The New England Academy of Tennis participants hold a combined total of over 875 USTA tournament titles including 16 sectional championships, 10 national championships, 5 individual state high school championships and 39 regional and national sportsmanship awards. In addition, over 90% of Academy graduates go on to play college tennis. Our coaching staff has over 120 years of combined experience working with competitive junior tennis players.
The Academy provides athletes with a training environment that integrates all aspects of being a competitive tennis player, including modern and advanced technique, tactical development, physical skills, mental skills and nutrition. In addition, we have a resource center connected to our website with on line learning modules, a video library and a parent resource center directed by David Benzel of “Growing Champions for Life”.
New for the 2015-2016 season is our Academy STARS program (Stand-out Tennis Athletes and Responsible Students) program. This program is designed for elite players who are on alternative home, public and private school education pathways.
The STARS Program affords players additional training opportunities prior to school and early afternoons. Coupled with the extra training time, STARS program athletes will also participate in leveled match play known as Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR) events with other Academies on the east coast. The Academy STARS program has a number of criteria required to participate and requires approval of the Academy Director.
In addition, we have purchased a new ball machine capable of serving all spins and up to 120 mph. It can also dispense patterns of play, varying heights and spins within a sequence of shots and it can be operated from a players IPhone. The machine will be used during practice and Academy players can rent it to enhance their practice and work outs.