Posted Wednesday August 9, 2017
The Florida International Tennis Academy (FITA) program is our highest level junior program and home to some of the best US national junior players and internationally ranked ITF juniors. The FITA Academy is specifically designed to prepare players for the FITA College Placement Program and the FITA Pro Team. In our program, players are exposed to the highest level of technical, physical and mental training from our exceptional staff, who have decades of experience in developing some of the best tennis players in the world.
Florida International Tennis Academy-FITA
For the Highly Advanced Junior Competitive Player planning to train year round.
Location of this academy is the Sheraton/Vistana Resort.
FITA Sessions offered Monday thru Friday 4 to 6:30 pm
Head Coach Jamie Kirkman
The Pro Team program provides all of the essential needs of the professional tennis player. Specifically, this includes daily on-court training with our world class coaches, off-court footwork training, and fitness/conditioning with our professional trainers. In addition, we provide mental training programs with our licensed sports psychologists and neurofeedback professionals. These elements make our program the perfect choice for any aspiring professional player.
Please contact Marcelo Gouts, our Director of Tennis for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness and physical performance training
The trainers at the FITA customize each player's fitness and conditioning program to work on each player's specific individual physical performance needs. The FITA Fitness and Physical Performance Program address specific movements required by a tennis player to enhance the athlete's ability to execute footwork and movement through improved endurance, agility, speed, flexibility, core strength and explosive movement. Training sessions with the FITA trainers target all of the player's strengths and weaknesses in both group sessions as well as private training to ensure that all of our academy players are improving their physical abilities to ultimately become better tennis players.
FITA College placement
The FITA College Placement Program has placed many players in the best Colleges and Universities in the country. With our world class developmental pathway, we pride ourselves on developing players that are not only great tennis players, but wonderfully well-rounded individuals that have all necessary tools to succeed as student athletes. With our college placement program we have worked relentlessly over the years in building great relationships with hundreds of college coaches. We are proud to say that some of our FITA players have attended some of the very best Universities on both tennis and academic scholarships.
The college placement program at FITA is unique in that we make sure that we handle every part of the college admissions process. Starting with providing our players with an excellent recruiting video showcasing their talents to submitting and communicate with college coaches every step of the way. We also prepare our players for their official college visits and interviews, and accompany them if necessary. Academically, our program provides SAT and ACT prep work for all of our players. Instead of the usual stress endured during the college recruiting process, The FITA college placement program ensures an exciting and enjoyable experience for the students and parents by taking care of the player's needs on and off the court to make sure the recruiting process is a seamless and rewarding time for the families.
We have placed over 50 young athletes in Universities on scholarships, with FITA players featured on NCAA championship teams. Some of these players have continued on our developmental pathway to the FITA Pro Team and further progressed on to the ATP and WTA Tours.