Junior Tennis News and Articles

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...

Antoine Sanchez

Congratulations go out to Antoine Sanchez who verbally committed to Stetson University in DeLand, FL this month. Antoine had lots of options but Stetson was a really good fit. Antoine has been at Celsius since he wasn't much bigger than his tennis bag. What a journey...

Take The Ball On The Rise

Elevate your tennis by taking the ball on the rise In today's game at the competitive level every player is looking to take the ball on the rise. Taking the ball on the rise can really simplify things or if not done properly can turn things disastrous. You need proper...

Solid Fundamentals

Our developing players, ages 10 to 14, are one of our biggest groups at Celsius Tennis Academy. We place a lot of emphasis on our younger players because so many come up through our program to be accomplished competitive juniors who go on to play through their teens...

Sarasota Summer Tennis

Summer junior tennis at Celsius Tennis Academy. What a great group we have for the summer 2016. Great training in the mornings and early afternoon for competitive juniors. Look forward to seeing you out on the courts.

USTA Junior Tennis Camp

Success with perseverance For the past 8 years I have been invited to coach at various USTA camps coordinated by Andy Gladstone and Robert Gomez. These camps host some of the top young juniors in Florida. It's interesting for me to see who's out there and compare the...

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