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CHARLOTTE INDOOR

TENNIS ACADEMY

The Academy

Skill Level: All Stars

All Stars (Advanced): This program aims for personal excellence in all aspects of tennis (physical, technical, tactical and mental) to consistently play at a high level of tennis. Practices offer an intense combination of dead and live ball drills with emphasis on match play. These players are competing at USTA sectional, southern, natinal and international tournaments. Players at this level are seeking to reach a level commensurate wiht playing in college or professionally. The fitness component of the program focuses on core strength, speed & agility, and endurance. Players are highly encouraged to participate at least three days per week to get the most out of the program.

 

Our program provides players the best possible training to challenge and grow their game. Space is limited. Call our office at 704.554.7777 to schedule a tryout with our coaches.

Ready to learn more? Call (704) 554-7777

 

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Apply Now

Schedule

Day: Activity: Times:
Monday - Friday Instruction + Fitness 4:00-6:30 pm
Saturday (optional)

Schedule

Day: Activity: Times:
Monday - Friday Saturday (optional)
Instruction + Fitness
4:00-6:30 pm

Summer

Fall

4:00-6:30 pm

Pricing

ACADEMY MEMBERS Pricing

$150 annual membership fee due at signing

5 Days
per week
$975/mo
4 Days
per week
$840/mo
3 Days
per week
$700/mo
2 Days
per week
$60/day

NON MEMBERS Pricing

Not Available
5 Days
per week
$975/mo
Not Available
3 Days
per week
$700/mo
Not Available
2 Days
per week
$465/mo
Daily Rate
*Advanced scheduling required
$75/day

The Academy

Skill Level: Advantage

Advantage (Junior Intermediate 10+):  This program is for tennis players who have achieved a proficiency at the Beginner Level (Racqueteers). The goal of the Advantage group is to take the student’s tennis to the next level focusing on improving stroke mechanics, consistency, rallying and development of strategy for both singles and doubles. Players at this level should be starting to play USTA or other competitive tournaments.  For those players who aspire to reach the next level, the player must have a solid foundation on all strokes with moderate to high power and spin, the ability to consistently hit 15 balls and understand basic strategy and court positioning.

Our program provides players the best possible training to challenge and grow their game. Space is limited. Call our office at 704.554.7777 to schedule a tryout with our coaches.

Ready to learn more? Call (704) 554-7777

 

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Apply Now!

Schedule

Day: Activity: Times:
Monday - Friday Instruction + Fitness 4:00-6:30 pm
Saturday (optional)

Schedule

Day: Activity: Times:
Monday - Friday Saturday (optional)
Instruction + Fitness
4:00-6:30 pm

Summer

Fall

4:00-6:30 pm

Pricing

ACADEMY MEMBERS Pricing

$150 annual membership fee due at signing

5 Days
per week
$975/mo
4 Days
per week
$840/mo
3 Days
per week
$700/mo
2 Days
per week
$60/day

NON MEMBERS Pricing

Not Available
5 Days
per week
$975/mo
Not Available
3 Days
per week
$700/mo
Not Available
2 Days
per week
$465/mo
Daily Rate
*Advanced scheduling required
$75/day

Beginners

Skill Level: Racqueteers

Racqueteers (12 & Under):

Monday through Thursday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm (4:30-6:00 pm after Nov. 1)

This program will focus on tennis technique fundamentals through competitive games while further developing athletic skills such as agility, balance and coordination. The goal is to have basic sound strokes on forehand, backhand, serve, volleys and overheads. Players must be able to execute all of the basic strokes with proper techniques and consistently rally 10 balls and serve from the baseline to complete the program. Players should be committed to learning and focused on improving their game. Players are highly encouraged to participate at least two days per week to get the most out of the program. Players brand new to the game are encouraged to take a series of five private lessons first, and then they may enter this program.

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Apply Now

Schedule

Day: Activity: Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Racqueteers Instruction 5:30-7:00 pm (4:30-6:00 pm after Nov 1)

Schedule

Day: Schedule: Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Racqueteers Instruction 5:30-7:00 pm (4:30-6:00 pm after Nov 1)

Pricing

ACADEMY MEMBERS Pricing

No membership fee required

1 Day/wk
$/mo
2 Days/wk
$240/mo
3 Days/wk
$360/mo
4 Days/wk
$460/mo
Drop In Rate
$35/day

Academy Coaches

Tiago Ruffoni

Director of Junior Player Development

At the age of 5, Tiago knew tennis would be his lifelong dream and career. A native of Brazil, he was consistently ranked in the top three nationally for singles and doubles posting wins over Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer.

 

Tiago accepted a tennis scholarship with SEC powerhouse Auburn University, where he played among the top three players from 1999 to 2002. His team ranked number 12 in the nation in 2002, reaching the elite 8 in the NCAA tournament. Tiago’s highest NCAA Division I ranking was 19 in singles and 1 in doubles.

After college, Tiago pursued his dream of playing professionally in the Pro Circuit traveling internationally and achieving a world ranking in singles and doubles. Due to an ongoing tennis injury, he had to leave his tennis playing career to recover.

Tiago held the position of Men’s and Women’s graduate assistant coach at Winthrop University from 2007-08, leading the women’s team to capture the BIG SOUTH conference title.

From 2010-2016, Tiago worked at the Rock Hill Tennis Center (RHTC) as Head Tennis Pro where he coached players of all ages and levels. Some of his former players achieved state rankings while some have gone on to receive scholarships to play Division I tennis at prestigious colleges.

Some of his former players achieved high state rankings while some have gone on to receive scholarships to play Division I tennis at prestigious colleges.

Recently Tiago won two national doubles championships and was named USPTA Southern and USTA North Carolina male player of the year. He is regarded as one of the top teaching and playing professionals in the Charlotte-metro area.

Tiago holds the following professional certifications:

• USPTA Elite Professional
• Master of Tennis Performance PTR
• 10 and under certified professional
• Wheelchair certified professional

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DOUG ANDREW

Head Pro

Doug Andrew played his first match in Charlotte at CITC in 1988 when trying out for the Queens University Tennis Team. He was awarded a scholarship and moved to Charlotte to pursue his studies and his tennis game.
While playing at Queens he spent his summers coaching tennis in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
Since then he's coached in Dallas, TX as well as locally at Blakeney Racquet Club, Myers Park Country Club and at Providence Day School.

Doug loves imparting strong fundamental techniques and strategies to his players to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment and takes great satisfaction in seeing his students fall in love with the game that provides so much opportunity for learning while getting the most out of themselves in the process.
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Misha Ayelov

Tennis Pro

Misha grew up in the Soviet Union where he was a top ten junior player, winning several national Soviet Union junior tournaments. He was ranked in the top 3 juniors under age 18 in Uzbekistan.

He began coaching tennis in 1995 and has worked with top players around the world. Misha has twenty years of experience coaching in Israel, including a ten year stent in the Israel Tennis Centers where he coached the top eight players in Israel. His players have won ETA and ITF events. He completed the Advanced Tennis coaches school and is a certified Tennis Instructor. Misha holds certifications from the Registry of Tennis Professionals for training, stress tennis training, European professional and International Professional.

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