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  • Avatar KJ

    My husband and I came to Wintergreen to improve our tennis. We took a series of lessons from Colleen – she was exceptional. She listened to our goals and then set up a regimen to help us meet them. Her coaching exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend her! The tennis facilities are first rate and all the staff was very helpful. We also joined in some pickup pickleball and had a great time.

  • Avatar SM

    The staff for racquet sports at Wintergreen are professional, knowledgeable, high energy, and fun to be around. My goals of getting back into tennis (after many years off) and beginning pickleball have been a great experience with the Wintergreen racquet sports team. Nice facilities, welcoming staff, good eats, and absolutely gorgeous natural surroundings are just a few of the reasons to visit Wintergreen– great place!

  • Avatar JS

    At 3,400’ up, Mother Nature provides great playing conditions in spring, summer, and fall. The indoor facility provides year around great pickleball and tennis. Incredible views and hiking opportunities atop the Blue Ridge.

  • Avatar MM

    Great weather. Pleasant surroundings. Many things to do. Get away from fast pace.

  • Avatar PM

    Beautiful place to enjoy many activities as well as relaxation!

  • Avatar CP

    Our kids have loved attending tennis clinics and private lessons at Wintergreen. The pro’s have worked with them on fundamentals at the appropriate level and made it fun for them. My wife and I have also attended tennis clinics and private lessons and found the pro’s to be knowledgable and friendly. We would consider spending more time at Wintergreen generally, and playing tennis there specifically, if they made two improvements: First, if they created a more social atmosphere based on a reliable calendar of events (ex. Cardio Tennis every Saturday at 10am, 105 every Sunday at 2pm, Beginner Tennis every Monday at 4pm etc.) and Secondly, if they published the calendar in an easy to find place on the website and in regular emails. Currently, it feels like tennis is ad hoc and hard to find or register for on the website, but pickleball is more prominently displayed. Our family has had a membership for over a decade and it still takes an act of Congress to figure out what tennis activities will be offered on the weekends we are planning to visit. How hard would it be to set up an “On the Mountain This Week” form on the website where members could list their name, phone number and level of play then other members / guests could message them to set up a match?

  • Avatar MS

    Was hoping for something like league tennis to help find opportunities to play more.

  • Avatar LL

    Eight beautiful pickleball courts, twelve har-tru tennis courts, all in a beautiful mountain setting at 3500 feet elevation.

  • Avatar JF

    You can not play summer Pickleball anywhere nicer …beautiful new courts and cool mountain air. Best time of year to enjoy the sport!! Here during the winter or colder temps? The indoor courts can curb your Pickleball fix… Don’t know how to play? Want to learn better techniques? You will not find better instruction than lessons with Colleen. She is fabulous in so many ways…but for me…she has been able to help me understand the game and has taught me easy ways to remember the instruction. Can not imagine a better teacher for a beginner or advanced player. Purchasing a pack of lessons is the way to go if you are spending more than a weekend on the mountain. Highly , highly recommend her instruction.

  • Avatar LD

    I have been playing pickleball for five years and it wasn’t until I started taking lessons from the Wintergreen pro team that my game really started to improve. Maybe that’s on me :(, but I cannot speak more highly about their approach and ability to teach. The facility is top notch with six new designated pickleball courts in the most beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Layer play with a visit to their amazing spa – pure bliss.

  • Avatar SS

    An amazing tennis experience! Both Steve (Director) and Colleen (Head Coach) were very welcoming and exceptional teachers. The facility is outstanding ! A must visit for tennis enthusiasts year round.

  • Avatar KE

    My high school aged daughter who plays varsity tennis in Southern California took three private lessons with Colleen. Colleen is an amazing coach! She is very knowledgeable and her instruction technical. At the same time her lessons are dynamic and focused on reinforcing correct form. We hope to work with her again on our trip to Wintergreen next year.

  • Avatar JD

    We created a four day clinic for my wife and me with Colleen Campbell’s leadership. As 65+ 3.5-4.0 players, we wanted and received high energy and exceptional quality tennis instruction. She quickly began to examine and analyze our strokes and game personalities. Both of us take clinics and semi-individual lesson multiple times a month… okay, multiple weekly. The fantastic thing about Colleen’s insight, she spotted and began helping us work on several small yet important hitches and other items where “laziness and familiarity” had allowed to enter our games. We came away from the four day clinic excited about the new/ old items that were brought to our attention. We have gone home with some fantastic adjustments that should prove big dividends as we play back home and around our state & region. My wife is already talking with some of her USTA teammates and other tennis friends about scheduling another clinic with Colleen. My wife and I retired with the desire to play tennis as our #1 outlet. We have friends in their late 80’s-90’s playing highly competitive tennis… they are our role models. Colleen recognized and encouraged us both to find ways to build up, strengthen, stretch, and help our bodies recover with those goals in mind. The biggest weakness in this self-created clinic was we only gave her four days to work her magic. It was a fantastic experience. Looking forward to doing this again in the near future.

  • Avatar DD

    We will definitely be back. The tennis courts are superbly maintained. The tennis instructors are enthusiastic and make every drlll challenging. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wintergreen is well known for skiing but the tennis really shines. It is a hidden gem and we know because we’ve played all over including Europe but never realized a comparable facility was within driving distance!

