Conveniently located on Jericho Turnpike, SPORTIME Syosset Tennis & Multi-Sport services thousands of adult and junior members with state-of-the-art facilities including 6 Har-Tru and 5 Deco Turf Tennis Courts, 5,000 square foot multi-sport court and party room. Other amenities include lounge area, tennis pro shop, child-care room, full locker room facilities and more.
SPORTIME Syosset Tennis is the Long Island home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, the area’s #1 program for developing nationally and internationally competitive juniors. Conceived, developed and directed by John McEnroe and his world-class staff, JMTA boasts players that have won titles at sectional, national, intercollegiate and international levels.
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 Jose Brito at email@example.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.
Hours & Directions
SPORTIME Syosset is open year round:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 8:00pm
In summer, the hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours are as follows:
Labor Day: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Thanksgiving Day: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Christmas Eve Day: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Christmas Day: 7:00am - 2:00pm
New Year's Eve Day: 7:00am - 5:00pm
New Year's Day: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Easter Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Memorial Day: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Independence Day: 7:00am - 2:00pm
SPORTIME Syosset is located conveniently on Jericho Turnpike. Map it!
MEMBER BENEFITS - November 2018
In addition to paying half-price
for court-time and being able to book courts a week or more in advance,
SPORTIME members enjoy monthly benefits including complimentary lessons,
clinics and court-time. The benefits posted here are available for all
Members to enjoy. Complimentary times may vary each month. To
reserve your spot, please call the club at 516-364-2727, or sign-up at
the front desk. We respectfully request that members sign up for only one
complimentary lesson or clinic per month, per member. Not a member yet?
Please contact Mike Riccio and start enjoying the benefits of
Complimentary Tennis Court Time
Complimentary Court-Time is offered at all SPORTIME clubs, with available days/times updated monthly, and may be utilized by Bronze Level Members and above. Guests and Associates must pay applicable fees when playing with a Member. Reservations for Complimentary Member Court-Time time must be booked in person, or by phone, with the club where it is being utilized, or applicable court fees will be charged. Reservations for Complimentary Member Court-Time are accepted two (2) days (48 hours) in advance for Bronze Level Members and four (4) days (96 hours) in advance for Platinum Level and SPORTIME Plus Level Members. Applicable court-rental fees will be charged for ‘no-shows’ and for cancellations not received within 48 hours of the court booking.
•Wednesdays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
•Thursdays, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
•Sundays, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Adult TK Lessons
Maximum of 6 players per clinic. Minimum of 3. 20 minutes of strokes… 20 minutes of competitive games… 20 minutes of match strategies:
•Monday, November 5, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
•Wednesday, November 14, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Play to the music... Smack that ball... Burn those calories! Pure aerobic tennis!!!
•Friday, November 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
•Tuesday, November 20, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
•Friday, November 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A JMTA coach advisor who is his/her liaison to the team of JMTA directors, coaches and other staff members, and is his/her initial contact for advice, questions, concerns, comments, etc. In addition, JMTA Advisors will provide tournament scheduling support to JMTA students upon request.
Performance and Conditioning
Intensive group athletic training and conditioning designed to complement on-court instruction is offered to JMTA students. One-on-one training, comprehensive assessments, and other services are available for an additional cost.
Group Mental toughness training sessions, created and executed by Dr. Dom Lausic, designed to prepare JMTA players for any and all on-court situations. One-on-one sessions with Dr. Lausic are available for an additional cost.
Tournament Support and Travel 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.
SPORTIME World Tour
JMTA Green Ball players are invited to participate in SPORTIME World Tour. The SPORTIME World Tour is our “Grand Slam” competition held at multiple SPORTIME sites each year, which allows students to compete in an age and level appropriate format. To find the next event, visit us online.
JMTA Green Ball players are invited to participate in SPORTIME Warrior Games are held twice a year and reflect the competitive vision of John McEnroe. These events enhance and promote the competitive skills needed for the long-term development of our players.
