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.
WHO IS THE ACADEMY FOR?
The Performance Tennis Academy is for boys and girls who are seeking to join or are presently competing on a middle school or high school team. Additionally, the Academy is for players who are working to attain or improve a state ranking as well as those wishing to play college tennis.
Performance Tennis Academy meets Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-7:30.
We recommend one to two private lessons per month to improve individual needs at a discounted rate of $40.00 per hour.
PRINCIPLES USED FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE
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 matches.
4.) Keep focus high.