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  

www.malwashington.com

 

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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. 

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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!  

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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)  

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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:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH 3:00PM - 4:30PM

AND

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH 4:00PM - 5:30PM

  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

 

 

 

Tennis Tryouts for Swiss Point and Liberty Pines Middle Schools

 

Tennis Tryouts for both Swiss Point and Liberty Pines will take place the following:

Monday, February 6th & Tuesday, February 7th

2:45pm - 4:45pm at Mills Field Tennis Courts (1805 Race Track Road, St. Johns 32259)

Students from either school may come to Mills Field during these dates and times to tryout for their school tennis team.  Middle School season will begin the week of February 20th - May 5th, 2017.  

Tennis tryouts will last for at least 30 - 40 minutes while being evaluated.  Students selected for their schools team will receive notice of results the following Friday.  You must register online at SJMSAA website as directed from your school in order to tryout and participate on your schools tennis team.

Practices for Swiss Point will be Tuesdays 2:45-3:45pm

Practices for Liberty Pines will be Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:45pm

Match play days will be every Thursday (times vary according to venue played)

 

SJTA Thanksgiving "TURKEY TENNIS CAMP"

Come work off all that turkey and casserole you will be eating on Thanksgiving!

We are offering a Thanksgiving Tennis Camp for all our Teen & Academy tennis players for these following dates & times:

Monday, November 21st 5-8PM  (Singles Drills & Strategy)

Tuesday, November 22nd 5-8PM  (Doubles Drills & Strategy)

Wednesday, November 23rd 10AM - 1PM  (Tournament Play & Pizza Party & Awards)

This camp includes 9 hours of tennis instruction/play, round robin challenge, prizes and pizza party on Wednesday.  Tennis Camp cost is $85.00

We are reserving a maximum 16 students to attend this camp.

Please RSVP by emailing Coach Heather Lester at heather.lester@mac.com and send in your payment by check made out to "SJTA" to hold your spot.

 

Thank you,

Coach Heather Lester