Junior Walk On Privileges - SPORTIME U10 and Under
Complimentary open-court walk-on privileges are offered to all SPORTIME U10 players (players under the age of 10) and reservations are accepted 1 (one) hour in advance. Reservations for U10 walk-on court-time must be booked in person, or by phone, with the club where it is being utilized, or applicable court fees will be charged. Parents of U10 players are invited to play with their children for free. Others must pay applicable fees, based on Membership status.
Junior Walk-On Privileges - Junior TK and EXCEL
Complimentary open-court walk-on privileges are offered to all current Junior TK and EXCEL players and reservations are accepted 1 (one) hour in advance. Reservations for Junior TK and EXCEL walk-on court-time must be booked in person, or by phone, with the club where it is being utilized, or applicable court fees will be charged. Parents and others must pay applicable fees, based on Membership status, when playing with a Junior TK or EXCEL student.
Stroke production, games and strategies.
•Sunday, November 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
•Sunday, November 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
•Saturday, November 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Yellow and JMTA Levels
•Sunday, November 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SPORTIME World Tour
Red, Orange and Green Ball players are invited to participate in SPORTIME World Tour events. The SPORTIME World Tour is our “Grand Slam” competition held at multiple SPORTIME sites each year, which allows students to compete in an age and level appropriate format. To register for the next event or to find out more, visit us online.
SPORTIME Warrior Games
Red, Orange and Green Ball players are invited to participate in SPORTIME Warrior Games. SPORTIME Warrior Games are held twice a year and reflect the competitive vision of John McEnroe. These events enhance and promote the competitive skills needed for the long-term development of our players.
Thursday, Nov. 15th is week 10 of the singles league. The following ladies are scheduled to play if available. Please check that all is correct and confirm your play by 3:00pm today. If I gave you a "bye" tomorrow, you can let me know if you're available to play along with times should a spot open up or I need a sub. Thanks very much!
Important: We are just past the half way mark now for this fall session. There will be an end of session play-off for the top 8 players in the standings. Those who are partial share owners, you must play at least 8 times by the end of Week 14 (Dec. 20) in order to be eligible in fairness to our full share players who play every week. Play-off dates are 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17. If you are not in the top 8, play will continue for you as it has been right on through until the end of this session so you'll keep coming down and playing matches regardless.
**When confirming your play for tomorrow, please be very specific regarding times you're available to play. The more times you put down, the better your chances of playing different players. The regular league time is 11:30 however I can also offer you 9:30/9:45 and 10:00 in addition to 11:30.
Players with a 1/2 share "bye" tomorrow: Randi, Eden, Liz, Susan L., Jaimie, Erica and Trish (remember...let me know if available to play should a spot open up tomorrow or I need a sub. Thanks!)
Please contact me with any issues.
Have a great day,
Jerilyn Jud, League Director SPORTIME Syosset c. 516-697-4354 w. 516-364-2727 e. Email Jerilyn
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.
Chelsea Riccio Regional Manager, SPORTIME Bethpage, Syosset and Roslyn
516/364-2727 x 5920
Carole Quinn Sales Director
Allison Corcoran Adult Program Director
Jerilyn Jud League Director
Michael Riccio Multi-Sport and Membership Director
Michael Kossoff Tennis Director SPORTIME Syosset and JMTA Long Island
Mike, a native of Long Island, was one of the top ranked juniors in the country prior to attending Bowling Green State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. At Bowling Green, Mike led the men’s tennis team to two Mid-American Conference Championships and became the most successful player in the history of the program. After graduating, Mike quickly became one of the top junior coaches in the east, developing numerous nationally ranked players, while earning a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. He has competed and coached extensively in ITF tournaments around the world. Mike joined Sportime in 2000 and became Director of the JMTA Long Island Annex in 2012.
