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SPORTIME SYOSSET, JMTA LONG ISLAND
75 Hasket Drive, Syosset, NY 11791
516-364-2727

Staff


Chelsea Riccio
Regional Manager, SPORTIME Bethpage, Syosset and Roslyn

516/364-2727 x 5920

Michael Kossoff
Director of Tennis, SPORTIME Syosset and JMTA Long Island
Jared El Gayeh
U10 and Camp Director
Allison Corcoran
Adult Program Director
Jerilyn Jud
League Director
Matt Taurisani
Multi-Sport and Membership Director
Greg Lumpkin
Associate JMTA Director
Samantha Siegel
Tennis Coordinator
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 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.

Michael Kossoff
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.

Jared ElGayeh
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
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.

Domagoj Lausic, PhD
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.

Lois Castellon
Lois Castellon
Coach

Originally from Reunion Island (FRANCE), Lois was a top ITF junior where he has been competing against the world’s best players since the age of 12. Lois has been a sparring partner for many ATP top 100 players and reached a career high of top 20 in France. Lois went on to University in the United States where he earned his Bachelors in Sports and Recreation Management with a minor in Business Management at Union College. Lois was first singles and ranked as high as 11 in the country in singles and 17 in the country in doubles. He was an NAIA All American. Lois joined our Sportime/JMTA family in the summer of 2020.

Simon Childs
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.

Oleksandra Doroshenko
Oleksandra Doroshenko
Coach

Oleksandra originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine was a top junior in her country. She qualified and competed in the Ukraine National Championship where she was a doubles finalist and a singles semifinalist. A top recruit for Temple University, she led the team in singles wins her last two years. Oleksandra was named first team all-conference and was Temple University Female Athlete of The Week. Oleksandra graduated Spring 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Sports Management.

Tania Teruel Encinas
Tania Teruel Encinas
Coach

Tania Teruel Encinas was born in Almeria, Spain. As a junior tennis player she was ranked top 100 in Spain right before relocating to America. Tania played her college tennis at Northwest Missouri State University, where she played number 1 singles and doubles all four years and was captain for 3 of her years. Tania was ranked top 50 in the country in both singles and doubles during her college career. Her team reached the NCAA elite 8 in 2019. Tania majored in Criminology and joined our JMTA/Sportime team the summer of 2020.

Ken Feuer
Ken Feuer
Director of Player Development

Ken is a native of Massapequa, NY, where he was one of the top junior players in all age levels in the Eastern Section and at the National level. Ken played for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln #2-#4 singles positions where he Won Big 8 titles in both #4 singles and #1 doubles. He represented Nebraska in NCAA individual doubles tournament in 1990. Ken earned his Bachelor of Arts in physical education in 1992. After his playing career ended, he went on to be the assistant coach of Nebraska for two years. Ken is also the former head pro and interim tennis director at Shelter Rock Tennis and Country Club in Manhasset, NY. After serving as Vice President in his family business for several years in New Orleans, he relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona where he formed his own academy working with adults, ATP/WTA players and high performance juniors. Ken joined JMTA Long Island as Director of Player Development the summer of 2019.

Karla Flores
Karla Flores
Coach

Karla was consistently ranked top Four in her country of El Salvador in every age group from 10's through 18's. Karla was recruited by Benedict College located in South Carolina where she played #1 singles for 3 consecutive years. Karla was a multiple national champion winning 3 NCAA championships (Dll). Karla also received Player of the Year accolades in 2016 for the SIAC conference and received Most Valuable Player award from Benedict College that same year. Karla was all conference singles and doubles during her time at Benedict College. She received her Bachelors degree in Accounting with a minor in Management. She continued her studies at Mount Vernon Nazarene University where she received her Master's degree and served as Graduate Tennis Assistant.

Agustin Gascia
Agustin Gascia
Coach

Agustin Gascia, hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Agustin was one of the top ranked juniors in Argentina and was recruited to attend college in the United States at NAIA tennis powerhouse University of Indianapolis. Agustin earned a bachelors degree in Accounting while also becoming one of the schools most successful tennis players of all time. Agustin was an NAIA All American and achieved a ranking of number 3 in the country. Agustin spent a brief time on the pro tour where he achieved an ATP ranking of 1300 in Singles and 1500 in Doubles. Agustin joined our Sportime/JMTA team summer of 2021

Jay Harris
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.

Airam Castellano Hernandez
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.

Alexey Kavalenka
Alexey Kavalenka
Tournament Director/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 530 in ITF junior rankings beating Karen Khachanov (currently ranked #17 in the world) and Egor Gerasimov (currently ranked #65 in the world) on the way. Before coming to the United States, Alexey graduated from Republic State College of Olympic Reserve with a degree in tennis coaching and exercise science. 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. During his four years of his college tennis career he played #1 in doubles and top 3 in singles leading his school to a national ranking of #35 in the country. He was selected to Gulf South All-Conference team in 2014. Alexey joined our Sportime/JMTA team in 2015.

Wael Kilani
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.

Csaba Laszlo
Csaba Laszlo
Coach

Csaba Laszlo a native of Sopron , Hungary was a top junior player who was ranked top ten in singles throughout his junior career. Csaba earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management at Goshen College, Indiana where he was first singles for three years and was chosen to be team captain for his last two years. Csaba holds the all- time record for most singles matches won within a single season in school history. Csaba joined Sportime Lynbrook in 2013 where he taught for six years as a Master Pro. Csaba was previousy the director of tennis at Atlantic Beach Club. In 2019 Csaba was the Director of Tennis at Point Set Racket Club before joinig Sportime Syosset in the fall of 2020.

Greg Lumpkin
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
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
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.

Jeoffrey Noblecourt
Jeoffrey Noblecourt
Coach

Jeoffrey Noblecourt was born in Paris, France. He was a top ranked player in his home country as a junior and competed in some of the biggest tournaments in the world. Jeoffrey trained for 3 years at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy where he practiced and competed on a daily basis with some of the world’s best ATP players. Jeoffrey was recruited to play at Nicholls State University, where he earned First-Team All-Southland for doubles and an individual title in singles at the Ron Westbrooks Invitational. Jeoffrey transferred to Delta State University, where he finished his career playing #1 singles and doubles, while earning his degree in Finance. Post-graduation, Jeoffrey then earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University. Jeoffrey joined our SPORTIME/JMTA team the fall of 2020

Samantha Siegel
Samantha Siegel
Tennis Coordinator/Coach

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.

Kim Stubbe
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.

Filip Van Eylen
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

Jason Wass
Jason Wass
Coach

Jason is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has 15+ years of experience as the Director of Tennis at Sportime Kings Park. Jason is a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional with certifications in Ten and Under Tennis and the USTA High Performance Coaching program. At Sportime, he has instigated one of the most dynamic and successful internal u10 competitive circuits with over 200 children competing at each event.

Caio Zampieri
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.

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