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In September 2010, tennis legend John McEnroe, in partnership with SPORTIME Clubs, launched the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in his hometown of New York City at SPORTIME Randall's Island in Manhattan. SPORTIME Randall's Island is the flagship location for the Academy and for SPORTIME's thirteen clubs.
John's passion and belief is that great players can be developed in urban settings, while still having the opportunity to live at home, to pursue their educational goals, and to participate in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. Through various channels, including community outreach, the Academy works to recruit the most talented and the most highly motivated young athletes in the New York City Metropolitan area, and beyond.
In September 2012, JMTA expanded its geographic reach to SPORTIME locations in Westchester and on Long Island: SPORTIME Lake Isle, a state-of-the art 8-court facility in Eastchester, New York in lower Westchester; and SPORTIME Syosset in central Long Island, an 11-court facility that is SPORTIME's high-performance training center on Long Island.
Johnny Mac and JMTA Managing Director, Bennett Schlansky, have assembled a world-class team of directors including: JMTA Director, Lawrence Kleger; JMTA Performance
Director Richard-John Mensing, Jr.; JMTA Director of Mental Toughness and Performance, Dr.
Dom Lausic, PhD; JMTA Director, Westchester Annex, Fritz Buehning; JMTA Director, Long Island Annex, Michael Kossoff. At JMTA NYC, Lawrence is assisted by JMTA Associate Directors Nate Emge and Felix Alvarado, and JMTA Assistant Directors Greg Evans, Mark Bowtell,
Phil Simmonds, Wojtek Starakiewicz, and Perry
Aitchison. At JMTA Long Island, Mike is assisted by JMTA Assistant Directors Danny McGuire, Strate Krstevski and Annex Performance Director Aaron Lopez. Fritz is assisted by Annex Performance Director George Reis.
JMTA professionals work as a team to deliver a training program that will assure the best possible outcome for serious junior players; a program that will enable JMTA players to make the most of their abilities, while supporting them in their academic pursuits and in living balanced, healthy lives.