Jason Smit’s academy was founded in 2003 and has grown to become one of the biggest tennis academies in the Western Cape. ATA has several training bases at schools within the Table View / Melkbosstrand area, and has its headquarters operating from Table View Tennis Club. The Academy currently has 6 full time coaches and one part-time coach.
|Cost||Starting from R350 for 60 min|
|Ages||4 – 80|
|Levels||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Experience||1 – 3 Years|
Private Lessons: Good technique is a vital element in consistent stroke production and injury prevention. Technique is thus the core focus of private lesson training. As coaches, we can clearly see a profound difference in performance amongst players receiving private lesson training as opposed to those that are not.
Dozens of provincial players, several National players, 1st team representatives at clubs and schools… The results of players attending regular private lesson training speak for themselves.
Group Lessons: This type of training enables players to learn and test out their skills in a group setting. Groups are comprised of an 8:1 player to coach ratio. ATA adopts a game-based approach to teaching group lessons. This means that there is more emphasis on playing, than standing in long lines trying to fix everyone’s technique. This has proven to make tennis more fun! ATA’s philosophy of teaching group lessons – LEARN THROUGH PLAYING – is in line with the guidelines set by the ITF’S (International Tennis Federation) Play and Stay Programme. As tennis is a complex sport that requires good coordination, movement and timing, consistency in training is vitally important.
ATA recommends attending a minimum of two group sessions per week. Adult Groups: Super Moms ATA runs a moms’ group tennis fitness programme during the week from 08:30-09:30 at Table View Tennis Club. This is a great way to meet other tennis moms, get into shape and to have loads of fun.