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Encouraging Excellence, Fostering Their Future

San Francisco Tennis Academy is a premier tennis school facility located at San Francisco State University. With world-class coaching the academy offers a wide range of programs for players of all levels, from beginners to advanced competitors. Whether you're looking to improve your technique, compete at a high level, or simply have fun on the court, the San Francisco Tennis Academy has something for you. With a focus on personalized instruction and a commitment to excellence, the academy is a top choice for tennis enthusiasts in the Bay Area and beyond. So why not take your game to the next level and join the San Francisco Tennis Academy today?

Happy Tennis Player
Hot Shots
(Ages 4-8)

Students learn to play and rally on 36’ courts with red balls. Students learn movement, balance, motor skills development, self and partner rallying skills and elements of match play.

This class is designed to help players ages 5 - 8 develop hand eye coordination, learn the motor skills of moving hands and feet together, listen to instructions and introduce cooperative drills. This is the perfect age to establish a solid technical foundationl. At this level, kids gain more consistency in their strokes with faster drills and learn to direct shots away from their opponents. Players also are introduced to match play and score keeping.

All Stars
(Ages 8-11)

 Players with some experience and the ability to rally ages 8-11 learns basics of match play and consistency. Play is with orange balls on 60’ courts.

This class is designed to teach your child hand-eye coordination, proper court movement and technique, along with the ability to create spin, depth and shot direction. Players at this level also develop an understanding of the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, which helps them to learn attacking and defending strategies. At this level, kids learn to move properly, rally more consistently and construct points.

Juniors
(Ages 11-15)

 For teen, junior and high school JV beginning players focusing on stroke development and match play strategies and tactics through drills and competitive play.

Play is generally with green balls on 78’ courts.

This class is designed to help players develop hand eye coordination, learn the motor skills of moving hands and feet together, listen to instructions and introduce cooperative drills. This is the perfect age to establish a solid technical foundation. Players at this level use a 60 ft. court and a low compression orange ball. At this level, kids gain more consistency in their strokes with faster drills and learn to direct shots away from their opponents. Players also are introduced to match play and score keeping.

We use a variety of drills and games to challenge players of all ages to build skills and become more knowledgeable WHILE HAVING FUN. Our instruction covers different aspects of tennis, ranging from footwork to situational tactics. Our stroke techniques are based on simplicity and efficiency to generate effortless power.

Our Mission

Our mission is to change the landscape of tennis through educating the next generation of athletes. This is accomplished with proven training methodologies, our commitment to high academic standards, our respect for diversity, and our dedication to creating exceptional opportunities for personal growth and optimal potential.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to expand the game of tennis and provide young players of all abilities and ages the highest quality tennis program in the Bay Area.

Why join?

Our tennis programs are based on a structured pathway that serves as a guide and helps players acquire different skills allowing them to fully develop their game. In order to accomplish this, players transition through different court sizes, racquet sizes, balls, score systems and net height—all are adjusted for their age and development by certified instructors.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Awesome lessons. I signed my daughter up for tennis class and she loves it! The coach is very helpful and nice. He teaches the technique very well, and my daughter loves tennis a lot now !

Adam Rayl
2019 NNL World Champion
& 6x American Ninja Warrior competitor

GREAT+ rating! SIX stars! No, seriously, it was a pleasure taking a class (which felt more like a personal lesson).  I'm a 6x American Ninja Warrior competitor on the NBC tv show and former World Champ in the sport and love athletics; I've been training exclusively for the show for 6 yrs and had all but forgotten about tennis; I took a class just for fun and to change it up and am surprised by how much just one sesh with SF Tennis Academy facilitated my reinterest in the sport! Looking forward to the next one for sure!
Skill, professionalism, fun fitness vibe and an effective learning environment w personalized attention to detail... what more can you ask for? I will assuredly be back. ASAP:)
Thanks SFTA. Killer work.

Our two kids have been training and taking lessons for the better part of two years.  The coach is fantastic with the kids, makes the lessons a lot of fun, and the kids look forward to learning with him. Always a very positive experience because the coach teaches through constructive encouragement.

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