Training + Academics

Annual & Semester Tennis Programs

Evert Tennis Academy offers 3 Different Training Programs

The Developmental Program at Evert Tennis Academy is designed to take players to the next level by providing a very exclusive, individualized program.  This program systematically addresses every aspect of a player’s game by daily technical, tactical, and match-play training.  Evert Tennis Academy’s Strength & Conditioning and Mental Conditioning departments will also work very closely with all Evert Tennis Academy students on a daily basis in order to fully reach each student’s maximum potential at Evert.  The difference between the Developmental Program and Academy Program lies within the daily 1:1 lesson (see Daily Schedules).

Student-athletes in the Developmental Program go through a comprehensive evaluation that takes into consideration all elements of the game.  The evaluation and development is overseen by a Coach-Manager who directs the student’s progress throughout the semester/year. 

Once the initial evaluation is complete, Coach-Managers will determine the individual direction of each student and implement a detailed developmental plan.  Short and long-term strategy is discussed in order to achieve each student’s goals.  Representatives from each department are periodically present on the court to observe and evaluate progress and make sure individual needs are being met.  Parents will receive regular progress reports from their respective Coach-Manager. 

Students typically enroll in the Academy at Evert on an annual or semester basis. 

The program costs are as follows:

 

  Boarding                 Non-Boarding
2017-2018 Year (Aug. 20- June 2) $53,000  $39,000 
1st Semester (Aug. 20-Jan. 13)      $29,000 $22,000
2nd Semester (Jan. 14-June 2) $29,000 $22,000 

*Prices are subject to change without Notice.


 

*The 1st Semester starts on August 20, 2017 and ends on January 13, 2018.  
*The 2nd semester starts on January 14, 2018 and ends on June 2, 2018.

*Note: Winter Vacation is Dec. 23, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018. Spring Break is Mar. 18, 2018 to Mar. 24, 2018.
*Academic charges are not included in Evert tuition fees. 

Prospective students interested in Boarding at the Evert Tennis Academy are required to stay on campus for one week to gain the full experience and expectations of Evert.  During your stay, you will be evaluated by our Coaches and Staff in regards to tennis ability, academic standing, boarding, and be assessed as an overall individual.  We believe this evaluation is in the best interest of prospective students and upholds the integrity of Evert Tennis Academy.  For more information please e-mail our Academy Director, Jacopo Tezza, at  Jacopo.Tezza@img.com or call at 561-488-2001.

Developmental Program for Boca Prep Students

7:00 AM - 7:15 AM - Warm-up

7:15 AM - 10:15 AM - 1 hour of fitness, 1 hour of individual session and 1 hour of group session

10:30 AM -  Report to Boca Prep for school session

Lunch will be served at Boca Prep

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Warm-up for afternoon session

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Match Play

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Dinner (for boarding students only)

7:15 PM - 8:45 PM - Study Hall (for boarding students only)

9:45 PM - Curfew (for boarding students only)

Developmental Program for K-12 students - Group 1

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - School 

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - Warm-up

9:15 AM - 12.15 PM - 1 hour of fitness, 1 hour of individual session and 1 hour of group session

12:00 PM - 1:00PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - School

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Warm-up for afternoon session

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Match Play

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Dinner (for boarding students only)

7:15 PM - 8:45 PM - Study Hall 

9:45 PM - Curfew (for boarding students only)

Developmental Program for K-12 students - Group 2

7:00 AM - 7:15 AM - Warm-up

7:15 AM - 10:15 AM - 1 hour of fitness, 1 hour of individual session and 1 hour of group session

10:30 AM - 12.30 PM - School

12:30 PM - 1:00PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - School

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Warm-up for afternoon session

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Match Play

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Dinner (for boarding students only)

7:15 PM - 8:45 PM - Study Hall 

9:45 PM - Curfew (for boarding students only)

In order to guarantee the best tennis product to the student-athletes and due to the flexibility of their schedules, please note that students-athletes enrolled in the K-12 program are subject to start at 7 AM or 8 AM. 

