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Top Tennis Academies in the World

Updated on July 7, 2011

When it comes to being good at tennis, well, it's one of the hardest sports to become good at. Now when I say this I don't just mean good - there are a lot of average tennis players out there - but I mean really, really good. Like all professional sports the journey to the tennis professional level is one that is challenging and long.

Because the thing about tennis is that it's simple; it's simple in the way that whatever you put into the sport you'll get out of. it's fair and rewarding this way - if you put certain hours into training, and work at a certain intensity level, you'll become certainty better; in other words the sum of your success will come from your work ethic and persistence.

What am I getting at? What does all this have to do with the top tennis academies in the world? It's important because it's the best tennis academies in the world that know this, the have this kind of strategy and it is the top tennis academies for juniors and pro alike that implement such a program.

The top tennis academies range from tennis academies in Spain (international tennis academies), tennis academies Florida, like the Saddlebrook tennis academy and the more famous and prestigious tennis academies such as the Nick Bollettieri academy and the Bruguera tennis academy .


Players who have graduated from the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy:

  • Agassi
  • Becker
  • Hingis
  • Sharapova
  • Williams Sisters

Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy

One of the top tennis academies in the world, and arguably the best tennis academy in the world, the Nick Bollettieri has produced numerous tennis stars that have won grand slams, been personality favorites and overall captured the attention of the tennis world.

Who is Nick Bollettieri?

it's an important question (considering his name is in the name of the school) and one that has answer that not only defines the school but defines the tennis players that come out of the tennis school.

Nick Bollettieri founded the tennis academy in 1978. At it's time it was the first full-fledged tennis boarding school, one which combined intense court work with a full load of academic courses. This top tennis academy used to focus primarily on court work - see Andres Agassi's Book, Open, to understand how grueling this can be - but has since involved into a full on tennis school. Technical aspects of the game and strategy are just a few off-court activities you'll be involved in.

Head Pro

The head pro at the Bruguera tennis academy is Sergi Bruguera.  Sergi Bruguera is one of the best Spanish players of all time; his highest ranking was 3rd; he also one twice at Rolland Garros.

Bruguera Tennis Academy

Bruguera tennis academy is by far the best tennis academy in Spain, as well as one of the top tennis academies in the world.  The Bruguera tennis academy is located in Barcelona, Spain and is a tennis school that mainly focuses on young, junior players.

The Bruguera tennis school has players from over 30 countries; this means that attending this tennis academy is a great cultural experience, and not just a school to become a better tennis player.

The school has tennis facilities - including clay and hard courts, as well dormitories - as well numerous specialty programs.  The specialty programs are what make this tennis academy one of the best in the world; Psychology classes, nutrition and various fitness courses make attending this school benefit all aspects of your game.

Saddlebrook Tennis Academy Alumuni

  • James Blake
  • Mardy Fish
  • John Isner
  • Bob and Mike Bryan

Saddlebrook Tennis Academy

Although Saddlebrook tennis academy isn't a true tennis academy, per sea, it has so many great junior tennis programs - as well as adult programs - that it deserves a spot as one of the top tennis academies in the world. I mean, an academy doesn't have to be a tennis boarding school; as long as it's a play where tennis learning is the top priority, well, that's good enough.

Since 1986 Saddlebrrok tennis, located in Florida, has taught players of all skill levels and ages.

Saddlebrook Tennis academy offers 3 programs:

  • Adult Clinics
  • Junior Camp
  • Junior Tennis Prep School

What makes Saddlebrook tennis academy one of the best tennis camps in the world?

  • 45 courts
  • Numerous Coaches
  • Top ranked pros training on property
  • Fitness classes
  • Tennis pro shop
  • Accommodation



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      Dilip Chandra 

      5 years ago from India

      Good hub, very informative. Useful for those who are trying to be a star in the sport, Tennis.

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      Steve Wright 

      6 years ago from Norwich, England

      Interesting hub, as a tennis fan I am aware of many of the players these academies that produces, especially the Bollettieri academy. You write really well though and make a great point in it being a long hard road for anyone to be successful in the sport. Interesting last comment to in relation to the subject.... Voted up :)

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