  • Avatar MS

    Strengths: Everyone were very friendly and engaging with guest. I had the opportunity to work with the tennis pro. She did not try to change my game, but game me excellent tips to make it better. I used them today in my match (6/10/22). The view was breath taking. I can’t wait to go back

  • Avatar ND

    Excellent experience! From the group lessons to the private lesson the the tennis staff was so informative and helpful with my overall game. Ethan in particular helped me so much better understand the equipment I am using and found me the right type of string to be hitting with. Something I rarely used to think about before picking up my racquet

  • Avatar JF

    My tennis experience at Wintergreen has been exceptional. I have participated in many academies and taken quite a few lessons. The instructors/pros are quick to interpret what I need to work on. They keep lessons and group play engaging and fast paced. I highly recommend any time spent in the court with one of their wonderful pros. Worth every penny and a whole lot of fun!

  • Avatar RT

    Tennis academies and staff are awesome!

  • Avatar TC

    Excellent instruction from professional experts.

  • Avatar GM

    Had a wonderful 2-day group instruction experience at the Wintergreen Tennis Academy. The coaches were lively, highly experienced and knowledgeable, easy to work with. I learned a lot. They were committed to getting through all the basics and more and I’m sure my game will improve. The facility is top-notch as is the whole Wintergreen Resort area. Instructions on some of the drills were confusing. I would have enjoyed a little more direct feedback on my play and doubles strategy while we were playing.

  • Avatar MC

    Best place on earth!

  • Avatar WG

    I live full time at wintergreen so is hard to respond to these questions. It’s a great resort or I would not have chosen to retire here. Good golf and racquet sports, hiking and skiing

  • Avatar JP

    Two day , eight guy academy – exceptional ! Can’t say enough good things !!

  • Avatar JC

    Colleen at the Wintergreen tennis club is FABULOUS. Great with kids.

  • Avatar JM

    Superb tennis instruction and staff.

  • Avatar KE

    For our short retreat, we were specifically looking for a resort that had indoor Pickleball. Bonus is that it was in the mountains. We had private Pickleball lessons with Colleen and were very pleased with her instruction. She was observant and picked up on where my husband and I needed the most assistance. She frequently used analogies when explaining moves and tips of the game which made the teaching fun and relatable. Colleen was friendly and and positive and we will be sure to request her when we return. Our favorite feature of our condo was the amazing view of the mountains where we were able to watch a beautiful sunrise each morning. Our 2nd favorite feature was that the condo included a fireplace. We loved how the resort offered complimentary chopped wood and we took advantage of it each evening. We will be returning to Winterplace!

  • Avatar WC

    I’ve taken tennis lessons with some of the best teaching pros all over the country (in Tulsa, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Dallas, New Braunfels, TX, Naples, FL and other places) and have played on many surfaces (hard court around the world including Cape Town, South Africa, and even the White House Tennis Court; grass at Oxford University in England; and red clay in Germany). I’m a 73 year old, 4.0 player who competes in National USTA tournaments in my 70s age group, so I have a pretty good idea what an outstanding tennis lesson is. Colleen Campbell’s lesson was one of the best I’ve had, rivaled only by lessons with my older son, Jeremy Carl, an Elite Professional who’s coached nationally ranked juniors, teaches at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA and has co-authored two best-selling books on tennis (The Complete Coach and The Complete Player). I mention all this to highlight how impressed I was with Colleen Campbell. She helped me on so many levels in only an hour and a half! She is very well-trained, has beautiful strokes, and zeros in quickly on whatever will improve your game. Having worked with Vic Braden, she is able to bring to her lessons the kind of science and technique Vic has mastered with his unique style of coaching players. Because my wife and I like Wintergreen (we met our tennis pro son, his wife and daughter–who is a strong junior player–for Thanksgiving there a couple of years ago and will do so again), I’m sure we will be back. And when we return to Wintergreen, I hope to stay longer so I can get more lessons with Colleen Campbell! Also, the indoor courts are really well-lit with a surface that is easy on the joints. Wonderful tennis facility.

  • Avatar VJ

    Colleen was amazing and gave great instruction. She brought lots of energy and great drills and improve our game! Highly recommend her!

  • Avatar GC

    We just got home from a trip of 8 women who went for tennis instruction and trips to local wineries. Shelly was our instructor each day. As we are all mostly novices, we learned so much in one week. I loved her teaching drills and individual instruction! The resort is beautiful! We rented a house on property that was very comfortable. I will definitely return to Wintergreen!

  • Avatar SC

    Our group just returned home from a 5 day tennis workshop. Shelly was masterful at teaching 8 women, of varying abilities, something new every day. The tennis center is well equipped (indoors and out), the ball machine is worth the expense especially if you have enough to use it in 15 minute intervals. The trolley pick up is very reliable for inter-resort transportation. Did not visit the gym or the spa, the pool was adequate. Not a very walkable resort. The nearest real grocery store (or any store) is 30 minutes away. There is no nightlife that we were aware of, no real restaurant selection and no entertainment. What there is though, is mother nature at her finest.

  • Avatar RH

    The pros at Wintergreen are top notch. They kept the intensity and energy up the entire three days of our clinic. The strategy for doubles play was amazing and kept our attention throughout. I play tennis almost daily and am rated 4.0, and while I have a membership at a Richmond club with pros, these clinics have surpassed my expectations and were absolutely worth every dollar. The facility and courts were in great shape too. We plan on coming back for a third clinic soon!

  • Avatar CS

    Always high energy, no wasted time on the court while keeping it fun. Kostyantyn and each Wintergreen pro are first class!

  • Avatar LC

    David, Kostyantyn, and Ryan are the greatest! We just finished our third tennis academy and we learn more every time. They are all extremely knowledgeable and skilled and make learning fun!