 

Tournaments – The Academy at Evert and Developmental Program
South Florida is a tennis hotbed, with numerous tournaments happening weekly.  The following is a partial list of tournaments in which Evert Tennis Academy's Full Time students will participate:

  • Eddie Herr Int'l – (Bradenton, FL) - ITF 
  • Orange Bowl – (Key Biscayne) - ITF 
  • Gator Bowl - (Jacksonville, FL) – USTA
  • Evert UTR tournament in December 
  • Florida Super Series/Designated
  • Local Tournaments in South Florida 
  • USTA Super Nationals
  • USTA National Opens
  • And Much More…

Tuition 2017 – 2018
Evert students may enroll in the Academy Program annually or by semester.

  • Tuition is payable in advance, either by semester or for the full academic year.  
  • * Late payments will incur a 5% service charge.
  • Note: $4,000 non-refundable deposit is payable upon acceptance to reserve a place.  (This deposit is credited towards whatever payment plan is selected)
  • The 1st Semester starts on August 20, 2017 and ends on January 13, 2018. 
  • The 2nd semester starts on January 14, 2018 and ends on June 2, 2018.  
  • Note: Winter Vacation is Dec. 23, 2016 to Jan. 7, 2018 and Spring Break is Mar. 18, 2018 to Mar. 24, 2018. 
  • Boarding includes: accommodations, 3 meals per day, tennis program (inclusive of fitness and mental training) and local transportation when available.
  • Please contact the academic school of your choice for tuition rates. The academic school needs to be paid separately. The prices above do not include school.

 

The Academy Program at Evert is geared towards players who are committed to an intensive training schedule in an effort to maximize their potential both on and off the court.  Through a daily regimen of technical, tactical, mental, and physical training, the Academy at Evert systematically addresses every aspect of a player’s game.  The morning training session is composed of drilling, and strength and conditioning.  The program is continued in the afternoon with a focus towards competition and tactics.  Combined with physical conditioning, mental toughness and nutritional training, the Academy Program at Evert aims to reach individual goals.

A periodization approach to the technical, tactical, physical and mental elements of training enables Evert Tennis Academy to produce skilled, motivated, athletes who rise to the challenge of competition.  Periodization works in cycles and provides the ability to plan technical, pre-competition and competition training phases around each student's short and long-term tournament schedules.  Players have open access to a Coach-Manager and full integration with the players in the Developmental Program.  The Evert Tennis Academy Programs efficiently deliver results, while still promoting the student-athlete as a whole.  

Students typically enroll in the Academy at Evert on an annual or semester basis. 

The program costs are as follows:

 

  Boarding                 Non-Boarding
2017-2018 Year (Aug. 20- June 2) $44,000  $29,000 
1st Semester (Aug. 20-Jan. 13)      $24,000 $17,000
2nd Semester (Jan. 14-June 2) $24,000 $17,000 

*Prices are subject to change without Notice.


 

*The 1st Semester starts on August 20, 2017 and ends on January 13, 2018.  
*The 2nd semester starts on January 14, 2018 and ends on June 2, 2018.

*Note: Winter Vacation is Dec. 23, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018. Spring Break is Mar. 18, 2018 to Mar. 24, 2018.
*Academic charges are not included in Evert tuition fees. 

Prospective students interested in Boarding at the Evert Tennis Academy are required to stay on campus for one week to gain the full experience and expectations of Evert.  During your stay, you will be evaluated by our Coaches and Staff in regards to tennis ability, academic standing, boarding, and be assessed as an overall individual.  We believe this evaluation is in the best interest of prospective students and upholds the integrity of Evert Tennis Academy.  For more information please e-mail our Academy Director, Jacopo Tezza, at  Jacopo.Tezza@img.com or call at 561-488-2001.

Academy Program for Boca Prep Students 

7:00 AM - 7:15 AM - Warm-up

7:15 AM - 10:15 AM - 2 hours of tennis and 1 hour of fitness

10:30 AM - Report to Boca Prep for school session

Lunch will be served at Boca Prep

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Warm-up for afternoon session

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Match Play

5:45 PM- 6:45 PM - Dinner (for boarding students only)

7:15 PM -8:45 PM - Study Hall (for boarding students only)

9:45 PM - Curfew (for boarding students only)

Academy Program for K-12 students - Group 1 

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - School 

9:00 AM - 9:15AM: Warm-up

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM - 2 hours of Tennis and 1 hour of Fitness

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM – School

2:45PM - 3:00 PM – Warm-up for afternoon session

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Match Play

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Dinner (for boarding students only)

