Summer Academy in South Florida

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  1. Fantennis

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    I am planning to take my son (11 years) for 2-3 weeks to a summer academy in South Florida. We are from Canada and we are expecting him to have a great first summer academy experience in Florida with very good tennis drills, fitness and matchplays. Please recommend us the good academy for this among the following Evert Academy, Saviano, Saddlebrook, Rick Macci.
     
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  2. mikeler

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    Be careful those first few outings to allow him time to acclimate to the heat and humidity. Load up on sunscreen too.
     
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  3. sureshs

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    What about the new Sanchez-Casal in Naples I think? Lots of TV ads about it. And Henin's place?
     
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  5. Fantennis

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    Thanks, Mikeler. We will plan for the humid and hot weather and of course lots of sun screen.

    Thanks, Suresh. We are going as a family and so we need to find accomodation for short term like corporate housing type. Not sure about Naples area accomodations. I will check.

    Read the reply from Gavna about the Evert Academy but looking for more summer academy experience from the talk tennis members.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    I was at Naples once when the facility was run by somebody else. We stayed in a condo they rented for us for a week in the same "resort."
     
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  7. TeamGreenFLA

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    For what it's worth ... I live in So FLA and have a 10 daughter who is a strong player. I also live across the street from Everts. For girls, Everts can't be beat. Not because its named after a girl, but girls just seem to be their forte. Saviano is probably good, but less hours for the dollar. Beware of Naples, they are basically a start-up at this point. My vote has to go to Rick Macci's. Good schedule, there will be kids from rookie to nationally ranked and it will be inspirational. Rick is tough to get with cause of price and demand but his guys are pretty good. And at the end of every day, Rick gives the kids a motivational / educational class for 20-30 minutes. Two weeks there changed my daughter. She went their with dreams of being a pro, had a blast, made friends and came back motivated and with a better vision of how much work other kids are putting into their game!! Anyway ... My two cents.
     
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  8. sureshs

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    So no feedback about Sanchez Casal yet?
     
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  9. Fantennis

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    Suresh, Sanchez-Casal is not possible for me at this time as I found it costs more for a week and includes language class etc .. may be later.
     
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  10. Fantennis

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    Thanks, TeamGreenFLA for the info. I will check Macci.
     
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  11. sureshs

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    A total Spanish immersion experience!
     
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    Why is a language class needed for training conducted at the USA branch in Florida?

    Everything should be conducted in English.
     
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  13. sureshs

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    to become like Nadal
     
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  14. Fantennis

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    TeamGreenFLA, may I ask your help since you live in South Florida. What happens when it rains in the afternoon at these academies? Do they cancel the afternoon session or wait until it clears if it is a quick thunderstorm or shower? I was told that July may not be a good time to go to South Florida due to intermittent rains. Since we are traveling from Canada we want to make sure if it is the right time to go.
     
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  15. sureshs

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    When I attended the camp in Naples years ago, it was raining half the time. The director was constantly monitoring the weather and giving us updates. You can check the rainfall history for a particular zipcode for a particular month at:

    http://www.wunderground.com/

    If there are no indoor courts, you will be in trouble.
     
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