What we do at the Kooyong International Tennis Academy is train the tennis athlete to be the best they can be by way of providing the highest quality environment, equal to anywhere in the world, coupled with the best people and a progressive program that builds their game to match their goals.

Complementing the players personal coach, a training atmosphere of hard work, reward for effort and conducted on a yearly and daily basis, the KITA team will express, encourage and enhance the elite skills required to get the best out of themselves.

Past members have gone on to high achievements in the US Collegiate system, followed paths to the Pro Tours (ITF, ATP, WTA) and attained State and National representation.

Our current group consists of nationally ranked u16 and u18 juniors, post junior performers laying foundations for professional tennis circuits and Pro Tour combatants – a mix that espouses the successful global mantra of peer progress.

Squad Outline

Training:          Monday to Friday                    1.00pm – 3.00pm                    coach ratio every 3 to 4 players

Activities:        live ball            coach feed drills          point plays       match play      stamina      enjoyment

System:          periodisation        themes         building blocks flexibility         tournament support

Summary:      Each week sets a focus and builds on previous themes and flows through to the next week – thus the seamless passage to developing the player’s game irrespective of availability.        

                       Depth & consistency  | ID midcourt – increase aggression/transition play, closing to net

                       Physicality  |  Serve – Return & 1st shot  |  Variety of skills  |  Change of direction, consistency 

                       Offence – Defence  |  Strategies – point construction  |  Tournament preparation – point play 

Success is measured by the play, not the score, as the play leads to desired outcome (winning) and most important – sustaining development for increased success over the long term.