Our mission is to provide a comprehensive training platform that will raise the standard of tennis training. We are committed to producing a level of athletic performance that will increase the presence of American tennis players present in the tour-ready elite and produce world class athletes.
Being exceptional at anything is often attributed to one’s genes or raw talent; but that’s not the whole story. We believe that a proper training environment plays a huge part in the development of a high performance athlete. Our training philosophy has two components:
The first extends from the “10,000 hour rule” made popular in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers. This rule tells us that if a student dedicates at least 10,000 hours or more to a practice in a particular field, they can be one of the best at that discipline. It is for this reason the we are always looking for young players that are willing to work hard. In order to capture the hours needed to accomplish greatness, an athlete needs to give himself or herself a long enough runway to get there. Our players will build their practice hours over time. Completed practice hours as outlined in our programs are the cornerstone of philosophy, and we know that the results will show in their development and in their success as match players.
The second component of training is personal accountability. Our program is rigorous and bad habits can lead to bad performance. We strongly believe in keeping track of the nutritious foods players are eating and holding them accountable for their indulgences. As our players progress through our program, their bodies will crave the fuel needed to be a great athlete, including adequate water and sleep. Dedication to these good habits will keep them on the right track for when they are competition-ready.
Training to become a world-class athlete takes many hours a day. Young athletes who plan to compete at this level experience demanding training and travelings schedules. Due to the amount of time spent training and traveling, traditional schooling often doesn’t work. Many tennis players such as Venus, Serena, and Maria Sharapova were homeschooled so that they could practice their craft more often and take more control of their time. Homeschooling allows our players to have control and command of the necessary time needed to focus on training both on and off court. It’s been our experience that this avenue usually nurtures more disciplined and time conscious players. For athletes who are homeschooled, we offer them the ability to customize their own training schedule upon request. This option is only for groups of 6 homeschoolers or more.
Our curriculum features up to seven hours of intense daily training over a course of fourteen weeks (14) and two technique analysis field trips. It’s a rich educational experience as well as a lot of safe fun for our juniors. Some of the activities include: week-long interaction at the GHI Classic at Crotona Park and the US Open qualifying rounds at the National Tennis Center.Schedule14 weeks:Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 1:00 pm. Plus Saturday or Sunday 6am – 9am.
Pre-Commitment Mini Training Camps
Pre-commitment training camp is a short term commitment where athletes and parents can determine if they’re capable of giving it all they’ve got and if all they’ve got is enough to take them to the next level. This 6-week program will consist of rigorous and precise training and will provide a true taste of the work that is required to be a world class athlete. After completing the pre-commitment training program, you’ll be able to decide if enrolling in a full-time Centre Court Logistics program is right for you.Schedule6 weeks:Option 1: Tuesday & Thursday plus Saturday or Sunday 6:00 am – 10:00 amOption 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday plus Saturday or Sunday 6:00 am – 10:00 am
Underwriting grants: Centre Court Logistics awards underwriting grants to juniors who have been with us for at least one year and are in compliance with our rules.