The Jackson-Bridge Tennis Academy Difference
Our Full-Time Tennis Academy is for serious players! A priority of Jackson-Bridge is developing a CEO mentality of leadership, focus, organization, self-discipline, team building, self-improvement and the daily grind of building something special.
Jackson-Bridge Tennis Academy believes that “burnout” is a lack of improvement or a lack of desire to excel in tennis.
We are only looking for the highly-dedicated. Love of the game and the process of development is an absolute prerequisite to being a part of the full-time tennis boarding program. We will push you! You will do all of the little things necessary for success. We will invest in your complete development and demand that all of our tennis players “train like pros.”
FULL-TIME TRAINING PROGRAMS
Pro Career Development
Our PATH-TO-PRO full-time tennis program involves systematic training designed by KEVIN JACKSON and MITCH BRIDGE. The player roster is limited to 4-6 players. Players are typically ages 12-30 years with 5 to 7 years playing experience and are competing in National to ITF tournaments. Training modes include private instruction, athletic development, tournament prep, and mental toughness training. Tournament and career management is provided with the involvement from parent managers.
College Bound Training
The Jackson-Bridge PATH-TO-COLLEGE full-time tennis program is for players who attend independent/online academic programs and are playing Junior Open to National tournaments. Players in this Path-to-College tennis program are typically ages 11-18, with the program customized for the specific needs of each player. College placement is offered to all of our Path-to-College players starting in Grade 10. Training modes include private instruction, athletic development, tournament prep, and mental toughness training.
360 DEGREE EVALUATION
Our Performance Evaluation Assessment Key P.E.A.K. assesses our player’s current ability and projects future proficiency to serve as a 360-degree player profile evaluation. All students are rated using a 45-point technical, tactical and mental toughness proficiency metrics.
INDIVIDUALIZED DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The second component of the method is our Competitive Edge Plan C.E.P. which is a roadmap for our players daily training. After reviewing the results from the Performance Evaluation Assessment Key, we are able to define proficiencies and deficiencies allowing us to design a development plan. The plan gives the player 3-9 month goals.
WORK THE TRAINING METHOD
There are 4 components in our daily training program (1) Private Instruction, (2) Repetition Drills, (3) Tactics/Competition, and (4) Athletic Development. Since every player has their own unique plan and skills to develop the players learn to increase their focus and time management skills. All players are mentored through the daily mental challenge of intensive training.
RESULTS REVIEW & PLAN MODIFICATION
Although this is an ongoing process, we review our student’s overall progress every three months. In that review, changes may be made based on what we, the coaching team and the player, quantify as adequate progress. As players develop a mastery in areas that were deficient we re-evaluate to find the weakest areas in their game to begin the process at their current level.
Our daily training is divided into two time slots. The first is a 2.5hr block from 12-2:30 pm being designated for private instruction, technical and tactical drills, hitting lessons, small group situational hitting, topical mental training, and agility drills.
The second 3hr block begins at 3 pm as we transition into competition mode with sets and point play (singles and doubles), challenge matches, match tactics and routine training, private instruction, and hitting lessons. Included in this time slot is fitness training / athletic development from 4-6 pm.
Since all players have different areas of focus daily training may vary within the time slot (blocks). Players are encouraged to take ownership of their daily training needs under our guidance and supervision. Typically players will train with 4hrs of tennis and 1hr of fitness daily based on tournament schedules.
- Private Instruction: All full-time and part-time players are assigned a primary coach for private instruction. Players are assigned to a Director or Academy Head Coach.
- Small Group Drills: Player schedules include small group drill sessions. These sessions are for working on repetition, technique, movement, or a variety of developmental systems.
- Competition / Tactical Training: We use a UTR based competition ladder to ensure players are competing against others above and below their level.
- Athletic Development: There is a major emphasis on fitness at the academy because it is foundational to increased consistency and mental focus.
Jackson-Bridge has players competing at every level and Southern California is home to elite tournaments and perfect weather conditions. All players are evaluated and monitored using the UTR & Tennis Recruiting rating systems. As UTR’s increase, we help our players in the selection of tournaments.
From the SoCal Junior Open circuit to level 1 ITF’s like the Easter Bowl and the Spring Championships, every player has an opportunity to develop their competitive skills.
Moving to the next level with a breakthrough on the pro circuit is just as accessible with ATP men’s and WTA women’s tournaments year round (Men’s & Women’s Futures / Challengers). Including the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Academy Learning Center
The goal of the Academy Learning Center is to provide a structured, supportive learning environment for independent study students. Individualized instruction, program coordination, and student accountability will be our primary focus.
Academy students have gone on to top colleges and universities including U of North Carolina, Auburn, Columbia, Yale, Carnegie-Melon, U of Texas, UCLA, Air Force, Gonzaga, Wesleyan University, Columbia, UC Irvine, USC and Ohio State. Most of these students received athletic and/or academic scholarships.
Our international students attend Anaheim Discovery School – a private school located in nearby Anaheim. Anaheim Discovery has ESL as well as a full curriculum of college preparatory and NCAA–approved coursework. The international students obtain their I-20 STUDENT VISAS from the Anaheim Discovery School.
Jackson-Bridge Tennis Academy is located at Los Cab Sports Village in Fountain Valley, One of the only tennis academy ready full-service facilities in California. Los Cab is 45 minutes from Los Angeles and 20 minutes from Newport Beach.
Los Cab Sports Village is the best club in Southern California for a tennis academy with all of the amenities needed for a successful, world-class academy.
Individual schedules vary based on private lessons, tournament travel, and academic requirements. For more information about daily training click here: CONTACT US
- Academy Learning Ctr. 7.30 am – 11.30 am
- Nutrition Break 11.30 am – 12.00 pm
- First Training Session 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
- Nutrition Break 2.00 pm – 2.45 pm
- Second Training Session 2.55 pm – 5.00 pm
- Fitness Training 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm
- Dinner & Lights Out 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Full-Time Tennis Academy
Matches & Points Play, On-Court Drills, Mental Training, On-Court & Off-Court Fitness
Path: Pro & College (5hrs) 12-6 pm (12-2 pm & 3-6 pm)
Path: College Modified (4hrs) 1-5 pm (1-3 pm & 4-6 pm)
CUSTOM FULL-TIME PLAN:
Options include Additional Private Lessons, Hitting Lessons, Tournament Coaching, Fitness, and Sponsorship Fundraising. (Private lesson packages are discounted when purchased with a monthly program)
Full-time tennis academy tuition is pre-paid by semester and prorated after September 1st. For payment options contact our registration office. Semesters run for 5 months (Sept 1st-Jan 31st & Feb 4th-July 4th) All students are on a semester contract. Account credit may be issued in the event of an injury or illness.
ADDITIONAL TENNIS PROGRAMS
BUILD A CUSTOM FULL-TIME TENNIS PROGRAM
Whether you are looking for short-term boarding or full-time yearly tennis training, we can accommodate your specific development needs. Contact us today.