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Staff


Bennett Schlansky
Bennett Schlansky
Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer, SPORTIME Clubs, Managing Director, SPORTIME RI, Westchester, Capital Region & 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.

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 Tennis for 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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2017.

Mark Bowtell
Mark Bowtell
Co-General Manager, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Mark 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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2013, and was promoted to Co-GM of the facility in 2022.

Stefanie Krstic
Stefanie Krstic
Co-General Manager, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Stefanie, originally from New York, NY, held a top 10 U18s USTA ranking and a top 150 ITF ranking as a junior. Stefanie attended Boston University, graduating in 2012 with a degree in Hospitality Management. During her stellar tennis career at BU, Stefanie played number 1 singles and doubles, was two-time America East Player of the Year, the 2011 ITA Northeast Region Player to Watch, and also earned Second Team All-America East honors. After graduating college, Stefanie worked in operations for nine years at hotels and for a law firm before joining the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2020, was promoted to the position of Co-GM in 2022.

Mike Barrell
Mike Barrell
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 responsible for designing the Tennis Australia Hot Shots Program, NTF Tennis Kids, the National Program of Norway, and Evolution Kids Tennis, the National Program of Serbia. He was also the author of the ITF Tennis10s manual, the Official U10 Program of many nations across the globe. Mike’s 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. 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.

Richard-John Mensing Jr. - MS-PES, CSCS, CHN
Richard-John Mensing Jr. - MS-PES, CSCS, CHN
Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Richard hails from Richmond, Virginia, and has over 20 years of professional experience as an elite athlete, performance coach, and athletic-wellness 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 Masters in D'Eesport I D'atletisme iNutricio at Universal Atlético Institut and went on to build his own successful health and fitness business, boasting clients from the worlds of sports, TV and film. From numerous ATP and WTA players to top ITF juniors, Olympic, Junior Olympic, collegiate, and amateur athletes from around the globe, Richard provides a uniform, yet holistic and individualized approach to the vital role that strength and conditioning training, flexibility, injury prevention and nutrition play in creating a successful athlete, regardless of age or sport. Richard joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2014.

Dijana Stojic
Dijana Stojic
Director of JMTA Mac Red Ball and Orange Ball Programs, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2014.

Dr. Dejan Stankovic, Ed.D, BCB
Dr. Dejan Stankovic, Ed.D, BCB
Director of Mental Performance & Wellness, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Dr. Stankovic was born in Serbia and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada, and later moved to Wakefield, Massachusetts. Dejan joins the SPORTIME/JMTA team as a sports psychologist with expertise in mindfulness, meditation and biofeedback. He is Board Certified in Biofeedback and is a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (aapb.org), the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (bcia.org), and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (aasp.org). His publications include “Mindfulness Meditation Training for Tennis Players” and “Mindfulness Meditation Training as a Sports Psychology Technique”. In addition, Dr. Stankovic has presented his work at numerous national sports psychology conferences and national biofeedback conferences, and has taught sports psychology at high schools and to sports teams, including various women’s and men’s tennis teams, throughout the greater Boston area. Dr. Stankovic graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University in 2007, a Master's Degree in Education, Counseling Psychology Specialization in Sports Psychology from Boston University in 2008, and received an Ed.D. from Boston University in 2015. He was an NCAA DI tennis player himself, and served as the Head Coach of the DI Boston University men’s tennis team. Dr. Stankovic joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Jason Shkodnik
Jason Shkodnik
Senior Associate Director and Director of Adult Programs, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2011, summers only through 2015, and full-time as of 2016.

Perry Aitchison
Perry Aitchison
Associate Director, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2012.

Brian Helm
Brian Helm
Associate Director, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2017.

Ion Efrim
Ion Efrim
Senior Assistant Director, Camp Director, On-Site Tournament Director, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Ion, originally from Romania, was a top-ranked junior in his home country, as well as the European Champion in the Boys’ 14s Division. He spent his freshman year at the University of Texas in Arlington, and then transferred to Alabama State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Management in 2019. During his sophomore, junior and senior years, the ASU team qualified for the NCAA Championships, and Ion was named First Team in both singles and doubles in the South Western Athletic Conference. As a senior, Ion was named Player of the Year and MVP of the SWAC Conference Tournament, as well as Student-Athlete of the Year at ASU. Ion spent three summers at the SPORTIME/JMTA during college, before joining the team full-time as a tennis coach and the site's Tournament Director in 2020. He was promoted to Assistant Academy Director and Camp Director in 2022.

