| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo Credit: Brian Coleman/LI Tennis Magazine


As the tennis season on the ATP and WTA Tours heats up in the professional ranks, the SPORTIME World Tour continued to makes its way through the top tournament destinations around the world.

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SPORTIME Syosset hosted the Indian Wells-themed event featuring players from all the various SPORTIME facilities on Long Island. It was the largest group to ever come out for a World Tour event and the courts were packed all-day long.

“This was by far the largest World Tour event we’ve had company wide,” said Jared El Gayeh, SPORTIME Syosset’s U10 and Camp Director. “We were able to open up the full building and use all 11 courts, multi-sport court, and allow players from every SPORTIME club to come play and compete. As a whole, we were extremely happy to see such a huge turnout of children that came to our Indian Wells World Tour.”


The players were scattered across both the hard courts and clay courts, as instructors helped to teach drills and also engaged the players in games such as King of the Court. Inside the event’s party room, DJ CM entertained the crowd with music and games, including a dance contest and conga line, while food and drinks were served to the players and parents waiting to go out onto court. The party room also included multiple bouncy houses.


“The coaches were excited, the children were pumped to show off their skills, and the parents were amazed with the setup and execution of the whole event. Our youngest players are now itching to play multiple times a week! They are inspired by our high level players and want to keep improving so they can eventually join the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.”

The next stop on the World Tour will be on June 1 at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, the home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.

“It is such a great experience for all of our players to get to go to our flagship location and have a chance to meet John and Patrick McEnroe and play against some of the best kids in the metro section!”