Founded in 1996, SDTA has become one of the elite tennis academies in the southern region. Over the past 18 years we have develop many state & southern champions as well as players reaching the top 10 in the US. Our coaching philosophy is based on helping young players reach their maximum potential as people through commitment and excellence in tennis. At SDTA we offer many services in order to help players reach their goals, whether is to become an advanced competitive junior at the southern  & national level looking for a college scholarship or a player aspiring to make their local high school tennis team. At  SDTA, taking players game to a higher level is what we are all about. Depending on which "High Performance " group level of play a student is placed on, we focus on the following aspects:

  • Fundamentals of  technique and footwork
  • Singles and doubles tactical drills
  • Mental/Emotional control discussions
  • Tennis specific physical fitness
  • Weekly supervised match play
  • Tournament  coaching  assistance for an extra fee
  • Private and semi-private lessons available
SDTA at Harrison Tennis Center focuses on year round training and the program consist of different levels of competition:

SDTA Peak Performance Training Group (Home-school/Early-release)

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Home School/Early Release only (4 days per week)

This  group is by selection only and it is for the advance and  highly self motivated dedicated  player  looking for more hours of commitment and  competition. Players in this group are mostly  highly ranked in the state, south and in the nation. Most players are in a home school or an early release program through their schools. The program includes:

Cost: call for options and current monthly rate

  • 12 hours of high performance weekly training including physical/tactical/match play/fitness
  • Directed by USTA/USPTA certified High Performance coach Stephen Diaz
  • Tournament coaching assistance available for extra fee at various State & Southern championships
  • Private lessons available not included in training fee (highly recommended)
Under the direction of USTA High Performance Certified coach Stephen Diaz and coach Aaron Krisan. In the past 4 years this group has produced three of the last four boys 18's southern # 1"s and national champions including Hunter Reese (Tennessee Vols)  Elliott Orkin (Florida Gators) and McClain Kessler (Florida Gators 2015) among many other top southern and national players. Currently coaching 2015 Orange Bowl International Jr. Chmps. Doubles Champions and national elite players Emma Kurta & McCartney Kessler.

For more information on the PPG program you can contact Coach Diaz at 404-786-8039

SDTA 18 & Under High Performance Competition Group (After school)

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After School Program (3 days per week)

This group is for players that compete in high level state and sectional tournaments  but prefer less hours of training and are not home schooled. Ages range from 14-18 and players must commit to the full 3 day program.

  • 7 hours of weekly physical/tactical training including match play
  • Directed by USTA/USPTA certified High Performance coaches Stephen Diaz & Jason Patti
  • Excellent coach/student ratio
  • Tournament coaching assistance available for an extra fee
2014 Fall/Winter Season Schedule (August-January)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays     6:00-8:30pm
  • Saturdays                        12:00-2:00pm
Cost: call or email us for current monthly rate

SDTA Middle School / High School Preparation Training Group (3 days per week)

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This group is for players wanting to make their JV team and varsity at their respective high schools. They are mainly working on all aspects of the game in order to be better prepare for future tryouts and high school tennis competition. Ages range from 13 t o 17.

  • 6 hours of weekly physical/ technical/tactical training including match play
  • Directed by USPTA certified coaches Stephen Diaz, Jason Patti, Peter Krisan, Aaron Krisan, Luka Filkins
  • Excellent coach/student ratio
  • Tournament coaching assistance available for an extra fee
2014 Fall/Winter Season Schedule
  • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
  • Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: call or email us for current monthly rate