The following Sportime/JMTA leadership team oversees programming:
Founder and Director, JMTA/JMTP
John McEnroe, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, dreams of bringing the buzz back to American tennis. Between 1980 and 1985, this native New Yorker, received world rankings of #1 in singles for 170 weeks and #1 in doubles player for a record 257 weeks. John won seven Grand Slam singles titles, including four U.S. Open titles and three at Wimbledon. Considered by many to be the greatest doubles player ever, he won 10 Grand Slam doubles titles. Johnny Mac considered the greatest Davis Cup player in history also captained the U.S. Davis Cup Team. He is an Emmy-nominated commentator for CBS, NBC, BBC, ESPN and USA. John graduated from New York City’s Trinity School and attended Stanford University, winning an NCAA team and singles title his freshman year. He continues to live in New York City, where he has raised his 6 children.
Wanting to make tennis a game changer for every New York kid, regardless of means, John partnered with SPORTIME to open the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in September 2010 and the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (a 501(c)(3) organization), soon after. Together they have created a Tennis Pathway to Success® that allows New York children to explore their athletic and other potential through tennis. John McEnroe knows that tennis can help kids adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, and develop the problem solving skills and self-discipline necessary for on- and off-court success.
President of the Board/Co-Director, JMTA/JMTP
Patrick grew up in Douglaston, NY and trained in the New York area. As a junior, he reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and the US Open boys' singles in 1983. Patrick then partnered Luke Jensen to win the French Junior doubles and the USTA Boys' 18 National and Clay Court titles in 1984. He made his first impact on the professional tour that same year, teaming up with brother John to win the doubles title at Richmond, Virginia. Patrick won the Men's Doubles Gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games with Jensen, and helped Stanford University, as team captain, win the NCAA team championship in 1986 and 1988. He graduated from Stanford in 1988 with a degree in political science, and then joined the professional tennis tour. On the tour, Patrick won one singles title and 16 doubles titles, including the 1989 French Open Men's Doubles title, during his 10‐year professional career, and achieved career‐high rankings of World No. 28 in singles and World No. 3 in doubles. After retiring from the tour in 1998, Patrick had a successful run as U.S. Davis Cup captain, the longest tenured captain in U.S. history, winning the cup in 2007. After leaving his Davis Cup role in 2010,McEnroe focused on his television commentary work, and also served as the General Manager of Player Development for the USTA until mid-2015. Patrick joined Sportime and JMTA in 2017.
Jordan’s tennis background includes being a nationally ranked junior player out of Florida and an Academic All American at Georgetown University, where she captained the D1 women’s team. After graduating from Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a B.S. in International Politics, Jordan received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. For nearly a a decade, Jordan was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, where her practice focused on antitrust transactions and litigation. While at the firm, she also maintained an active pro-bono practice, dedicated primarily to defending the rights of women and girls. She is proud to have led the firm’s anti-trafficking clinic and advocated for increased athletic opportunities for high school girls through Title IX investigations. Jordan has two young children and hopes to be a future tennis parent!
Julie Kroub joined the Johnny Mac Tennis Project with a strong background in both tennis and fundraising. Julie was a top ranked national junior tennis player from the Eastern section who received a tennis scholarship to a Division 1 university. She understands the important role that tennis can play in the development of children. Julie, an experienced development specialist, helps oversee all fundraising and development efforts at the Johnny Mac Tennis Project. Julie earned a BS in Finance and Management with a minor in Accounting from Tulane University and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC). She now resides in New York City with her husband and children.
Ofir, of Melville, N.Y., was Junior and Senior year captain at John F. Kennedy High School where he earned All-County Doubles honors in 2010 and 2012. He attended Fairfield University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Accounting. During freshman year, while playing for the Fairfield Stags, he lead the team with an overall singles record of 20-10 going 16-4 in dual play and 5-1 in the MAAC, eventually becoming the Team Captain. At the Junior Level he ranked within the east coast Top 20 and the Top 150 in the country.