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Woodside Tennis Academy is the longest running and most successful academy in the Kansas City area, having produced over one humdred state qualifiers and more than 23 state champions for the past 15 years in Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa. We offer  year-round training with an emphasis on specialized technical, tactical, situational and mental toughness through live and dead ball drilling. Woodside Tennis Academy encourages an open stream of communication between players, coaches, and parents as well as interaction with collegiate coaches. To ready players for intense competition, we tailor training to USTA National, Missouri Valley, and Heart of American Tournaments. 

Woodside Tennis Academy Highlights
• 2002-2003, voted “Tennis Facility of the Year” by Kansas City Magazine.
• 2002 & 2006, winner of the Heart of America "High Performance Coach of the Year" - Rod Zerni
• 2009 Heart of America winner "Facility of the Year"
• 2012 Missouri Valley Columbia Futures Singles Champion - Michaela Henne, Girls 16 
• 2012 Missouri Valley Columbia Futures Doubles Champion - Zack Royle, Boys 18

    • 2011/2012 Woodside Tennis Academy players have won at Missouri Valley and Heart of America competition, over 20 tournament champions. 

  

Academy Spring 2014 session dates

Feb 10 – Mar 15 | Mar 17 – Apr 19 | Apr 21 – May 24

 

College Prep

$650 per session
Clinic Days: Tues & Thurs 4pm – 6:30pm
Small Group: Mon 3:30pm – 5pm & 5pm – 6:30pm

Players' eligibility based on the most current Missouri Valley Standing List where they are currently top 150. This player wants to play college tennis and wants to work towards a college scholarship as well as participating in sanctioned USTA tournament events, Missouri Valley and Heart of America.

 

ACADEMY elite
$300 per session
Clinic Days: Mon & Wed 4:30pm – 6:00pm
These players are 13 and under, participated in KCJTL, USTA
JTT, USTA HOA tournaments, and are preparing for Missouri
Valley competition. Players who look to play competitively and
need to work on technique, control, and consistency as well as
gain confidence in match play. (This group will use both the
regular ball as well as the green dot ball.)

 

ACADEMY futures
$300 per session
Clinic Days: Mon & Wed 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Players’ eligibility is based upon a desire to play the Heart of
America USTA sanctioned tournament events - Novice and/or
High School Tennis. This player is playing KCJTL High School
division and USTA JTT.

 

ACADEMY Orange ball
$200 per session
Tue 6pm – 7pm & Fri 4:30pm – 5:30pm
These players are participating in the KCJTL 10U division/
orange ball division and USTA JTT. These players are working
on technique, control, and consistency as well as gain
confidence in match play.

 

USTA Junior team tennis
All academy players will participate in the indoor season of
USTA JTT. There will be 10/under, 12/under, and High School
divisions. Teams will consist of three boys and three girls. Play
will be singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Matches will be
played at Woodside and area clubs on Saturday afternoons.
Woodside Tennis professional staff will be present for matches
to help coach and manage players.

 

ACADEMY Summer 2014 SESSION DATES

June 2-26, July 7-31

 

Academy College Prep
$600 per session or $175 per week

Clinic Days: Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:00am - 11:00am


Players’ eligibility is based on the most current Missouri Valley Standing List where they are currently top 150. This player wants to play college tennis and wants to work towards a college scholarship and participate in sanctioned USTA tournament events, Missouri Valley and Heart of America. 

 

ACADEMY Elite
$275 per session or $80 per week
Clinic Days: Tues and Thurs 11:00am - 12:30pm
Player eligibility is based upon a desire to play the Heart of America USTA sanctioned tournament events. This player is playing KCJTL & USTA JTT 12 U division and high school division. 

 

Academy High School prep

$275 per session or $80 per week

Clinic Days: Mon and Wed, 11:00am - 12:30pm

This is for players who want to play High School tennis for their school. We will emphasize technique, strategy for both singles and doubles as well as footwork. 

 

ACADEMY Developmental - Green Dot & Orange Ball

$160 for 2 days per week, $100 for 1 day per week, or $55 per week for 2 days

Clinic Days: Wed & Fri 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Players who look to play competitively and need to work on technique, control, consistency, and gain confidence in match play. These players are participating in the Junior Tennis League (JTL) 10U division/orange ball division and 12U division/green dot.

  

USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT)

$145 + tax (includes coaching at matches, balls, team shirt, and drinks for home matches.)

For players seeking match play with singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Teams formed for 10 under Quick Start, 12U, 14U, and High School. USTA membership required. Play is Wed, typically from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, beginning June 5, for 6 weeks with a District Championship. Contact Mary Pankiewicz or Kevin Brennan.  

  

About Rod Zerni, Woodside Tennis Academy Director

• 20 years coaching experience

• Achieved ATP, ITF, Australian Junior National and Missouri Valley Open rankings
• USPTA Certified, USA High Performance Coach
• Developed National, Missouri Valley, State High School, Grand Prix and Novice champions as well as National, Sectional and District ranked players
• Students have received scholarships or played at NCAA Division I, II & III, NAIA colleges.
• USTA Heart of America Competition Training Center Head Coach
• 2002 and 2006 Winner of “Contributor to USA Tennis High Performance Coaching Award”
• 2008 Heart of America Distinguished Service Award