John McEnroe Tennis Academy holding Second-Ever Tryout Day

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The expanding John McEnroe Tennis Academy announced on Monday that it will be holding another tryout day at its New York flagship location – Sportime Randall’s Island – which will be open to all young tennis players interested in joining the programme.

With annexes in Long Island and Westchester scheduled to open in September 2012, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) is open to talented young players from all backgrounds across the US, offering them eligibility for both full and partial scholarships. Overseen by the Hall of Fame tennis legend, the JMTA has an elite faculty of tennis coaches assembled by McEnroe himself, and its third annual session begins this September.

Speaking about the aims and goals of the open tryouts, the second opportunity that the academy has granted young players, McEnroe has said that it “is all about giving young people, some of whom may not have had a chance to excel at tennis, an opportunity to do so, in an environment that encourages a balanced lifestyle.”

Founded a little less than two years ago in September 2010, the JMTA provides exceptional training to New York’s best junior players. Although centred in the occasionally privileged and elite world of professional tennis, the academy does not discriminate entry on grounds of background or wealth and regularly provides scholarships for those players who would not ordinarily be able to afford tuition fees. With a team of coaches and instructors including former ATP player Fritz Buehning and WTA player Martina Sucha, the academy has coached some of the highest ranked junior players in the world. Just recently, student Noah Rubin reached the quarter finals of the 2012 Roland Garros in Paris.

The tryout day is scheduled to take place on Saturday 21st July and any players interested in attending need to pre-register by emailing the academy at tryout@sportimeny.com. Further information can be found by visiting www.sportimeny.com/johnmecenrotennisacademy.com.

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