  • Avatar JA

    We’ve had a variety of lessons over the years but this experience vastly exceeded all. The instructors were outstanding and tailored their content to each player’s abilities and method of learning. Kostyantyn and Ryan made the entire weekend a lot of fun for our whole party! Overall this was a great location and best instruction we’ve had, bar none.

  • Avatar JK

    My husband and I had a great weekend at Wintergreen tennis Academy. The instruction was excellent , and you could tell our professional (Shelly) really enjoyed coaching. There wasn’t a lot of downtime and we were able to do a lot of drills based on what we wanted to work on. Great place and great staff, highly recommend! I would go back!

  • Avatar JC

    Outstanding clear instruction. Coaches made assessment and created a program that worked on our weaknesses. Meaningful constructive breakdown of things we were doing right and wrong. Learned so much and ready to sign up again.

  • Avatar SG

    Excellent tennis instruction. Learned new strategies that I have never been taught before and I regularly take lessons/clinics. Coaches were super fun and really high energy. Kept the group moving and switched around our group on 2 courts constantly. Coaches observed our strengths and weaknesses and taught to what was needed. overall such a great tennis academy and can’t wait to go to Wintergreen for tennis again!

  • Avatar SP

    A group of my friends and I went up for the weekend for the Tennis Academy. We had such a blast! The tennis instruction was face paced, high energy and very informative. We are 4.0 players looking to take our court strategy and movement to the next level and this did not disappoint. We will be back!!!! Loved our instructors!!

  • Avatar KM

    Both instructors were high energy, personable, fun and very informative. We enjoyed learning new tactics to take out tennis to the next level. The hours spent were fun and fast paced, I felt like I certainly got my monies worth and plan to come back again!

  • Avatar MC

    Excellent tennis instruction packed into 8 hours. There is still plenty of time to enjoy the resort and surrounding area.

  • Avatar LW

    Excellent tennis academy experience with great instruction on strategy as well as technique.

  • Avatar SM

    Love all the instructors and instruction at the resort. Been attending for years and look forward to continuing for many more!

  • Avatar PB

    Exceptional experience with the personable & skilled pros!! Learned a tremendous amount about strategy, shot selection and technique! Overall, an incredibly positive outstanding learning experience! I look forward to returning for additional instruction.

  • Avatar DH

    I have been to Tennis Camp several years and this was by far the best one yet. Kostyantyn and Ryan put a great plan together for our group. I am having a ball using my new tools on the courts.

  • Avatar JR

    Attended the weekend Wintergreen Tennis Academy for the second time and had David as the instructor all weekend. He was excellent–no nonsense, listens and observes carefully, makes great recommendations and leads very helpful drills. I couldn’t be more satisfied.

  • Avatar RM

    This is the best Tennis Academy for Doubles Strategy and identifying areas for stroke improvement. My group is so happy with the last Academy we attended. Kostyantyn is the best! My tennis game is improved because of this Academy and the staff!

  • Avatar KL

    Great get away during covid 19

  • Avatar MS

    It is important to note at the that because of COVID, Wintergreen has not been able to open all of their resort amenities. Tennis and golf are fully open, and the pool and lakefront are open on limited hours. Restaurants and shopping at the resort are mostly open only on weekends. Unfortunately some of the other attractions, particularly for kids (ziplines! archery!), remain closed. These will be a draw for us in the future. That said, our experience at Wintergreen was outstanding. We planned a family tennis vacation for a family of 4 at all different levels of tennis, and Kostyantyn, Ryan, David, and Shelley did a great job taking care of us. As an initial matter, they were very proficient as pros in being able quickly to spot the flaws in our game and tactfully and encouragingly help us fix them. Shelly instantly diagnosed a nagging problem I had with my serve and not only fixed it, but gave me the tools so I can fix it myself if it shows up again. She was also very patient with my beginner daughter, and had her smiling and hitting the ball in the court before the end of the lesson. The kids enjoyed David’s fast pace and competitions (Jailbreak!) so much that they forgot all about their video games. And Kostyantyn’s and Ryan’s cardio sessions had me sweating buckets (Kostyantyn still maintains he took it easy on me) with just the right balance of cardio and instruction. I could feel my fitness and my game getting stronger every day. The tennis staff are exceptional. They’re a clear strength. The facilities are also excellent, though it appears COVID has prevented the resort from undertaking some routine maintenance this year. This didn’t affect the quality of the tennis at all – merely cosmetic issues like fencing and landscaping. They have something like a dozen outdoor har-tru courts that are in great shape and three very nice indoor courts for the winter or when the mountain weather becomes unpredictable. We stayed in a spotless, newly-restored condominium with a beautiful mountain view that was walking distance from the tennis center. And the rates were much more economical than several other resorts we investigated. And that is perhaps the second nicest characteristic of the Wintergreen tennis program – the mountain location at around 3500 feet. This meant that we had sunny 70s and low 80s all day long in mid-July while the valleys below baked in the 90s. Our visit was a great success. We planned a vacation with tennis at the center with other activities added in. COVID prevented us from taking advantage of some of the other activities, but didn’t hurt the tennis at all. We look forward to thrashing our tennis friends back home with our new skills, and to coming back again when the resort is able to open fully.

