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Junior Tennis Programs

The Big Dog Tennis School and Academy is a year-round tennis academy providing the

highest level of teaching expertise and professionalism. All academy professionals have certifications with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the United States Tennis Registry (USPTR), as well as USA High Performance Coaching.

We have programs for all ages and levels of ability from “Tennis for Tots” to playing professionals and everyone in between.

We realize that you have entrusted us with coaching your children and we take this responsibility very seriously. We will teach them the skills needed to play the game we all love. As they perfect these skills, we will move them toward intense game situation drills. In addition to tennis, we also stress life skills, discipline, importance of hard work, and good sportsmanship. We provide a safe and positive environment for learning. We will provide quarterly evaluation and video analysis for each student.

Tennis for Tots (ankle biters, Ages 4 to 7)

Ages 4 to 7 — FUN, FITNESS AND KNOWLEDGE with a concentration on movement, balance, and hand-eye coordination, with the use of fun tennis related drills and games. Classes will cover all of the basic tennis strokes. This positive experience will lead to a lifetime of tennis FUN! This class will get the student ready to enter the tennis school. There is a 6 to 1 ratio-- student to professional.

  • Days offered: Saturday, 11 am to Noon
  • Investment: $45 per month per student

Contact Dennis to Register Your Tot!

QuickStart Tennis


Ages 5 to 10— See our QuickStart Information Page as well as our current winners.


Contact Dennis
to Register Your Child!

Tennis School - Ages 7 to 14

Ages 7 to 14 — FUN, FITNESS AND KNOWLEDGE are the goals of the Tennis School. The main focus of the school is stroke development which gives a student strong fundamental base to grow his or her tennis game. We build tennis players from the ground up with footwork drills and a strong understanding of tennis strokes. With this knowledge, the player will be able to adjust and self-coach in match situations. The Tennis School prepares students for tournament play and the Academy program.

  • Days offered: Tuesday and Thursday, 5 pm to 7 pm;
    Thursday is by invitation only (USTA Tournament Group).
  • Investment:
    • One day a week: $100 per month
    • Two days a week: $180 per month.

Contact Dennis to Register For Tennis School!

High School Player Development Program

This program is designed for the tennis players who’s goal is to play for there High School Team. We will always stress strong fundamentals, and the High School Program will take them to a much higher level. In this program we will teach you how the game is successfully played, defensive and offensive techniques, how to play different styles, and we will help students master direction of spins. A year round program to get you ready for the High School season.

  • Monday and Tuesday, 3:30 to 5:00 pm
  • Investment: $180 per month

Contact Dennis to Enroll in the High School
Player Development Program!

The Academy - Ages 10 to 18

All first time members must have a video analysis of their stroke and playing skills. Cost: $60.00

Ages 10 to 18—FUN, FITNESS AND KNOWLEDGE will always be the goals of all our programs in the Academy. Players will be asked to take their skills learned in the school and apply them to competitive game situation drills. We will always stress strong fundamentals, and the Academy will take them to a higher level. In the Academy, we will teach you how the game is successfully played, defensive and offensive techniques, how to play different styles, and we will help students master direction of spins.

  • Days offered: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00 to 7:00
  • Investment:
    • One day a week: $100 per month.
    • Twice a week: $180 per month.

Contact Dennis to Enroll in the Academy!

Elite Academy - Ages 13 to 18

All first time members will have a video analysis of their stroke and playing skills. Cost: $60.00

Ages 13 to 18—The Elite Academy is by invitation only. Players must be evaluated by the Academy Director who will invite qualified players. Players who do not qualify will be placed in the Academy or Pre-Elite programs with an evaluation as to what they need to improve to move to the Elite. The Elite Academy will take strong strokes and turn them into weapons. Once these weapons are developed, we will show the student how and when to use them. We will help to identify the playing style that would best suit the student’s ability and then maximize that style of play. All players will have a full video evaluation monthly.

  • Days offered: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5 pm to 7 pm,
    Saturday: 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • Investment: $250 per month per student.

The payment is for 3 days of drills. A challenge ladder is available to all players in the Academy and the Elite Academy Players. On Tuesday and Thursday 5 pm to 7 pm is included at no additional cost as a bonus to the Elite athlete.

Contact Dennis to Enroll in the Elite Academy!

Other Lesson Programs

Group Lessons

  • 3 and Me - lessons for both Juniors and Adults -- a great way to build your doubles skills or work on your strokes in a very small group. 5 one-hour lessons at an investment of $100 per person.
  • 4 Person Clinic - A 4-person clinic that is designed by you. Tell us what you would like to learn and we will design a 5 week lesson program that will give you what you need.

Private Lessons

  • One-on-one private instruction: $60.00 per hour
  • Lesson package: 5 lessons for $240.00 (all 5 lessons must be completed in 6 weeks.)

Semi-Private Lessons

  • 2-person lessons: $30.00 per person per hour.
  • Lesson package: 5 lessons for $125.00 per person (all 5 lessons must be completed in 6 weeks.)

Video Lessons

Video lesson for both adult and junior player: Have your strokes video taped and analyzed. Seeing your strokes on video is the best way to understand your strokes and turn a weak stroke into a weapon. We will provide you with a DVD of your lesson and a second video lesson at half price to evaluate your progress. Investment $60.00.

Contact Dennis About Any of the
Tennis Programs at Big Dog Tennis!

Summer Camp 2013

Come join the BEST summer tennis camp program experience. Train with Dennis Hord at Suwanee Station’s beautiful 8-court facility. Dennis has over 20 years experience in running summer camps and in developing programs for all levels of play-- from tots to high school and college players.

Camps will focus on building solid tennis fundamentals with drills, games, competition and agility training. Campers will be grouped according to ability with a low player to coach ratio. Sign up early as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you next SUMMER!

Summer Camp Schedule

All camps run Monday - Thursday with Friday reserved as a rain make-up day.

  • June 3rd to 6th
  • June 10th to 13th
  • June 17th to 20th
  • June 24th to 27th
  • July 8th to 11th
  • July 15th to 18th
  • July 22nd to 25th
  • July 29th to Aug 1st

To learn more about our camps and register for a class, down load the brochure.