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.
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 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 Tennis for JMTA in 2012.
Michael, raised in Jackson Mississippi, graduated from Mississippi College in 2007 where, as member of the tennis team, he received the Conference Sportsmanship Award, was named a National ITA Scholar Athlete, and was an All-Conference and First Team pick. After graduating, he remained at Mississippi College as the Assistant Coach of the men’s tennis team, while earning his MBA. Michael spent five years in financial services and banking before returning to tennis in 2014 as the Tennis Director of the Anguilla Tennis Academy, a non-profit tennis initiative in the British West Indies. Michael has extensive experience as a coach and in tennis management in a wide variety of settings, from academies to five-star resorts. Michael joined Sportime and JMTA in 2016.
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, graduating in December 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration. In the spring of 2012, while injured, Mark was a Student Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Tigers, before finishing his LSU career as a player and member of the 2012-13 squad. Mark joined SPORTIME Randall’s Island and JMTA in 2013.
Perry, originally from Australia, attended Syracuse University where he majored in Architecture. He has coached thousands of players, from the developmental level through top national, collegiate and professional levels. Perry has extensive experience as an analyst and planner for USTA junior competitive systems and is a graduate of USTA High Performance Coaching. Perry is certified in IYCA Speed and Agility training mechanisms and is 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 and JMTA in 2012.
Dijana is a native of Bosnia-Herzegovina where she was a member of the Fed Cup team from 2003-2008. During her professional career she also reached a career high WTA ranking of 363 in singles and 567 in doubles. After retiring, she traveled to the United States to attend the University of South Carolina where she was one of the top Division I tennis players in the country. Dijana reached the Elite Eight at the NCAA women’s tennis tournament in 2008 and was an All-SEC player in each of her four years of college. She ended her stellar college career ranked #8 all time in career SEC singles wins. Dijana graduated in 2012 with a double major in business marketing and management, and a minor in hotel management. She joined Sportime and JMTA in 2014.
Richard hails from Richmond, Virginia and comes to Sportime with over 20 years of professional experience as an athlete, coach trainer and athletic educator, working in numerous sports with athletes of all ages and levels. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Richard spent six years as a writer/producer for the CBS Television Network before moving to Barcelona to train and compete on the European triathlon circuit. In Spain, he received a Certificat D’Eesport i D’atletisme iNutricio at Universal Atlético Institut. He has over 20 years of professional experience both as an athlete and coach (ATP, WTA, Junior Olympics, etc.), coaching the likes of Victoria Azarenka, Sergei Bubka, Greg Louganis, Reggie and Cheryl Miller and JMTA's Noah Rubin. Richard joined Sportime and JMTA in 2014, and became Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development in September of 2015.
Ofir, of Melville, N.Y., was Junior and Senior year captain at John F. Kennedy High School where he earned All-County Doubles honors in 2010 and 2012. He attended Fairfield University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Accounting. During freshman year, while playing for the Fairfield Stags, he lead the team with an overall singles record of 20-10 going 16-4 in dual play and 5-1 in the MAAC, eventually becoming the Team Captain. At the Junior Level he ranked within the east coast Top 20 and the Top 150 in the country.
Andy, a native of Western NY, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University at Buffalo. He is a licensed NYS Certified Athletic Trainer. Prior to joining Sportime and JMTA full time, Andy worked with Body Space Fitness in NYC specializing in performance and rehabilitation training. He also volunteers his time working with the USA Wrestling Team and has worked USA Track & Field Olympic Trials and Championships Meets in Eugene, Oregon. Andy joined Sportime and JMTA in 2015, becoming Associate Director of our Performance Team in 2017.
Jason, originally from Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Florida where he was ranked in the top 10 state-wide, and in the top 100 nationally in boys’ 18s. Jason attended the University of Buffalo, where he was captain of the men’s tennis squad for 3 years, also receiving the Arthur Ashe Leadership Award in his senior year. He graduated from UB in 2013 with a degree in health and human services, and communications. As the Assistant Coach of the UB men’s squad, Jason helped his team win the MAC Conference Championship and qualify for the NCAA championship tournament for the first time in school history. Jason joined Sportime and JMTA in 2011, summers only through 2015, and full-time as of 2016.