Here's what others have had to say about Saddlebrook Junior Tennis (Hopman).
"I was told about Saddlebrook from a friend that knows that my son is a tennis player. I did some research and decided to give it a try. That was in February of 17 and I just returned from my second trip in April of 17. I plan on going back again within the next few months because it is run so well.
My primary reason for going there was my son. He is a serious tennis player and Saddlebrook was a perfect experience for him. They worked him out hard for 5 to 6 hours a day but he enjoyed every minute. The coaches all had high energy and were very professional. In my experience, every coach and instructor paid attention to each player. Howard Moore seems to be everywhere and never slows down. He was on the courts every morning giving a quick tutorial about different aspects of the game and then he would be hitting with a different group of people moments later.
My daughter also plays but is not as serious about the game. She also had a great time because the coaches understand the different levels and adjusted accordingly. I watched tennis players from as young as 9 years old to much older ( no ages given) and everyone was enjoying the energy.
The tennis facilities are nice but the best thing I can say about Saddlebrook is the people. I got to know a bunch of them and they are all exceptional."—C.P., Adv., April 2017
"This is a great, friendly, interactive camp where children can "up" their game in a short period of time through intenive drilling. The staff are so good with the kids, encouraging them to meet their potential. Howard oversees everything, ensuring all players are challenged and progressing. This is a friendly and challenging environment!"—M.F., Adv., February 2017
"Just returned from our second trip to Saddlebrook, where our 10 year old son played a full week in their Junior Development program and worked with Alvaro Betancur. Can't say enough about the positive method of teaching and attention to detail given in the instruction. Our son played close to seven hours a day in high heat and humidity and at the end of the week was disappointed to leave."—M.B., Adv. Int., July 2016
"This was our first time to a tennis resort, my wife and two children (ages 12 and 13). The staff were extremely knowledgeable as our kids took the lessons. The director, Howard Moore, could not have been nicer. Our kids were enthusiastic for all five days and will take countless lessons back home. The kids from all over were various skill levels, which was nice., and the staff did a nice job sorting them out. If you have kids that are generally fit, at various skill levels, I highly recommend saddlebrook tennis."—J.G., Int., April 2016
"I took my high school tennis team to Saddlebrook for a spring tennis trip for the second year in a row. I have been to numerous academies and none compare to what you encountered at Saddlebrook. The pros were excellent and the program ran like clockwork. There were numerous players of all abilities at the academy and the pros organized my players into their appropriate groups to maximize their experience. I would highly recommend Saddlebrook to any junior who is looking to improve their game."—A.L., March 2016
"Came to Saddlebrook for 1 week and greatly enjoyed my stay all thanks to my incredible pro Mike. If you come ready to learn, the passion and attention Mike brings to the court has the ability to completely change your game in a way you never thought. While he may be a little intense, Mike is easily the best coach I have ever had the fortune of playing with and I wish I could stay here and improve even more."—D.P., February 2016
"Our son needed to warm up for the high school tennis season. We went as a family and enjoyed the resort. We played with the adult and so did he for the first day. His play was good enough so that they transferred him to the on site tennis academy to play with those kids during the day. He got incredible instruction and plenty of excellent play with superb kids from around the world."—C.O., Adv., January 2016
"Great camp, my kids enjoyed it tremendously, played everyday, learned a lot, had fun, made friends and want to return. Also slept early every night :)"—A.S., Int., December 2015
"Leonardo and Nikhil joined the tennis camp for one week between 13th-20th of April. They both really enjoyed the experience and we're always happy to join in. The coaching was very professional but at the same time they made it a lot of fun.
I would come back again."—M.I., Int., May 2015
"We had a wonderful experience at Saddlebrook. Our three children all played tennis while we were there. They are all at three different levels, but each had a great experience. The instructors were enthusiastic, very knowlegable, and treated each child as if they were long term students. They worked with us to make sure each child was in a program that would challenge them. There were never more than 3 kids per instructor and throughout the day there were times it was 1 player per instructor. We were very pleased with all aspects of the program. The facilities were phenominal as well. We will definitely be returning!"—G.T., Low Int., April 2015
"This was my 12 year old daughter's first camp and it went very well. She played 5 hours per day but the instructors kept her engaged the whole time. Within the first hour of her first day they picked up on a flaw in her forehand and it made an immediate difference. Student\teacher ratio of 4:1. Also a couple of times she was pulled aside and given individual attention. I was also impressed that some instructors(Larry, Alex) took the time to come over to me and explain what they were telling her so I would know what to work on when we went back home. Shawn also took the time to make sure we were satisfied and had everything we needed. Very friendly and helpful tennis staff. We will definitely go back to Saddlebrook."—R.S., Int., April 2015
"I had a wonderful time at Saddlebrook tennis academy! I am 15 years old and am a freshman in highschool. I went to Saddlebrook for a long three day weekend right before a tournament for my school. Both my coach, and parents who travel with the team, saw the improvements i made in just three days. While at Saddlebrook i made great friends and thought all of the kids were nice and friendly. So were the staff! I met and was taught by the head pro Howard Moore, he was a great coach and taught me a lot in our short time together. I would recommend Saddlebrook for anyone who enjoys tennis, or would like to relax in there state of the art facilities."—M.D., Adv. Int., April 2015
A five-day package for juniors ages 9-18 includes 6 nights supervised, shared accommodations in condo suites, 3 meals daily, 5 days instruction (maximum 4:1 ratio), access to the fitness center access, match play, and local tournament arrangements (if available). Additional fees apply for airport transportation and unaccompanied minors.