All clinics and match play will resume Monday, September 18th at Mills Field. This includes all our programming Ladies FCTA tennis, all juniors and 10& Under programming. Our Junior Team Tennis team match play will begin Friday, September 22nd at 4:30. I will send out emails for match schedules pertaining to USTA JTT.
Registration is now open for Fall tennis starting back at Mills Field Tennis Courts August 16th. We have several classes that have more room to welcome new students in these following classes:
Our program is First Come First Serve - we will have waiting lists start once our classes are full!
Teen Beginner Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-6PM (4 spots available at this time)
Orange Ball for 9 & 10 year old. 4-5 PM Monday/Tuesday still positions open.
Red Ball for 8 & Under we have more room on Tuesdays 4-5pm
Team SJTA Ace Breakers competed in sectionals championship this weekend in Orlando at Red Bug Park. What a fantastic group of kids who played three days of tennis 25 matches.
We have two more weeks to go! If you want to sign up for more classes or join we still have room. Registering now for Fall tennis classes starting back Wednesday, August 16th.
Tennis Tryouts for both Swiss Point and Liberty Pines will take place the following:
Monday, February 6th & Tuesday, February 7th
2:45pm - 4:45pm at Mills Field Tennis Courts (1805 Race Track Road, St. Johns 32259)
Students from either school may come to Mills Field during these dates and times to tryout for their school tennis team. Middle School season will begin the week of February 20th - May 5th, 2017.
Tennis tryouts will last for at least 30 - 40 minutes while being evaluated. Students selected for their schools team will receive notice of results the following Friday. You must register online at SJMSAA website as directed from your school in order to tryout and participate on your schools tennis team.
Practices for Swiss Point will be Tuesdays 2:45-3:45pm
Practices for Liberty Pines will be Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:45pm
Match play days will be every Thursday (times vary according to venue played)
This camp is for Academy players intermediate- advanced only. We primarily have high school players. Come Jan 2-4 for a great workout, footwork, strategy and our annual ornament exchange party with pizza!
Monday - Wednesday 9-12 each day. $85.00
Come work off all that turkey and casserole you will be eating on Thanksgiving!
We are offering a Thanksgiving Tennis Camp for all our Teen & Academy tennis players for these following dates & times:
Monday, November 21st 5-8PM (Singles Drills & Strategy)
Tuesday, November 22nd 5-8PM (Doubles Drills & Strategy)
Wednesday, November 23rd 10AM - 1PM (Tournament Play & Pizza Party & Awards)
This camp includes 9 hours of tennis instruction/play, round robin challenge, prizes and pizza party on Wednesday. Tennis Camp cost is $85.00
We are reserving a maximum 16 students to attend this camp.
Please RSVP by emailing Coach Heather Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org and send in your payment by check made out to "SJTA" to hold your spot.
Coach Heather Lester
Saint Johns Tennis Academy entered 8 teams into this weekends USTA Team Tennis Challenge weekend located at Boone Park. We had 4 teams entered in the U14 intermediate and 4 teams entered into the U18 intermediate. I am so very proud of each and every team with high efforts to play their very best tennis and displayed great sportsmanship in every match! I received several compliments from various parents and teams and pros from our local communities.
We had 2 teams come in 1st and 2nd place in our U18 intermediate flight - Team 904 won first place with players Landon Williams, Molly Wannamaker & Lily Thompson. We had 2 teams of ours in the playoffs of U14 intermediate "Team Highlighters" and "Team Uno". Team Uno won 1st place with players Allie Bielski, Carys Cook & Lily Davis.
We had a blast last night with all our students to celebrate Halloween tennis style. We had three contest winners for ; "Wackiest tennis shot"- Sam W., "Best Tweener shot"- Gabe S. , and "Best target serve"- Lily D.. We also had a dog fight in which our winner was Grace W. Pizza, drinks, awards and candy was enjoyed by all. Coaches Patrick Diegan and Heather Lester thank you for coming out to play in our 4th annual Halloween celebration!
Please bring $10.00, dress in costume, bring tennis gear and come have fun!! If you have not RSVP we have 8 more spots. Text or call Heather 904-994-3376. We will have pizza and drinks delivered at 7 pm.
We want to announce an excellent opportunity for all our students to form their own team for a local USTA Junior Team Tennis event late October. We want as many teams as possible to go and compete then have the opportunity to travel with their team to Orlando to compete regionally.
I specifically want one or two high school teams made. This will be great practice before January tryouts.
See flyer attached and if you need help being placed on a team come see either Coaches Cheryl, Patrick or Heather to be matched accordingly.
See you on the courts. Parents don't stray far after you drop off the kids.
Coaches Heather & Estella
We will try to have this clinic today 6-8 if at all possible. Please check the website at 5:00 to read announcement.
We are presently scheduling makeup classes so please keep an eye on the website for announcements. Most makeups will be held Monday- Labor Day in which we were originally closed.
6 to 8 class cancelled
Right now we plan to be closed for all tennis clinics Monday, September 5th for Labor Day
However, we are reserving this day for makeups for any day we may be rained out this week due to the tropical depression approaching Florida. Keep checking the website for announcements regarding this day. .
Take a look at the new court renovation at Mills Field. Today Coaches Patrick Diegan and Cheryl Keller took pictures of the paint being put down at Mills. We are still excited for the new surface for SJTA students.