2017 JTCC Tennis Festival

120 kids between the ages of 5-12 attended the 2017 JTCC Tennis Festival on Saturday May 20th in College Park. The annual festival is free to all the participants and 25 promising players earned Summer Camp scholarships entitling them to two free weeks of training at JTCC. The entire JTCC coaching team was involved in ...

Mental Conditioning

JTCC Senior Coach Taka Bertrand explains the importance of mental conditioning: After a poor team performance at a fall tournament during my sophomore year at Vanderbilt, our coach made it mandatory for each member of the team to see a psychologist at the university’s counseling center.  The suggestion surprised all of us.  At nineteen years ...

JTCC April Fitness Newsletter

Written by TC Costello Director of Fitness Edited by Mackenzie Clark The Green & Gold Editor-in-Chief April Monthly Update April is a month where we try to get outside as much as possible to allow our players to get in plenty of conditioning work. We have been doing a lot of sprint work on the ...

Frances Tiafoe Breaks Into ATP Top 75

Nineteen-year-old Frances Tiafoe achieved a career-high #72 ATP world ranking and moved into the #5 qualifying spot for November’s inaugural “Next Gen” ATP Finals in Milan by winning his third ATP Tour Challenger title at the $100,000 Sarasota Open at the United Tennis Club in Bradenton, FL on Sunday. Tiafoe moved up 15 spots on ...

“Trust Your Training” – JTCC’s Coaching Philosophy

JTCC’s Senior Director of Tennis Vesa Ponkka gives an insight into what is behind the philosophy of “Trust Your Training”: Since JTCC opened in 1999 it has been our top priority to establish a clear coaching philosophy for our coaches, players and parents to hear and understand. The best coaching philosophies are simple, effective and ...

JTCC Double Play: Tiafoe & Arconada Both Reach Finals

JTCC standouts Frances Tiafoe and Usue Arconada both scored personal bests last week reaching finals in doubles on the ATP World Tour and singles on the USTA Pro Circuit, respectively. JTCC alumnus Frances Tiafoe played in the first ATP World Tour final of his career at the US Men’s Clay Court Championships with partner  Dustin ...

MARCH FITNESS NEWSLETTER

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“Can I play on a clay court, please?”

Coach Mira explains the importance of learning to play on clay courts: I have worked at JTCC for three and a half years and I really wish players would ask that question more often! In fact, it is common for us, the coaches, to see “sad/annoyed faces” any time we decide to train on clay. ...

Momma Karen

An insight into the amazing work of JTCC's athletic trainer, Karen Merrill: Something happens in Karen Merrill’s treatment room, sometimes beyond any normal convention of understanding.  Players head in there limping, holding their shoulder or wrist, wincing in pain and even shedding a few tears.  Then, as if by magic, the same kids leave skipping ...

Tiafoe Pushes Federer To Tiebreak at Miami Open

Frances Tiafoe held his serve and more than held his own during his second round match against Roger Federer at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, FL. He took Federer to a first set tiebreak before the current Australian Open and Indian Wells champion prevailed, 7-6 (2), 6-3. The 19-year-old had never previously faced a ...

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