| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

John McEnroe Tennis Academy moves LI base to Syosset
John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) has announced that it will be accommodating its growing Long Island base of students with a move of its home facility on Long Island to SPORTIME Syosset Tennis & Multi-Sport this fall. The flagship JMTA location will remain at SPORTIME Randall's Island, and SPORTIME Bethpage will remain a valuable Academy resource.

Long Island JMTA students will benefit from the more easily accessible location of SPORTIME Syosset (75 Haskett Drive), as well as its larger and more diverse space. In addition to a much larger functional training room, a full multi-sport court, a large pro shop with on-site stringing service, the SPORTIME Syosset facility offers both hard court (Deco-Turf) and clay (Har-Tru) surfaces, ideal for tournament training throughout the competitive seasons.

“Being part of JMTA has made me into the junior player I am today,” said Cannon Kingsley. “I have never enjoyed training and being part of an academy so much my entire life. The coaches and players are the best!

Private coaching and match play will now be available at SPORTIME Bethpage, with more day/time options, as well as an expanded schedule of “home club” tournaments.

“The Academy is really starting to take hold here on Long Island,” said Mike Kossoff, JMTA director. “And with SPORTIME and JMTA student Noah Rubin having just won the Wimbledon Junior title, the phones have been ringing. The move to SPORTIME Syosset, with its multiple surfaces, larger training space and other amenities, will help foster that growth for all of our students, including the many elite players who train with us.”

“I love being part of the JMTA because of the great atmosphere, coaches and players,” said Michelle Sorokko. “They make me want to work hard while I am having a great time on the court.”

Daniel Pellerito said, “I couldn’t imagine playing tennis anywhere else besides JMTA. Having John McEnroe around giving me tips, along with the best coaches in the world, make it the best academy in the world!”


Topspin opens new Roslyn location
Known as the home of “Clothes for the Pros,” Topspin has been serving Long Island tennis pros and players with equipment and the top fashion in the sport for more than 30 years.

Topspin recently expanded its operations by opening a pro shop at the new state-of-the-art tennis facility at Christopher Morley Tennis in Roslyn, N.Y. They will carry all the new racquets, apparel and shoes for the whole family.

Topspin’s new facility at Christopher Morley Tennis is located at 500 Searingtown Road in Roslyn, N.Y., or call (516) 484-4200 or visit www.TopSpinTennisLI.com.




Carefree Racquet Club gets facelift


Carefree Racquet Club, located at 1414 Jerusalem Avenue in North Merrick, N.Y. has announced that it has completed some recent Club renovations. Carefree has extended their lobby, now offering more seating and more viewing, and has expanded its front desk area. The Club looks great, so stop in and check out the new Carefree renovations.




Maloney crowned Boys 14s Super Six champ in Rochester
Congratulations to Patrick Maloney on winning the Boys 14s Super Six title in Rochester, N.Y. Patrick trains at Bethpage Park Tennis Center and is pictured here with his coach, Keith Kambourian, co-tennis director at Bethpage Park Tennis Center.






Long Islanders visit Saddlebrook
Danae Schneider, Lahna Bidner and Alyssa Levy (pictured from left to right) take their tennis very seriously. In addition to their weekly tennis schedules of zone drills, leagues and lessons at Point Set Indoor Racquet Club, as well as Long Beach Tennis Center, Danae, Lahna and Alyssa lifted their games even more with a recent trip to Saddlebrook Tennis, home of the famous Harry Hopman Tennis Academy. Watch out Serena!