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Wayside Athletic Club is thrilled to have Montoya Tennis for high-performance junior players starting September 11, 2023! Montoya Tennis was founded by Francisco Montoya, a former Head Coach with Nick Bollettieri from 10 years at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL .
Francisco worked with top players such as Anna Kournikova, Venus and Serena Williams, Tommy Haas, Paul Henry Matthieu, Maria Sharapova and Tatiana Golovin.
He works closely with an incredible coaching staff with a great reputation and track record for success and commitment.
This program is based on player development lessons which have been established for over 30 years of experience working with a high-performance team of coaches. This includes working with hundreds of players moving on to compete in US College Tennis teams, as well as Grand Slam champions. The emphasis of this program is constant development and evolution of FUNDAMENTALS and applying them on and off the court.
Having strong technical fundamentals is the key to giving players a long-term high ceiling with regard to their potential and performance. Emphasizing daily on establishing solid grips, swing patterns, and proper footwork is a priority for the program. We are very proud of the technical fundamentals that our players have developed throughout the years.
Despite the technological evolution of the game, a high percentage of choices that a player makes in their competition is what establishes the player’s level and performance. Focusing on the reinforcement of good fundamental choices helps us develop players who can excel on all surfaces and conditions.
Being a better athlete will help prevent tennis players from getting injured, help build their confidence on the competitive scene, and help them push themselves further during practices. Our daily tennis-specific conditioning training strives to support our students with their athletic development, knowing the short and long-term positive impact on their games and lives.
The consistent mental training, on and off the court, includes journaling, goal setting, mental activation, concentration exercises, team-building activities, and in-between-points scenarios. This method of training allows the program to maintain its commitment to excellence and to the wholeness of our players’ growth and development.
Ultimately, Competition is what the game is about. Our coaching staff is always focused on the fact that being a better competitor also allows for a high level of enjoyment of the game. Our players compete ALL the time, while they work on developing their skills. Another important part of this component is the coaches’ commitment to support and mentor the players and families by traveling with them to tournaments and events.