Lawrence Kleger Director of Tennis JMTA
A native New Yorker, Lawrence is recognized as one of the top developmental coaches in the US. He has trained more ranked juniors than anyone in the history of the USTA Eastern Section. Lawrence is also the personal coach of Noah Rubin, who trains at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and who has been Lawrence's student since the age of 7. Noah is the 2014 Wimbledon Junior Boys Champion and the 2014 U.S. National Boys 18 Champion in singles and doubles. He recently started his freshman year at Wake Forest University as the No. 1 Freshman in the NCAA. Lawrence’s students have won countless National and regional Championships and 18 USTA Eastern Year-End Sportsmanship Awards. He is the Director of Tennis of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, overseeing its locations at Sportime Randall's Island in Manhattan, Sportime Syosset on Long Island and Sportime Lake Isle in Westchester. Lawrence has been with Sportime since 1998.
Jared ElGayeh U10 Director and Camp Director
Has been with SPORTIME for over 10 years, serving in a variety of teaching and management capacities. He holds a degree from Marywood University, where he was also the star goaltender on the soccer team for four years. His infectious energy and ability to motivate children on the court make him the perfect director of our under 10 tennis program at SPORTIME.
Aaron Lopez Fitness Director
Aaron Lopez, a New York native, attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he studied International Marketing. He is an ISSA certified Personal Trainer with over 15 years of experience. He also holds certificates in Corrective Exercise, Group Fitness, Sports Nutrition and Kettle Bell Concepts. Aaron is skilled at creating both group and individualized programs that incorporate proper nutrition and athletic training designed to meet the needs of JMTA students.
Simon Childs Director of Tennis, Bethpage
Simon hails from the United Kingdom where he was ranked as high as #49 in the world ITF junior rankings. He was a standout student-athlete at the University of Louisville, where he reached career-best rankings of #6 in doubles and #49 in singles among all NCAA Division I tennis players. Simon also had success on the ATP Tour, winning multiple ATP and ITF doubles titles, including an ATP title in Mexico. Simon joined Sportime/JMTA in 2013.
Jay Harris Director of SPORTIME/JMTA College Recruiting Combine
Jay, a native of Lexington, Ohio, was the Head Men's Tennis Coach at Brown University for eight years prior to moving to New York, in 2010, to join the SPORTIME Team. He was the most successful tennis coach in the Brown tennis program's 100-plus year history, leading the team to its highest ever national ranking, #33, two Ivy League Titles, and seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2005, Jay was named the Northeast Region coach of the Year and was a finalist for the National Coach of the Year Award. He coached five singles players and 15 doubles teams to national rankings, including one team that achieved all All-American status.
Prior to Brown, Jay coached at Bowling Green State University where he was named the 2002 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year after leading the team to MAC Titles in 2000 and 2002. Jay was a successful collegiate player at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He then earned his Master's degree in Sports Psychology and Sports Management from Miami University, where he also served as an assistant coach for the women's team.
Alexey Kavalenka Men's League Coordinator
Alexey is a native of Minsk, Belarus, where he had a ranking in the top 5 for all junior age categories there. He has won multiple national and international tournaments and reached a top 300 ITF ranking. Alexey moved to the United States in 2011 and attended the University of North Alabama where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a management degree.
Wael Kilani Coach
Wael Kilani is a native of Tunis, Tunisia, where he was champion in all junior categories and age groups, a Davis Cup player and the Men's Teams African Champion with his partner Malek Jaziri (currently ranked 47 in ATP). Wael has competed in three junior grand slams. He also won the Prince Cup Juniors in Miami Florida and other Juniors ITF tournaments all over the world . Wael played professional for one year before college winning one ITF future’s title in doubles.
Wael was the number 1 player for the University of South Florida where he got his bachelor degree in Business management and helped USF win the Big East conference for the first time in the school history and was chosen as the Big East Freshman of the Year . Wael was ranked NCAA top 50 in the nation in singles and doubles and top 10 in singles in the Southeast region.
Wael is certified by both the PTR and GPTCA. In 2016, Wael joined the Tunisian Federation and became the Tunisian National Coach working with the under 14, under 16 and junior categories. Wael was also selected by the ITF to coach the best junior players in the ITF junior circuit. He was the captain of the Tunisian national Team under 14 which won the African championship and qualified for the World Cup. Wael Kilani was also the 2016 Tunisian Fed Cup Coach along with coaching top ATP and WTA players.
