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JOHN MCENROE TENNIS ACADEMY
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John McEnroe
John McEnroe
Founder and Director, JMTA

John 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 Kleger
Lawrence Kleger
Co-Director, JMTA

Lawrence, a native New Yorker, is recognized as one of the top developmental coaches in the USA. He was named the USTA/Eastern Section Tennis Professional of the Year in 2013 and the USTA/Long Island Region Tennis Professional of the Year in 2006. Lawrence has trained more ranked juniors than anyone in the history of the USTA/Eastern Section. His students have won numerous USTA National Junior Championships, won more than 20 USTA Eastern Year-End Sportsmanship Awards, and have received countless full tennis scholarships to play at Top Division I colleges and universities. Lawrence was also the personal coach of Noah Rubin, who was his student at SPORTIME and JMTA from the age of 7 until he launched his professional tennis career in the summer of 2015. Noah has achieved an ATP ranking as high as 161 and, under Lawrence's guidance, Noah won countless tournaments as a junior, including the 2014 Boys' Wimbledon Championship and the 2014 USTA National Championship in singles and doubles. Lawrence joined SPORTIME in 1998 and became the Director of JMTA in 2012.

Patrick McEnroe
Patrick McEnroe
Co-Director, JMTA

Patrick grew up in Douglaston, NY and trained in the New York area. As a junior, he reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and the US Open boys' singles in 1983. Patrick then partnered Luke Jensen to win the French Junior doubles and the USTA Boys' 18 National and Clay Court titles in 1984. He made his first impact on the professional tour that same year, teaming up with brother John to win the doubles title at Richmond, Virginia. Patrick won the Men's Doubles Gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games with Jensen, and helped Stanford University, as team captain, win the NCAA team championship in 1986 and 1988. He graduated from Stanford in 1988 with a degree in political science, and then joined the professional tennis tour. On the tour, Patrick won one singles title and 16 doubles titles, including the 1989 French Open Men's Doubles title, during his 10‐year professional career, and achieved career‐high rankings of World No. 28 in singles and World No. 3 in doubles. After retiring from the tour in 1998, Patrick had a successful run as U.S. Davis Cup captain, the longest tenured captain in U.S. history, winning the cup in 2007. After leaving his Davis Cup role in 2010, McEnroe focused on his television commentary work, and also served as the General Manager of Player Development for the USTA until mid-2015. Patrick joined Sportime and JMTA in 2017.

Michael Kossoff
Michael Kossoff
JMTA Long Island Annex Director

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.

Alberto Romea
Alberto Romea
JMTA Westchester Annex Direct

Alberto, who hails from Zaragoza, Spain, grew up competing with players the likes of Nadal, Almagro and Verdasco. He held a top-8 ranking in Spain from the age of 10, and represented his country in 1998 Junior Davis Cup competition alongside compatriots Nadal and Almagro. Alberto was a top recruit to Auburn University at Montgomery, where he was the NAIA Rookie of the Year in 2006, and the NAIA Ward-Ballinger Outstanding Player of the Year in both 2008 and 2010. Alberto won National Championships at AUM in 2008 and 2010, finishing his NCAA career ranked number 1 in the nation in singles and doubles. Alberto graduated from AUM, with honors, in 2013, having earned a BA in Management and an MBA in International Business. Alberto was the Assistant Director of Tennis at the Greenwich Country prior to joining the Sportime/JMTA team in 2013. He was promoted to Director of Tennis for Sportime Lake Isle and Director of JMTA Westchester in July 2019.

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