  • Avatar DH

    We have been coming with a group of 4 couples. We rent a very comfortable VRBO house. Tennis clinics for 8 people each day for 3hrs. Kostyantyn and Ryan pros at Wintergreen are simply excellent! They know how to teach, are constantly engaged providing pointed immediate feedback. Each segment featured great drills on specific aspects of double play. All husband wife players were solid 3.5 USTA level. Clearly some better than others. What was perfect, was that Kostyantyn and Ryan did not drop down to the lowest level of player skill and derail the clinic to any one individual. All had competent baseline skills and all focused on working doubles strategy, shot selection and positioning

  • Avatar LY

    Constantine is an exceptional and an expert coach. The perfect balance of knowledge, confidence, and competence. He clearly and concisely communicates pro level insights so that you can digest it and apply it. He is extremely professional and personable. An experience that you don’t want to miss.

  • Avatar KS

    The tennis coaches are high energy and knowledgeable. Provided excellent coaching and met the group at the appropriate level and challenged everyone to gain the skills to play at the next level. Highly recommend!

  • Avatar MC

    I took a private lesson from Kostyantyn and it was exceptional. I would highly recommend anyone from the region to take a day trip like I did to participate in a clinic or two and add a 30 minute private lesson. He really honed in on some key issues I was having with my tennis strokes and gave me very helpful and relevant tips that I can take home to focus on. He explained the mechanics of the strokes very well and gave feedback that was understandable. I got a good workout also which is always good!

  • Avatar BV

    I arranged for my tennis team to go to the Wintergreen Resort for a tennis weekend away. It was a great experience from start to finish! The staff were exceptional in customizing the weekend to fit our tennis needs as well as social outings. They were welcoming and friendly and kept us moving with drills and play. Everyone loved this experience and we can’t wait to come back!

  • Avatar BL

    The tennis staff was amazing. Extremely high customer service from everyone at the tennis academy. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends.

  • Avatar LS

    Constantine and his crew were so awesome from the minute we walked in. They all knew our names and provided a challenging and fun tennis experience.

  • Avatar CP

    I have come back here few times every year with my team and with my family— And still looking forward to the experience every time! My games has significantly improved so much. Superb tennis programs, exceptional coaches and flexible to customize the drills to your needs and levels. Top all that with the awesome resort features and the view : it is a complete outstanding tennis vacation package!!! I just came back last week, and two more trips there this year! You will love it!!!

  • Avatar PG

    Best tennis camp…..friendly staff, exceptional instruction, nice facility in a beautiful setting in the mountains. Great overall experience.

  • Avatar LM

    ALL of the instructors were knowledgable, friendly and approachable. I especially enjoyed Ryan’s easy going style and sense of humor -he had a wonderful light touch while helping me to understand why I have absolutely no follow-through!! I truly expect to unlock my ability to advance my tennis game from this experience….truly the BEST tennis camp I have experienced as yet.

  • Avatar DW

    Strengths – The warm-up exercises, drills and descriptions of the tennis strategies that we were learning were all well explained and demonstrated before our team members gave them a try. We had plenty of opportunities to practice and continue building upon these new skills over the course of three days of coaching. I’ve only been to two other tennis programs previously (both in MD) and this one was much better by far – the facilities were thoughtfully laid out, clean, well ventilated/heated, etc. and all of the instructors did an excellent job of helping us to visualize how/why each stroke should be played to win points quickly without depending upon power. My 30-minute private lesson helped me to address inconsistencies in my serve. The step-by-step instruction just required relatively minor tweaks to my process which will have major positive impact on my serve going forward. All the while providing more peace of mind that I can minimize the risk of reinjurying my knee while still playing at a competitive level. Weaknesses – The lighting inside the courts seem to be a bit too dull. The heating system suspended from the ceiling is really loud and startling when it first comes on. But, the sound doesn’t last that long and it doesn’t happen very often.

  • Avatar JS

    The tennis academy Winter 2020 was superb. It is a beautiful location with a nice indoor facility. The coaching staff was fun and informative. We were able to really work on skills and strategy that will take our tennis to the next level. The facility was very nice with comfortable indoor courts, a good pro-shop, great racket stringing, facilities near the courts for quick restroom breaks during the longer training time. The academy really could not have been better.

  • Avatar JW

    Loved the instruction and usefulness of the drill. It was a wonderful experience and i cant wait to come back.

  • Avatar DB

    I really liked that dynamic stretching is part of the program. The ratio of pros to tennis players at 1 to 3 or 4 was great & I enjoyed the 30 minute private lesson.

  • Avatar HG

    We have utilized Wintergreen’s tennis facilities and programs for many years. I have to say, the current staff is the best with the most productive clinics and lessons we have experienced. A recent clinic with our son who was visiting from out of town was absolutely great.  He is a very strong player (us, not so much). Shelly Scott ran a clinic for us in such a way that his higher skill level did not diminish the experience in any way. We had a wonderful time.

  • Avatar MG

    Excellent, clear, concise instruction. Pros are professional and keep the drills moving. Communication and organization is excellent.

  • Avatar SS

    Our group was there for a tennis clinic and the doubles strategy and movement on the court instruction was fantastic!

  • Avatar KL

    An exceptional opportunity for our team players to work on strategy and overall techniques without trying to change.

  • Avatar HI

    Truly amazing and targeted tennis instruction

  • Avatar CW

    The tennis experience was outstanding! Learned all new skills and will definitely be back!

  • Avatar CL

    Coach K and his staff was extremely accommodating, and made our group of 10 tennis fanatics feel right at home. The staff was very responsive to our feedback and gave us more of what we wanted.

  • Avatar SP

    Well run and energetic academies

  • Avatar NW

    Tennis and wine camp was excellent. Can’t wait to come again. Instruction was very helpful.

  • Avatar KA

    The staff was super accommodating about every single thing!