Strate Krstevski Coach
Strate, originally from Macedonia, was a National Champion in all junior age groups (12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s) in his home country and represented Macedonia in many international competitions. He was recruited to play at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he had a winning record in singles and doubles for four years. After earning a degree in Business Administration, Strate worked at the Greenwich Racquet Club as a Tennis Professional, leading and instructing their USTA Junior and Adult teams. He spent a year in Macedonia serving as the Macedonian Tennis Federation Head Coordinator for their 10 And Under Tennis programs and also coached the top three 16-year-old players in his country. Strate joined Sportime/JMTA in 2012.
Domagoj Lausic, PhD Director of Mental Toughness and Performance
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 the JMTA in 2014.
Greg Lumpkin Associate JMTA Director
Greg, a native of Long Island, attended Hofstra University on an academic scholarship to study physics, and earned a spot on the varsity tennis team as a walk-on. Greg also spent time working under a world-renowned physical therapist from whom he learned about injury prevention, treatment and management, as well as kinesiology and biomechanics. Greg began coaching immediately after graduating from Hofstra, and has extensive experience with players of all ages and levels. He has served as a coach for the USTA at Regional and Competitive Training Centers, and at Zonals, as well as for other organizations. Greg is an expert in slow motion video analysis and has used it successfully in the development of top juniors throughout his coaching career. Greg rejoined SPORTIME in 2015 as Director of Player Development for JMTA Long Island.
Curtis McCalla Coach
Hailing from Jamaica, Curtis played Davis-Cup for his country and is one of Long Island’s top coaches and teaching professionals. Curtis is best known for his high energy level and fun-loving personality. For more than a decade, Curtis has been inspiring Sportime players with his passion, helping Long Island players of all levels to become the best they can be. Curtis joined Sportime in 2000, and JMTA in 2012.
Eric Meditz Coach
Eric, hailing from Long Island, was one of the top junior players in the country, ranking in the top 50 nationally. He attended Penn State University where he majored in Hotel and Restaurant Management and captained the tennis team in his junior and senior years. Post college, Eric turned pro and competed against the likes of Justin Gimelstob, James Blake and Max Mirnyi. In his teaching career, Eric has produced numerous Division I collegiate players. Eric joined Sportime in 2005, and has been with JMTA since 2012.
Ryan Musalo Coach
Ryan has been a Sportime employee since 2012. Ryan was a student athlete at Nassau Community College where he was an All American his Sophomore year. Ryann Transferred to Farmingdale State College where he received all conference accolades his Junior and Senior year Ryan is known for his positive energy and creative teaching techniques with all levels of players.
Nick Schneider Coach
hails from Syracuse, NY, where he played 4 years of college soccer and tennis
for Alfred University. He held tennis records for most doubles wins and most
combined singles and doubles wins. Nick graduated with a degree in
Environmental Studies and then coached tennis at his alma mater for one season.
Nick spent two years coaching at the Centercourt
Performance Academy. During his tenure at the academy, he coached top players
at Easter bowl, Winter Nationals, ITF's throughout the United States, and many
local tournaments in the eastern section.
Samantha Siegel Coach / Tennis Coordinator
Samantha, originally from Houston, Texas, was a top junior player, ranked as high as #200 nationally. Samantha attended McKendree University, where she played #1 singles and doubles and was the team captain as a senior. She graduated from MU with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness. Samantha coached at the IMG Academy and the Naval Academy before joining SPORTIME and JMTA in 2015.
Kachinga Sinkala Coach
Kachinga was born and raised in Mulfulira, Zambia where he
started playing tennis at the age of nine. As a junior player, he competed
internationally on the ITF circuit and achieved a ranking of number one in
Zambia. Kachinga was a member of the Zambia Davis Cup team and played
collegiate tennis at Huntington University where he achieved a ranking of 12 in
his conference. Prior to joining JMTA, Kachinga was a pro at the Joel Ross
Academy and the Port Washington Tennis Academy. Kachinga holds an ITF level 2 coaching certificate as well
as the Olympic Coaching workshop certification.
