What does it take to start a tennis academy?

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  1. ncchetty

    ncchetty New User

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    Hi,

    My dad is looking at setting up a tennis academy in India.

    He wanted to know what it takes to setup one. Basically what is the kind of infrastructure that would be needed in terms of land area, tennis equipment etc.

    I know this is a long shot to get such information, nevertheless wanted to give it a try.

    Any help would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Camilio Pascual

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    This doesn't answer your question, but I strongly advise working in a tennis academy or making your first hire someone who has managed a tennis academy. My prediction, the infrastructure will be the easiest and least of your problems to solve.
    You said he wanted to know what it takes to set one up.
    Answer: The right people.
     
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  3. ncchetty

    ncchetty New User

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    Thanks a bunch Camilio!!
     
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  4. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Camilio is spot on, try to get a coaching gig at an academy similar to what your dad wants to open up, so you can get an inside view as to what needs to be done. Of course, don't tell the people at the current academy or you'll be gooooone.
     
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  5. thomas daniels

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    Make sure he signs up for my free e-course on starting your own coaching program here- http://eepurl.com/bBcj8r
     
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  6. sureshs

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    Which city?

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Sentinel

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    I know some tennis academies that failed.
    I hope your dad has a lot of money and doesn't mind losing some.
     
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  8. Harry_Wild

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    If you have loads of $$$$$$$$$$$$, you can hire it out and be successful! If not, you will have to have a partner(s) that is either top100 in WTA or ATPtour for marketing purposes to draw potential students into you academy! Of course, a famous coach would work too like Richard Williams! LOL!

    Next step hire great teachers and hope that one or more of your students make it to top 20 in the world!

    Most tennis academies do not make a lot of money and people who own them are rich already!
     
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  9. tennis4me

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    Usually, to be successful, the academy needs to have some affiliations by some relatively famous ex-Pro player. It gives 'credibility' to the place, even if it's just superficial and the Pro just shows up there once a while. Even if it's not a top world Pro, at last it probably should be on the National level (e.g. Davis Cup, Fed Cup).
     
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  10. Stretchy Man

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    Guys, some doofus resurrected a 13 year old thread.
     
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  11. tennis4me

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    The Lazarus thread. Didn't realize it was a 13-year old thread. :eek:
     
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  12. Chadillac

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    "How To start your own 6 figure driveway private tennis coaching program"!!

    Hard to believe your not charging $19.99 !!

    This one was a pathetic attempt, generic advice and a spam bot bumping a 2004. Sell that snake oil elsewhere.

    I give people the benefit of the doubt, only to laugh at them in times like these (cant lose) :)
     
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  13. stringertom

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    I think the academy failed as a result of releasing this vid as an example of what they are able to produce:

     
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