Junior Tennis News and Articles

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...

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...

Summer Kids

Here are some of our up and coming kids getting it done this summer with a fun and fast paced drill at Celsius. Hope everyone is having a great summer.

The Right University

Finding the right university for both tennis and the best education can be the most important decision in a student-athlete's career. There are no guarantees you will find the perfect fit in both areas. It's very important to weigh out your options. For example,...

Pro Tour

Making it on the Pro Tour Making it on the pro tour in tennis is probably at the top of the list of most difficult sports to make a living at.  So many things go into it. Fitness, technique, dedication, tactical skills, mental toughness just to name a few. I was...

Tennis Opportunities

Opportunities American Kids Take For Granted For the past 10 years I have been writing articles for Florida tennis magazine from time to time. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing kids and have developed life long relationships with...

Different Surfaces

Learning to play on both hard and clay court surfaces As we move into summer tennis season, we see pros going from clay to grass and then to hard courts. At every level it takes a certain amount of time to adjust when changing surfaces. I feel in order to develop...

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