Middle School Tennis Team Tryouts - for Swiss Point & Liberty Pines

Tennis Professionals Patrick Diegan & Heather Diegan of SJTA

We will be holding the middle school tennis team tryouts at Mills Field (St. Johns Tennis Academy) for both Swiss Point Middle & Liberty Pines Academy

Tryouts will be Wednesday, January 30, 3:00pm-4:30pm at Mills Field, 1805 Racetrack Rd, 32259. 

Students interested in participating in the tryouts should preregister (starting January 14) on the SJMSAA Tennis website at www.sjmsaa.com

Please bring your tennis racquet/tennis gear/water. Wear lace up tennis court shoes for tryouts.

Any questions can be directed to the SJMSAA Tennis Commissioner, Ashley Miller, at sjmsaatennis@gmail.com. 

SJTA Holiday Tennis Camp - January 3rd - 5th, 2019

SJTA Holiday Tennis Camp 2019

SJTA Holiday Tennis Camp 2019

We will be offering a tennis camp on January 3rd - 5th, 2019 for our Academy students who want to come and sharpen their skills before school goes back in session from the holidays. We will offer this tennis camp to all our Academy level students on yellow ball - camp will be in session from 9am - 12pm each day. The day of January 5th we will organize a mini round robin tournament and then have a pizza/ornament exchange party to follow.

Space is limited to 12 Academy players which will come 9am - 12pm January 3rd - 5th. Cost is $105 which includes lunch on the 5th.

Space is limited to 6 Orange Ball players which will come 10am-12pm January 3rd - 5th. Cost is $80 which includes lunch on the 5th.

(RSVP by email to hdiegan@icloud.com or text 904-994-3376). Once all spots are filled we will close the registration for this camp.

Saturday, December 8th - RED BALL CHALLENGE EVENT

We are excited to announce our very first RED BALL CHALLENGE which will be a round robin style of play in which we will pair the players up to play as many matches as possible. We will also have available stations for target practice and games for a portion of our challenge. We will have pizza and prizes at the conclusion of our challenge.

Hours of play 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.

Lunch and Prizes 11:30a.m. - noon

$20.00 registration fee mailed to SJTA before December 5th

You can register on our website under “RED BALL CHALLENGE” - 18 PLAYERS maximum.

All players must wear lace up tennis shoes, bring water and racquet. If you do not have a racquet we have demos to borrow to play for this event.

This event will count toward play points for our 10 & Under Academy SJTA players for skill level evaluation.

8 & Under red ball

8 & Under red ball

Mal Washington Gala & Pro Am Tournament fundraiser.

Each year our pros are involved in the gala for a fundraising event for our youth tennis in Jacksonville.  Thursday we will attend a silent auction and on Friday participate in playing the ProAm tournament at San Jose Golf and Country Club  




Gala dinner fundraiser

Over $200,000 raised for MVWF and their new high school tennis facility, a second edition tennis center for tennis and education.

Camp Weeks 4, 5 & 6

Very important weeks in our Academy in which we celebrated Wimbledon week , themed with wearing all white, strawberries, serve and volley like they do on grass! Singles and doubles strategies. We also celebrated by participating in USTA Orlando Sectionals tournament and won 2nd place in all of Florida! Go SJTA Ace Breakers who played u14 intermediate which was quite competitive and very close in competition. 


Weeks 1-3 summer tennis camp completed

We have worked on consistency, shot tolerance and singles strategy in week 1.  Shot patterns, serves and returns in week 2. All things short court volley, half volley, overheads and drop shots in week 3. We have more work to cover week 4-7!! More room in our Academy classes for July so please come join us at Creekside High tennis courts to learn and have fun!  


10 & Under Orange Ball team takes the courts!

First match to mark this Spring season at San Jose Golf and CC. So proud of our kids 9 & 10 year olds (mostly)  


Swiss Point and Liberty Pines Middle School Tennis Tryouts

Welcome to Saint Johns Tennis Academy at Mills Field!  Tennis Pro's/Coaches for Swiss Point and Liberty Pines are Patrick & Heather Diegan

We will hold the upcoming middle school tennis tryouts at Mills Field for Swiss Point Middle School & Liberty Pines Middle School on the following days and times:




  Swiss Point and Liberty Pines students may come either day during the stated times above and only need to tryout once.  Each school may have multiple teams chosen depending on how many tryout.  Please attend whether you are beginner or experienced! 

Mandatory Practices to play in matches will begin the week of February 6th for both schools.  We will have two practices per week the first two weeks then once a week each week after.

Swiss Point Middle School practices will be Tuesdays/Thursdays 3-4pm the first two weeks, Tuesdays 3-4pm each week and matches played on Thursdays each week.

Liberty Pines Middle School practices will be Wednesdays 3-4pm and Fridays 5-6pm the first two weeks, then each Wednesday 3-4pm practices and matches played on Thursdays each week.

Please call or email If you have ANY questions!  Heather Ann Diegan cell 904-994-3376