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 became New York City's premier tennis destination and is the Manhattan home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.
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
*Membership is required to participate in any SPORTIME/JMTA program series and Membership gives you exclusive benefits. Please contact Membership Director, Jay Karl, by calling 212-427-6150 or emailing email@example.com, to find out more today!
SPORTIME VBC provides expert private instruction for boys and
girls who are interested in receiving special one on one attention. Our
coaches evaluate the player's level and discuss what areas of the
game he or she would like to focus on. He or she then creates an
individualized lesson plan to address those goals. Private Instruction
is an excellent way to focus on specific skills, gain valuable feedback
and receive a high number of skill repetitions.
For private lesson fees or to schedule a private training session with one of our coaches, please contact Chris Husmann at Chusmann@sportimeny.com or call 516-731-4432.
JMTA Tournament Team
JMTA coaches attend certain USTA and ITF tournaments to support JMTA juniors. Individual coaching at tournaments is available to JMTA students for an additional cost. Challenge matches, invitational training camps and other special trips are offered throughout the year.
If you are interested in participating or in learning more about the JMTA Travel Team, please contact Jay Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-427-6150.
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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.
Bennett Schlansky Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer, SPORTIME Clubs, LLC. Managing Director, SPORTIME RI and JMTA
Ben was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where he first started playing tennis. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Friends School and of Vassar College, where he received his BA in 1992, and where he played four years of college tennis and was team captain his senior year. Ben received his JD from Fordham University School of Law in 1999, and was admitted to the NYS and Washington DC Bars in 2000. During the summers of 1989 through 1992, Ben was a tennis director and coach at the Amagansett EastSide Tennis Club in Amagansett, NY (now Sportime Amagansett), the first club owned and operated by Sportime founder and Chief Executive Officer, Claude Okin. Between college and law school, Ben spent four years as an advocate and federal lobbyist for the Eastern Paralyzed Veteran Association. After law school, he was an associate at Seward & Kissel, LLP before rejoining the Sportime team in 2001.
Michael Ward General Manager, SPORTIME RI and JMTA
Michael, raised in Jackson Mississippi, graduated from Mississippi College in 2007 where, as member of the tennis team, he received the Conference Sportsmanship Award, was named a National ITA Scholar Athlete, and was an All-Conference and First Team pick. After graduating, he remained at Mississippi College as the Assistant Coach of the men’s tennis team, while earning his MBA. Michael spent five years in financial services and banking before returning to tennis in 2014 as the Tennis Director of the Anguilla Tennis Academy, a non-profit tennis initiative in the British West Indies. Michael has extensive experience as a coach and in tennis management in a wide variety of settings, from academies to five-star resorts. Michael joined Sportime and JMTA in 2016.
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 Tennis for JMTA in 2012.
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.
Richard-John Mensing - CSCS, NASM-PET Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
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 of all ages and 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 Institut. He has over 20 years of professional experience both as an athlete and coach (ATP, WTA, Junior Olympics, etc.), coaching the likes of Victoria Azarenka, Sergei Bubka, Greg Louganis, Reggie and Cheryl Miller and JMTA's Noah Rubin. Richard joined Sportime and JMTA in 2014, and became Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development in September of 2015.
Domagoj Lausic, PhD Director of Mental Performance and Toughness, JMTA
Dom, a native of Zagreb,
Croatia, earned his Ph.D. in Sports Psychology from Florida State University. Dom’s tennis background includes experience as
a PTR National Tester, clinician and symposium speaker. Dom has twenty years of tennis teaching/coaching
experience, is USPTA Level P1 certified and has completed all USTA science
testing levels. After playing college
tennis, and completing his degree work, Dom worked with many professional and
collegiate level athletes at several clubs and academies. In 2011, he co-founded Hourglass Performance
Institute® (HPI), where he serves as the director of tennis and competitive
shooting. Dom’s work has been published
in scientific and coaching publications and presented at national and
international conferences. Dom and HPI joined Sportime and JMTA in 2014.
Dijana Stojic Director of U10 Programs, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
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 and JMTA in 2014.
