Tennis Academies To Check Out
Have you ever thought about getting really serious with your game? Maybe taking it to the next level with some absolute on-point coaching? If so, you may want to check out some of these locations. They’ve got top-notch names attached to them, and they’re not bargain-priced. (Some will require big-time travel depending on where you are.) As always, you get what you pay for! Though all of these camps aim at getting world-class juniors to join their rosters, we’re focusing on the adult camp aspect.
IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis
Every tennis fan knows about coach Nick Bollettieri and the many top pros he’d helped develop: Agassi, Courier, Pierce, Sharapova, Seles among others. One-day, three-day, and five-day adult tennis camps are ready for you and the strokes you need help on the most. Details are here.
2018 Spring Jimmy Connors Fantasy Camp
You’ve heard of fantasy camps for baseball fans, and here’s one featuring the great Jimmy Connors. Boca Tennis Academy has partnered with tennis legend Jimmy Connors as the new resident tennis professional. Located at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the agenda includes tennis sessions with Jimmy and resort pros.
John McEnroe Tennis Academy
John’s tennis academy is run in conjunction with Sportime clubs, and has multiple locations in the New York City area. According to the website, “SPORTIME offers a complete menu of Adult and Junior lesson programming, including our trademarked Junior and Adult Tennis Kinetics and EXCEL programs. We are most proud to be the home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at SPORTIME locations in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.” This might be just the place for those in the US Northeast!
Mouratoglou Tennis Academy
Where have you heard that name? Patrick Mouratoglou is the coach of Serena Williams, so he probably knows something about the game. This one is probably better suited for our European readers: it’s located in the heart of the French Riviera, 15 minutes away from Nice International Airport. You can find information about their weekly and weekend adult camps here.
Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy
Rafa’s academy has different options to suit adult players. offers adult weekly camps (Sunday to Sunday,) the “adult tennis break” (Wednesday to Sunday,) and the “Premium Program,” which sounds a bit intimidating, no? The Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy is located in Manacor, in the east of Mallorca, Spain.
John Newcombe Tennis Ranch
Newk’s tennis empire is located deep in the heart of Texas in New Braunfels. Newk’s offers weekend/3-day packages and weeklong/6-day packages year round. All packages are flexible on the days. Both include all meals, all clinics, accommodations and entertainment. More details on their adult packages can be found here.