Tennis Spotlight: Advantage Tennis Academy

With its state-of-the-art facilities and veteran instructors, Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine, California, is the West Coast's answer to world-class tennis training for junior players.

Under the direction of seasoned tennis veterans Jimmy Johnson and Mahmoud Karim and Mitch Bridge, ATA offers a highly acclaimed tennis training program known for producing top-ranked athletes on today's national tennis circuit.

Southern California has a plethora of talented and determined tennis players that need quality training to stay on top of their game. ATA's mission is to provide high-level training in a competitive yet nurturing environment for athletes poised for personal and national success.

Johnson, Karim and Bridge assist the Advantage players with developing their mental focus, physical conditioning, and game winning strategy. Together, they bring both expert knowledge and a proven record of success to the academy.

ATA offers a comprehensive youth training program that is uniquely tailored to meet the individual needs of its players. ATA's state-of-the-art tennis facility--with 28 courts (both hard and clay) and well-appointed clubhouse--is a training camp for domestic and international players who have a desire to compete on professional circuits.

The training program includes warm-up, match simulation drills, technical training, competitive games and match play. Students benefit from the low player/coach ratio training sessions and customized private lessons. Private lessons are customized to coordinate with student needs.

ATA's student body consists of local and international players who live on and off campus. Its dedicated student services department assists students in managing their day-to-day lives--from training sessions and educational studies to health needs and recreation.

Students are encouraged to make the most of their experience at the academy by building a close bond with their trainers as well as taking time to enjoy their luxurious coastal surroundings.

Education on and off the court is a priority at ATA. Beside offering students a structured educational program through the City of Irvine School District, ATA's student services provide college counseling and recruitment aid.

Since 2004, ATA has made a commitment to providing tennis training to students regardless of their nationality or economic background. Each year the academy offers scholarships to students showing extraordinary skill and a strong desire to play the game.

Located near the scenic Newport Coast and Laguna Beach coastal communities, ATA offers comprehensive training programs that are uniquely tailored to meet the individual needs of each student.

ATA not only equips each aspiring tennis pro with the skills and mental strategy needed to become world-class players, it provides an enriching cultural experience with pristine beaches, state-of-the-art performing arts center, museums, contemporary dining, art and music festivals and world-class shopping centers.

Advantage Tennis Academy's mission is to provide a competitive yet nurturing training environment for ambitious, high-level athletes poised for personal and national success. For more information, call (949) 551-6044 or visit

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