Junior Tennis News and Articles

2018 Eddie Herr at IMG

Congratulations to all Celsius Tennis Academy athletes who competed in the 2018 Eddie Herr International at IMG Academies especially Abigail Rencheli and Evgenia Pugina who went deep in singles and doubles. The Eddie Herr International Junior Championship at IMG...

2018 Eddie Herr International

The 2018 Eddie Herr International tournament is underway at IMG Academies. Congratulations to Celsius athletes Jake Pettingal, Max Pettingal, Diego Andrade, Abigail Higgens and Adrian Palowski and Evgenia Pugina who participated in the qualies. Come out and support...

High Performance Winter Break Tennis Camp

The gang at Nassau High Performance Tennis Academy in New Jersey are joining us at Celsius Tennis Academy for a holiday tennis camp between December 26th and December 30th. Each practice session will be 2 hours long followed by a 30 minute off court fitness...

Universal Tennis Rating (UTR)

There is a lot of talk lately about UTR and depending on who you ask, you may get different answers and certainly many opinions. Right now those most interested in the new UTR rating system are higher level junior players like those at Celsius Tennis Academy and other...

Celsius Dual Match vs. Monteverde Academy

Celsius goes to Clairmont to battle Monteverde Academy On November 10, Celsius Tennis Academy traveled to the Orlando area for a College format dual match meet up with Monteverde Academy. This was a follow up to to the USTA Academy Cup which was contested in...

2018 USTA Academy Cup

Eight Junior Tennis Academies set to square off at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida Eight academies head to the USTA National Campus this weekend for the 2018 Academy Cup, with action getting underway Friday afternoon. Each team is guaranteed three dual...

Welcome BVI Tennis Association

Celsius welcomes some athletes from the BVI Tennis Association Celsius routinely has athletes from Asia, Europe, Canada and South America training with us, and this week we are lucky enough to have a great group of athletes from the British Virgin Islands to train...

Shoutout

Shout-out to Celsius athlete Maddox Bose for reaching the finals tomorrow at the ATA Nationals at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, FL. Maddox has been training really hard this summer and its paying off. Send him some good vibes!

China Connection

Tennis on the other side Tennis is truly an international sport. Each week we have international student athletes living in Sarasota and training at Celsius Tennis Academy with or without their family.  In recent years tennis has exploded in China and we have...

Love Means Zero

This weekend at the Sarasota Film Festival we saw Love Means Zero, the documentary about legendary coach Nick Bollettieri. Cary Cohenour, Celsius Tennis Academy director was in Nick’s first group of athletes as he developed what was regarded as the very first “Junior...

Self-Confidence and the Junior Game

A big challenge for many juniors is that they are too concerned about what others think when they play. Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction and interferes with most every aspect of their developing game. Don’t get me wrong, we want our kids to care,...

Having efficient footwork key to success

As tennis continues to become more physical and the speed of the game becomes faster, having a wide base is and has been in the recent past years one of the most important keys to having success when competing at a high level in tennis. Primarily so a player can take...

2017 USTA Florida Junior Tennis Updates

USTA Florida junior competition updates Some of these changes have already had an impact on some of our Celsius athletes. Here are a few noteworthy changes that have begun to go into effect in March 2017. USTA Florida Endorsement Rule Change for 2017 USTA National...

Tips for finding the right university

In today's growing competitive world finding the right university for a student/ athlete is becoming more and more competitive. During the past 17 years of coaching and consulting tennis players through this rigorous process, I have witnessed some great success...

USTA Diversity Camp

It was a very positive experience directing the USTA Diversity Camp at Three Oaks Park in Fort Meyers. Celsius Tennis Academy had 10 players attending and the rest of the 35 players where from various programs along Florida’s Gulf Coast from Sarasota to Naples....

Coopers Company and Coborn School

The Celsius Tennis Academy recently welcomed Coopers’ Company and Coborn School for some tennis training while they were on a short break on this side of the pond. They brought a pretty big group to mix in with our Celsius athletes and both sides made some new friends...

Gainesville Fall L6 Tournament

Had a great time traveling to Gainesville this weekend with some of our boys. Group travel is fun and it takes some of the pressure off which at times can seem pretty big in junior tennis. Tournaments are a great way to improve your mental toughness and other skills...

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