By Roger Cox, Editor
Among the high-performance tennis academies, the ITA stands out for limiting the number of students in order to assure a more individualized and personal program. Scott del Mastro, who has coached and trained professionals and junior athletes on the WTA, ATP, and ITF tours, founded the academy in 1996 and continues to be a hands-on director. He has been joined by Gabriel Jaramillo, formerly of the IMG Academies, where he helped Nick Bollettieri develop his teaching system and traveled with elite players to the major events, including Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, and Jim Courier. At Sandpiper, they will continue to offer full-time programs and short-term programs as well as weekly and summer junior camps.
The program consists of 5 hours of daily training split into morning and afternoon sessions. These consist of specifically designed individual and group training routines, so that every practice and every ball focuses on skills to make you a better competitor.
The academy operates year-round offering week-long camps, boarding on non-boarding, as well as full-time and short-term programs. Contact the academy for details and pricing.
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