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Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Tennis Academy

Take your game to the next level.

Darlington School and Coosa Junior Tennis Academy develop the highest potential in every player by integrating a strong academic curriculum, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, and professional instruction on the court.
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Become the tennis player you want to be.

Our staff of certified coaches and performance training specialists have designed a training regimen that combines solid fundamentals with clear communication and state-of-the-art technology to ensure all players advance their game. We focus on performance, strategy, tactics, tennis psychology, footwork, conditioning, match game plans and more. This dedicated team of coaches is also committed to mapping out college recruitment strategies that fit each athlete’s unique academic and athletic abilities.
Coosa Junior Tennis Academy has established relationships with the United States Tennis Association and UTR. Based on their individual level of play, tennis players have year-round opportunities to compete in events hosted by these entities.

Meet the Staff

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J.P. Selle
Director of Tennis Academy
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Elite tennis training along the banks of the Coosa River.

Darlington's Tennis Academy trains at Coosa Country Club, which boasts beautiful hard and clay courts set alongside the Coosa River and in close proximity to campus. Coosa Country Club provides a classic country club setting that prides itself in the history and tradition of this great game.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Tennis Academy Fees
Full year, full-time training $5,300
One semester, full-time training $3,200

Optional Additions:
Tennis Academy Gear Package $250
USTA Tournament Travel $100-300 per player per tournament
Student-athletes train Monday through Friday from approximately 4:15 to 6:30 p.m. with tournaments scheduled on select weekends.
Participants are trained by the professional tennis staff at Coosa Country Club, which is approximately five minutes from the Darlington School campus. Coosa Country Club offers the academy players the possibility to enjoy the facilities of the club, which includes six har-tru courts, five hard courts and a Tennis Pro Shop. As any Darlington student does, players have complete access to the Huffman Memorial Athletic Center, a 96,000-square-foot facility with an indoor track, state-of-the-art weight room, swimming pool, and four multi-purpose courts.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality tennis instruction and learning atmosphere, while creating a productive environment. Character development, skill improvement and a competitive, attitude-driven training ambience are qualities that our USPTA-certified staff professionals adhere to.
Weekly training sessions include warm up and cool down stretching, live ball and dead ball drills, competitive pressure drills, chalk talks, match charting, video stroke analysis, mental toughness sessions, match play, and a private lesson in addition to group training.
Darlington School has a contract with Atrium Floyd Health to provide medical services, which includes full-time athletic trainers, physical therapists, orthopedists and weekly doctor’s visits for our students and players.
All Darlington students are supported by the school’s full-time college guidance staff and their resources. The staff of Coosa Junior Tennis Academy will also contact college coaches directly; track grades and extracurricular activities; and review videos and player profiles so that these items can be shared with the schools in which the player is interested.
Coosa Junior Tennis Academy’s specialized training program paired with Darlington’s rigorous college-preparatory offerings push each member to reach his or her potential – whether that is to play recreationally, or to strive for the college game or beyond. Participants train throughout the school year with highly qualified coaches and have numerous opportunities to compete both locally and regionally.
All boarding students 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. Click here for more information.