  • Avatar EO

    Tennis staff is incredibly engaging. They aim to please.

  • Avatar AT

    Tennis staff was amazing. Ryan and Konstantine were great,

  • Avatar KO

    Close to cities in southeastern usa

  • Avatar SO

    Conveniently located in southeast usa

  • Avatar LH

    The professional tennis staff is the strongest component to the Academy Tennis Program at Wintergreen. The instructors really work hard to help you improve your game without an overwhelming amount of things to change. The pro shop was well stocked with ladies tennis clothes for all shapes and sizes. On top of all this, the location of Wintergreen in the mountains is breathtaking.

  • Avatar RM

    Wintergreen Tennis Academy has always been my favourite option for quality instruction and overall getaway enjoyment. Kostyantyn and Ryan don’t look to break down your technique as much as challenge you to rethink your approach to match play with the strokes you have. Together, they have developed creative ways to get you to focus on raising your level of play without feeling like you need to relearn how to hit a ball, although they’ll diplomatically suggest ways to improve on that too. Always a great learning experience and helps me maintain a consistent 4.0 level of play into my 60’s. Hope to return soon!

  • Avatar AG

    Kostyantyn and Ryan were amazing instructors. My suburban tennis team (8) went for a three day 8 hour instruction tennis academy and we will go back. Next time I will stay longer and book a spa appointment for sure. Kostyantyn and Ryan were accommodating and always wanted to know if we were happy:)

  • Avatar MS

    Great Tennis experience at the Academy! 9 hours of instruction over 2.5 days was just right. We worked on all aspects of the game with most focus on doubles but threw in some singles for those of us interested. 2 pro’s for 6 people so lots of attention and rotation.

  • Avatar CR

    I have gone to Wintergreen 3 times, including the last 2 years, and the experience has been uniformly excellent. In the last 2 years, the academy for adults has been delightful, not only for the excellent instruction and the congenial atmosphere, but for the improvement in my game. The teaching approach focuses more on point play than on individual strokes, though stroke production gets plenty of attention. All of the instructors I’ve worked with have been excellent, though I will always have a special, warm spot in my heart for Shelly. The setting is lovely;accommodations are reasonable and well kept–an excellent value, really. Food options are reasonably diverse and tasty. Lunch from the deli counter at the gas station is a real value. Views, hikes, spa visits, and pool time, not to mention special events and entertainment, keep the hyper energetic from being bored.

  • Avatar AF

    Amazing tennis experience! Exceptional pros

  • Avatar MP

    Great tennis academy. The pros are outstanding at identifying your weaknesses and improving upon them. Kostyantyn, Shelley and David are great !! Beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge mountains.

  • Avatar RD

    We had a fantastic time at the recent Tennis & Wine camp. 2 intense days of tennis: doubles drills and skill development and a tour of 3 local vineyards…what a blast. Can’t wait to go back and do it again!

  • Avatar GO

    The tennis academy was outstanding. We had 4 players with our pro David Richter. David is an excellent pro and gave us many valuable tips and lessons. Every day, we would record what we learned that day. Combination of lessons and actual game to learn from actual game situation were invaluable. Their Director of Tennis, Kostyantyn also took some videos of our strokes and gave us very good feedback and suggestions on areas we need to improve our technique. He then sent us a copy of our video after we returned home. The videos were very helpful to understand the areas we need to improve. . David also sent us a very detailed tips on tennis strategy, techniques to use in what situations, and overall strategy. We are using this like a bible to read before we play or practice. The facility was also outstanding in that we got to play in cool outdoor clay courts (more comfortable on your feet and knees) and when a rain shower came through, we got to go inside to play in their nice indoor courts. The staff in the Tennis pro shop were all very friendly, professional, and helpful. Overall experience was truly amazing. The condo we rented had a very nice deck with a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Restaurants and breweries in the area were excellent as well.

  • Avatar DD

    I did the weekend tennis academy. We had one professional for four participants. David was our professional and he was focused and an excellent teacher. Each session was well planned. We learned new drills and skills. Each time he progressed from feeding drills all the way to playing out points using the new skill. We kept moving, so I was exhausted at the end of each day (which I liked). I would definitely go here again.

  • Avatar VH

    I can’t say enough on how great The Tennis Academy is. Kostyantyn has new creative drills that are fast paced and fun while you learn new technique. The close proximity to DC is a plus and makes this a go to place to get away, play tennis, visit breweries, hike, and be with friends.

  • Avatar LG

    Our Tennis clinic instruction was remarkable due to the fact that I actually remember a lot of it. I actually use the information learned and practiced in my USTA matches. The repetition and precise skill focus helped me to remember key strategies of the game. It was very useful.

  • Avatar SM

    Beautiful scenery. Really enjoyed the tennis clinics. Pros we’re enthusiastic and helpful!

  • Avatar SW

    What makes this camp/clinic so special is that while rigorous and technical, it is also FUN! I especially appreciate how the pros tailor the drills and instruction to what they observe in your play. I would recommend for any level!

  • Avatar CJ

    It is one of the most unique places in the country. I love the mountain air and the trails and the environment for all the outdoor opportunities. If you play tennis or golf it is a paradise. I live there in the summer and play tennis nearly every day. The pros are wonderful and very accommodating. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the outdoors!

