HIGH PERFORMANCE ACADEMY

The High-Performance Tennis Program is for players committed to a lifestyle of competitive tennis. This team environment is unique in a small individualized setting where players are challenged to reach their goals on and off the court. The program features hand-picked coaches and fitness trainers to prepare players for high-level junior competition and serves as a pathway to play college tennis. We pride ourselves on limiting our program to 24 full-time players per session, which allows us to focus on each player's individual needs and reach their maximum potential as an individual and in all aspects of tennis which includes technical, tactical, physical and mental.

 

THIS PROGRAM IS BY INVITATION ONLY.

 

OUR KEYS TO SUCCESS

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> Help players to train and think like champions.

> Treat every player like a pro. 
> Contribute to the personal development of the individual. 
> Build ultra homogenous groups of a maximum of 4 players per court and coach.    

> Personalize the goals and evaluations at the end of the clinic.  

> Communicate with the families or coaches to follow the player effectively.  

> Focus on the player’s strengths and develop their weaknesses.  

> Turn every training session into a match to win. 

CLASSES

2021-2022 Sessions: August 23rd-May 31st

 

Help and support with college placement is provided to all academy players.

 

Coaches travel to (2) tournaments per month with no additional fee.

1-2 Private Lessons per week are recommended and are not included in academy fee.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 

Monday – Friday 

5:00 – 5:30 pm: Fitness 

5:30 – 7:00 pm: Tennis

FULL TIME PROGRAM

Monday – Friday 

7:30am-9:00am: Tennis

9:00-9:30am: Fitness

3:30 – 5:00 pm: Tennis

5:00 – 5:30 pm: Fitness

SUMMER SESSION 2022 

June 1st-August 19th

1:00-4:00pm: Tennis & Fitness

 
 

Help and support in college placement is provided to all HP players.  

Recent grads from our HP Program have gone on to play at: 

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

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Kinaa Graham

Kinaa has been a part of our high-performance program for over 5 years now and has developed into one of the best players in the country. She is ranked #3 in the nation in girls 16 and under category and #40 in the girls 18s. Kinaa is without a doubt one of the most physically gifted athletes in the country. It helps being the child of two Olympic athletes with her dad being an Olympic silver medalist in the 400m hurdles. Her physical gifts along with her competitiveness and grit are her biggest strengths.


Most recently, Kinaa was the champion in both singles and doubles at the National Level 2 tournament in the Girls 18s held at Edmond, Oklahoma.

 

TOURNAMENT COMPETITION

Coaches will travel to tournaments with HP players.  

 

Coaches will not charge a “coaching fee” for their time but will only charge for travel expenses incurred during the tournament.

Upcoming Competitions:

Level 7: Lubbock January (January 8)

Level 6 - Frostbite Open (January 15-16)

 

OUR COACHES

At the Polo Tennis Club HP Program, our coaches have a proven track record of developing every level of tennis players, including elite national players and NCAA Division I collegiate players. Each coach is dedicated to the overall development of the player  

both on and off the court. 

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Sudanwa "Suds" Sitaram

 

Director of High Performance

Sudanwa Sitaram has been a coach in the high-performance program since 2014 and took over as director in 2016. Coach Suds has been influential in the development of his players both on and off the tennis court and has a very successful track record in graduating his kids to play high level college tennis. A graduate of The University of Texas, Suds also had a very successful playing career where he achieved an international junior ranking of 42 and was a participant in all four junior grand-slams.

Awards & Achievements:

  • 2021 CATA Junior Coach of the Year

  • University of Texas Team Captain 2013-2014

  • Big 12 Conference Individual Champion 2013

  • University of Texas Tennis Team MVP 2012

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Anders Eriksson

Founder & High Performance Coach

Anders is the founder and coach of the Polo High-Performance program since 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and co-owner and founder of the Polo Tennis Club. Anders is a USPTA Elite Professional.

Awards & Achievements:

  • 1991-93 Longhorns #1 Singles and Doubles Player and Co-Captain

  • 1992 Southwest Conference Singles Champion

  • 1993 NCAA Team Semifinals

  • 1993 NCAA top-ranked doubles team

  • 1993 Southwest Conference Doubles and Team Champion

  • CATA Junior Coach of the Year 2018

  • CATA Pro of the Year 2007

  • USPTA Men's Open National Player of the Year '02, '03, '04

  • USPTA World Conference Men's Open Singles Champion '02, '03, '04

  • University of Texas Awards recipient for showing support and leadership of the team, 1993

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Weston Watson

 

High Performance Coach

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Liam Crawley

 

High Performance Coach

 
Contact US

For more information, pricing and evaluation, please contact our Director of High Performance at 512-829-4340 or email sudanwa@polotennisclub.com.

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