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Staff


Bennett Schlansky
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
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.

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 Sportime and JMTA in 2017.

Mark Bowtell
Mark Bowtell
Senior Associate Director and Camp Director, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

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 SPORTIME Randall’s Island and JMTA in 2013.

Richard-John Mensing - CSCS, NASM-PET
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
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
Dijana Stojic
Director of Mac Red Ball and Orange Ball 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
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.

Brian Helm
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
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.

Igdalias Mendez - M.S CSCS, PES, USAW-L1
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
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
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
Ofir Solomon
Assistant Director of Mac Red and Orange Ball Programs & 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.

Carlos Bracho
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 the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2018.

Denis Porcic
Denis Porcic
Tennis Coach and JMTA Administrative Coordinator

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.

Ion Efrim
Ion Efrim
Tennis Coach & Tournament Director

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 SPORTIME and JMTA during college, before joining the team full-time as a tennis coach and the site's Tournament Director in 2020.

Daniel Okin
Daniel Okin
Media Director and Tennis Coach

Daniel, originally from Amagansett, NY, was a two-sport athlete in High School, receiving All-Conference awards in both tennis and basketball. Daniel attended Emerson College in Boston, MA, where he was a three-year captain of the tennis team and played both #1 singles and doubles, leading the Emerson Lions to their first Newmac Conference wins in program history. Daniel graduated from Emerson with a BS degree in Marketing and Business in 2018. Daniel grew up playing tennis at SPORTIME Amagansett and has worked for SPORTIME Amagansett in a variety of roles since he was 14, including as a tennis coach and as Assistant Director of Camp and U10 Tennis. Daniel joined the SPORTIME Randall's Island/JMTA team in 2020 as Media Director and a tennis coach.

Matt Trumino
Matt Trumino
Senior 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 SPORTIME and JMTA in 2009.

Santo Castillo
Santo Castillo
Senior 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 Sportime Randall’s Island in 2009.

Andre Dupre
Andre Dupre
Senior 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 Sportime in 2010.

Ricardo Pena
Ricardo Pena
Senior 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 Sportime in 2009.

Hana Sromova
Hana Sromova
Senior Tennis Coach and AGM, Sportime Amagansett

Hana, 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 Assistant General Manager of Sportime Amagansett. 

Igor Supica
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.

Edyta Cieplucha
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.

Stephen Hunt
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
Kashif Anthony
Performance Coach

Kashif, originally from Trinidad, attended SUNY Brockport, and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. He subsequently earned a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition from Long Island University. Kashif started his performance training career in 2016 at Athlete Warehouse, a strength and conditioning facility specializing in youth athletic development. He also interned with Long Island University, Brooklyn College, St. Francis College and Fordham University, assisting Head Strength and Conditioning Coaches with the athletic development and management of their men’s and women’s teams. Kashif joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2018.

Eliza Davis
Eliza Davis
Performance Coach

Eliza, originally from Alexandria, Virginia, trained at the Chris Evert Tennis Academy and played on the Junior ITF Circuit. At George Mason University, she played number 1 in doubles, and top 3 singles for the women’s varsity squad. At GMU, Eliza studied Communications and Physical Therapy, and subsequently was certified as an NASM-CPT, PES personal trainer. Eliza’s experience and education, on and off the tennis court, make her a perfect fit for JMTA. Eliza joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2019.

Richard Sec
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.

Vladimir Paunic
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.

Jessica Golovin
Jessica Golovin
Tennis Coach

Jessica, born and raised in New York, NY, trained at SPORTIME Randall’s Island/JMTA during her impressive junior career. She was ranked #13 nationally as a junior when she committed to attend Louisiana State University, making her the highest ranked American player to do so in program history. During her freshman year, Jessica earned All-Louisiana First Team, Louisiana Freshman of the Year and All-SEC Freshman Team honors. In her senior year, she won the NCAA National Championship in Doubles, the first national title in the LSU program’s 42-year history. Jessica graduated from LSU in 2019 with a degree in Kinesiology, and later re-joined Sportime/JMTA as a coach in 2020.

Martin Zarate
Martin Zarate
Tennis Coach

Martin Zarate, originally from San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, was ranked in the top 20 in Argentina, and #2 in the Tucuman Province, as a junior. Martin attended Hanover College, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business. During his college tennis career, he received both regional and national NJCAA rankings in singles and doubles. Martin also finished #4 at the NJCAA Team National Championships in 2016. After college, Martin competed on the ITF pro circuit before beginning his coaching career. Martin joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2020.

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.

Joe Shaffer
Joe Shaffer
Performance Coach

Joe, originally from Waterloo, Illinois, attended Southern Illinois University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Social Studies Education in 2005.  During college, Joe competed at the US Nationals in the 190 lb division of the Scottish Highland Games (track and field). After graduating, Joe pursued his passion for fitness, achieving personal training certifications in a wide variety of specialties including functional fitness, kettle-bells and youth programming from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and has almost a decade of experience personal training athletes of all ages and levels. Joe joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2020.

Mikhail Esipov
Mikhail Esipov
Tennis Coach

Mikhail, originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, was ranked in the top 15 nationally in all ages groups as a junior, and was a member of the national team. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi, winning the “Country Club Birmingham Invitational”, as well as the “Battle On the Bayou” tournament. He graduated from USM with a BS in Business Administration and a MS in Sports Management. Mikhail competed in ITF Futures and ATP Challengers, and earned an ATP Ranking in 2014. He has extensive coaching experience, including as the assistant program coordinator at the Wholistic Tennis Academy in Westhampton. Mikhail joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2020.

Trey Hale
Trey Hale
Tennis Coach

Trey, originally from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, comes from a “tennis family”, with his father a tennis coach for 40 plus years and his mother a Tennis Industry Association employee. Trey played #1 for his high school team for two years, before attending the University of Clemson. At UC, he was the VP of the USTA Tennis on Campus team, for which he started as a singles and mixed doubles player in USTA Nationals competition. Trey graduated from UC in 2015 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and subsequently coached at Sutton East Tennis Club and at the Country Club of Hilton Head. Trey joined the SPORTIME/JMTA team in 2020.

Luiz Tepedino
Luiz Tepedino
Tennis Coach

Luiz hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he trained and competed throughout his junior career, achieving a top 100 ITF ranking in both 2004 and 2006. He studied Journalism at Estácio de Sa University in Brazil, during which time he was the #1 ranked player in Rio de Janeiro, and a top 20 player in Brazil. Post University, Luiz has trained and coached at various top tennis academies in Brazil, and also worked as a support coach for ATP player Christian Lindell while on the ATP Challenger Tour in South America. Luiz joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2020.

ADMINISTRATION
Ryan Schreiber
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.

Stefanie Krstic
Stefanie Krstic
Assistant General Manager, JMTA & Sportime

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 Sportime/JMTA in 2020.

Jay Karl
Jay Karl
Director of Sales

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 Team in 1999. 

Wayne Peters
Wayne Peters
Director of Physical Plant
Jasmin Voyd
Jasmin Voyd
Tennis Operations Manager

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.

Shane Hagerty
Shane Hagerty
General Operations Manager

Shane, originally from Albany, NY, was a two-sport athlete in high school, excelling in both soccer and lacrosse. Shane attended the University of Albany, and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration focusing in Management and Marketing. Since graduating, Shane has worked in management and operations in the sports and entertainment industries. Shane joined Sportime/JMTA in 2020. 

David Sassoon
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.

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