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.
JMTA Director Emeritus
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.
Executive 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.
Director of Tennis, SPORTIME Syosset, and Regional Director, JMTA Long Island
Mike, a native of Long Island, was one of the top ranked juniors in the country prior to attending Bowling Green State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. At Bowling Green, Mike led the men’s tennis team to two Mid-American Conference Championships and became the most successful player in the history of the program. After graduating, Mike quickly became one of the top junior coaches in the east, developing numerous nationally ranked players, while earning a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. He has competed and coached extensively in ITF tournaments around the world. Mike joined SPORTIME in 2000, became Director of the JMTA's first Long Island site, at SPORTIME Syosset, in 2012, and, as of the launch of JMTA's newest location at SPORTIME Port Washington in 2023, the Regional Director of JMTA Long Island.
Director of Tennis, SPORTIME Lake Isle/Director, JMTA Westchester
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.
Director of Tennis and JMTA, SPORTIME Port Washington; Director of the JMTA College Combine
Jay, a native of Lexington, Ohio, joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2010, where he has coached multiple Gold Ball winners and New York State champions, and has helped to place over 250 players onto college tennis teams. Prior to moving to New York in 2010, Jay was the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Brown University for eight years. He was the most successful tennis coach in the Brown Tennis program’s 100-plus year history, leading the team to its highest ever national ranking, #33, two Ivy League Titles, and seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2005, Jay was named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the National Coach of the Year award. He coached five singles players and 15 doubles teams to national rankings, including one team that achieved All-American status. Two of his players at Brown collectively picked up ATP tour wins against Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Preceding Jay’s years at Brown were six seasons as the Head Coach at Bowling Green State University where he was named the 2002 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year after leading the team to MAC titles in 2000 and 2002. Jay was a successful collegiate player at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He later earned his Master’s degree in Sports Psychology and Sports Management from Miami University, where he also served as an assistant coach for the women’s team, winning a MAC title in 1996.
Executive Director of Tennis, SPORTIME Clubs
Mike hails from the United Kingdom and has been a coach for more than 30 years. As a coach and tennis consultant worldwide, he has worked and delivered training in over 80 countries, supporting the development of tennis on five continents. Mike has been a keynote speaker at three ITF Worldwide Conferences and has presented at multiple USPTA World Conferences, PTR International Symposia, and National Conferences, and is a regular contributor to the ATP/WTA Pro Course. Mike was the author of the ITF Tennis10s manual, the Official U10 Program of many nations across the globe. His previous roles include Director of Tennis at MatchPoint in Southampton, England, and Director of Junior Tennis at the West Hants Club in Bournemouth, England. A Level Five LTA Coach, PTR Professional, and USPTA P1, Mike was also an LTA Master Tutor, ITF Expert, and PTR World Professional of the Year in 2007. In 2022 he was recognized as a PTR International Master Professional. He joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022, bringing his coaching and coach education background to the key role of developing our coaching staff and enhancing our programs across the Company.