  • Avatar CE

    This was the second Wintergreen Tennis Academy that we have attended as a team, and it was as outstanding as the first. I really enjoyed the fast pace, the variety of drills, and the opportunity to play with real-time coaching. The pros at Wintergreen are masters of giving positive, constructive feedback; in addition, they provide a wealth of information regarding strategy, positioning and shot selection for different situations. I appreciate that the pros tailor their feedback and structure the sessions around both individual requests as well as what they observe during play. I’ve come away from these Academies feeling more confident in my game, especially in my ability to “see” how to play certain points. And, as an added bonus, the setting up at Wintergreen is beautiful!

  • Avatar JL

    I found the tennis academy to be very helpful to my game. We had three pros working with our group the weekend we attended. I appreciated how the techniques were demonstrated to us and then we were right to work practicing the technique with verbal corrections which made learning the drills much easier to follow. I liked that we did not stop often to just talk about the drill but were corrected as we were playing, however questions and clarifications were welcomed. The drills we practiced were different from what our other coaches have taught us and because props were used such as tapes on the court and cones it greatly helped in strengthening our shots. The clinics were fast paced and we didn’t stop moving until the clinic was over!

  • Avatar FA

    The Tennis Academy was an excellent three day weekend focused on intensive doubles tennis. The pro to player ratio was small allowing for maximum instruction and continuous play. From the moment we arrived until our departure the Kostyantyn, Dave and Ryan were entirely focused on making our experience the best possible. I learned a lot of new strategies and technic that I am able to immediately to put into action improving my game. It was so far above my expectation!! I will definitely return!

  • Avatar BS

    Tennis Academy with my mixed doubles team was amazing. Pros were knowledgeable, skilled, positive attitudes and kept us moving with drills so skillfully that the 3 hour clinics flew by. I played and learned so much in 2 days! They even sent us an email after our weekend documenting and explaining all of the skills and tips from the clinics. I really can’t think of any negatives.

  • Avatar JW

    The teaching staff is wonderful! The staff listens to participants and focuses on specifics that the group is most interested in working on. They break groups into smaller groups so they are better able to focus on each player. The staff is very attentive, helpful and they make the clinics very enjoyable. I appreciated that the staff was truly trying to teach us and reminded us what we needed to change during the clinics (in a nice way). I have taken 3 weekend clinics at Wintergreen and would definitely go back!

  • Avatar GM

    a strong approach to improving your doubles tennis game

  • Avatar RB

    Best Tennis Academy Experience I’ve ever had. Way better than others. The pros are exceptional. The instruction is direct and to the point, and on point. None of this too much talking and not enough playing/drilling. I travel many places and have experienced many pros and these pros are top notch. I took the 3-day Tennis Academy at Wintergreen and my partner, and I, emerged as much improved and much better tennis players. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Will do it again as soon as I can.

  • Avatar GA

    I would recommend Wintergreen Tennis Academy to any of my tennis friends,regardless of their skill level or USTA rating.I was fortunate to have three days of excellent coaching by the Assistant Director of Tennis,Ryan Bauman,who tailored the instruction to my level and worked on those areas of my game which I was capable of improving. He explained thoroughly why he would suggest each movement or tactic in a very friendly manner and his critiques were always done in a positive way. When I returned home,I could hardly wait to get back on the court to apply what he had taught me. My stay at the Resort was also very pleasurable with excellent accomodations and a beautiful view of the ski slopes,excellent restaurants on site,available spa and a shuttle service. I can only hope that I have the opportunity to return often!!

  • Avatar BC

    Our small group checked in for 3 days of tennis Clinics. The whole experience was fabulous! The two pros were great. Lots of individual attention. Serious about working with us to improve our game. Yet, at the same time, they were somewhat entertaining! Whaaaat! Don’t tell them that. Ha! Will book it again soon.

  • Avatar NM

    Wintergreen Resort continues to provide tennis players of all levels a great variety of clinics and events. The outdoor clay courts are amazing in the warmer months with their beautiful mountain setting.. And the indoor courts have recently been renovated for year round play. All that being said, it is the staff that makes the place shine. They are enthusiastic and knowledgable and they will improve your game no matter your level. You’ll have blast, I promise!

  • Avatar LW

    Had a great and active experience with a low ratio of Tennis Pro’s to teammates offering helpful strategies and tips to improve the level of my game and techniques. Would highly recommend the indoor facility at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia!

  • Avatar DM

    The Pros at Wintergreen are excellent. They have tremendous knowledge of tennis both in strokes and strategy. The Pros tailor the lessons to the group while covering many aspects of the game. Highly recommending going!!

  • Avatar MJ

    Taking an Adult Tennis Academy at Wintergreen Resort for the first time in August 2018, I discovered a refreshingly low-key program taught by friendly, talented professionals. With adults like me (I’m age 64 or better), the pros here work with what they’re presented instead of trying to reinvent a player’s game. I especially appreciated the low ratio of students to instructors (maximum 4:1), inclusion in the program of a 30-minute private lesson, and access to indoor courts. The indoor courts saved one session that rain otherwise would have aborted. Since attending, I’ve received great news that the indoor facility is being upgraded. I also appreciated learning some doubles strategy that was new to me. I suggest only two improvements. First, provide participants a written summary of the stretching exercises that are run through quickly at the start of each teaching session. Second, better coordinate the Tennis Academy with Wintergreen’s Accommodations Department. On weekends, tennis academies run through 12:00 noon, yet Accommodations insists that guests check out of their rooms by 11:00 AM. I had to plead to Accommodations for a slightly delayed checkout time—just long enough to shower before having to travel home. Accommodations, unlike the Tennis Academy, did not demonstrate much flexibility.

