High Performance Training
Advantage Tennis Academy (ATA) is one of the leading high performance tennis academies in the country, dedicated to meeting the individual needs of each of our students. Our Full-Time Program provides players with the ideal environment to improve their tennis skills under professional coaching while also gaining an exceptional education. Top national and international players train at Advantage Tennis Academy. Our players are among the top juniors, ATP, WTA, and ITF players from around the world. Advantage players come from all continents and backgrounds with one goal in common: becoming the best tennis players they can be.
Character Development Program
At Advantage Tennis Academy we understand that student development encompasses more than academics and tennis training. We strive to develop student-athletes who will be leaders and role models in their communities. Community service, leadership development, and life management skills are critical elements to our curriculum. By ingraining accountability and a strong moral compass in our players with our Character Development Program, we help prepare them to take on life challenges as they finish up their training at Advantage.
Warm-up & Pre-Habilitation
We start everyday with an organized warm-up including dynamic stretching and pre-habilitation for shoulders, back, and hips. During the pre-hab portion, players execute preventive drills with bands, tubes, and exercises that build up key areas to prevent tennis-related injuries. With these drills carried out on a daily basis, our players have been consistently healthier and able to perform at a higher level without injury.
On-Court Tennis Training
“Organization is the key to player development. Our high performance program is uniquely effective because we are organized, cover the full development of a player, and keep consistent, high expectations.Our system is based on strong fundamentals in stroke production, footwork, mental training, and work ethic. We have systems in place to help players develop more efficient swings, learn how to move more explosively, and cultivate fundamental skills in our group workout.”
Brandon Fallon, Full-Time Program Director
Our program is designed to help players develop a full-court game. Advantage players learn to hit a kick serve, return big serves, volley, take the ball on the rise, hit with net clearance, slice, move forward to short balls, and consistently work on hitting a better and better ball. Because developing all parts of the game is a key aspect of our workout, we help students master each specific element of the game before moving on.
Obtaining the winning edge comes from playing hundreds of sets–our players have the advantage of competing with a wide variety of players. Advantage works on serve and return more than any other academy. Because 70% of tennis is played within the first three shots of all rallies, players at Advantage Tennis Academy spend a significant amount of time each day specifically working on serve and return without points. By mastering the technical aspects involved, players develop a better serve and return overall. At Advantage Tennis Academy mastery is the goal. All of our on-court training promotes a mastery mindset.
Player Performance Management
PPM: Our Player Performance Management system ensures that students are mentored on an individual level. Players meet weekly with coaches on a weekly basis to set performance goals and evaluate progress and development.
Advantage offers a unique Player Performance Management System (PPM)* in which players are assigned coaches to meet with them one-on-one weekly and provide individualized evaluation and support. The coach manages the player’s customized tournament schedule, reviews developmental plans and progress, helps the player set performance goals for the week, and gives the player an individual plan and review.
Players are responsible for updating their match evaluations, practice match log, and performance goals for practice and match play through our online system. This fosters a collaborative environment, with coaches, parents, and players monitoring players’ login and progress on their evaluation sheets.
Our PPM system gets results because players are mentored individually and allowed to take an active part in their own development.