Ofir Solomon
Ofir Solomon
Assistant Director of JMTA Mac Red and Orange Ball Programs, SPORTIME RI & JMTA, and 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. Ofir joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2017.

Nico Sigloch
Nico Sigloch
Senior Assistant Director and JMTA Coordinator, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Nico was a top nationally ranked player in his home country as a junior. He subsequently earned his Bachelor's degree in Sport and Performance from the German Sport University of Cologne and an MBA from Drury University. At Drury, Nico was ranked regionally in the top 10 in singles and top 5 in doubles, led the Men's Tennis Team to a top 8 finish at the DII National Championships, and ended his career with a 21 - 1 record in singles. Nico later became the Men's and Women's Assistant Coach at Drury. He is certified by the German Tennis Federation at the second highest coaching level. Nico joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2018.

Dejan Vukojicic
Dejan Vukojicic
Assistant Director, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Dejan was born and raised in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was ranked in the top 30 in Yugoslavia throughout his junior career. He attended the College of Sport, Nikola Tesla, Belgrade, in Serbia, and graduated with a B.S in Sport and Coaching. Dejan was recognized as “The Most Promising Coach” by the Tennis Federation of Serbia in 2013, and as “The Best Junior Coach” by the Tennis Federation of Serbia in 2020. Dejan served as the Serbian Tennis Federation’s National Tennis Coach for U12, and the Director of its Tennis U10 program. He was also the coach of Miomir Kecmanovic taking him to #1 in Europe in Under 14s and twice winner of the Orange Bowl. Dejan was also a member of the Serbian Tennis Federation’s Coaching Board, with a focus on coach licensing, and a member of its Development Committee. Dejan joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Francesco Migliano
Francesco Migliano
Assistant Director of Adult Programs, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Francesco, originally from Montalto Uffugo, Italy, was a top 230 player in Europe as a Junior, ranked as high as ITF #703. He attended Coastal Carolina University (CCU), where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics (summa cum laude), a Master's Degree in Business Administration, and a Master's Degree in Arts in Communication. During his CCU career, he represented the men's tennis team on the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was the CCU student-athlete of the year in 2016 and 2017, was an ITA Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete in 2017, and led his team to a Big South Conference championship. While attending graduate school at CCU, Francesco served as the team’s manager, coaching and helping the team to achieve their athletic and academic goals. After graduating, he worked at the Smith Sterns Tennis Academy, where he coached junior players of all ages and levels. Francesco joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2021.

Tennis Coaches
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
Tennis Coach

Michael was born in Harlem, New York. As a junior, he was ranked in the top 10 in the USTA Eastern Section, was a state champion in both singles and doubles, and was undefeated in all four years of his high-school team playing career. Michael attended Florida A&M University, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science. As a member of the FAMU men’s tennis team, Michael set the record for most wins in FAMU history in both singles and doubles, and was recognized by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in all four years, including MEAC Freshman of the Year honors. Michael has over 12 years of coaching experience with players of all ages and levels. Michael was a member of the SPORTIME/JMTA team from 2013 to 2017, and returned in 2022.

Matt Trumino
Matt Trumino
Tennis Coach

Matt, 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 has been at SPORTIME Randall's for over a decade, during which time he served as the Camp Director for over two years, and the Tournament Director for over 10 years. Matt joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2009.

Armando Sandoval
Armando Sandoval
Tennis Coach

Armando was born in Mexico City, and has extensive experience coaching players of all ages and levels. He was Camp Director at Clubes Casablanca, Mexico, and later opened his own tennis academy, before becoming the men’s and women’s tennis coach at Tec de Monterrey. Armando worked closely with the Mexican Tennis Federation, and was selected as its Junior Davis Cup Captain and World Junior Team Competition Captain. He traveled with and coached the Mexican Junior National tennis team at many tournaments around the world, including the prestigious Eddie Herr International, Orange Bowl International, and many other ITF junior events in Europe and Central and South America. Armando also served as the MTF’s PTR Director, Clinician, and Head of the Coaches Education Program. In 2011, Armando moved to San Diego to work with juniors and adults at the Balboa Tennis Club before joining the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Santiago Lobelo
Santiago Lobelo
Tennis Coach