Perry Aitchison Associate Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Perry, originally from Australia, attended Syracuse University where he majored in Architecture. He has coached thousands of players, from the developmental level through top national, collegiate and professional levels. Perry has extensive experience as an analyst and planner for USTA junior competitive systems and is a graduate of USTA High Performance Coaching. Perry is certified in IYCA Speed and Agility training mechanisms and is Sportime’s lead expert in Dartfish technology. Perry has served as a Director of Tennis and as a Tournament Director during his tenure at SPORTIME. Perry joined Sportime and JMTA in 2012.
Mark Bowtell Associate Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
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
Brian Helm Associate Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Brian was born and raised in the Washington DC area, where he played competitively as a junior. After being sidelined by a serious car accident, he moved down to Florida, at age 18, to rehab, train and play Futures tournaments. At age 20, Brian decided to focus his efforts on coaching. He spent 10 years doing so in Florida and in the Boston area, and the last 10 years doing so in the NYC area, coaching players of all ages and levels, from world-class to recreational. Brian joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2017.
Andy Wegman - MS, ATC Associate Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Andy, a native of Western NY, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University at Buffalo. He is a licensed NYS Certified Athletic Trainer. Prior to joining Sportime and JMTA full time, Andy worked with Body Space Fitness in NYC specializing in performance and rehabilitation training. He also volunteers his time working with the USA Wrestling Team and has worked USA Track & Field Olympic Trials and Championships Meets in Eugene, Oregon. Andy joined Sportime and JMTA in 2015, becoming Associate Director of our Performance Team in 2017.
Ted Dimond Senior Assistant Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
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.
Igdalias Mendez - M.S CSCS, PES, USAW-L1 Assistant Director of Performance, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Igda, a native of Puerto Rico, attended Long Island University where he was a member of the Division I track and field team specializing in middle distance events such as the 800m. Upon graduation, he completed a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning at the LIU, Brooklyn Campus. At LIU, he worked with a variety of Division I sports teams, including tennis, baseball and basketball. He served as the women’s tennis strength and conditioning coach for seven seasons, helping them win two conference titles and achieve two NCAA tournament bids during that time. He has worked in the private sector with youth and adult athletes in a wide range of sports and is currently an adjunct professor at LIU in the Department of Sport Sciences. Igda joined Sportime and JMTA in 2015.
Emily Ward Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) & Performance Coach, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Emily, who grew up in Mississippi, earned her degree in Exercise Science of Kinesiology from Mississippi College, where she was Captain and MVP during four years of college tennis. Emily subsequently received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has experience working in a level one trauma center in an outpatient setting, treating primarily ortho-trauma cases and sports related injuries. She has also worked internationally in the British West Indies, where she implemented injury prevention and training programs for athletes, worked with local clients, and volunteered with several non-profit foundations, including the Anguilla National Tennis Academy, which was directed by her husband, and now RI/JMTA Co-GM, Michael Ward. Emily joined Sportime and JMTA in 2016.
Jason Shkodnik Assistant Director and Co-Director of Adult Programming, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Jason, originally from Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Florida where he was ranked in the top 10 state-wide, and in the top 100 nationally in boys’ 18s. Jason attended the University of Buffalo, where he was captain of the men’s tennis squad for 3 years, also receiving the Arthur Ashe Leadership Award in his senior year. He graduated from UB in 2013 with a degree in health and human services, and communications. As the Assistant Coach of the UB men’s squad, Jason helped his team win the MAC Conference Championship and qualify for the NCAA championship tournament for the first time in school history. Jason joined Sportime and JMTA in 2011, summers only through 2015, and full-time as of 2016.
Ofir Solomon Assistant Director of U10 & JMTP Program Director
Ofir, of Melville, N.Y., was Junior and Senior year captain at John F. Kennedy High School where he earned All-County Doubles honors in 2010 and 2012. He attended Fairfield University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Accounting. During freshman year, while playing for the Fairfield Stags, he lead the team with an overall singles record of 20-10 going 16-4 in dual play and 5-1 in the MAAC, eventually becoming the Team Captain. At the Junior Level he ranked within the east coast Top 20 and the Top 150 in the country.
Matt Trumino Senior Tennis Coach and On-Site Tournament Director
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.
Santo Castillo Senior Tennis Coach
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.
Andre Dupre Senior Tennis Coach
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 in 2010.
Ricardo Pena Senior Tennis Coach
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 in 2009.
Hana Sromova Senior Tennis Coach
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.