Nadia Smergut Coach
Nadia has a long history with the NY tennis community. She won the Suffolk County championship as a sophomore at the Ross school. She was a top 100 junior player and went on to a successful four-year career at Stony Brook University. There she excelled in both singles and doubles and was honored as the America East Conference Rookie of the Year. She repeatedly earned first-team Conference honors and participated in two NCAA championship tournaments. Nadia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and has served as a teaching coach at Hampton Racquet and the South Carolina Yacht Club.
Kat Sorokko Director of Player Development / Tournament Director
Kat was a top national junior player out of Queens, NY. At Brown
University she played all four years, becoming captain in her senior year and
graduating with a B. A. in Organizational Behavior in 2010. She then went on to
getting her Master's Degree in Sport Management from Columbia University. Prior
to coming to Sportime, Kat worked at the Billie Jean King National Tennis
Center for two years and at Gotham Tennis as a High Performance coach for one
year. She also worked with NYJTL and competes on their corporate tennis team.
For the last seven summers, Kat has worked as Director of Tennis for Big Bass
Lake Community in the Poconos. Kat also serves as a National Travel Coach for
the USTA. Kat joined Sportime/JMTA in 2013.
Kim Stubbe Coach
A native of Belgium, Kim was a three-time national champion taking the singles crown at age 12, and the doubles crown twice, at the ages of 10 and 14. She also won the Belux Nike Junior tour for Belgium, at age 12, which qualified her to participate in the World Championships Nike Junior Tour in France. Kim represented Belgium in several other international team tournaments, and competed in many ITF tournaments, achieving a career high ITF ranking of 477. Kim played Division I college tennis for the University of Arizona, participating in the NCAA team tournament 3 times, as well as the All-American tournament, and achieved a career-high national collegiate ranking of #70. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French before joining SPORTIME and the JMTA in 2015.
Decho Valev Coach
Decho, originally from Bulgaria, attended Rockhurst
University, where he studied Accounting/Finance, while being involved in a
business fraternity, other on campus activities and working part-time within
his major Decho was a top ranked junior player in Bulgaria under 12 and 14. He
was the captain of the men's tennis team, where his senior year the team
reached the NCAA Midwest Regionals. Decho has competed on the pro tour playing
Futures tournaments and was part of the Ivan Lendl Tennis Academy pro staff. Decho
has 5 years of teaching experience with summer camps, country clubsx and being
a sparring partner for top ATP and WTA professionals.
Filip Van Eylen Coach
Filip, a native of Belgium, was a top ten player in his home country as a junior. After starting his coaching career there, and after reaching the number one ranking in his native country, he moved to New York on his 23rd birthday to play college tennis for Division II powerhouse New York Institute of Technology, where he majored in business. During the summers, Filip returned to Belgium to be the sparring partner for many ATP players. This past summer, Filip was the Director at Future Stars tennis. Filip is also the assistant coach at NYIT for the Men’s and Women’s programs and was the former Tennis Director at Jericho Westbury. He joined the Sportime/JMTA team in 2014
Claudio Yamus Coach
Claudio who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina comes with a wealth of experience as a player and a high performance coach. Claudio was a top ranked junior in Argentina where he competed on the national level. Claudio has worked with highly ranked juniors for the past twenty years before joining the JMTA team at Syosset. With stints as the Director of Tennis at Sportime Kings Park, Head pro at Bethpage Park and Eastern Athletic, Claudio has experience that is vital to our team. Claudio has certifications from the USPTA, USPTR and Pat Etcheberry fitness.
Airam Castellano Hernandez Coach
Airam Castellano Hernández was born in Gran Canaria, Spain. He was nationally ranked top 200 in Spain when he was 16 years old and he was champion in all junior categories in Gran Canaria. Airam earned a full athletic scholarship to play for the University of Missouri-Kansas City, NCAA D1, in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2014. In 2017 he achieved a nationally ranking of #115 in singles after making the Elite 8 in the ITA Central Regional, and in 2018 he was nationally ranked #72 in doubles. Between 2014-2018 he was named ITA Scholar-Athlete and All WAC Academics, All WAC first team in singles and doubles, 2 times All WAC player of the month and 16 times all WAC player of the week. He won the 2016 WAC Player of the Year and helped his teammates to achieve the 2017 WAC Championship. Airam holds his school's all-time record with most wins in singles and doubles. Airam graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.