Santiago was born in Bogota, Colombia, and later moved to Florida to attend DI Bethune-Cookman University, graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration in 2015. He continued his studies at East Tennessee State University, earning an MBA in 2022. Santiago served two seasons as the men’s assistant coach at ETSU and helped the team achieve two regular season and championship conference titles, and two NCAA appearances. Prior to attending ETSU, he was the women’s assistant coach at The University of Houston, the University of Texas, San Antonio, and the University of Arizona. Santiago also served as a travel coach and hitting partner to junior, collegiate, and professional players at Evert Tennis Academy and the Rick Macci Tennis Academy. Santiago joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Nicolas Bradley
Nicolas Bradley
Tennis Coach

Nicolas was born and raised in Waldwick, NJ, and has been playing tennis since the age of 4. As a junior he was ranked #68 nationally, and was a Gold Ball winner at the 2012 USTA National Mixed Open Indoor Doubles Tournament. He attended DI The Citadel, where he regularly played #1 singles and doubles. Nick is a USPTR certified High-Performance Coach, and has more than 8 years of coaching experience with junior, college and adult players. Prior to coming to SPORTIME, he was the Head Professional Tennis Coach at Ridgewood Racquet Club in Ridgewood, NJ. Nick joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Andrea Cultrara
Andrea Cultrara
Tennis Coach

Andrea was born and raised in Livorno, Italy, where he competed on the Junior Tour, Serie A, and was a member of the Federazione Italiana Tennis Youth Team. Andrea received his PTR Certification in 2005, and has since shared his coaching experience with players of all ages and levels at various tennis clubs across the world including: CTL Banditella Livorno Pro (Italy), Chestnut Forks Tennis Club (Virginia), Wakefield Country Day School (Virginia), and the Yorkville Tennis Club (New York). Andrea also played professional soccer in Italy, becoming a member of the Pistoiese Calcio Youth Team, at the age of 16, and competing in Serie B. Andrea joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Josiah Collins
Josiah Collins
Tennis Coach

Josiah was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. As a junior, he was a two-time USTA Regional Doubles Finalist, and a USTA Regional Doubles Champion in 2013. He received a men’s tennis scholarship to DI Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he played both singles and doubles. Prior to coming to SPORTIME, he coached youth and adult tennis at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, CA, the Maidstone Tennis Club in East Hampton, NY, and the Capital City Club in Atlanta, GA. Josiah was also hitting partner for 2017 WTA Newcomer of the Year and former world No. 35 CiCi Bellis. He joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Gary Flynn
Gary Flynn
Tennis Coach

Gary was born and raised in Jamaica, and was ranked in the top ten in his home country, in all age groups, throughout his junior tennis career. He attended the University of the West Indies, played #2 singles for the men's team, and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He began coaching tennis after graduating from UWI, and has more than 30 years of coaching experience with adults and juniors of all ages and levels. Gary joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2021.

Ricardo Pena
Ricardo Pena
Tennis Coach

Ricardo, 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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2009.

Santo Castillo
Santo Castillo
Tennis Coach

Santo, 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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2009.

Ken Alexander
Ken Alexander
Tennis Coach

Ken was born and raised in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, where he was ranked in the top five nationally in the Boys’ 18 and under division. Ken went on to earn a BA in Visual Arts from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Ken has spent the past 12 years, since graduating, coaching tennis players of all ages and levels. He joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2021.

Lorik Haxhishabani
Lorik Haxhishabani
Tennis Coach

Originally from Kosovo, Lorik was the #1 ranked junior player in his home country for four years, from the age of 12 through the age of 16. He attended the University of Pristina, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports and later became an Assistant Professor there, teaching tennis program development. As an ITF Level 2 certified coach, Lorik is experienced in teaching players of all ages and levels and has coached some of the best players in Kosovo, including Vesa Gjinaj and Fresk Sylhasi. He was a member of the Kosovo 2019 Davis Cup Team and of the Federation Tennis Kosovo Board of Directors, which named him captain of Kosovo’s U12 representative team. Lorik joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Julieta Lecce
Julieta Lecce
Tennis Coach

Julieta hails for Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she was a top 15 ranked junior, in her home country, throughout her career. She attended Middle Georgia State University, and then transferred to Chowan University in North Carolina, captained the tennis team there, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Economics and Management. Julieta has extensive experience coaching players of all ages and levels, and joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2021.

