Among the high-performance tennis academies, the ITA stands out for limiting the number of students in order to assure a more individualized and personal program. Scott del Mastro, who has coached and trained professionals and junior athletes on the WTA, ATP, and ITF tours, founded the academy in 1996 and continues to be a hands-on director. He has been joined by Gabriel Jaramillo, formerly of the IMG Academies, where he helped Nick Bollettieri develop his teaching system and traveled with elite players to the major events, including Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, and Jim Courier. At Sandpiper, they will continue to offer full-time programs and short-term programs as well as weekly and summer junior camps.
The program consists of 5 hours of daily training split into morning and afternoon sessions. These consist of specifically designed individual and group training routines, so that every practice and every ball focuses on skills to make you a better competitor.
Rates and Reservations
The academy operates year-round offering week-long camps, boarding on non-boarding, as well as full-time and short-term programs. Contact the academy for details and pricing.
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Club Med Academies at Sandpiper Bay
Club Med-Sandpiper 4500 S.E Pine Valley Street Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
561-279-7788 Toll-free: 800-232-3413 Web Link: Club Med Academies at Sandpiper Bay
Here's what others have had to say about Club Med Academies at Sandpiper Bay.
"Our experience at the ITA Club Med has been great so far. The coaches are intense, skilled, and care about everyone. The fitness is well-developed and tennis specific, and the mental training is really helping our game. We feel this academy is worth going to. Best we have ever gone."—H.S., October 2010
"This is the Best Academy i have ever been 2 :) Since i have been here i have improved alot in my tennis skills and mental skills.
I Love it :)"—V.Z., Adv., October 2010
"This is the best academy I have ever been to. All the children and coaches are the nicest people I have ever met. I love the fact that everyone here feels like my family. The program is absolutely amazing!"—J.L., Adv., October 2010