  • Avatar SB

    Wintergreen is a haven for golfers, tennis players, hikers and anyone who wants to enjoy a view from any window of the mountains and our gorgeous world. It is Dreamy! I was fortunate enough to have been asked by a tennis team member, to visit & attend the Wintergreen Tennis Academy. It was AWESOME!!! The tennis pro, Kostyantyn Khodirev is the best instructor I have ever had. He had patiece, was great fun, very informed and had the best of drills and strategies for doubles. His warmups were great — he was always conscious of safety. We all learned a lot to take forward to our teams. The four of us in the 3 day clinic also enjoyed the spa — super!!! one of the Best massages I have ever had — and I do weekly after breaking my neck. Dinners at the golf club and the “hotel” were very good, considering we were off season. All views for dinning are beautiful. Staff throughout our stay were always pleasant and most accommodating. The fitness center, I only went to once, the equipment and space were Very good. The 3 large hot tubs and pool were Great! We were disappointed the pool closed during our week for the season so if you want the pool, it closes after Labor Day. Our experience was surprising great and I would recommend a stay — Very Reasonable room and board. The golf course looked changeling — narrow and hilly — Next time I will definitely take my clubs…. Have Fun!!!

  • Avatar CS

    Kostyantyn was a wonderful instructor for a three day camp that concentrated on doubles strategy. He provided great drills to help us learn and practice new skills. He worked us hard, but made it fun. I look forward to returning with team members for future academies. The setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains was beautiful. The resort had great restaurants, aand we enjoyed the pool and spa.

  • Avatar LD

    I enjoyed all 3 days of instruction with Kostyantyn Khodirev. He gave us advanced instruction with many fun and informative drills. Each day began with stretching exercises and warmups. We continued with specific patterned drills to help us with our doubles strategy. Definitely strong drills and great energy through out the entire 3 days of instruction. Couldn’t believe how quickly the time went by. We all enjoyed a wonderful Swedish deep tissue massage between day 2 and 3 and also took advantage of the outdoor pool and hot tubs. Found great restaurants and Mountain View’s from our unit were spectacular. Main focus was for the tennis but we also enjoyed all Wintergreen has to offer.

  • Avatar KM

    Terrific tennis academy. 3 days, 10 hours of intense skills development tailored to wherever you are in your game. Kostyantyn and Shelley are amazing. Both total experts, will work you out and make you a better player. You will come out of this academy a better player.

  • Avatar LB

    Great tennis weekend! They can accommodate any and all levels of play as well as any size group. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and we got to play rain or shine!

  • Avatar JD

    Love this Academy! It is an intense 3-days of well thought out Clinics, with a private lesson to cap things off. All was taylored to our group of high level USTA players. The Director and Pros ( Kostyantyn, Shelly & Ryan) provided constructive insight to each of us, with fun and beautiful surroundings in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

  • Avatar TP

    I’ve been going to Wintergreen for 5+ years and did the 3 day academy for a few years. My knees no longer love playing 3 days in a row. Fortunately, the pro at Wintergreen has offered our tennis team 2 hour clinics that are just perfect. Kostyantyn has always been very positive and encouraging and makes the clinics fun and worthwhile.

  • Avatar RT

    We did a high level academy for. 9 women. The pros were outstanding, tailored the training to our specific group and levels, and made it extremely challenging and fun. Everyone who attended thought the academy was awesome and there was no negative feedback. And it was so nice to play in the cool mountain air with no bugs! I would highly recommend the wintergreen academies to anyone at any level.

  • Avatar CW

    I attended two weekend academies on successive weekends. The first weekend was a 3.5 level and the second one was 4.0. It was an excellent progression for me. I learned a lot the first weekend and then the more advanced drilling the second weekend really topped it off. Kostyantyn, Ryan, & Shelley are great at explaining & drilling with a purpose. The first weekend was almost all drilling with a small amount of serving & playing doubles. Most of the drills are geared to doubles play but also carryover to singles as well. The 4.0 weekend had an increased amount of actual doubles play. The included half hour private lesson is a great way to hone in on whatever aspect of your game needs extra attention. I had a great time and highly recommended the Tennis Academy.

  • Avatar GM

    Played in their “Tennis Academy”. It was a great experience. Loved the instruction, challenge of play and the overall amenities of the wintergreen. Highly recommend for any ‘serious” tennis player to step up their game and have a wonderful mini vacation. The weather was amazing as the country was in the middle of a heat wave and we played in 72 degrees……

  • Avatar EW

    Excellent instruction with knowledgeable tennis professionals who improve your game with hitting lots of balls, new drills that focus on recognizing different shots and when to hit what, live match play, great tips about how pros play, and having a fantastic time playing tennis. Highly recommend . It definitely helped my game. Can’t wait to do another one. Totally worth it!!! Not to mention it is in a beautiful place with glorious mountain views and very nice and caring professionals Constantyn and Ryan. I hope to work with Shelley too. She also gave me input and was so friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you Wintergreen Tennis Academy and Constantyn and Ryan. I hope to come back soon.

  • Avatar MH

    Three of us organized a four-day custom group tennis camp with Shelly, who was fantastic. Her observations and tips were top-notch as she assessed our technique, tactics, court position, etc. She offered concrete guidance and great practical drills to work on problems and improve all aspects of our game. Best of all she continually assessed what we did right and wrong and encouraged self analysis when corrections were needed. Did I mention she is also a delight on the court?!? Very friendly, positive and upbeat, while also an excellent player and instructor. The Wintergreen facility is fantastic — plenty of outdoor courts and indoor courts as well that we were able to use when the weather turned foggy and cold. I cme away from 12 hours of lessons with at least two years of advice and techniques to work into my game.