Yuval Solomon
Yuval Solomon
Tennis Coach

Yuval was born and raised in Plainview, New York, where he was a two-time All-American, three-time All-State, and a four-time MVP for Plainview JFK High School, while achieving high rankings of #23 nationally, #7 in the Mid-Atlantic region, and #1 in New York State. Yuval attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Education. As a member of the WFU men’s tennis team, he was a two-time Player of the Year honoree and a member of the 2018 NCAA Championship team. Yuval continued to volunteer his time as a coach for the WFU men’s tennis team after graduation and joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Nataliia Vlasova
Nataliia Vlasova
Tennis Coach

Nataliia is originally from Odesa, Ukraine. As a junior, she achieved career-high rankings of #10 in her home country, #37 in Europe in the Girls’ 14s division, and was a member of the Ukraine National Tennis Team. Natalia went on to attend DI Old Dominion University, where she received multiple tennis awards, including All-Conference USA Singles First-Team honors from 2015 to 2019, C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll from 2015 to 2018 and C-USA Tennis Athlete of the Month. After graduating from ODU with a B.S. in Exercise Science & Sports Management, Natalia went on to attend DII Saint Leo University to pursue a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Business. While attending SLU, she served as the assistant women’s tennis coach, and, in 2022, was recognized as the Assistant Coach of the Year in the South Region, while leading the Saint Leo women's tennis team to #3 national ranking. Natalia joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Dimas Mendez
Dimas Mendez
Tennis Coach

Dimas was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and came to the United States in 2009. As a junior, he was ranked #10 in the 16s division in Puerto Rico, and later went on to attend the University of Puerto Rico, graduating with a B.S. in Biology in 2005. Dimas began coaching tennis during his college years, including the opportunity to train the inaugural Puerto Rican Junior Tennis Team at the 2009 ISF Championships in Belgium. He also has over ten years of experience as a Pro-Tour stringer, stringing and customizing racquets for world-ranked tennis players, including Dominic Thiem, Maria Sakkari and Marin Cilic, among others, and is a member of the US Open, Indian Wells and Cincinnati Open stringing teams. Dimas has experience coaching players of all ages and levels, and joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022, as a tennis coach and racquet stringer.

Chiara Rebecchi
Chiara Rebecchi
Tennis Coach

Chiara, originally from Argentina, achieved a #6 ranking in her home country in girls' 18s. She attended Georgia Gwinnett College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. While in college, she was the two time NAIA National Champion in 2018 and 2019, winning all six singles and nine doubles matches she played. On the pro-circuit in France, Chiara won five titles in regional and national tournaments. She has been coaching tennis since 2017 at CAMP IHC while also helping to coordinate the tennis program and assisting in day-to-day management. Chiara, joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2019.

Marcos Rocca
Marcos Rocca
Tennis Coach

Marcos, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was a top 10 ranked player in his home country as a junior, winning several national titles. Marcos spent the first half of his collegiate career at Virginia Commonwealth University and then transferred to Mississippi College, where he was an ITA All American and achieved a D2 Doubles national ranking of #4. Marcos graduated from MC with a B.S. in Finance and then went on to earn his MBA, with a concentration in Project Management, from the University of North Alabama. He also served as UNA’s Graduate Assistant Tennis Coach. Marcos joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Alejandra Gil
Alejandra Gil
Tennis Coach

Alejandra was born and raised in Valencia, Venezuela, where she was ranked #3 in the nation, #1 in the region, and #1 in the State of Carabobo from 2014 to 2016. Alejandra attended NCAA DI Furman University before transferring to NAIA Auburn University at Montgomery, graduating with a B.S in Business Information Systems. As a member of the AUM women’s tennis team, Alejandra earned Second-Team NAIA All-American honors, All-Southern States Athletic Conference team honors, and finished one season undefeated in singles play, with a 19-0 record. Alejandra was the Assistant Director of Tennis at Old Oaks Country Club, and served as the Tournament Director and a Tennis Coach at Brunswick Hills Tennis Center. She has experience coaching players of all levels and ages, and joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Madeline Bosnjak
Madeline Bosnjak
Tennis Coach