Edyta Cieplucha Tennis Coach
Edyta, originally from Lodz, Poland, achieved a career high national ranking of #5 as a junior in her home country, and won multiple national tournaments in various age groups. She attended Southern Methodist University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Art & Photography. As a member of the SMU tennis team, she was ranked as high as #33 nationally in singles, and made it to the Round of 16 in the NCAA championship tournament. After college, Edyta played in various pro circuit tournaments throughout Europe, winning a $10K singles title in 2008. Edyta joined Sportime/JMTA in 2016.
Milo Hauk Tennis Coach
Milo, raised in Westchester, NY, had a career high junior ranking of #2 in the East. He attended St. John’s University and graduated with a B.A in professional studies. During his tenure at St. John’s, he achieved national collegiate rankings in doubles and made the All-Big East team three times. Milo’s career high doubles ranking (#50) is the highest ranking in the history of the St. John’s tennis program. Milo has several years of experience coaching kids of all ages and joined Sportime and the JMTA in 2015.
Tarun Kishan Tennis Coach
Tarun, originally from Dubai, was raised in Canada where he was ranked in the top 5 of every division as a junior, achieving a ranking of #18 in the Boys’18s. During his junior career, Tarun travelled and played ITF events, and spent some time at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona. He attended Robert Morris University (Division I, NEC), where he played #1 Doubles and #1 - #3 Singles, and captained the team in his junior and senior years, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Tarun joined Sportime Kings Park in 2013, before transferring to Sportime Randall’s Island and the JMTA in 2015.
Sandy Lochu Tennis Coach
Sandy, born in Salindre, France, she came to the United States to attended Savannah State University in Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. She played Division I tennis from August 2014 – May 2017. Throughout her tennis career she has had many great experiences including, working as a coach for French Open ball boys and the Montpellier ATP 250 as Head coach. She learned how to play tennis watching her mom play when she was young. Sandy joined the JMTA team in 2018.
Guido Margiotta Tennis Coach
Guido, born in Coronel Suarez, Buenos Aires, Argentina, attended Shaw University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. While attending SBU he won the NCAA championship in 2013 and 2014 Guido was a consecutive “Regional Champ” from 2004 – 2011, during which time Argentina ranked him in the “Top 16.” Guido’s professional experience includes having worked as a Head Coach in Raleigh, North Carolina and as a Tennis Instructor in New York. He spent time at Futures Stars, where he was in charge of the 12 and under group, organizing their tournaments and directing the events that involved them. He joined as a pro at JMTA in 2018.
Doug Stewart Tennis Coach
Douglas, raised in Malibu, California, achieved a #1 national ranking in Boys’ 14s and a #2 national ranking in Boys’ 18s as a junior. He attended the University of Virginia, where he was a two-time Singles All-American, Most Outstanding Male Scholar Athlete, Atlantic Coast Conference Singles Champion and the #1 player on UVA’s #1 nationally ranked team. After graduating from UVA with a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, he went on to earn his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management. Douglas has been coaching since 2009, and joined Sportime/JMTA in 2016.
Igor Supica Senior Tennis Coach
Igor, originally from Zagreb, Croatia, was ranked one of the Top-10 Juniors in his home country. He attended Graceland College and Northeastern State University where he earned a degree in Psychology. Igor has coached sectional, nationally and internationally ranked Juniors. His extensive experience includes USTA High Performance, USPTA Elite Professional and various players for Stanford, University of Texas as well as Division III school “Williams.” Igor has traveled with the ITF Junior Circuit extensively.
Carlos Bracho Tennis Coach and Co-Director of Adult Programming
Carlos, hailing from Venezuela, was top 10 in singles and doubles as a junior in his home country. Carlos, attended Mars Hill University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. While at Mars Hill, he was the SAC First Team All-Conference Player and MVP from 2001-2004. He later earned a Masters in Telecommunications from George Mason University. He began his coaching career as a hitting partner for WTA players Ai Sugiyama (ranked 11 WTA) and Aniko Kapros (ranked 32 WTA). Since 2004, Carlos has been coaching at other tennis academies, including Van der Meer Tennis Academy in South Carolina and Jack Schore in Virginia. He joined SPORTIME/JMTA as a coach in 2018.
