Robert Mackey graduated from the University of Florida in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Prior to opening Mackey Sports Enterprises, he was an athelic director in two other Florida cities. In 2001, Robert Mackey returned to Pembroke Pines with a vision after a three year hiatus in Hawaii. His goal was to create a sports program to improve the quality of life for individuals and combat the epidemic of obesity. After eight years of having a joint contract with CB Smith Park, he was awarded the privatization of the tennis facility and Mackey Sports Enterprises was born. Mackey's vision was becoming a reality as his opportunity to provide training in various sports was coming closer. His background involves a lifetime devotion to various sports.
For every participant at CB Smith Park, he insists on the completion of three goals: Fitness, Social Experience, and Improvement in the sport of choice. His goals are necessary due to the lack of physical education classes offered in local schools. His program is designed to fill that void. He sees that children in this generation are becoming more sedentary. Youngsters used to go outdoors and be active, but this has transitioned to sitting at home for hours playing video games.
"Nothing makes me happier than seeing the results that the program can provide. Watching people enter the facility, participating in their activities and walking out with the euphoria you get after a great workout is something I see on a daily basis" said Robert Mackey.
In the beginning, Mackey Sports Enterprises was only offering tennis. Since then, soccer and basketball have been added to the program. The tennis program features high level training with two academies: the Adams Academy and Kozlov Academy. Stefan Kozlov is one of the highest prospects in the international tennis scene.
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