Our Full-Time Tennis Academy features all developmental elements of tennis.
The Jackson-Bridge Path-to-College program is for players attending 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. Typically players will train with 3-5-hours of tennis and 1-hour of fitness daily based on tournament schedules.
TRAINING FOR COLLEGE >>
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.
Path-to-College Program Highlights:
- 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.
Our Path-to-Pro program involves systematic training designed by KEVIN JACKSON >> and MITCH BRIDGE >>. 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 >>
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 3-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.
Path-to-Pro Program Highlights:
- 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.
The JBTA 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.
Next our Competitive Edge Plan C.E.P. >> as a roadmap for our players daily training. After reviewing the results from the Performance Evaluation Assessment Key, we are able to define proficiency and deficiencies allowing us to design a development plan. The plan gives the player 3-9 month goals.
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.
We review our student’s overall progress every three months. Changes may be made based on what the coaching team and the player, quantify as adequate progress. As players develop a mastery in areas that were deficient we re-evaluate to begin the process again.
YOUR FINAL DESTINATION ACADEMY
Jackson-Bridge at Los Cab is an ideal venue for total tennis training, and we are looking to make a substantial impact on junior development for years to come.
Jackson-Bridge Tennis Academy is one of the few academies in California to offer full service tennis training for full-time, part-time and camp players.
Being in the heart of Southern California, allows JBTA players to access competition at every tournament level offered from Pro, ITF, and regional.
The Learning Center at Jackson-Bridge provides a structured and supportive learning environment for independent study students grade levels (K-12).
2021 Tennis Academy Calendar
Academy Calendar + Save the date: The Jackson-Bridge Tennis Academy calendar at a glance. To participate in our upcoming tennis events in California, click here EVENTS >>
2021 Tournament Calendar
Due to Covid-19 our tournament schedule will be contingent upon the when the USTA and CDC resumes competition. In the mean time we are planning to offer ON-SITE Tournaments.
OPEN / NAT. >>
California is host to 100+ Jr. Open tournaments and 20+ National tournaments. JBTA has players competing weekly.
ITF / FUTURES >>
The Junior ITF and Futures Circuits are strong with 3 Junior ITF, 8+ Futures taking place at SoCal venues.
WTA / ATP >>
California is home to the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, and 8+ Challenger men’s and women’s tournaments.