ top 100 wins on the WTA tour. Julia joined the JMTA team in the winter 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.

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.

Strate Krstevski
Strate Krstevski
Coach

Strate, originally from Macedonia, was a National Champion in all junior age groups (12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s) in his home country and represented Macedonia in many international competitions. He was recruited to play at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he had a winning record in singles and doubles for four years. After earning a degree in Business Administration, Strate worked at the Greenwich Racquet Club as a Tennis Professional, leading and instructing their USTA Junior and Adult teams. He spent a year in Macedonia serving as the Macedonian Tennis Federation Head Coordinator for their 10 And Under Tennis programs and also coached the top three 16-year-old players in his country. Strate joined Sportime/JMTA in 2012.

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.

Luis Ludena
Luis Ludena
Coach

Luis Ludena was born and raised in Turmero, Venezuela. He started playing tennis when he was 11 and was ranked top 10 in his country in the 16’s and 18’s age divisions. Luis was recruited to play college tennis in the United States at Tiffin University in Ohio. He was captain for two years where he earned his degree in Business Administration. After graduation Luis served as the Men’s and Women’s Assistant Tennis Coach at Tiffin University. Luis is a certified USPTR professional and will be full time at SPORTIME Fall 2019.

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.

Curtis McCalla
Curtis McCalla
Coach

Hailing from Jamaica, Curtis played Davis-Cup for his country and is one of Long Island’s top coaches and teaching professionals. Curtis is best known for his high energy level and fun-loving personality. For more than a decade, Curtis has been inspiring Sportime players with his passion, helping Long Island players of all levels to become the best they can be. Curtis joined Sportime in 2000, and JMTA in 2012.

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.

Julian Rauber
Julian Rauber
Coach

Julian hails from Bordeaux, France where he was one of the top junior players in the country. He reached a high ranking of top 200 in the country in the juniors. Julian was recruited to play for Union College in Kentucky with fellow JMTA Long Island coach Lois Castellon. At Union, Julian made the final of regionals twice and qualified for the NCAA National Tournament during his tenure. Julian will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications May 2021.

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.

Nadia Smergut
Nadia Smergut
Coach

Nadia has a long history with the NY tennis community. She won the Suffolk County championship as a sophomore at the Ross school. She was a top 100 junior player and went on to a successful four-year career at Stony Brook University. There she excelled in both singles and doubles and was honored as the America East Conference Rookie of the Year. She repeatedly earned first-team Conference honors and participated in two NCAA championship tournaments. Nadia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and has served as a teaching coach at Hampton Racquet and the South Carolina Yacht Club.

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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