7:15 PM - 8:45 PM - Study Hall 

9:45 PM - Curfew (for boarding students only)

Academy Program for K-12 students - Group 2

7:00 AM - 7:15 AM: Warm-up

7:15 AM - 10:15 AM - 2 hours of Tennis and 1 hour of Fitness

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - School

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM – School

2:45PM - 3:00 PM – Warm-up for afternoon session

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Match Play

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Dinner (for boarding students only)

7:15 PM - 8:45 PM - Study Hall 

9:45 PM - Curfew (for boarding students only)

In order to guarantee the best tennis product to the student-athletes and due to the flexibility of their schedules, please note that students-athletes enrolled in the K-12 program are subject to start at 7 AM or 8 AM. 


 

Tournaments Schedule 
South Florida is a tennis hotbed, with numerous tournaments happening weekly.  The following is a partial list of tournaments in which Evert Tennis Academy's Full Time students participate:

  • Eddie Herr Int'l – (Bradenton, FL) - ITF 
  • Orange Bowl – (Key Biscayne) - ITF 
  • Gator Bowl - (Jacksonville, FL) – USTA
  • Evert UTR tournaments 
  • Florida Super Series/Designated
  • Local Tournaments in South Florida 
  • USTA Super Nationals
  • USTA National Opens
  • And Much More…

Tuition 2017 – 2018
Evert Tennis Academy students may enroll in the Academy Program annually or by semester.

  • Tuition is payable in advance, either by semester or for the full academic year.  
  • * Late payments will incur a 5% service charge.
  • Note: $4,000 non-refundable deposit is payable upon acceptance to reserve a place.  (This deposit is credited towards whatever payment plan is selected)
  • The 1st Semester starts on August 20, 2017 and ends on January 13, 2018. 
  • The 2nd semester starts on January 14, 2018 and ends on June 2, 2018.  
  • Note: Winter Vacation is Dec. 23, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018 and Spring Break is Mar. 18, 2018 to Mar. 24, 2018. 
  • Boarding includes: accommodations, 3 meals per day, tennis program (inclusive of fitness and mental training) and local transportation when available.
  • Please contact the academic school of your choice for tuition rates. The academic school needs to be paid separately. The prices above do not include school.

 

The Afternoon Academy is geared towards 12-and-under players who are committed to an intensive training program, but are limited due to school schedules. This program is designed for players wanting to develop the fundamentals needed to become world-class junior players, and ultimately college or professional players. 

The Afternoon Academy’s main focus is directed towards movement and competition, including technical and tactical elements. The overall speed of the tennis ball is increasing due to equipment technology and athletic conditioning, hence the importance of efficient and explosive movement and footwork. 

  • The ability to “see” the ball early
  • First reaction to the ball
  • Contact moves (footwork before, during and after contact with the ball)
  • Recovery

The program will provide specific drills and competition to learn these skills.

Students enroll in the Afternoon Academy on an annual or semester basis. We do have a limited enrollment in order to keep the coach-to-student ratio small – make sure to sign-up early to reserve your spot in the program!

Training will start at 3:45PM and it will end at 5:45PM Monday through Friday. 

  Semester Year
Afternoon Academy $6,000 $10,000

*Prices are subject to change without Notice.


 

*1st Semester starts on August 21, 2017 and ends on January 12, 2018. 

*The 2nd semester starts on January 15, 2018 and ends on June 1, 2018.

*Note: Winter Vacation is Dec. 23, 20167 to Jan. 7, 2018.

*Spring Break Mar. 18, 2018 to Mar. 24, 2018.

Academics

Evert Tennis Academy offers 3 Different Educational Opportunities

Evert Tennis Academy hosts a fully accredited, NCAA-approved, college preparatory high school on campus to meet the unique challenges of student-athletes who require anytime, anywhere learning.  K12 International Academy at Evert integrates an online educational environment with a rigorous, traditional high school curriculum that meets and exceeds state and national standards. NCAA approval of K12 IA courses allows a smooth eligibility process for the potential collegiate student athlete.  For more information, please visit K12 at K12 International Academy.

Think of it as the virtual one-room schoolhouse of the 21st Century…
Student athletes from grades 6-12, working individually and in small groups.  A 12th grader taking part in aClass Connect session in Honors British Literature.  Across the room, a high school student helping a middle-schooler solve an equation, and two girls working in the conference room on a Physics acceleration lab.  Meanwhile, there are a dozen students quietly working on their own courses.  This is a typical school session at the K12 International Academy at Evert. 

