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Darlington School Tennis Academy is the year-round tennis training program facilitated by the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in partnership with Darlington. Offered to boarding and day students as an extracurricular opportunity, the Tennis Academy enrolls highly motivated male and female student-athletes who share a common goal – to obtain a premier college-preparatory education and world-class tennis training within a single, competitive program.

The only Tennis Academy in the State of Georgia with a boarding component, Darlington School Tennis Academy is directed by Tom Daglis, executive director of the Rome Tennis Center, in cooperation with Collin Cadwell, director of operations for Darlington School Tennis Academy. The Rome Tennis Center’s staff of USPTA-certified coaches and performance training specialists have designed two opportunities for Darlington students, based on level of play.

The Junior Elite Tournament Academy program (JETA) is a robust training regimen designed for advanced players. JETA develops each player to his or her maximum potential by focusing on performance, strategy, tactics, tennis psychology, footwork, conditioning, match game plans and more.

The program includes:

  • On-court training
  • One 30-minute private lesson per week, at minimum
  • Fitness training
  • Mental training
  • Match play training
  • Travel team competition
  • Academy competition
  • Regular SAT (Student Assessment Test) evaluations
  • Match charting and video analysis with academy partner Tennis Analytics
  • College recruiting assistance and Annual College Showcase
  • Rally Ball Club membership

The Junior Advancement Training program (JAT) is designed for less advanced players who need an emphasis on stroke production, consistency and variety of placement. A sound tennis foundation is stressed, along with a complete introduction to the philosophy of the game.

Boarding students who participate in Darlington School Tennis Academy live in one of the school’s six student houses, three for boys and three for girls. The House System is the backbone of the family-like atmosphere at Darlington, developing strong student-faculty relationships. More than 40 percent of the school’s faculty and staff members live on campus and provide invaluable support and interaction with students both in and out of the classroom. Click here for more information about Darlington’s boarding program.


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