We are very excited to have Dan Cochrane back as Director of JMTA in Amagansett, and as a JMTA coach at Randall’s Island, after a one season hiatus in 2016 due to visa problems. Dan, a native of Lower Froyle, England, was top-10 British junior. Dan graduated from Auburn University, where he was ranked #1 in the country in NCAA division 1 doubles in 2013, winning the All-American Championships. Captaining Auburn's team in 2014, Dan finished the year ranked #61 in NCAA singles and played in the NCAA individual championships. He represented Great Britain twice in the World University Games in 2011 and 2013. Dan joined SPORTIME and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in 2014.
Tarun, originally from Dubai, was raised in Canada where he was ranked in the top 5 of every division as a junior. During his junior career, Tarun travelled and played ITF events, and spent some time at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona. He attended Robert Morris University (Division I, NEC), where he played #1 Doubles and #1 - #3 Singles, captained the team in his junior and senior years, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Tarun joined Sportime Kings Park in 2013, before transferring to Sportime Randall’s Island and JMTA in 2015.
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. 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, the year he graduated from Stanford with a degree in political science, and then joined the ATP Tour. During his 10‐year professional career, Patrick won one singles title and 16 doubles titles, including the 1989 French Open Men's Doubles title, 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.
Senior Assistant Director and Director of Adult Programming, Randall’s Island Kiril, originally from Auckland, New Zealand, achieved career-high junior rankings of #2 nationally and #46 in the world in Boys 18s. He attended the University of Tennessee on a full scholarship, and set the record for most wins as a freshman, with 17 in his first semester. Kiril was an Academic All-American and graduated with B.A. in Journalism and Communication. He has over ten years of coaching experience and joined Sportime/JMTA in 2016.
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 as the Co-General Manager of Sportime Amagansett.