A typical day for our students will have them training for 5 hours and in the classroom for 4.5-5 hours, including evening school.  It is a long day with many distractions, so the time spent in “class” has to be maximized.  Having an educator in the classroom to give the feel of a “home room” offers the student- athletes support similar to that in a traditional school environment.  Our hybrid program combines the benefits of the rich and diverse K12 at Evert Tennis Academy curriculum with the support, guidance, and sense of community and affiliation one feels in a conventional classroom.  Instead of feeling like “home schoolers”, our students have the support of their on-site coordinator in addition to their teachers and advisors.  The on-site teacher can step in and assist with internet and computer problems, serve as Learning Coach for middle school students, help students organize and plan their work, and create and implement pace and recovery plans.  Another benefit is the ability to assist our student-athletes remotely, whether they are at a tournament in Georgia or in the main draw of the Australian Open!

The added value of our flexible program is that it blends the best of both the traditional classroom with the flexibility and mobility of the virtual one.  Many of our parents are unfamiliar and skeptical of the validity, value, and effectiveness of virtual education.  By providing a hybrid of the two, we can smoothly and comfortably ease our prospective parents into accepting, and ultimately embracing, our K12 International Academy experience.

K12 Daily School Schedule

Group # 1

7 am – 9 am

1 pm – 2:30 pm

7:15 pm – 8:45 pm – Study Hall

Group # 2

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

1 pm – 2:30 pm

7:15 pm – 8:45 pm – Study Hall

*Tuition for K12 International Academy at Evert and Boca Preparatory is NOT included in Evert's tuition.  

Provided that students maintain a solid grade point average, Boca Preparatory School offers the required flexibility needed by our student-athletes.  This private institution is across the street from Evert Tennis Academy and belongs to an international group of schools known as the SEK International Institution.  For more info, please contact Tylar Tracy at tylar.tracy@iesmail.com or call at 561-852-1410. You can also visit Boca Preparatory website at: http://www.bocaprep.net/.

 

Boca Preparatory

7:00AM-10:00AM Warm-Up – Conditioning/Strength Training, Drilling Technical Training

10:30AM-2:30PM Boca Preparatory (lunch at Boca Prep)

2:45PM-3:00PM Warm-Up

3:00PM-5:00PM Match Play, Drilling-Tactical Training and Stretching, Cool Down, Mental Conditioning (Based on Assigned Group Schedule)

5:30PM-6:15PM Dinner (Boarding Students)

7:00PM-9:00PM Study Hall (Boarding Students)

10:30PM Room Check/Lights out

*Tuition for K12 International Academy at Evert and Boca Preparatory is NOT included in Evert's tuition.  

The brightest futures begin at Saint Andrew’s School in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida. From Pre-K through Grade 12, Saint Andrew’s offers a rigorous curriculum that fosters creative thinking, opportunities to achieve balance, and experiences that build strong character."   For more information regarding our relationship with the St. Andrew’s school please contact Jacopo Tezza @ Jacopo.tezza@evertacademy.com or 561-488-2001

Boarding vs Non-Boarding

Dormitory (13.5 to 18 years old)
Boarding students enrolled in the Academy program stay in a three-story dormitory.  Each dorm room houses two students during the academic year.  There is a bathroom between each pair of rooms which is professionally cleaned on a weekly basis.  Boys and girls are housed on separate floors in the dorms. 

All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with cable hook-ups, safe wireless internet access. Each floor has security cameras and counselor rooms. On the first floor of the dormitory, there is the cafeteria, lounge, laundry room, and a student common area.  The Student Services staff daily inspects rooms, bathrooms and common areas to ensure appropriate living conditions.  Boarding students eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our Cafeteria.  To satisfy appetites from varied backgrounds and cultures, Evert Tennis Academy provides an ample range of cuisine and multiple nutritional selections for each meal. 

 

Non-Boarding

  • Check-in is on Monday 15 minutes prior the Start Time. A Evert staff member will contact you on the Friday prior arrival to let you know about the Start Time.
  • Program ends Friday at 3:30PM
  • Lunch - Monday-Friday 
  • 5 days of program

For all admission questions, please contact Jacopo Tezza at Jacopo.Tezza@evertacademy.com or 561-488-2001.

