John McEnroe Tennis Academy

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Coordinates: 40°47′34″N 73°55′09″W / 40.792820°N 73.919188°W / 40.792820; -73.919188

John McEnroe Tennis Academy
Founder(s)John McEnroe
New York City
New York
AddressOne Randall's Island, New York, NY 10035

The John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) is a tennis academy founded by tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe in New York City.[1][2][3][4][5] The Academy was founded in September 2010, on a 20-court (10 deco turf, 10 clay courts) $18 million tennis complex, designed by Ricardo Zurita, on Randalls Island in Manhattan.[1][3][4][6][7] McEnroe launched the Academy in collaboration with Claude Okin, managing partner of Sportime New York.[6]

McEnroe's teaching philosophy emphasizes short intense periods of tennis training balanced by plenty of time pursuing other sports and activities.[2][6]

Alumni include Noah Rubin, who won the Boys' Singles tournament at Wimbledon in July 2014, and the 2014 U.S. Tennis Association's Boys 18s National Championships in both singles and doubles the following month, is a product of the Academy.[8][9] In September 2014, Rubin was ranked the No. 1 Division 1 college freshman by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) while playing for Wake Forest University, and sophomore Jamie Loeb – another product of the Academy – was named the No. 1 Division 1 female college player while playing for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[10][11][12]


  1. ^ a b "John McEnroe starts tennis academy in Randall's Island". ESPN. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Harvey Araton (March 7, 2011). "12-Year-Old Girl May Embody McEnroe's Vision". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b "Can John McEnroe's Tennis Academy Lift U.S. Talent?". TIME. August 30, 2010. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "How John McEnroe Plans to Save Tennis by Opening a Tennis Academy on Randall's Island". New York Magazine. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "John McEnroe Tennis Academy Launches On NYC's Randall's Island". Tennis Now. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Harvey Araton (May 7, 2010). "Building the Next McEnroe". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Julia Cohen (October 14, 2014). "Building of the Day #5". Archtober.
  8. ^ "John McEnroe Tennis Academy Student Noah Rubin Completes Sweep Of Singles, Doubles In Kalamazoo, Earns US Open Wild Cards". NY Sports Day. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Eric Koningsberg (August 22, 2014). "Can U.S. Men's Tennis Rise Again?". The New York Times.
  10. ^ "jmta". Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "2014 Division I Preseason Men's Newcomer/Freshman Rankings". Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  12. ^ "2014 Division I Preseason Women's Singles Rankings". Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014.

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