Full and Partial JMTA Scholarships for the 2016-2017 Season to Be Awarded
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Young tennis playing hopefuls from across Long Island will be out in force at SPORTIME Syosset, the Long Island home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA), on Thursday, June 9, to try out for scholarships to attend JMTA at SPORTIME Syosset for the 2016-17 season. The Tryout begins with registration at 5 p.m. concluding at approximately 8 p.m. following various tennis and athletic assessments.
The Tryout, open to players ages 6-16, will be led by a Committee of SPORTIME/JMTA Directors and Coaches. The Committee will evaluate players as they engage in tennis drills, undergo athletic assessments and play matches. The scholarship winners will be notified by no later than July 31.
SPORTIME Syosset, Long Island home of the JMTA, is located at 75 Haskett Drive in Syosset. Parents of interested players can register online at www.SportimeNY.com/JMTAScholarship or can call 516/364-2727 to register in person. For more information, parents can call or email jmtatryoutsportimeny.com. Updates will also be posted online at www.SportimeNY.com/Syosset-Tennis. The registration deadline is Friday, June 3 at 5 p.m. ET.
There is no fee for the Tryout, but entrants must pre-register. Proper tennis attire is required. Players will have access to locker room and shower facilities. SPORTIME Syosset features a full-service, on-site pro shop, including stringing services. Water will be available on court.
“We have found many gems during our JMTA Syosset tryouts,” said JMTA Director Lawrence Kleger. “At this year’s tryout, we expect to find a high level of talent. As always, as we will be looking for young players with a unique level of commitment and the drive to succeed.”
SPORTIME is proud to operate the finest tennis facilities in New York State, with over 150 indoor and outdoor courts at 13 clubs across Long Island, in NYC, in Westchester and in the NY Capital Region. SPORTIME's clubs are state-of-the-art, yet affordable, and feature the best tennis facilities and programs, along with great gyms, camps and sports and fitness offerings. SPORTIME is proud to be the home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Randall’s Island since 2010, with JMTA locations at Syosset/Bethpage, Long Island, and Lake Isle, Eastchester, since 2012.
About The John McEnroe Tennis Academy
In September 2010, tennis legend John McEnroe and SPORTIME partnered to launch the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in John’s hometown of New York City, at the SPORTIME’s flagship Randall's Island Tennis Center in Manhattan. In September 2012, JMTA expanded its geographic reach to SPORTIME locations in Westchester and on Long Island: SPORTIME Lake Isle, an 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 has long served as SPORTIME's high performance training center on Long Island. 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. The Academy works to recruit the most talented and the most highly motivated young athletes in the New York Metropolitan area and beyond. Inspired by the vision and daily presence of Johnny Mac and under the guidance of JMTA Managing Director, Bennett Schlansky, JMTA Tennis Director, Lawrence Kleger, JMTA Performance Director, Richard-John Mensing, Jr., and JMTA Director of Mental Performance and Toughness, Dr. Dom Lausic, as well as JMTA Westchester Director, Fritz Buehning and JMTA Long Island Director, Mike Kossoff, and with a world-class staff of tennis, athletic training and performance directors and coaches, JMTA delivers a complete training program designed to assure the best possible outcome for serious players; whether for junior tournament players, future and current collegiate stars, or for those seeking to play on, or currently playing on the ATP, WTA and ITF tours.