Royal Palm Tennis Club
The Eric Hechtman Tennis Academy

Serious Tennis for Serious Kids.

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

This 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. Academy alumni have played in the college ranks at these institutions:

  • Navy
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • Vanderbilt University
  • UCLA
  • Tulane University
  • Northwestern
  • Cornell
  • FIU
  • University of Loyala New Orleans
  • Penn State University
  • MIT
  • Tufts
  • Amherst
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Swarthmore
  • Babson College
  • Brandeis University
  • Middlebury University
  • Emory University
  • John Hopkins University
  • Appalachian State University
  • University of Louisville
  • FGCU
  • Rollins College
  • Eckerd College
  • Ryder University


Enrollment based on player evaluation

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

For more information or to arrange a visit and tour of Royal Palm Tennis Club, please call the club at 305-661-3350 or contact us today.

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