Few tennis buffs get the opportunity to play on the same court as Murphy and Luke Jensen, winners of the 1993 men’s double title at the French Open. But at the Ross School Tennis Center, playing in the footprints of greatness is a daily occurrence. Ross Summer Tennis Academy students receive one of the most rigorous competitive tennis training programs offered on the South Fork. Students are selected for the academy based on their performance in tryouts. In addition to four hours of on-court training and one hour of fitness daily, athletes participate in advanced programming like mental conditioning and video performance analysis, tools that are instrumental in helping students achieve peak performance. Students gauge their progress with weekly United States Tennis Association tournaments.
According to Ross Tennis Center Director Vinicius Carmo, the vigor of program specifically attracts impassioned, intermediate-level players. “The best thing about the Summer Tennis Academy is that it brings kids together from all of over the world,” Vinicius said, citing that the program includes players from France, Brazil, and other countries. “They get to compete against each other, but they also become friends.”
If you’d like to train with the pros from Ross School Tennis Center (RSTC), Tennis @Ross also offers community programming, including game arranging, open court time, and adult clinics. RSTC is currently offering a Late Summer Adult Tennis Special now through Labor Day. To learn more about Tennis @Ross or to reserve your spot on the course, please visit www.ross.org/tennis.