Madeline, originally from Frankfurt/Main, in Germany, attended Division I, Georgia Gwinnett College, and later transferred to Division II, Barry University in Florida. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems and a Master's degree in Finance. Madeline was a two-time NAIA National Champion and the tournament's most outstanding player. She was named ITA singles and doubles All-American multiple times and went undefeated in singles in college. Madeline joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Shrey Gupta
Shrey Gupta
Tennis Coach

Shrey, originally from Yamunanagar, Hatyana, India, was ranked in the top 10 in India in all age groups, and as high as ITF #386, as a junior. He attended Morgan State University where he helped the varsity tennis team win a conference championship for the first time in program history, before graduating with a BS in Business Administration. Shrey coached in India prior to coming to the United States, and spent the last two summers coaching at the Wholistic Tennis Academy in Westhampton. Shrey joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2020.

Nicolas Rodriguez
Nicolas Rodriguez
Tennis Coach

Nicolas was born in Ecuador and, at the age of 15, moved to Miami, Florida. As a junior, he achieved a ranking of #934 ITF, posting a 57 percent win rate. Nicolas went on to attend Division I Bethune Cookman University, and later transferred to Division I Troy University, graduating from TU with a BA in Communications with a minor in Sports Management. Nicolas excelled as a student-athlete at TU, and was named to the 2021 Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll. Nicolas has experience coaching players of all ages and levels, and joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Mieszko Kwasniewski
Mieszko Kwasniewski
Tennis Coach

Mieszko, born and raised in Pozman, Poland, was a top 5 ranked junior in his home country in every age group, winning several national tournaments, and achieving a career high ranking of #695 ITF. Mieszko played for the University of Southern Mississippi, before transferring to Webber International University where he earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Business Management. He joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Amer Bedwan
Amer Bedwan
Tennis Coach

Amer, originally from Montgomery, Alabama, was ranked top three in the state of Alabama for three consecutive years as a junior, and was a top ten ranked USTA Southern Section player in the Boys’ 12s, 16s, and 18s age divisions. He attended Division I, Troy University, where he received Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference Honors in Singles in 2020 and Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference Honors in both singles and doubles in 2021. Since graduating from Troy University with a BA in General Business, Amer has coached players of all ages and levels. Amer joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Santiago Rocca
Santiago Rocca
Tennis Coach

Santiago was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was ranked in the top 100 in the Boy’s 16s and 18s divisions in his home country as a junior. Santiago attended DI Alcorn State University in Mississippi, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration in 2022, and started for the ASU Men’s Tennis squad for all four years. After graduating, Santiago coached players of all ages and levels at Tortuguitas Point in Argentina, the Champ Tennis Academy in Georgia and the Apawamis Club in New York. He also coached at SPORTIME Amagansett during the summer of 2022, before joining the SPORTIME RI/JMTA team in 2022.

Hana Sromova
Hana Sromova
Tennis Coach

Hana, a native of the Czech Republic, was a top ranked junior tennis player in her home country, while competing globally on the IF circuit. She turned pro in 1997 and, in a career spanning 15 years, she won 8 IF 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. In 2012 she transitioned to SPORTIME Randall's Island to become a member of the JMTA coaching staff.

Andre Dupre
Andre Dupre
Tennis Coach

Andre, 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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2010.

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE & PHYSICAL THERAPY
Deklon Soodoo, MSm CSCS
Deklon Soodoo, MSm CSCS
Associate Director of Athletic Performance, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Deklon, born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, NY, was a standout collegiate soccer player at Hunter College in NYC, serving as team captain in his junior and senior years, and leading the team to the CUNY championship in his senior year. He graduated from Hunter with a BA in Psychology, and then went on to earn a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation from Brooklyn College. He is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Deklon has extensive experience in soccer and tennis athletic performance, as well as in the field of physical therapy and injury-prevention. Deklon joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2021.