  • Avatar KP

    I had a wonderful experience at the Wintergreen Tennis Academy. The staff is knowledgeable and able to tailor the time on court to the participants needs and requests. The atmosphere is fun and challenging and provides players with info and tips that they can use right away. I highly recommend a weekend academy!

  • Avatar EH

    I just finished the 4.0 tennis academy at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia. It was absolutely amazing. The staff are first rate, the drills are really challenging and you and the play fantastic. It is hard to believe you could have so much fun, while working hard to improve your game. The resort is in a drop dead beautiful location, 3500 feet above sea level. So while it is 94 in the valley, our temp never rose above 83 on the mountain. This is my 21 st academy at Wintergreen and it never disappoints. There is first rate dining, spa, hiking and the summer music festival to enjoy. Can’t wait to go back.

  • Avatar KB

    Pro Shelley Scott does a fantastic job! Our 3 woman clinic, 4 hours per day, was well worth the 4 hour drive from DC. I am not sure the Academy would be as good without Shelley, though, as there were other glitches, not related to her (such as lack of tennis towels on the last day). Overall, very good value for money as you also get a half-hour private lesson as part of the package and a nice gift for completing the 4 day Academy. Plus, scenery is fantastic if you rent a condo that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains, and there are adequate restaurants and recreational activities as well.

  • Avatar ES

    Three of us went for a mid-week clinic. We had an excellent experience. Our coach, Shelly, designed a program that addressed our specific concerns and also gave us great training in skills and strategies for doubles, which is mostly what we play. She explained why those skills were important and drilled us in exercises that were challenging and a lot of fun. I will definitely go back in the future.

  • Avatar HB

    Excellent Tennis Academy! I’ve been going to the Tennis Academy for the last five years and it’s been outstanding. Kostyantyn is one of the best tennis pros I’ve ever seen. He has an incredible eye for the little adjustments needed to take your game to the next level. And because of the elevation, we enjoyed 75 degrees all weekend while the DC area endured a steamy 95 degrees. I highly recommend Wintergreen Tennis Academy.

  • Avatar SN

    Well worth the time and money… Excellent pro-participant ratio (2 pros, 5-6 participants) ; focused on what I needed / wanted, not on what they wanted to teach ; with lots of personal attention, they were able to address individual strengths and weaknesses of a diverse group of players. I was really pleased and will look forward to returning.. The indoor facility is due for an upgrade which is scheduled and this will be welcomed (very noisy when it pours due to winter damage)

  • Avatar SJ

    I attend their clinic sessions on June 7th and 8th, for a total of 8 hours of tennis. I can sincerely say that after playing tennis all my life, that I’ve never received the quality of instruction that Kostyantyn and his staff provided. Every part of my game was covered in these 8 hours through both on court discussion, hitting lessons and pointers, point construction and strategy as well as general advice overall during downtimes and rest periods. These guys truly give it their all 100% of the time that you’re there. On top of all that, I had a blast. Even while giving that quality of instruction there was nothing clinical about the time, they made sure a good time was had by all. I can’t recommend their camps and clinics enough. In addition, I took a few private lessons directly from Kostyantyn and would recommend him for privates as well, if you are able. All in all, a wonderful experience. I’ll be back for sure. Best tennnis experience I’ve ever had.

  • Avatar KT

    The facilities are nice and the condo rentals are fairly priced. I have been there numerous times as both my wife and I love the Naples area and play tennis. Tennis is somewhat spotty in summer, however during the winter the place is phenomenal, lots of players of various levels.

  • Avatar PF

    The staff and pros are the absolute best. I saw such an improvement in my net play in just one weekend in their academy.

  • Avatar CP

    Enjoyed a very nice weekend getaway. Excellent Tennis instructions and tips to take home and tennis pro and staff very friendly and accommodating. Probably going back very soon.

  • Avatar LM

    Go to Wintergreen Tennis Academy if you’re looking to improve your game. No time was wasted as the pros got right to it each day- drills were run efficiently and explained well. Each pro provided feedback on shots, giving individualized attention as well as group attention. If a participant had a question or request, the pros were respectful in their responses and made sure the participants understood their feedback.

  • Avatar CM

    Well thought out plan for teaching tennis. Realistic. Usable.

  • Avatar KM

    Although Wintergreen is known for winter sports, it has tennis all year and golf. It is especially nice in the summer when the east coast of the US is hot and humid. It is always cooler in the mountains. There are clinics available for which guests can sign up covering strokes, fitness and doubles play. Individual lessons are also available and my game has always improved after I have been at Wintergreen.

  • Avatar CM

    Picturesque setting in the Blue Ridge mountains; well maintained clay outdoor courts Very friendly and knowledgeable staff at the tennis academy only 3 restaurants in the resort but nonetheless reasonable food options

  • Avatar EF

    They have 1 pro per court and teach over 3 days. It covers stroke, strategy and conditioning. If you want a different mix then talk to them before and they can customize the teaching. The real plus, though, is that the pros are patient but no nonsense. They watch what you do and correct. Our group was very happy with the instruction and workout.

  • Avatar SW

    Fantastic Tennis facility! Beautifully groomed clay courts and terrific indoor courts as well. Well stocked Tennis shop and friendly staff.

  • Avatar CW

    The Wintergreen tennis camp is exceptional. The staff is amazing and the courts are great. I have attended for the past 4 years and plan to go again this summer.