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 firstname.lastname@example.org or text 904-994-3376). Once all spots are filled we will close the registration for this camp.
Kyra played her 3rd Grand Prix and won finalist today beginning her journey into local tournament play here in Jacksonville. This young lady has improved so much in Tennis this past year. We are proud of you Kyra and Coach Estella DePaula working hard on the tennis 🎾 court! Your persistence paid off today!
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.
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.
come join us at Mills Field at 5:00 to get your tennis student signed up for Net Generation (10& Under tennis players) and USTA junior team tennis for match play and team challenges now and in the future!
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.
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!
Greetings! Now is the time to register for our 7 week summer tennis camp for all ages, all levels of tennis. We will start our camp June 4th. Schedule, rates and material we will cover is on this website. Click on the tab for Summer Tennis Camp. Any question as feel free to call Heather Diegan 904-994-3376
Saint Johns Tennis Academy will be closed the week of March 26th-April 1 for Spring Break! We will resume Monday, April 2 for normal programming. Have a fantastic and restful week off! 🎾😎
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
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
Below are some pictures from our tennis camp. We had a small group this year but had fun after all the rain cleared. Layered up for a cold day of tennis but warm from our footwork and hitting drills.
Sean likes his gift he chose from our ornament exchange.
Lunch break between drills and round robin.
December 27th - 29th our Academy will be having our annual Christmas Tennis Camp 9-12 pm for 3 days which will include a tournament and pizza party with ornament exchange on the 29th. RSVP to email@example.com $100 check made out to "SJTA". 16 available spots. Levels intermediate to advanced only!
A weekend for Mali Vai Washington Foundation fundraiser. Our student Allie Bielski represented us at the Gala which brought in a record $310,000.00 of donations. Followed by the Pro Am tournament at San Jose Golf and CC.
Mark, Patrick, Heather & Mal
Allie Bielski and Mali Vai Washington
All clinics and match play will resume Monday, September 18th at Mills Field. This includes all our programming Ladies FCTA tennis, all juniors and 10& Under programming. Our Junior Team Tennis team match play will begin Friday, September 22nd at 4:30. I will send out emails for match schedules pertaining to USTA JTT.
Team SJTA Ace Breakers competed in sectionals championship this weekend in Orlando at Red Bug Park. What a fantastic group of kids who played three days of tennis 25 matches.
We have two more weeks to go! If you want to sign up for more classes or join we still have room. Registering now for Fall tennis classes starting back Wednesday, August 16th.