Alex Morales, MPT
Alex Morales, MPT
Physical Therapist, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Alex, born and raised in the Bronx, earned a BA in economics from Robert E. Lehman College, and a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Hunter College in 2007. He began his physical therapy career at The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital acquiring extensive clinical experience in treating a wide variety of post-operative orthopedic diagnoses, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. After Burke, Alex worked in pediatrics gaining clinical experience in treating children with spectrum disorders, sensory deficits and developmental delays. Prior to joining SPORTIME/JMTA, Alex immersed himself in treating sports related injuries at Infinity Sports Medicine, and Base Physical Therapy. Over his fifteen-year career, Alex has focused on cutting edge manual techniques, neuromuscular reeducation and patient education to enhance performance and to prevent injury. Alex’s sports interests include tennis, squash, track and field, basketball, football and martial arts. He is excited to bring his passion and wealth of experience to SPORTIME/JMTA, and joined the team in 2022.

Tayyab Sheikh, M.S. CSCS
Tayyab Sheikh, M.S. CSCS
Athletic Performance and Tennis Coach, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Tayyab Sheikh was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and played number one singles his junior and senior years at Longmeadow High School. He led his team to four consecutive Western Massachusetts Conference Championships and was named to the Western Massachusetts All Conference First Team two years in a row. Tayyab went on to attend Merrimack College, graduating with a BS in Sports Medicine in 2017, and went on to earn an MS in Exercise Science from American International College in 2020. At Merrimack, Tayyab and his team won the Northeast-10 Conference during his freshman and sophomore years, and he received All-Conference 2nd Team honors in singles and doubles in his senior year. He served as an assistant coach for Franklin Pierce University, while pursuing his graduate degree, and has ten years of experience coaching players of all ages and levels. Tayyab is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He served as an Intern College Strength and Conditioning Coach for The University of the Holy Cross and was an EXOS Athletic Performance Coach from 2020-2022. Tayyab has multiple years of experience in a physical therapy setting as a Physical Therapy Aide and Intern. Tayyab joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022.

Ronnie Scott
Ronnie Scott
Athletic Performance Coach, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Ronnie was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, a double athlete who played football and ran track in high school. He attended DI Tennessee State University, where he was a sprint specialist on the Track and Field team. As a senior, Ronnie was a Regional and National Qualifier in the Triple Jump. He graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Athletic Coaching at Northcentral University. Prior to joining SPORTIME, Ronnie was an athletic performance coach at Crunch Fitness Gym and a youth football and track and field coach. Ronnie joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022..

OPERATIONS
Jay Karl
Jay Karl
Director of Sales & Member Services, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Jay has been in the tennis, fitness and sports business for over 40 years, including more than 20 years at SPORTIME. During his tenure at SPORTIME, Jay has served as the Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, a regional manager, a general manager, and more, before he was, in 2014, called on to lead the sales effort at SPORTIME Randall's Island, the Company's flagship facility and the flagship home of JMTA. Jay joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 1999.

Jasmin Voyd
Jasmin Voyd
Tennis Operations Manager, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

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.

Kylene Murray
Kylene Murray
General Operations Manager and Tennis Coach, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Kylene, born and raised in Yonkers, New York, was a top-ranked player internationally as a junior, competing in the Junior French Open at Roland Garros and achieving a high ranking of ITF #78. Kylene then competed on the WTA tour, where she reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of #413 in the world. Following her stint on tour, Kylene attended Concordia College, where she studied Business Administration. At CC, Kylene was an NCAA All-American and achieved a DII national ranking of #5. Since graduating, she has coached players of all ages and levels, including top-ranked juniors and at the college level. Kylene has more than 20 years of professional experience as Tennis Operations Manager at Lake Isle Country Club and as General Manager at Kela Tennis Mount Vernon in New York. Kylene joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2021 as a Tennis Coach before joining the Operations team as General Operations Manager in June 2022.

Andrew Polychroniadis
Andrew Polychroniadis
General Operations Manager, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Andrew, originally from Athens, Greece, was a nationally recognized soccer player throughout his junior career. Andrew joined the youth academy of professional sides Panathinaikos F.C. and Panionios F.C., captaining the U17 and U19 teams. He subsequently signed his first professional contract with Panegialios F.C. Andrew attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA. While earning his degrees, Andrew captained the WVWC soccer team to a conference championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 9 years. Andrew joined SPORTIME Amagansett in May of 2021 as an administrative assistant and Director of Soccer, before joining the SPORTIME/JMTA team in September 2021.

