1. Pro Career Development
Our Path-to-Pro 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. Since all players have different areas of focus daily training may vary within the time slot (blocks). Typically players will train with 4-5-hours of tennis and 1-hour of fitness daily based on tournament schedules.
Training for Pro Tennis
All Path-to-Pro players receive a 1.5-hour private training block in the morning or evening being designated for technical instruction, technical and tactical drills, situational hitting, topical mental training, serve + return development, and tennis agility drills.
The second 2-hour block is a for competition with sets and point play, match tactics and routine training, and private hitting lessons. Local division one and tour players are brought in as hitting and match play partners for our Path-to-Pro students.
The third block will be fitness/athletic development. Path-to-Pro players will work with our Fitness Manager on specific development needs in a small group (2-4 comparable players). Depending on tournament schedules more or less fitness will be included.
- Pro Habits: Mastering pro habits will include repetition training of the fundamentals like systematic movement patterns (i.e. recovery steps), technical consistency and efficiency, mental systems (training and competition routines).
- Athletic Development: The athlete development/fitness training program works to first increase flexibility (for injury prevention), second agility and balance, and third speed and strength.
- Career Management: We assist with tournament selection, travel recommendations, budgeting, periodization training, fund-raising, performance evaluations, and resume development.
2. College Bound Training
The Jackson-Bridge Path-to-College tennis program is for players who attend independent/online academic programs playing Junior Open to National tournaments. Players are typically ages 11-18, with the program customized for the specific needs of each player. COLLEGE PLACEMENT is offered to Path-to-College players starting in Grade 10. Training modes include private instruction, athletic development, tournament prep, and mental toughness training.
College resume development and ranking management are provided for all college-bound students. Since all players have different areas of focus daily training may vary within the time slot (blocks). Typically players will train with 3-5-hours of tennis and 1-hour of fitness daily based on tournament schedules.
Training for College Tennis
All Path-to-College players begin with a 2-hour developmental drill (live-ball and drop-feed) training block at 12 pm being designated for small group instruction, technical and tactical drills, situational hitting, topical mental training, serve + return development, consistency, and tennis agility drills.
The next 3-hour block is a for competition with sets and point play, match tactics and routine training, and private hitting lessons. Players compete against other academy students and local players invited from other programs for competitive variety.
The third block will be fitness/athletic development. Path-to-College players will work with our Fitness Manager on-court, and in-gym on specific development needs in a small group (4-6 comparable players). Depending on tournament schedules more or less fitness will be included.
- Game Style Development: In that every player is unique we assist in defining specific skills that will make our players standout to a prospective college program.
- Build A Resume: A JBTA college-bound players resume will include tennis competition, academic proficiency, and extracurriculars: ex. community service, public speaking, music arts, or trade specific training like programming.
- Compete: Our program uses UTR as a baseline rating to define the tournaments our players should compete to get the best exposure to college coaches.
- Evaluate: Monthly performance evaluations are provided for all academy players with a rankings review.
Daily Training Schedule
Individual schedules vary based on private lessons, tournament travel, and academic requirements. For more information about daily training click here: CONTACT US
- First Training Session 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
- Second Training Sessions 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
- Fitness (In Gym) 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
- Fitness (On-court) 5.30 pm – 6.00 pm
- Private & Hitting Lessons 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
For all Clinics, Tournaments, Social Events, Training Evaluations, and more be sure to take a look at our calendar. New event listings click here: EVENTS SCHEDULE
FREE TRIAL SESSION FOR PATH TRAINING
The best way to see if Jackson-Bridge is the program for you would be to attend a Drop-In Day Session. All players are welcome to get the full JBTA experience at no cost. Included would be a 30-minute player evaluation with a Director.