Quarterly Update
May 2022
JMTP Announces Platinum, Inc. to
Sponsor JMTP Scholarship Recipient
The Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) is pleased to announce that Platinum, Inc. has committed to fully funding a four-year scholarship through the JMTP Sponsored Scholarship Program. Through this JMTP program, individual or institutional donors can sponsor a young tennis aspirant who would otherwise lack the financial support to fully develop his or her tennis potential, which, of course, can lead to funded higher education and lifelong opportunities for a young player. A donor works with JMTP leadership to set the selection criteria for a named scholarship, and receives regular updates on the selected player’s progress. 
Scholarship recipients train exclusively with world-class coaches at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA). All Sponsored Scholarships provide for the year-round on and off-court training necessary for a child to play and compete at the highest possible level.
The Platinum, Inc. Scholarship has been awarded to Lara Afolayanka. Lara, a 14 year old from Uniondale, NY, whose father immigrated to the United States from Nigeria, exhibits undeniable athletic potential, mental toughness, and a burning desire to be the best she can be, both on and off the court.
Lara was awarded a scholarship based on her athletic potential during an open JMTA tryout and her tennis has flourished since joining the Academy. Currently ranked No.57 in the nation in her class by Tennis Recruiting, Lara regularly qualifies for national tournaments in her age division. She works hard to balance being a nationally ranked player, and the associated travel demands, with her commitment to remain a top academic student in school.
This scholarship will help Lara prepare for and travel to national tournaments, to capture the attention of college coaches, and to fulfill her tennis and educational dreams. We congratulate Lara and thank Platinum, Inc. for their commitment to the life of a deserving young player.
For more information on the JMTP Sponsored Scholarship Program, please click here.
JMTP 8th Annual Pro Am in the Hamptons
Continuing the momentum from an amazing JMTP Comedy Night, JMTP supporters, and all those who love tennis, will not want to miss the biggest tennis event of Summer 2022: the JMTP Pro Am in the Hamptons. Make sure to add it to your summer events calendar! John and Patrick McEnroe, and some legendary friends, are returning to the Hamptons on the weekend before the 2022 US Open, to raise needed funds that support JMTP's mission to remove social and economic barriers through tennis. It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year! For details and to register, please click here
2022 Comedy Night Recap
The 4th JMTP Comedy Night took place on Wednesday, April 6th, at Carolines on Broadway, after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and welcomed a sold-out crowd, who were thrilled to be back out and supporting JMTP. The evening was hosted by the brothers McEnroe, and SNL alum Ellen Cleghorne, who welcomed many of the best comedians around to the stage, including comedy greats Colin Quinn and Dave Attell, among others. The evening of laughter raised more than $240,000 to help JMTP continue its work. The complete gallery of images from the event can be viewed by clicking the link below. JMTP is so thankful to those who attended and supported the event!
JMTP at Easter Bowl 2022

Stephanie Yakoff
G16s Doubles Finalist- Silver Ball

Jack Kennedy 
B14s Doubles Finalist- Silver Ball 

Zizou Ahmad
B12s Singles & Doubles Semifinalist 

Theadora Rabman 
G18s Singles & Doubles Quarterfinalist 

Evan Wen
B18s Quarterfinalist 
Jack Kennedy was selected by the USTA to be on the 14U Junior Davis Cup Team. He will be traveling to Mexico in early May to compete with 2 other USA players in the regional round against Canada, Mexico and a country from Central America.

Help us congratulate Jack and cheer him on from NY!