Mark Allen's Select Academy is the premier tennis skills academy for middle and high schoolers in the Charlotte area.
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The staff of the Performance Tennis Academy believes that teaching character, honesty, integrity, self-reliance and independence is paramount to success in the sports of tennis. We further believe that it is essential that students develop equal skill proficiency in all areas of the court (i.e. backcourt, mid-court, etc.). Finally, it is our goal to teach percentage strategy and tactics for doubles and singles play and to aid each student in developing a game style consistent with their strengths, interests and goals.
The principles listed below will help our students maximize their time on the court:
1) Set goals for each day and drill
Examples include: hitting with more depth, eliminating unforced errors, developing a weapon, hitting high percentage shots, attacking short balls, and finishing points at the net.
2) Have fun while working hard
Working hard instills a sense of accomplishment.
3) Structure drills and rallying sessions designed to help the players to COMPETE under match conditions.
The more often our players compete in practice, the better they will compete in mathches.
4) Keep focus high
SELECT TENNIS ACADEMY
Who: Player ranked in the top 150 of the USTA North Carolina state ranking
What: Advanced stroke production, strength & conditioning training, strategy & tactics, tournament charting and video analysis designed to get the player in the top 50 in the state ranking in 2014. Special access to Select Academy players website to view updated player stats, pictures and videos. 10% discount on all Performance Pro Shop products and services!
When: Select Academy practice sessions are held every every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 5:30-7:30, Select Academy members also can attend the training academy practice sessions for no additional charge held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30. Select Academy players will also be charted at pre-determined tournaments in North Carolina throughout the year.
Where: Performance Tennis Academy at the Sportscenter.
How: By invitation only from the Performance Tennis Academy staff.
We Utilize a College Practice Structure to Prepare for Competition: A typical Select practice session could consist of the following:
1) Tennis Specific Strength and Conditioning - 30 minutes
2) Pre-Hitting and Rallying Games to Warmup - 15 minutes
3) Consistency Rallying & Point Play - 30 minutes
4) Conditioned Match Play for both Singles or Doubles - 45 minutes
We recommend two to four private lessons per month to improve individual needs at a discounted rate of $40.00 per hour.