At the Pennsylvania Tennis Academy (PTA), we offer a full service tennis training facility for all of your tennis needs. For the past 13 years, we have offered high quality, affordable instruction. We offer well-lit, newly surfaced courts, high performance drills and clinics, and all of the services you would expect from a world class tennis academy. Our core focus is providing the skills our students need to achieve their full potential.
Whether you are a recreational adult, a high performance junior player, or anything in between, we can help you achieve your goals. We want you to be a successful tennis player and to enjoy this lifelong sport. For our junior players, we provide a structured educational environment, with a system in place to ensure success. By providing students with the tools they need to face adversity, they become stronger mentally and physically both on and off the court.
At PTA, we have developed personal relationships with college coaches throughout the country. We act as an advocate for your child during this process, with constant communication with college coaches. Players are limited in their contact, so it is very important that your coach continues communication on the players behalf.
We have coached many players who have gone on to play Division 1, 2, and 3 tennis, some on full-ride scholarships. At a Division 1 school, tennis scholarships can be valued at over $150,000! Our students have played in many of the major conferences, including the Ivy League, Big 10, Big 12, the Big East, and many more.
We are proud of our students, present and past. Below is a partial listing of past students and their tennis placements.
Kelly Baritot University of Texas Karissa Walker Air Force Academy Amy Thomas University of Minnesota Laura Pegula University of Pittsburgh Jim Crowell Penn State University Eric KochanskiWVU / Santa Clara Jake JoplinGeorge Washington University Annie Houghton West Point Military Academy Allison Riske WTA Pro Circuit John Houghton West Point Military Academy Dorothy Dohanics Penn State University Elise Held Davidson College Stacy Voelker Montanna State University Kim Whalen Davidson College Molly Matthews Dayton University Steven Herchki Duequesne University Olivia Heim University of Delaware Matt Smith Duquesne University Jessica Jones Colorado State University Cate Stewart Brown University Sarah Short Denison University Dena Baritot Wisconsin University Megan Damico Denison University Meredith Lackey Franklin Marshall University Alex Kaluza West Virginia University Amanda Campbell University of Delaware Carolyn Shetter Allegheny College Sabrina Smyers Wofford College Gabby Catanzariti University of Pittsburgh Laura Handy Slippery Rock University Margie Zessinger James Madison University Jay Jones Cleveland State University Ethan Kallick Davidson College Sara Perelman Cornell University Kelly Whelan Harvard University Allison Damico Emory University DJ Goldbloom Lehigh University Annette Dohanics Iowa University Logan Antill United States Naval Academy Spence Caravaggio Duquesne University Olivia Myers Western Michigan University