After waiting many years for the right opportunity, in September 2010, tennis legend John McEnroe launched the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in his hometown of New York City at the SPORTIME Randall's Island Tennis Center in Manhattan. SPORTIME Randall's Island is the flagship location for the Academy and for SPORTIME's 13 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, pursue their educational goals, and participate in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. Through community outreach, the Academy works to recruit the most talented and the most highly motivated young athletes in the New York City Metropolitan area.
In September 2012, JMTA expanded its geographic reach to SPORTIME locations in Westchester and on Long Island: SPORTIME Lake Isle, a beautiful, 8-court, state-of-the art year-round facility in Eastchester, New York in lower Westchester; and SPORTIME Syosset in central Long Island, an 11-court indoor facility that is SPORTIME's high performance training center on Long Island.
Under the guidance of JMTA Director Lawrence Kleger, and inspired by the vision and daily presence of Johnny Mac, JMTA now offers its training programs and world-class staff of teaching professionals at three locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Coaches, including former ATP and WTA professional players Fritz Buehning, Hana Sromova and Phil Simmonds have joined Academy Directors Felix Alvarado, Greg Bolitsky, Cosmin Cotet, Nate Emge and Greg Evans to bring the Mac way to promising players from all across the greater NYC area.
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.