Most tennis programs in this area are "recreational." Front Range Academy is a competitive program and much more intense than a private lesson now and then or a 90-minute class twice a week. This program is geared toward athletes that are already playing at a high/elite level and want to continue to take their game to new, competitive levels. We are pleased to be able to address a need exhibited by families from several different school districts across Colorado who are looking for this type of program.
We are one of the only tennis programs in this part of the nation to offer an elite travelling team of players and an intense program that trains all aspects of their tennis game 20 + hours/week. In addition to practice and improving skills, we have guest coaches who are certified teaching pros, college players training with us, and guest speakers. Periodically throughout the year we have experts in the fields of mechanics, biomechanics, diet and nutrition, mental toughness, and strength and conditioning.
This program is designed for the middle school or high school player with a flexible schedule, such as, the home-schooled student, a player participating in online classes, or students granted a late start from their principal at their public school. Some schools even grant a P.E. credit for missed time from school to come train with us.
With their commitment to this program, players are forced to learn time management and organizational skills. We have found that this intense training has enhanced academic performance with our players. I communicate constantly with parents to make sure that kids are keeping their grades up.
The FRA students are primarily public school players. We are as affordable and flexible as any academy in the country. We never have contracts or membership requirements, and the FRA is pro-rated for the hours that work for our student athletes.
The program in Northern Colorado for kids aged 7 to 10 years old, to learn biomechanics and footwork. Tennis Lessons are offered in Longmont, Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland.
The "Green Dot" Front Range Academy launched in the fall of 2019. Younger players are taught proper mechanics, footwork patterns, and shot selection as they train to eventually transition to the yellow ball. We will make several local trips to area Level 7 tournaments. These players are given 8-12 hours/week with guaranteed indoor/outdoor courts. The "Green Dot" offers an affordable and flexible schedule, just like the yellow ball FRA. FRA players all feel a part of a team and family and have fun in a respectful environment. Steve Williams offers free trial hits and evaluations to any prospective player to see if they are ready for this team!