John McEnroe

John McEnroe

Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

John McEnroe

Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
John McEnroe

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 McEnroe

Patrick McEnroe

Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Patrick McEnroe

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Patrick McEnroe

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 Kleger

Lawrence Kleger

Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Lawrence Kleger

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Lawrence Kleger

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 Ward

Michael Ward

Co-General Manager, SPORTIME RI and JMTA

Michael Ward

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Co-General Manager, SPORTIME RI and JMTA - Randall's Island
Michael Ward

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 Nano

Ron Nano

Co-General Manager, SPORTIME RI and JMTA

Ron Nano

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Co-General Manager, SPORTIME RI and JMTA - Randall's Island
Ron Nano

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-John Mensing

Richard-John Mensing

CSCS, NASM-PET, Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Richard-John Mensing

Phone: (212) 427-6150
CSCS, NASM-PET, Director of Performance and Junior Athletic Development, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Richard-John Mensing

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 Lausic

Domagoj Lausic

PhD, Director of Mental Performance & Toughness

Domagoj Lausic

Phone: (212) 427-6150
PhD, Director of Mental Performance & Toughness - Randall's Island
Domagoj Lausic

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 Evans

Greg Evans

Camp Director and Senior Assistant Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Greg Evans

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Camp Director and Senior Assistant Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Greg Evans

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.

Nathaniel Emge

Nathaniel Emge

Associate Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Nathaniel Emge

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Associate Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Nathaniel Emge

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 Alvarado

Felix Alvarado

Associate Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Felix Alvarado

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Associate Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Felix Alvarado

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 Aitchison

Perry Aitchison

Associate Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Perry Aitchison

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Associate Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Perry Aitchison

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.

Jeff Morys

Jeff Morys

Director of U10 Tennis and Senior Assistant Director of Tennis

Jeff Morys

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Director of U10 Tennis and Senior Assistant Director of Tennis - Randall's Island
Jeff Morys

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Mark Bowtell

Mark Bowtell

Senior Assistant Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Mark Bowtell

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Senior Assistant Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Mark Bowtell

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.

Phillip Simmonds

Phillip Simmonds

Assistant Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Phillip Simmonds

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Assistant Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Phillip Simmonds

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 Mamigonian

Colby Mamigonian

Assistant Director of Performance, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Colby Mamigonian

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Assistant Director of Performance, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Colby Mamigonian

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 Shkodnik

Jason Shkodnik

Assistant Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI

Jason Shkodnik

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Assistant Director of Tennis, JMTA and SPORTIME RI - Randall's Island
Jason Shkodnik

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.

Igdalias Mendez

Igdalias Mendez

Assistant Director of Performance

Igdalias Mendez

Phone: (212) 427-6150
Assistant Director of Performance - Randall's Island
Igdalias Mendez

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.

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The success of our summer camps is a testimonial to our talented and dedicated staff. Our professional staff includes experienced tennis, performance and sports professionals, and caring, enthusiastic counselors. The JMTA Summer Training Camp is directed and staffed by JMTA Co-Directors Lawrence Kleger and Patrick McEnroe, by our other Sportime/JMTA Tennis and Athletic Performance Directors, and by our world-class team of training camp coaches. U10 Tennis & Sports and Tennis Whizz camps are directed and staffed by new Sportime Randall’s Island U10 Tennis Director, Jeff Morys, Assistant Director, Dijana Stojic, and by experienced Sportime/JMTA U10 tennis coaches and counselors.



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