Summer tennis camp reminder!

We have now completed four weeks of our tennis camp. Next week July 14-18th we are CLOSED for a one week break. We will re-open Monday, July 21st for three more weeks of tennis camp. Thank you and don’t forget you can sign up for more classes in our teen beginner classes and 10 & Under if you wish. Our Academy classes are SOLD OUT! Have a restful week off and stay hydrated!

Coach Heather Lester

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In house registration (current enrolled students) in St. Johns Tennis Academy will begin Monday, May 5th-Sunday, May 18th on this website.  I will email everyone to remind them and make announcements in clinic.

Monday, May 19th we will open the registration to the public.  We will have 7 weeks of summer tennis camp:  June 16th-20th, June 23-27th, June 30th – July 3, July 7th – 11th, July 21-24th, July 28-Aug 1 & Aug 4th-8th.  

Space is limited in each class so do not delay once this registration process begins!

Thank you,

Coaches Heather Lester, Cheryl Keller, Patrick Diegan, Bill Angus, Cecil Mella, Alex Pham & Will Cheshire

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Our 10 & Under programs are growing!

We currently have one class for our 8 & Under kids on a 36′ court, we have 3 full classes for 60′ (orange/yellow ball) and 2 green dot ball/full size courts for our 10 & Under tennis students.  We have fun playing tennis!

We have fun Tuesdays in our 10 & Under tennis class.

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Layering your clothes for cold weather!

Tonight its going to be cold at practice.  No sun and under 45 degrees so how do you layer?  Here is a picture of all the clothes I would wear to prepare to hit in 45 degree weather.  Layer in light thickness 2-4 layers.  You can peel and put back on according to how hot or cold you get during practice.  You will also need a hat (to keep your head warm), thin gloves or an old sock with a thumb hole cut out and probably a scarf to keep your neck warm.

2 -3 layers for top and bottom half of your body. You need pockets!

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Good luck to all our High School Academy players for HS tryouts this week!!

We wish all the best of luck to our following students at Saint Johns Tennis Academy:

Alec (senior), Kelly, Camille, Kate, Harrison (senior), Nila, Sandy, Rachel (senior), Erik, Savanna, Lindsey and Olivia (senior) for Creekside High School tennis team.  Go Knights!!

Martin, Mark, Ryan, Sydnee, Chad for Bartram Trail High School tennis team.  Go Bears!!

Sean (senior) for Mandarin High School tennis team.  Go Mustangs!!

Atharva, Mani, Mannat, Julia & Maelee for Nease High School tennis team.


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Back to the tennis courts!

Tennis lessons will resume this Monday, January 6th as normal.  Please return to your normal class schedule as before the break and bring your tuition for the new month of January.  Happy New Year!

I expect all our high school players back to class for next week before tryouts so that we may finish preparing you for the tryout process.  Please email me with any questions you may have.  I’m sending out reminder emails today.

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Amelia Island u14 advanced wins first place!

One of our teams, out of four, played in a recent USTA team tournament at Amelia Island early November. This team played in the U14 advanced level and won 1st place! Congratulations Chad, Haley, Faith, and Daniel


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10 & Under Tennis

Our 8 & under class had a lot of fun last Thursday before our Thanksgiving break. We allowed our parents on the court to come play with their kids to see how they are progressing in our program.

Our parents had a blast playing drills and games with the kids. I believe the kids want to do a challenge match now!


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Marc Moreira awarded the “Kelly Award” from Youth Tennis Foundation

For the second year in a row our tennis student Marc Moreira was awarded a $500.00 scholarship “Kelly Award” from the Youth Tennis Foundation.  We are so proud of Marc and his family!  Marc has improved so much in the past two years and has been dedicating more time to private and group lessons in order to improve his game.  He is now competing in at least one to two tournaments a month.

Marc’s game has grown leaps and bounds due to his dedication to practice and support of his family.  Marc continues to grow in maturity in how he deals with the pressure of competition in a tennis tournament environment.  He is a rock with his mental attitude to keep pushing himself to the next point even when he might be down in a game.  He displays good sportsmanship win or lose and encourages those around him with great team spirit.  Congratulations to you Marc!  Keep up all the great work and dedication to improving your game in the sport of tennis.  You are growing up to be a fine tennis player and we look forward to your success in tennis.

Marc Moreira awarded $500. scholarship from Youth Tennis Foundation

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St. Johns Tennis Academy players celebrate Wimbledon 2013!

Every year at our summer tennis camp we celebrate the 3rd grand slam tournament of the year.  We celebrated Wimbledon 2013 by dressing all in white and having the iconic Wimbledon strawberries (less the creme).  Our second week of summer tennis camp is now complete, we have 5 remaining weeks of hard work improving our tennis game.

St. John Tennis Academy celebrates Wimbledon 2013 at summer camp

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