as with those who have yet to begin their journeys. Some will become world-class tennis champions, many will leverage competitive tennis into college scholarships and valuable tennis-based opportunities, and all will have the opportunity to become life-long players.
Believing that the future of American tennis depends on its diversity, we support future generations of American players at every level. Our supporters, including SPORTIME, private donors, corporate sponsors and tennis enthusiasts, all share an interest in promoting tennis to New York City area youth, because tennis’ emphasis on physical and mental health can profoundly impact players’ aspirations and opportunities.
John McEnroe, a native New Yorker, dreams of “bringing the buzz back” to American tennis, starting in New York, by making tennis a potential game changer for every New York kid, regardless of means. Working with Sportime to establish the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) and the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP), John has created a Tennis Pathway to Success® that allows New York children to explore their athletic and other potentials through tennis. Sportime and John share a mission to help kids achieve excellence through tennis, including adopting healthy and active lifestyles, and developing the problem solving skills and self-discipline necessary for on-court success that can pay even greater dividends in life.
From our base at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, JMTP works with youth already engaged in tennis, as well