Carolina Bucio Coach
Carolina, originally from Mexico, was recruited to play for Lynn University Women's Tennis Team in Boca Raton, Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Carolina transferred to Point Loma Nazarene University to obtain a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in sport performance. While obtaining her graduate degree, she played her final year of eligibility for the Women's Tennis Team. Carolina completed her college tennis career ranked #10 in the nation, was selected to the first team all-conference in the PacWest Conference, and got the All-American tennis award. Carolina joined our JMTA team the summer of 2018.
Valentina Mazzola Coach
Born and raised in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Valentina, started playing tennis at the age of ten years old. She reached a national ranking of top 20 at age of 16 and 18. Valentina studied at Tiffin University where she played tennis for four years. She was team captain during her junior and senior year. Valentina graduated with a Bachelor's degree in International Business Management, before deciding to pursue a Master's degree in Finance and General Management. Valentina served as assistant coach to the women's tennis team at Tiffin University prior to joining JMTA in the summer of 2018. Valentina is a certified USPTR professional.
Caio Zampieri Coach
Caio Zampieri, originally from Mogi-Guaçu, Brazil has travelled the world as a top ATP professional. His highest ranking was 182 (2010) in singles and 114 (2017) in doubles on the ATP tour. Caio has won over fifteen singles futures in his career and runner up for two Challenger events. Caio was a champion in over fifteen doubles tournaments between challengers and futures events. He has represented Brazil in Davis Cup three times for Brazil and has competed in all four grand slams multiple times. Caio jointed the JMTA team fall of 2018.
Dwayne Alexander Coach
Dwayne Alexander joined our JMTA staff the summer of 2018. Prior to arriving at Syosset, he was one of our top coaches at our Kings Park location. Dwayne is from Jamaica where he competed in junior tournaments throughout his junior tennis career and had the opportunity to travel the world competing in ITF events. Dwayne has been teaching tennis since 2011 where he brings high energy, dedication and commitment to all of his students.
Gerry Ashley Coach
Gerry is a native of Long Island, where he was a ranked junior player in the east. He was recruited and attended Hofstra University where he was captain of the NCAA D1 Men's tennis team. Gerry has extensive coaching experience with not only juniors but adults as well. He served as a national coach numerous times for the USTA at Zonals for 12’s and 14’s age groups. Gerry is our tournament director at Sportime Roslyn and also directs many of the adult programs. Gerry has been director at multiple country clubs during the summer months and is currently the Director of Tennis at Piquet Tennis and Pool Club.
Katia Stavroulaki Coach
Katia Stavroulaki was a top ranked junior from Greece. She was part of the Greek national team for four years, where she traveled the world competing in pro events as well as high level ITF tournaments. Katia decided to come to the United States where she accepted an athletic scholarship for Mercer University. At Mercer she was team captain and one of the winningest players in the program’s history. Katia achieved a ranking of number 19 in the region where she was the first ever player from Mercer University to earn a regional ranking.
Rares Ispas Coach
Rares, a native of Focsani, Romania, started his tennis career at the age of 5 years old. He was ranked as one of the top 10 juniors in Romania for all junior age categories. He has competed in various ITF Tournaments in Europe. In 2015, he started his college career at New York Institute of Technology in Long Island. He served as the team captain in 2016 and 2017. At NYIT, he was selected as a “Second Team All-Conference Player” for four consecutive years. He was ranked as high as #14 in the ITA East Regional Ranking for singles, and as high as #2 in the ITA East Regional Doubles Ranking. His latest achievement was being named “Pre-Season Player of the Year” for the East Coast Conference in January 2018. He graduated NYIT, with a Bachelors degree of Professional Studies in Hospitality Management in May 2018.