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.
Membership is required to participate in any SPORTIME/JMTA program series and Membership gives you exclusive benefits. Please contact us by calling 516-364-2727, or emailing email@example.com, to find out more today!
SPORTIME VBC provides expert private instruction for boys and
girls who are interested in receiving special one on one attention. Our
coaches evaluate the player's level and discuss what areas of the
game he or she would like to focus on. He or she then creates an
individualized lesson plan to address those goals. Private Instruction
is an excellent way to focus on specific skills, gain valuable feedback
and receive a high number of skill repetitions.
For private lesson fees or to schedule a private training session with one of our coaches, please contact Jose Brito at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or by calling 212-427-6150.
Hours & Directions
SPORTIME Syosset is located conveniently on Jericho Turnpike. Map it!
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, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
•Thursdays, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
•Sundays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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:
•Tuesday, January 7, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
•Thursday, January 23, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Play to the music... Smack that ball... Burn those calories! Pure aerobic tennis!!!
•Thursday, January 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
•Sunday, January 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Each JMTA player is assigned a coach advisor who is player's liaison to the team of JMTA directors, coaches and other staff members, and is player's initial contact for advice, questions and feedback. JMTA Advisors provide tournament scheduling support to JMTA players upon request.
Athletic Performance and Conditioning
Group athletic training and conditioning provided by the JMTA Performance team, designed to complement on-court instruction, is offered to all JMTA players before or after each JMTA session. One-on-one training, comprehensive assessments, physical therapy, nutrition and hydration consulting and other services are available for an additional cost.
Off-court group mental toughness training seminars for players and parents, as well as on-court mental toughness coaching, developed and executed by Dr. Dom Lausic, of Hourglass Performance Institute and designated JMTA Directors and coaches, is designed to prepare JMTA players for all on-court situations. Private sessions with Dr.Lausic, and private and small group sessions with JMTA coaches trained by Dr. Lausic, to work on concentration, anger management, on and off-court rituals and more, are available for an additional cost.
Tournament Support and Travel Team
Multiple JMTA coaches attend certain USTA and ITF tournaments to support JMTA juniors each weekend. Individual coaching at tournaments, including out of state tournaments, is available to JMTA players for an additional cost. Challenge matches, Travel Team trips to tournaments, invitational training camps and other special trips and events are offered throughout the year. JMTA Students are strongly encouraged to join the USTA and UTR, if they are not already members, as USTA and UTR memberships are required to participate in sanctioned/verified tournament play.
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.
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 - EXCEL
Complimentary open-court walk-on privileges are offered to all current EXCEL players and reservations are accepted 1 (one) hour in advance. Reservations for 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 an EXCEL student.
Stroke production, games and strategies.
•Saturday, January 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
•Sunday, January 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
•Saturday, January 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Yellow and JMTA Levels
•Sunday, January 12, 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.
CLUB AMENITIES: 11 indoor tennis courts – 6 Har-Tru, 5 Deco turf; 1 indoor full-size multi-sport court; lounge; pro shop; junior computer lounge; child care room; Junior Tennis programs featuring our new under 10 programs - Tennis Whizz for preschoolers and NEW SPORTIME U10 for kids ages 5-10. Adult Tennis Kinetics program; adult leagues; seasonal court time; Junior Multi-Sport program; birthday parties; children’s summer camp.
To find out more about this club, please contact Michael Riccio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-364-2727 ext. 5942.
Chelsea Riccio Regional Manager, SPORTIME Bethpage, Syosset and Roslyn
516/364-2727 x 5920
Michael Kossoff Tennis of Director, 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
Carole Quinn Sales Director
Greg Lumpkin Associate JMTA Director
Samantha Siegel Tennis Coordinator
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 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 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 10â€year professional career, and achieved careerâ€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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Luis Ludena Coach
Luis Ludena was born and raised in Turmero, Venezuela. He started playing tennis when he was 11 and was ranked top 10 in his country in the 16’s and 18’s age divisions. Luis was recruited to play college tennis in the United States at Tiffin University in Ohio. He was captain for two years where he earned his degree in Business Administration. After graduation Luis served as the Men’s and Women’s Assistant Tennis Coach at Tiffin University. Luis is a certified USPTR professional and will be full time at SPORTIME Fall 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Annette Rios Gil Coach
Hailing from El Salvador, Annette, Achieved #1 national ranking in her country at age 16 and 18. Annette played NCAA Division 1 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, earning the Southern Conference First Team-All-Conference Honors in singles, and SoCon Honor Roll. While working on her Bachelor’s degree in International Global Studies and Spanish, Annette worked in several summer tennis camps in Florida, California and internationally. Annette also has a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Georgia Southern University, where she worked as the assistant coach for their Division 1 tennis program.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.