February clinic announcement-CLOSED FEBRUARY 13 - 17TH

The week of February 13th - 17th the Saint Johns Tennis Academy will be closed for all clinics that take place in the afternoons 4pm - evening.  Several of our pros will be attending a PTR Symposium in South Carolina that will take place this particular week in order to keep up with our professional tennis certifications and enhance our teaching!  

Tennis tuitions will be normal at their full amount and take you to be paid thru March 3rd.  March will be pro-rated due to Spring Break in which I will send out that information in that month.

Please take note no Junior Clinics will take place that week Feb 13 -1 7th.  All our FCTA ladies league match play will stay scheduled.  Just our C1 team will be the only one that has had their clinic re-scheduled by me.

Thank you,

Coach Heather Lester

Tennis Tryouts for Swiss Point and Liberty Pines Middle Schools


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)


December schedule for the holidays at SJTA. Tuition pro-rated.

Our tuition this month will be pro-rated because we will have time off for the Christmas and New Years holiday.

Academy students: $88.00 for December

Teen class and students who take twice/month - $60.00 for December

10 & Under students one day per week - $36.00 for December


SJTA will be closed December 22nd - January 4th.  We will start again Thursday, January 5th.


During the break we will offer a Christmas Tennis Camp and you will need to reserve your spot through me, Coach Heather Lester.  You can email me at heather.lester@mac.com

Our Christmas Tennis Camp will be:

Monday, January 2nd 9AM - 12PM

Tuesday, January 3rd 9AM - 12PM

Wednesday, January 4th 9AM -12PM with pizza for lunch

We will cover footwork, conditioning, singles and doubles strategy, Wednesday will be a tournament with pizza party and White Elephant Gift Exchange (its a tradition we can't pass up).

Cost $85.00 each + bring wrapped gift for gift exchange.

RSVP to my email or text 904-994-3376 by Friday, December 30th.  16 spots available to reserve.


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 heather.lester@mac.com and send in your payment by check made out to "SJTA" to hold your spot.


Thank you,

Coach Heather Lester 


November tuition payments should be the same full monthly amount.

The only groups the tuition will be different are my 10 & Under students who take only one day per week and their tuition will be $36.00/November.

All students who are Academy and take more than two days per week your tuition is the same and will cover you until December 2nd.  December will be pro-rated!

Thanksgiving month we will take off the week of November 21st BUT offer a separate "TURKEY TENNIS CAMP" for those families staying local and want to go to camp to stay in practice.  I will email out an invitation for this to RSVP and include the cost and details.  This camp will be offered to mostly our Academy tennis players only.  This camp will be paid separately.

Thank you and Happy November,

Coach Heather Lester

USTA Team Tennis Challenge weekend October 30th

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.

Halloween Tennis Social 2016

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!


Now forming Junior Team Tennis Teams

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.  

USTA Junior Team Tennis  

USTA Junior Team Tennis