WHAT IS THE ACADEMY: The Academy is the next step up from the development program. The Academy trains athletes that aim at playing tennis competitively. We use hand feeding to isolate areas the player needs to improve on. Racket feeding simulates match-like variables of spin, pace, height, depth and shot selection. Live ball with other players and the coach helps the junior learn simple controls, point situations and simulated point or matchplay which all lead to problem solving in matches.
To go along with our world class on court structure, we provide a tournament ready fitness schedule that improves agility, balance, coordination, speed, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility.
Mental Skills Training will play a vital role too. Some of our coaches bring degrees in psychology that will support and train athletes in the mental aspects of the game. It is an integrated part of our training system and takes a pro-active, strengthening approach.
WHO IS IT FOR AND WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS: The Academy is suited for the graduating players of the development program and for all those Tennis Athletes that want to compete competitively at the local, regional, national and international level. USTA sanctioned Tournaments.
Players should aim to have fun, be willing to compete on a frequent basis (The USTA recommends at least two tournaments per month), and be willing to compete in a team atmosphere.
Suggested Age 9-18, but also based off ability.
WHEN IS IT AND WHAT TIME: Our program is fitted month by month depending on tournament schedule. Most players should and are required to participate in local and regional tournaments to build they’re regional and national ranking. As coaches will be traveling to local and regional tournaments (and when required national tournaments) with the players. For example if there are two tournaments during the month then the player will do two training weeks and 2 tournament weeks. (See School Program to see schedule).
THE ACADEMY PROGRAM: To start when School starts back up Mid-August - End of May.
Monday - Friday → 4:00pm - 6:30pm
4:00pm - 4:30pm → Off / On-Court Warm-Up
4:30pm - 5:00pm → Drills Emphasizing the Theme of the Week & Areas that need Technical Work.
5:00pm - 5:30pm → Start & End of Point | Serving, Returning, Volleys, Overheads, Short Balls
5:30pm - 6:00pm → Live Ball / Situational Points / Matchplay
6:00pm - 6:30pm → Fitness
TOURNAMENT WEEK: Monday - Thursday → 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Same as above, except more emphasis on point play and pressure situations for tournament preparations.
COST: $650 per Month → Excluding Tax
An amazing deal to satisfy all you kid's tennis needs, from the best on-court training, a world-class fitness program, the best mental training around, and all your tournament needs. This really is an amazing deal if you strive to become a top junior player.
*Cost also includes The LPTA covering a junior membership to the Lobo Club, see Amenities to see what the benefits are of becoming a member of THE BEST Tennis Facility in the State.