Junior Tennis News and Articles

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...

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....

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...

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...

3D Tennis

Three is better than one In a previous article we talked about the importance of physical conditioning for junior tennis players because we feel that it is so often overlooked as an important part of a balanced tennis training program. So we’ll continue to talk about...

Congratulations Abigail Rencheli

Play Like You Practice Big kudos go out to CTA athlete Abigail Rencheli for making it to the finals of the Girl's 14 L3 Tourney this weekend close to home in Tampa! Your daily hard work, focus and never ending smile is an inspiration to us all! Abby is a perfect...

Physical Conditioning and Junior Tennis

Why physical conditioning is so important for a junior tennis player This is the first of a series of articles from Celsius Tennis Academy on the importance of physical training for junior players in order to maximize their time at practice and to play their best at...

Celsius Welcomes Athletes From China

Celsius welcomes 6 athletes from The Cheng Du Tennis Team in China who are here training with us til the end of the year. The athletes range from 12-16 and will be competing against other provinces in China upon their return. They have integrated well with out other...

A path to success

As the Celsius tennis academy nears its 14th year. I would like to reflect on some past experiences I have come across both good and bad. . One big thing that sticks out to me is that the majority of the students I trained that stuck with tennis through the tough...

It Takes a Village

A parents perspective to the academy experience. As our son Andre exits the juniors, turns 18 and heads off to play tennis for Georgia Southern University all on the same day, I wanted to thank Cary Cohenour and all his coaches at Celsius Tennis Academy as well as...

Importance of a Solid Backhand

In today's game it is vital to be solid off the backhand side. With the speed of the game you can no longer depend on just a big forehand, there's just not enough time to cover that much space even for an athletic quick player. You must be able to absorb the pace so...

Future Champions

As we are nearing the middle of summer I have been really impressed with are future champions group! There has been high intensity lead by CTA coaches Kathy, Rob, Rene and Britta! As our main focus continues to be solid stroke production, footwork and balance, I am...

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