FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE ACADEMY WORK?
DO YOU DO PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS?
WHAT MAKES SILVA TENNIS ACADEMY SPECIAL?
DO YOU COACH KIDS UNDER TEEN YEARS?
UTR OR USTA?
The next step from UTR is ITF (International Tennis Federation). The next step after ITF, is WTA or ATP.
MY DAUGHTER / SON WANTS TO TURN PRO OR GO TO COLLEGE. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
To prepare for pro tennis, you must train everyday at least 3 to 4 hours a week.
At Silva Tennis Academy, I will also work with your junior player on their recruiting videos, focusing on what college coaches want to see and what colleges require.
DO YOU TRAIN ADULTS?
DO YOU TRAIN ADULTS COMPETITIVELY?
We try to understand what their goals are. What their mindset is. What they want to do.
No longer just social tennis, I train them using a building process. In competition, being successful in tennis matches is about gaining experience and being exposed to various scenarios and patterns. You have to learn a variety of tennis – soft balls, hard balls, angles, learning patience about working the point; working on the mental aspect. As I stress with the juniors, it takes 100-150 tournaments for a tennis player to understand all the elements. We emphasize to not stop trying. My dad used to say, “when something clicks in your mind, it clicks. Gotta keep working every day. One day it’s going to click.”