Junior Academies in New York?

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  1. Milan

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    I have done some research and asked around and found these are the most competitive junior academies in New York. Can anyone tell me something about these?

    Robbie Wagner Tennis Academy (Long Island)
    Randy Mani Tennis Academy (Westchester)
    USTA (Queens)
    Sportime John McEnroe Academy (Manhattan)
    Misiti-Rebhuhn Academy (Queens)
    Nick Brebenell Academy (Long Island)
    Nino (Brooklyn)
    Bethpage Steve Kaplan (Long Island)
    Maurice Brown Academy (Long Island)
     
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  2. TennisAdvisor

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    Academies in NYC

    Sportstime - is well organized, good balance between drill, technique work, point play. Gilad Bloom runs it and he has hired some good assistants. The question obviously is are there players in the age group of your player that they can hit with. In some age groups yes, in others no. John is there virtually everyday and does add to the experience not overshadow it. I think they need someone on the staff that can advise or help someone when it comes to scheduling tournaments--which to play, etc.
     
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  3. mrmo1115

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    You didn't include the best program ever in Sportime Bethpage/Syosset directed by Lawrence Kleger. Drills are great.

    I would know because I play there ;)
     
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  4. 10istalent

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    Who runs the Misiti-Rebhuhn Academy ? Where is it run out of? Never heard of this one.
     
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  5. mrmo1115

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    Eric Rebuhn is the head coach of St. John's. He has a program where some of my friends go.
     
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  6. subban

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    The Kew Forrest School is good. If you can pay their tuition kids get academics and 2-3 hours of tennis a day. They train at West side tennis club and they have a few top ranked juniors. The del nunzio brothers to name a few.
     
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  7. rodrigoamaral

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    I do not recommend nick brenebel academy..
     
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  8. gw795

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    Any closer to Fairfield County?
     
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  9. Tennis_Stringman

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    Robbie Wagner Tennis Academy (Long Island)- Would not recommend. They teach a grinding baseline style with extreme western grips.

    Randy Mani Tennis Academy (Westchester)- A long drive to northern Westchester.

    USTA (Queens)- A bit crowded but they do a decent job. Marvin Dent knows his stuff.

    Sportime John McEnroe Academy (Manhattan)- New.

    Nick Brebenell Academy (Long Island)- Into physical conditioning.

    IMO, the best program is Columbia Junior Tennis run by Howie Endelman. Best hitting pros by far, fewest kids, high pro to player ratio. Hard to get into.
     
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  10. InsideIn

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    I am the Co-Owner of this Academy. Any Questions regarding the Academy will surely be answered. Thanks for your interest.

    We run a Full-Time Academy in Queens (Bayside) New York. We have 10 National Juniors, including the #1 Girl in the Eastern Section (G14s), and #11 In United States in B12's. Since my Partner's the Head Coach is St. Johns University, we use many of the players to spar with our students. We also have coaches who travel with our players 12 months out of the year. Thanks again,
     
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  11. gavna

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    Where is Port Washington Tennis Academy (Queens) on this list??? I went thru their program in the 70's along with a ton of players. I have been out of touch for years with them but I know they are still working with kids (and still non profit).
     
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  12. klu375

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    I have a question. Are you sure you are training #1 Girl in the Eastern Section (G14s)? For what I know she is training with USTA.
     
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  13. tennisplayer1993

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    I went to Sportime Roslyn and Port Washington's tennis academy (Forgot what it's called) but it's the biggest one that I know of on Long Island.

    From experience, Sportime Roslyn was a lot of drills and such. Usually on Sunday afternoons from about 3-7pm. It was nice but I felt my skills as a tennis player improved more at Port Washington's tennis academy. I usually did group sessions of (3-4 players) or individual coaching every Friday evening. We did play matches and games during Sportime Roslyn but it was based purely on skill. I felt at times that just because I was only 13 or so, I wasn't able to play against bigger players.

    When it came to leagues, I made a few semifinals in junior brackets in Sportime but I used to get my butt kicked at Port Washington.

    Sportime is more for the leisure players.
    Port Washington from what I remember had plenty of USTA kids (and they had high tier equipment compared to those I knew at Sportime Roslyn)
     
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  14. tennisplayer1993

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    I had a winning record at sportime (something like 10-3)

    at port washington i remember having a 5-8 record. not bad but a significant drop and i would say I was playing much better in port washington matches.
     
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  15. tennisplayer1993

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    also i know of a few players who made D1 college tennis teams and they trained primarily at port washington when they were in their early-mid teens.
     
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  16. tennisplayer1993

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    and port washington's facilities over the years are amazing. definitely a great atmosphere.
     
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  17. j-dog123

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    Cunningham Tennis Center is really good some times Tim Mayotte is around there with his athletic DNA kids. but if u go, sign up for tournament training. they have a bunch of 3 and 4 stars
     
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  18. chalkflewup

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    His ADNA kids? Does he work for ADNA?
     
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  19. Trasher123

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    He is sponsored by ADNA and some of his juniors are too. I assume he doesn't work for them.
     
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  20. tennisplayer1993

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    hey i know this is sort of random but do you guys know any good places to get my racket restrung in nassau county, long island?
     
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