Adolph Leroy
Adolph Leroy
General Operations Manager and Transportation Director, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Adolph, originally from Elmont, NY, attended Farmingdale State College where he earned his B.A. in Sports Management. He then went on to earn his MBA from CUNY Brooklyn. He has extensive sports-related customer service experience, having worked at the US Open, the Belmont Stakes, SPORTIME and more. Adolph joined SPORTIME in 2018, working at SPORTIME’s Roslyn, Syosset, Bethpage, and Kings Park sites before joining the SPORTIME/JMTA team in September 2021.

Tereza Pilzova
Tereza Pilzova
Director of Communications and Media, and Tennis Coach, SPORTIME RI & JMTA

Tereza, born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, was ranked in the top 20 as a junior in her home country, winning multiple national and regional championships. Tereza attended Weber State University and then Lewis University, playing at the top of their respective lineups and receiving numerous GLVC awards for outstanding athletic and academic performance. Tereza graduated from Lewis with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising and then went on to earn her Masters in Media Management at The New School. She has coached players of all ages and levels and joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2022 as Director of Communications & Media and Tennis Coach.

Luis Torres
Luis Torres
Director of Retail, SPORTIME Clubs

Luis, born and raised in Queens, NY, has spent over two decades working in and managing specialty sports stores, as well as in tennis club management. Over that time, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the tennis business, with a focus on providing a 5-star retail experience. Luis is also an avid tennis player, and a USTA 4.0 participant in both Men's and Mixed Doubles leagues in the NY Metropolitan Area. He joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2021.

Susan Kohlhausen
Susan Kohlhausen
Executive Director of Legal and Business Affairs, SPORTIME Clubs

Susan is from a military family and spent her early years living in Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio and New York before settling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school, Susan received her B.A. with Honors from North Carolina State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She remained in the Raleigh-Durham area, spending nearly a decade directing the legal affairs for a regional financial institution, before transitioning to a contracts, marketing and business development consultant for a number of clients around the world. Susan came late to the lifelong game of tennis, but embraced it wholeheartedly, earning a 4.0 with her first NTRP computer rating, and serving as Vice-President of the Raleigh Tennis Association, as well a committee member for both USTA North Carolina and USTA Southern. She Joined SPORTIME in 2022.

Boris Krstic
Boris Krstic
Director of Maintenance, SPORTIME RI

Boris, originally from Belgrade, Serbia, came to the United States in 2001. He earned his Associate's Degree from LaGuardia CC, and has spent the last 12 years in a variety of supervisory positions for hotels, including most recently Four Seasons NYC, and for professional buildings, overseeing construction, renovation, maintenance and housekeeping at a 5 star level. Boris joined the SPORTIME/JMTA Team in 2021.

JOHNNY MAC TENNIS PROJECT
Ryann Cutillo
Ryann Cutillo
JMTP Executive Director

Ryann was born and raised on Long Island, NY where she trained at SPORTIME from the age of 5 through her college years. As a junior, Ryann was ranked in the top 15 nationally and #1 in the Eastern section in every age division, winning two time New York State championships. She went on to play Division I tennis at Wake Forest University, captaining the team for 2 years. Ryann won over 100 career matches during her college career, and was a member of the All-ACC Academic team. Since graduating in 2012 with a BA in Psychology, Ryann has spent the last 9 years in business development, operations, and strategy across the sports, digital media, and tech industries. She joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2021.

Courtney Repoli
Courtney Repoli
Assistant Director at JMTP & Executive Director of Admin/Special Projects, SPORTIME

Courtney, from Staten Island, NY, has a lengthy history with tennis. Her passion began playing on her high school tennis team and serving as captain her senior year, but her love of the sport really flourished off the court. Courtney attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she studied Business Administration. While at GW, Courtney completed a five-year Master’s Degree in Tourism Administration with a concentration in Sports Management. During her time in DC, she had the opportunity to intern with the Washington Kastles, a World Team Tennis franchise, which led to her full-time employment with the team after graduating. In 2010, Courtney moved back to NY and worked with the NY SPORTIMEs and eventually, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and the Johnny Mac Tennis Project. After a few years away to grow her family and welcoming a son and a daughter, Courtney has returned as the Assistant Director of the Johnny Mac Tennis Project and the Executive Director of Admin/Special Projects, SPORTIME.

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