Stephen Hunt Performance Coach
Stephen, hailing from Brooklyn, NY, attended Kingsborough College earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He has worked with athletes across various disciplines, including baseball, softball, basketball and soccer. Stephen is a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and TRX Certified. He joined the SPORTIME/JMTA Team in 2018.
Kashif Anthony Performance Coach
Miguel Colon Performance Coach
Miguel hails from New York City, where he attended Bronx CC and played Division III basketball. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Lehman College, and is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and as a functional strength coach, speed and agility specialist. Miguel coached high-school basketball for 3 years and has been training athletes of all ages and levels for 5 years. He joined the SPORTIME and JMTA team in 2017.
Richard Sec Performance & Tennis Coach
Richie, who was born and raised in New York City, trained at Sportime/JMTA, and was ranked in the top 20 in all age groups in the USTA Eastern division during his junior career. He played for Duquesne University in his freshman year and then transferred to play for Division I Queens College for his sophomore through senior years. Richie graduated from QC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition, and is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist. His education and experience on and off the tennis court create a unique skill set in his capacity as both a tennis and athletic training coach. Richie joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2019.
Lucas Dirube Tennis Coach
Lucas, hailing from Punta del Este, Uruguay, was a First Division Champion in his home country, and played for the Junior World Cup and Davis Cup teams, achieving an individual ranking of as high as #2. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he played four years of Division I Tennis and led the team to a top 50 ranking. Lucas’ coaching experience includes running Nike Tennis Camps at Samford University and the University of Alabama, and two years as the Graduate Assistant Coach for the University of Alabama. He joined the SPORTIME Randall’s Island and JMTA team in 2018.
Denis Porcic Tennis Coach
Denis, hailing from Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was a top ranked junior player in his home country, winning National Championships in both the Boys’ 16s and 18s, and achieving a #3 ranking in the 18s. In 2008, he became a member of the ITF Team of Europe, and made it to the third-round of the European Championships in 2012. Denis later attended Lindsey Wilson College, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. At LWC, he played #1 singles and doubles, and was the Mid-South Conference Player of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Denis joined the team at SPORTIME Amagansett in 2017, and the SPORTIME Randall’s Island/JMTA Team in 2018.
Marta Morga Tennis Coach
Marta, originally from Madrid, Spain, was ranked Top -10 in her home country as a Junior in U-18 and U-16, ranking 29th Nationally. She attended the University of Memphis where she majored in Sports, Science, as well as Health and Human Performance. She played for the Memphis Tigers, ranking among the Top 100 for Freshman Year Division I. Marta’s extensive coaching experience includes the Miller Tennis Center Summer Camp, The Racket Club of Memphis and the role of Assistant Coach for the Middle and High School students at St. Agnes.
Pablo Alvarez Tennis Coach
Pablo, originally from Madrid, Spain, was ranked #13 in the nation and top 3 in Madrid as a junior in the under 18 division. After a successful junior playing career, Pablo went on to play Division I tennis for the University of Buffalo, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. He played 1 and 2 singles and doubles for the team, won Freshman of the Year in 2012, was 2nd team All-Conference twice, and was awarded the Sportsmanship Player of the Year in the MAC conference. As captain, Pablo helped his team win the MAC tournament for the first time in program history. After college, Pablo began coaching top ranked juniors in Spain before joining SPORTIME/JMTA in 2017.
Stefan Vojnic Tennis Coach
Stefan, originally from Belgrade, Serbia, was ranked nationally in the top five as a junior in Serbia’s U16 and U18 divisions. He went on to play tennis at Division I, Alabama State University, where he earned his degree in Computer Information Systems. Stefan was captain of the team from his sophomore through senior year, and helped his school win their first conference championship. After his collegiate career, Stefan became a volunteer assistant for the men’s tennis team at Alabama State University and also worked for a hedge fund. Stefan joined SPORTIME/JMTA in 2016.
Omar Diab Tennis Coach
Omar, a native of Cairo, Egypt, was ranked in the top 10 in both the Boy's 16s and 18s divisions in his home country as a junior. He came to the US to play tennis for Southwest Baptist University, with the team making the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four in the National Championship Playoffs during his time there. Omar completed a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing and later received a Master's in Business Administration from SBU. During the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018, Omar coached at Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine, California in their high-performance program. He joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2019.