Frequently Asked Questions

Topics
  • Is your Academy Program only designed for students pursuing a career on the pro tour?

    Absolutely not. The vast majority of our students do not go on to play pro tennis (although many have competed on tour). Most use their tennis aptitude as a vehicle to earn a college scholarship. Evert Tennis Academy Academy students are immensely passionate about the game and their families have committed to providing them with the opportunity to maximize their potential and to pursue their dreams.

  • What is the contingency plan for rain?

    There will be an additional Mental/Strength & Conditioning Session – whichever is not included in the day.

  • How are injuries, re-habilitation, and medical illnesses handled? What medical services are offered?

    When it comes to injuries, the majority are basic ‘overuse’ issues (too much tennis, etc.), our Director of Strength and Conditioning, will evaluate athletes with these minor issues, and treat them with basic ‘rest/ice/rehab’. In the event of a more serious injury (i.e. a player twisting their ankle or a prolonged ‘overuse’ pain), we immediately schedule an appointment with a top orthopedic doctor. We always inform the parents throughout the whole process and will accommodate their choice of physicians if they have their own. Tina Dale, Director of Student Services, schedules the appointment with the appropriate physician, assists in completing the proper paperwork and arranging transportation to the appointment for boarding students.

  • How is supervision and safety monitored in the dorms for boarding students?

    The dormitory is supervised at all times by Evert staff. The dormitory is equipped with an alarm and security system including surveillance cameras throughout the common areas.

  • What makes the Evert Tennis Academy unique amongst other academies in the industry?

    Evert Tennis Academy is different by design. Most notably, it is smaller, more intimate, and offers a family environment. Our program is designed to take an individualized approach to helping each student-athlete achieve his/her goals. This is accomplished through small student/coach ratios (4:1 or less) along with the attitude that coaching should be a cooperative effort.

  • Do all students, regardless of age, lift weights?

    No. Actual weight training is not recommended for athletes younger than 13. However, resistance training (i.e. bands, pool, medicine balls, own body weight, skipping rope) is incorporated into these students’ program. Evert Tennis Academy believes strength training is important to prevent injuries.

  • What is Mental Conditioning and how can it help my tennis game?

    Success in tennis is not a matter of chance, it involves a conscious effort requiring both knowledge and commitment. Likewise, achievement in sport is not entirely physical, technical, or strategic, it is often more mental than the other three components. The purpose of our mental conditioning program is to assist in a variety of areas including, but certainly not limited to; Motivation, Focus/Attention, Awareness, Confidence, Discipline, Intensity, Composure, Self-Esteem, Perspective, Communication, Time Management, Continuous Improvement, Life Skills, Developing and Maintaining Professional Relationships and Enhancing Sport Enjoyment! Click here for more information on Mental Conditioning.

  • What is Chris Evert’s Role?

    Chris is very involved with all Academy aspects. She plays an important role in instilling Evert Tennis Academy's philosophy. When on campus she enjoys coaching, hitting with the students, and consulting with general Academy operations.

  • Will I (or my child) get to meet her?

    Evert Tennis Academy can never guarantee that Chris will be at the Academy on any given day. She is extremely busy raising her three children and attending to her charity organization, Chris Evert Charities. However, she is involved in running the Academy and generally visits three days a week from September through June.

  • What is John Evert’s involvement?

    John is Evert Tennis Academy's Executive Director and Director of Player Development. He is at the Academy on a full-time basis and is the catalyst for Evert's growth and prosperity. His vision is responsible for making Evert Tennis Academy the world's finest Academy. While working for International Management Group (IMG), he was responsible for creating coaching systems for world-class players that ensured they received the proper resources and guidance to maximize their potential. In addition, he served as sports agent for clients like Jennifer Capriati, Zina Garrison, Lori McNeil, and sister Chris. His charismatic personality and unique insight makes him a tremendous coach. His tenure with IMG makes him a valuable resource for elite players as they struggle with the business issues pertaining to the pro tour. He has structured the Academy around the philosophy that; "today's players need skill-specific training. To accomplish this requires small ratios and the attitude that each player must be treated individually. It is my belief that all players have their own style and are motivated differently; that coaching is a cooperative effort."