NHTA offers new scholarship

If asked to locate the top ten­nis academies on a map, most people would quickly point to Florida, Texas, or Califor­nia. For years, serious junior players have had to travel out of New England to find suit­able tennis training centers. Which is why New Hampshire Tennis Academy founder and director, Nick Wagner, made the decision to leave a leading junior academy in New York City and finally bring elite training to New England.

The New Hampshire Ten­nis Academy is a high per­formance tennis training program located at the Hamp­shire Hills Athletic Club. De­signed for the serious junior tennis player, this multifac­eted intensive training expe­rience is unlike any other in New England. NHTA develops not only top tennis players but also well-rounded young men and women by challeng­ing them in a safe and friendly environment. NHTA’s roster of players includes numerous young tennis prodigies, in­cluding current New England Boys 12 No. 1 Azariah Rusher.

New England has long been a hotbed of undiscovered tal­ent for junior tennis because it never had access to world-class, professional training. Featuring a low student-to-pro ratio, students receive in­struction in all aspects of the modern tennis game including stroke technique, footwork, movement, and mental tough­ness. To insure complete play­er development, all students train daily in the acclaimed Hampshire Dome with the ex­perienced fitness coaches of Mike Boyle Strength and Con­ditioning before they begin tennis.

NHTA has designed a travel tournament program to help students reach the next level of match preparedness. This program provides everything a student could possibly need to succeed in the highly com­petitive tournament environ­ment, from transportation to and from tournaments to pre-tournament preparation plans with stretching and diet plan­ning, pre-match warmups, and strategy discussions before and after matches.

In order to help discover and develop the next great ten­nis player from New England, NHTA will be offering one scholarship for the 2017 train­ing season. This scholarship is designed for a player who may not otherwise have access to elite training and will include weekly private lessons with Coach Nick, group training sessions, fitness training with MBSC, professional ATP hit­ting partners, transportation to and from tournaments in­cluding coaching, and mental strength training.

The scholarship will be open to all players from New England, age 12 and under, who are committed to playing on the pro tour.

For full details on the NHTA scholarship and how to apply please email NHTA direc­tor Nick Wagner at nwagner@ hampshirehills.com or call 603.673.7123 ext 449.

You can also learn more about NHTA by visiting the website at www.nhtennis academy.com.