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 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 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.
- 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 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 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.
Jackson-Bridge Tennis Academy (JBTA) full-time students receive comprehensive player evaluations to make the development process efficient and effective. Our evaluation method systematically identifies developmental strengths and weaknesses to pinpoint specific skills a player is lacking.
360 Degree Evaluation
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.
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 proficiency 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.
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 and part-time players.
Being in the heart of Southern California, allows JBTA players to access competition at every tournament level of offered from Pro, ITF, and regional.
Our multi-sport facility in SoCal with 23 courts, olympic-sized pool, 2 fitness centers, and on-site tournaments is now an Academic center as well.
2020-2021 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 >>
2020-2021 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 UTR Tournaments for academy players and locals.
Open & National
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.
Sign Up Today!
All summer and full-time early registrations come with special offers. Now until May 31st, new full-time boarding students will receive 10% off first semester tuition. Summer students will receive 10% off any summer package (limited to one package per player). All tuition must be paid in full at signup. Summer Camp includes full-day and partial day sessions.
- Boarding (w/ Meals & Supervision)
- College Placement
- Academics (w/ Additional Cost)
- Visa assistance (Int’l Players)
Cost saving may vary based on the players complete training plan. Space is limited for full-time boarding options so players will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Summer boarding is reserved with our off site Hotel affiliates.
- Full-time Cost Savings: Up to $2,000
- Summer Camp Savings : $250-$500
As we get back on court the JBTA team is offering new deals, and incentives to get your game to the next level.