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For the eighth year, young hopefuls from across the tri-state area will be out in force at SPORTIME Syosset, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) Long Island home, as SPORTIME and JMTA coaches seek to discover untapped tennis talent. Tryout for Aspiring Tennis Players, Ages 6-17: SPORTIME/JMTA Coaches will Award Full and Partial Scholarships to Selected Tryout Participants for the 2023-24 Season at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, Long Island, at SPORTIME Syosset.

The goal of the Tryout is to award full or partial scholarships to SPORTIME and JMTA programs at SPORTIME Syosset, starting in the fall of 2023. Open only to players with tennis experience, ages 6-17, the Tryout will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM, with check-in at 1:30 PM. Participants will be evaluated by a Selection Committee of SPORTIME/JMTA directors, coaches and leaders, including Michael Kossoff, JMTA Long Island Director and Lawrence Kleger, JMTA Co-Director. The Tryout will include tennis drills and point/match play.

“Our tryouts have become ‘can’t-miss’ events for aspiring young tennis players and athletes at various skill levels," said JMTA Co-Director Lawrence Kleger. “It’s part of our mission to make tennis available to any talented player, regardless of financial means. We’re looking forward to a great day and an opportunity to meet new, talented athletes.”

Scholarship winners will be notified by July 31, 2023.

JMTA Long Island is located at SPORTIME Syosset, 75 Hasket Drive, off Jericho Turnpike in Syosset, NY.  For more information, parents of interested players/athletes can email scholarsipli@sportimeny.com or visit www.SportimeNY.com/scholarship-jmtali.

Proper athletic attire, including tennis footwear, is required. Participants will have access to locker rooms and shower facilities. Water will be available on court. SPORTIME Syosset features a full-service pro shop offering professional racket stringing services. Those interested in registering  can visit www.SportimeNY.com/scholarship-jmtali for information and online registration.