Re-inventing Yourself in an Ever-Changing World
Tennis legend John McEnroe has developed a multi-faceted life off the court. He is now also famously known as a broadcaster, game show host, author of two bestselling books, father of 6, musician, collector, non-profit founder and more. At a time when organizations and individuals are being forced to re-invent themselves, McEnroe inspires and offers his "You Cannot Be Serious" message to disarm old ways of thinking and re-engage us in the game as it is being played now.
Becoming A Champion...and Removing Obstacles for Others
John McEnroe was a champion for so many decades all around the world, fueled by his tenacity and talent. He is uniquely poised to speak about what it takes to become a champion and to defend the title year-after-year, by fighting for point-after-point. McEnroe knows that some people face additional battles just to be able to compete at all, and he speaks about his work at the Johnny Mac Tennis Center, Inc. and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, which help to change young lives by removing the racial, economic and social barriers to success through tennis.
A Conversation With John McEnroe
John McEnroe is an award-winning broadcaster for the same reasons he is a renegade American tennis legend: McEnroe always delivers often humorous and always spot-on, colorful commentary. McEnroe has retained a high level of credibility and fans know him as a great conversationalist, an interesting and multi-faceted person, and an American legend who brings the buzz to any event.
Music and Conversation with John McEnroe & Friends
In this program, McEnroe mixes music and conversation - both electric and entertaining. John's rock and roll style is front-and-center in this exciting program your audience is sure to remember.
Tennis legend John McEnroe embodies the American spirit. On and off the court, McEnroe has proven himself to be one of the most intriguing and controversial public figures of his time. Throughout his playing years, his bold and irreverent style made him, for many, a symbol for a generation of "rock n' roll" athletes. Since leaving the court, his unique commentary and style in the broadcast booth have garnered him national Sports Emmy nominations. He has written two bestsellers, all based on his trademark retort to the chair umpire: You Cannot Be Serious and But, Seriously.
He won his first Grand Slam singles title in 1979 when he captured the first of four U.S. Open Championships. In 1981, he took the first of his three Wimbledon singles titles, becoming the youngest #1 ranked male in the history of professional tennis. With seven grand slam singles championships and ten grand slam doubles championships, McEnroe is still considered one of the greatest players of the game.
McEnroe was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in August 1999. In September of that year, during the United States Open in New York, the United States Tennis Association announced John's selection as the thirty-seventh Captain of the United States Davis Cup Team for the 2000 campaign.
With more than 150 singles and doubles titles to date, McEnroe has compiled an unparalleled record of achievement and raised the level of the game itself. One of his proudest achievements was leading the USA to five Davis Cup titles. His knowledge of the game and magnetic personality have made him an instant hit as a network television commentator. He has offered commentary for a variety of television networks, including ESPN, CBS, NBC, USA, and the BBC as well as EuroSport and Australia's Channel 7.
McEnroe has a serious interest in art and oversees The John McEnroe Gallery in the Soho area of New York City, where he showcases the work of contemporary artists. He has also established The John and Patty McEnroe Foundation, an organization established to distribute grants and pledges to a wide variety of charitable causes.
McEnroe is the Founder and Director of The Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP), which changes young lives by removing the racial, economic and social barriers to success through tennis, and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA). John's passion and belief is that great players can be developed in urban settings, while still having the opportunity to live at home, to pursue their educational goals, and to participate in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. Through various channels, including community outreach, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy works to recruit the most talented and the most highly motivated young athletes in the New York City Metropolitan area, and beyond.