John McEnroe is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He held the No.1 world ranking in singles for 170 weeks between 1980 and 1985 and was the No.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 winningest 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 launch the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in September 2010.
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.
Lawrence, a native New Yorker, is recognized as one of the top developmental coaches in the U.S. 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 and more than 20 USTA Eastern Year-End Sportsmanship Awards. He is also the personal coach of JMTA's Noah Rubin, who has been his student since the age of 7. Noah launched his professional tennis career in the summer of 2015, and is now ranked in the ATP top 250 after defeating ATP No.17 Benoit Paire in the first round of the 2016 Australian Open. 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.
Michael graduated from Mississippi College in 2007 where, he received the Conference Sportsmanship Award, was named a National ITA Scholar Athlete, and was an All-Conference and First Team pick in Tennis. After graduating, he remained as the Assistant Coach of the men's tennis team, and earned his MBA. He served as Tennis Director of the Anguilla Tennis Academy and has extensive experience as a coach and in tennis management in a wide variety of settings.
Ron was a top ranked junior player, played Division I tennis at the University of Michigan, and graduated with a degree in General Studies in 2000. He was Director of Premier Programs at an 8 court facility on Long Island prior to joining New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) as its Director of Tennis and Senior Director of Operations. Recently Ron oversaw the completion of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning and served as the General Manager of the facility in its inaugural year.
Richard has over 20 years of professional experience as an athlete. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he moved to Barcelona to train and compete on the European triathlon circuit. He has over 20 years of professional experience both as an athlete and coach, coaching the likes of Greg Louganis and JMTA's Noah Rubin. Richard joined Sportime and JMTA in 2014.
Domagoj (Dom), a native of Zagreb, Croatia, earned his Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from Florida State University. His research experience has developed his tennis expertise, including work in team communication, periodization and biofeedback. 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, a native of South Africa, has over ten years of coaching experience in South Africa, England and the United States. After competing as a nationally ranked junior, Greg moved to London where he transformed his love for tennis into a successful coaching career. He has also coached at the Meadow Club in Southampton and the Will to Win Tennis Academy in London. Greg joined SPORTIME in 2009.
Nate, a native of Evansville, Indiana, was a top 25 ranked junior tennis player in the country and participated on the ITF circuit, reaching the finals in doubles at the International Hard Courts. Nate graduated from the University of Kentucky and was ranked as high as No.41 in the nation. Nate was an Assistant Coach at Michigan State University before moving to NYC and joining SPORTIME and JMTA in 2010.
Felix, a native of Venezuela, was a top ten ranked junior tennis player and participated globally on the ITF circuit. He attended Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, playing No.1 singles and No.1 doubles. Felix coaches JMTA's Jamie Loeb, who as a junior reached a career-best No.30 ITF ranking and No.353 on the WTA Tour and reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon juniors in 2013. Felix joined SPORTIME in 2009.
Perry, originally from Australia, attended Syracuse University and has coached thousands of players, of all levels. He has extensive experience as an analyst and planner for USTA junior competitive systems, is a graduate of USTA High Performance Coaching, and is certified in IYCA Speed and Agility training mechanisms. Heis 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/JMTA in 2012.
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. Mark joined SPORTIME Randall's Island and JMTA in 2013.
Phil, a Long Island native, reached No.2 in singles and No.1 in doubles in the ITF world rankings as a junior, after winning doubles titles at the 2002 Orange Bowl and the 2003 Junior Australian Open. As an ATP pro, he competed in either the qualifying or main draws of all four Grand Slams and was a member of the U.S. Davis Cup Team in 2008, achieving a career high ranking of No.219 in 2006. Phil joined SPORTIME and JMTA in 2013.
Colby, from Dover, NH, earned a Bachelor's in Exercise Science from the U. of New Hampshire, where he was captain of the Club Tennis Team. After graduating, Colby served as Tennis Coordinator and Performance Coach for Chamber Fitness in Davie, FL. He specializes in “overhead athletes”, and focuses much of his continuing education on shoulder pathologies, rehabilitation, and restoration of proper biomechanics.
Jason, originally from Brooklyn, grew up in Florida where he was ranked top 10 state-wide, and top 100 nationally in boys' 18s. At the U. of Buffalo, he was captain of the men's tennis squad for 3 years, receiving the Arthur Ashe Leadership Award. As Assistant Coach of the UB men's squad, he helped his team win the MAC Conference Championship and qualify for the NCAA Championship for the first time in school history.
Igda, a native of Puerto Rico, attended Long Island University where, as a member of the Division I track and field team, he specialized in middle-distance events such as the 800m. Upon graduation, Igda then completed his Master's Degree in Health Sciences, with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning, also at LIU, where he worked with a variety of Division I sports teams, including tennis, baseball and basketball. Notably, Igda was strength and conditioning coach for the LIU women's tennis team for seven seasons, helping them win two conference titles and achieve two NCAA tournament bids. Igda has also worked privately 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 the JMTA in 2015.