Industry-leading courts and equipment.
Tennis Forever’s academy is located at Lake City, Florida. On average, there are 222 sunny days per year in Lake City, Florida. The July high is around 32 degrees and the January low is 10 degrees Celsius. Perfect Tennis Climate.
Four Har-Tru Tennis Courts, the surface 88% of the world’s top 10 players grew up on, allows you to play more hours a day and more days a week without over-stressing your joints. You are seven times less likely to be injured on a Har-Tru court than on a hard court. Har-Tru retains its moisture and breathes, keeping the surface an average of 20% cooler than hard courts. It Is also easier on the eyes due to its non-glare surface.
The Academy uses the latest in ball machines and even boasts of the Lift which serves the ball from a height of ten feet at speeds up to 130 miles an hour allowing you to practice hundreds of returns, the shot most used and yet so often neglected. Our high speed cameras relay stroke weaknesses right on to an on – court screen, allowing us to make faster changes to technique.
Passion and Expertise come together to ensure every player can believe and achieve!
At Tennis Forever you become part of a family of coaches and trainers, unlimited in their goals. Four players are assigned one full time travelling coach who customizes tournament schedules, sets goals for the week and reviews progress monthly. We combine this with an intensive fitness program working specifically around speed, endurance and strength.
Florida offers a rigorous tournament schedule through the year. All our players are matched with a tournament schedule that fits their individual needs– ITF or USTA, players will find tournaments that push them to the next level within a few hours drive.
We offer Short Term as well as Yearly Residential Programs.
Short-term program gives you the opportunity to work hard and take your tennis to the next level in the shortest possible time. Weekend Exposure to USTA tournaments with a range of camping activities during the week make it an experience of a life time.
The Year Round Program provides players with the ideal environment to improve their tennis skills through professional coaching while also gaining an exceptional education. A rigorous tournament schedule helps students gain the experience they need to turn professional.
A home away from home.
We offer Fully air-conditioned dormitory and twin sharing rooms with all facilities like laundry, high speed wireless internet and cable TV, in a warm and friendly environment under the constant supervision of a student care supervisor. Players discover the meaning of trust and respect for others while working together as a team constantly pushing to get the best out of each other.
Breakfast, Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided at school, while dinner is a home cooked nutritious meal. Custom Meal options are also available on request.
We have our very own fleet of Honda Vans which offer the best in comfort and unmatched safety ensuring convenient and reliable transportation to tournaments, school, outings and pick up/drop facility to all major airports including Gainesville (35 minutes), Jacksonville (1 hour), Tampa (2 hours), Orlando (2 hours).
Lake City Christian Academy a private school located nearby, in Lake City, Florida. LCCA is a fully accredited school, repeatedly recognized for academic excellence with SAT scores that surpass both State and National Averages. LCCA is Sevis approved and facilitates players to come in on student visas allowing long term career development in the United States.
Tennis starts with Love All
Tennis Forever Academy is an active supporter of Lake City Columbia Community Tennis Association (LCCCTA). The Academy has made its facility available for various activities of the Association, including membership drives, meetings, clinics, and social events. All Players and Pros of the Academy have served as volunteers in many quick start tennis events.
We are surrounded with 170 miles of coast line, 19 Springs, and 25 State Parks. North Florida is home to the world’s largest collection of springs, endless hiking and biking trails. Our players unwind on off days through numerous outdoor activities that include camping, biking, hiking and occasional boating.
Anjan Viplav (Owner and Director)
His unbridled love for tennis, coupled with an intimate knowledge of the industry, has enabled Tennis Forever to gain a reputation for excellence and expand into an international phenomenon.
Liza Viplav (Head Coach)
Liza is a former National Champion and WTA Pro Circuit player. She is a USPTA certified professional coach and mentored and trained dozens of international and national players.
John Lear III (Strength and Conditioning)
Certified by the prestigious International Sports and Science Association, John has been working with tennis players for over a decade now.
Edward Woodruff (Security and Administration)
Ed Woodruff is a 32 year veteran of Law Enforcement and Corrections.. He has been a fully sworn Officer, Deputy, Detective, Sergeant and Communications Specialist during his long career.
We are proud to be a part of a close knit community of players and supporters.
Rajiv Shah (Parent)
My son Ahaan, has been training for two years now in Tennis Forever, Florida and I couldn’t have been happier with his improvement. He has not only improved his tennis and started to participate in ITF Men’s events but also has shaped up his personality well.
Colin Broome (High School Player)
I struggled for many years with my game before joining Tennis Forever last year, since then I have won the School District Championship after 14 years and feel very confident with my game.
Prakrut Patel (Tournament Player)
What I like about Tennis Forever is the individual Attention I get from my coach every single day. My academy is also located very close to all major International Tournaments giving me the exposure I need at this crucial phase of my career.
Cassidy Lear (College Recruit)
I joined Tennis Forever last summer and since then much improved on all aspects of my game especially the serve. The recruiting team helped me network with coaches and I have numerous athletic scholarship offers from so many colleges while Iam still in my something I never thought would be possible last year.
Florida is the Tennis Capital of the world.
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