Chris McNeil Tennis Coach
Chris hails from Ocho Rios, Jamaica where he discovered his passion for tennis at the age of 13. Chris trained and competed throughout his junior career, becoming an ITF ranked junior player. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Brown’s Town Community College and, after graduating, Chris played on the Pro Circuit competing in Future Level events. After leaving the Pro Circuit, he commenced his coaching career, and has over 15 years of coaching experience. Chris joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2019.
Vladimir Paunic Tennis Coach
Vlad, a native of Novi Sad, Serbia, was ranked in the top-10 in the Boys’ 14s, 16s and 18s divisions in his home country. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University, achieving a 51-9 win-loss record for the men’s tennis team during his college career, and was the SLU Men’s Newcomer of the year in 2006 and Student Athlete of the year in 2008. After graduating from SLU with a BS in Finance, Vlad joined the pro tennis circuit, garnering victories against various ATP ranked players and winning the Men’s Open Serbian National Championship in 2010. After leaving the circuit, Vlad commenced his coaching career, including serving as the Head Coach for one of the top clubs in Serbia and working with various top world-ranked ITF juniors. Vlad joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2019.
Alejandro Ridruejo Tennis Coach
Alejandro, hails from Madrid, Spain, where as a junior he was ranked top-15 nationally and #3 in his home city. He studied at St. Francis College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Administration. In college, he was voted most improved on his team and was ranked #2 in his conference two years in a row. He has coached high-level tennis players in Madrid and at Greenwich Racquet Club in Connecticut where he was also a Tournament Event Coordinator. Alejandro joined the Sportime Team in 2019.
Ryan Schreiber Assistant General Manager, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Ryan, originally from Westbury, NY, was a two-sport athlete in High School, lettering in both Baseball and Basketball. Ryan went on to play Club Baseball for the University of Colorado, Boulder, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. Ryan was the President of the Club Baseball Organization his senior year, overseeing team operations. After graduating college, Ryan joined Sportime in 2014, originally as the Assistant to the Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer of SPORTIME, Bennett Schlansky, and became Assistant General Manager in June 2017.
Jay Karl Director of Membership Sales and Services
Alex Pukal Media Director and Tennis Coach, SPORTIME RI and JMTA
Alex, originally from Chicago, Illinois, attended the University of South Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Economics. He played both singles and doubles for the USF Men’s Tennis Team, played in the NCAA tournament and won the Big East Conference title with the team. He attended the IMG Tennis Academy from 2000-2008, achieving a top 100 national junior ranking in every age category. Alex joined Sportime Randall’s Island and JMTA as a tennis coach in 2014 and, in addition to coaching, assisted with communications and social and other media. Alex was promoted to Media Director for JMTA and Sportime RI in 2018.
David Sassoon Pro Shop Manager, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
David is the Director of Retail for SPORTIME and JMTA. As a student at the University of Delaware, he studied marketing, operations management, and economics. After graduating, he went to work at Mason's Tennis in NYC, where he became a racket tech expert and the inventory manager. He joined SPORTIME in 2016 as manager of the SPORTIME Randall's Island Pro Shop, and was promoted to his current role in 2019.
Anthony DeCoo Director of Transportation, JMTA and SPORTIME RI
Anthony, a first generation born New Yorker, whose entire family is from the Dominican Republic. He attended the High School of Economics and Finance where he played competitive basketball for the High School Team. Anthony began his tenure at Sportime as a Front Desk Associate in 2012 and took the role of Transportation Director in 2014 where he has been since.
Vicki Castenada Billing Specialist and Seasonal Coordinator
Vicki, a Bronx native, attended Monroe College and graduated with a degree in Medical Administration. She started at Sportime in 2014 in maintenance and in 2015 she began working the front desk where she quickly became manager. As manager she oversaw the training of the front desk staff and made sure to provide a high quality of service to customers. Since 2016 Vicki has been working as Administration Assistant for all of Sportime Randall’s Island.
Jasmin Voyd Hospitality and Billing Specialist
Jasmin, originally from Maple Shade, NJ, holds school records in Track and Field in high school and at Rowan University. While at Rowan University, she studied Public Relations and is currently enrolled in Professional Studies at Fordham University. Jasmin has worked in customer service for 6 years and she brings her experience and passion for helping others to our concierge and administrative team. Jasmin joined the SPORTIME/JMTA Team in 2017.