Ross School Tennis Academy (RSTA) offers a dynamic program for national and international junior tennis players.


 

RSTA combines an engaging, global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training available. Designed for USTA/ITF players in grades 5–12 and postgraduates, RSTA is the first and only institution in the New York City area to combine a full academic program with a complete physical and mental conditioning program.

Unlike other tennis academies, RSTA is a small, intimate program that allows players to develop lasting relationships with coaches while receiving personalized instruction. Athletes who attend RSTA receive high-performance tennis training while following a stimulating college preparatory curriculum with their peers during the school year.

 

Integrated Training + Academic Program


FOR GRADES 5–12 AND POSTGRADUATES

Located on the Ross School campus in East Hampton, NY, RSTA is part of an accredited day and boarding school. Ross School enjoys an ideal setting on the East End of Long Island, a place where magnificent beaches and breathtaking natural beauty are the norm. The school is just 100 miles from New York City, home of the U.S. Open, and three major international airports. Boarders from the New York City area can easily commute home on weekends by train or bus. RSTA is also located in one of the most competitive tennis regions in the country, with frequent weekend tournaments held nearby.

 

WHY RSTA'S INTEGRATED TRAINING + ACADEMIC PROGRAM?

  • Fully accredited, on-site high school

  • Intimate group setting for personalized tennis training

  • Delicious, healthy meals made from regional, organic, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients

  • Beautiful family-style boarding houses

  • College placement program with a focus on obtaining a university scholarship

  • Close proximity to New York City, the cultural capital of the United States and home to the US Open

  • Easy access to three major international airports to facilitate home and tournament travel


INTEGRATED TRAINING + ACADEMIC PROGRAM

  • 10-month tennis training with optional academic program for USTA/ITF players in grades 5–12 and postgraduates

  • 10-month tennis training only for ATP and WTA players

  • 15 hours of individual and/or group tennis training per week

  • Four hours of tennis conditioning with a trainer per week

  • Nutritious, organic meals daily at the highly acclaimed Ross Café (weekdays only for non-boarders)

  • Personalized video analysis and player review

  • Individual and group mental conditioning and tournament prep discussions

  • Individualized competition calendar

  • Traveling tournament coaching (travel expenses not included)

  • Monthly email/phone evaluation and discussion with parents about player development and goals

  • Full college placement prep program with academic advising

  • Additional private lessons, private ACT/SAT/TOEFL test prep tutoring, and nutritional counseling available for additional cost

  • Optional summer program

 

Training


HIGH-PERFORMANCE

This sport-specific training program is designed with the whole student-athlete in mind. Students receive mental and physical conditioning, learn self-discipline and how to prepare for competition, and gain time management skills as their academic and tournament schedules demand. They learn sportsmanship and develop healthy habits in the area of personal well-being. Our international coaches actively recruit top-ranked players from the United States and around the world.

 

Academics


INNOVATION THROUGH INTEGRATION

Students participate in an accredited academic program and can choose between working toward a high school diploma or simply improving English fluency through ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) classes. Students enroll in five core curriculum classes—Cultural History, English, Mathematics, Science, and World Language. Classes are carefully designed to be engaging and relevant. A broad range of materials, activities, approaches, and interconnected learning opportunities encourages each student to discover and develop his or her own strengths. International students who are working toward a diploma may study ESOL in lieu of a world language.

ESOL

Students learning the English language are placed in beginner, intermediate, or advanced courses according to their ability. Academic course selections are based on English proficiency and on whether the student is seeking a diploma or a certificate of attendance.

 

College Placement


COMPETE FOR TOP COLLEGES AND CAREERS

A full program of college counseling and standardized test preparation is built into the day for students beginning in their junior year. The program includes a coach’s recommendation letter, NCAA eligibility certification process, SAT and ACT prep, college-specific tennis recruitment video with coaches commentary, and advisement with a focus on attaining maximum academic and athletic scholarships.

Ross School graduates have received millions of dollars in merit aid and have been accepted to some of the most respected colleges and universities, both in the United States and abroad. Through the high-quality tennis training and academic experiences provided by RSTA, students are optimally positioned to compete for scholarships to the colleges of their choice.

 

Residential Life


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LIVING AT ROSS

Boarding students live in family-style housing with faculty house parents. The boarding houses are designed to make students feel at home, with spacious bedrooms, private bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and study rooms. Ross faculty house parents reside in the boarding houses to create a safe, welcoming living environment. Everyone eats at the beautiful Ross Café. Meals are nutritious and flavorful, and prepared using fresh, organic ingredients. On weekends, students who do not have scheduled tournaments are invited to join in the multitude of activities offered, including excursions to regional and local areas. Sporting events, museums, galleries, theaters, shopping, bowling, movies, karaoke, sailing, surfing, and biking are just some of the many weekend activities offered.

What are the boarding houses like?

Students live in intimate boarding houses with house parents. Each house has a common room that students can gather in to relax and watch television or movies. There are also quiet areas dedicated to studying.

What are the rooms like?

Students living in boarding houses have one or more roommates and share a bathroom and community living spaces. Students living with host families generally have private bedrooms. All accommodations include Internet access, closet, and study area.

Where might fellow students come from?

The Ross student body is an economically, racially, and religiously diverse community from various towns on the East End of Long Island as well as an expanding body of national and international students. The current student body represents Belarus, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Germany, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and United States.

What percentage of the students are boarders?

Ross School hosts approximately 150 boarders (58% of students in grades 7–12) from 24 different countries and territories, including the United States.

How is the food?

Excellent! Boarding students eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Ross School Café. Professional chefs prepare meals using regional, organic, seasonal, and sustainable foods. Vegetarian options are always available.

 

Facilities


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WORLD-CLASS CAMPUS FACILITIES

The state-of-the-art Ross Tennis Center boasts six impeccably maintained Har-tru courts, enclosed within a customized bubble from fall through spring to allow for year-round play. The courts are directly adjacent to the beautiful Field House, where players can take advantage of exceptional amenities, including well-appointed locker rooms, a café, two satellite-fed flat screen televisions, WiFi, and a lounge/rec room featuring ping-pong tables, board games, study areas, and a large-screen entertainment system. RSTA students also enjoy the rest of Ross School’s stunning 100-acre campus and facilities, including the acclaimed Ross Café, which serves healthy meals that are freshly made from regional, organic, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients.

INSPIRING LOCATION

Ross School enjoys an ideal setting nestled in the woods on the East End of Long Island, a place where magnificent beaches and breathtaking natural beauty abound. Students from the New York City area can easily commute home on weekends by train or bus, and students have access to three major international airports.

Please email admissions@ross.org or call 631-907-5400 for more information.