Junior Programs | Academy

Serious Tennis for Serious Kids.

Compete at the highest level with training from our Junior Tennis Academy.*


This 5-day-a-week program is perfect for elite players who want high intensity training, fitness and match play.

Academy players compete at the highest levels of junior tennis – Designated, Sectionals, Nationals and ITF.

Created and led by Royal Palm’s Tennis Director and former top-ranked NCAA player, Eric Hechtman, the program is designed for juniors who wish to develop into college or professional players. It offers instruction, drills, supervision and knowledge. And the majority of daily tennis instruction, fitness and training is personalized to each player.

Hard Work Combined with The Right Training Pays Off

Since its inception in 2009/2010, the Academy has taken several kids to the next level. Here’s a listing of Academy alumni now playing in the college ranks:

  1. Chase Perez-Blanco (University of Florida 2014)
  2. Baker Newman (Vanderbilt University 2014)
  3. Bernard Tefel (University of Miami 2013),
  4. Gabrielle Wreder (Appalachian State University 2013)
  5. Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA 2012)
  6. Jamie Yapp-Shing (University of Pennsylvania 2010)
  7. Raleigh Smith (Northwestern University 2010)
  8. Chris Jackman (Northwestern University 2009)
  9. Dylan Sleschinger (Brandeis University 2012)
  10. Sarah Monteagudo (Amherst University 2012)
  11. Nicholas Nieto (Rollins University 2011)
  12. Allegra Hanlon (Cornell University 2014)
  13. David Perez (Johns Hopkins University 2014)

Afternoon Program

Elite Training T W TH  4:00-6:00 PM

Academy Summer Camp

Elite Training M T W TH F 11:00-2:00 PM

Academy Winter Camp

Elite Training M T W TH F 11:00-2:00 PM

Academy Spring Camp

Elite Training M T W TH F 11:00-2:00 PM

*Enrollment based on player evaluation

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