John McEnroe Academy
John McEnroe, who developed at the Port Washington Tennis Academy four decades ago, is using that as a model for his John McEnroe academy on Randalls Island, where he is working with talented young tennis players. His goal is to produce more top-notch players from New York.
John McEnroe at his tennis academy with Noah Rubin, a star pupil from Long Island. (July 14, 2011)
McEnroe describes Rubin, 15, as the most talented player at his Randalls Island tennis academy. (July 14, 2011)
Rubin began playing 12-and-under tournaments as a 7-year-old. He won an international tournament for 12-and-under players in Canada when he was 11, and reached the finals of a prestigious Paris event for 14-and-under players when he was 13. (June 22, 2011)
"Ninety percent of the time, you see a parent hitting with a kid and five minutes later, they walk off screaming at each other,” Rubin's longtime coach said. “When I got Noah [as a 7-year-old], it was the best job I’ve seen with a parent instilling the love of the game." (June 22, 2011)
Rubin's personal coach believes the Rockville Centre teen is one of the best players his age in the world. (June 22, 2011)