Full time and boarding

Jared Donaldson at the 2016 US OPEN

Jared Donaldson at the 2016 US OPEN


Why Train at Dent Tennis Academy?

1 Unparalleled Coaching — No other tennis academy in the country offers on-court training with coaches who have competed against players like Roger Federer, John McEnroe, and Serena Williams. There is no doubt that we know what it takes to make it on the ATP and WTA tours and win at the highest levels.

2 Low Student-to-Coach Ratios — Our full time program has a maximum of 16 students a day. This allows our athletes to experience intense hands-on training every day. At Dent, we believe it is vital to constantly reinforce correct technique. We understand that junior players need our full attention.

3 Live in a Home Environment — Unlike many other tennis academies, our students will live in a home with adult supervision at all times. They will not be living in a dorm like space by themselves. Our students will experience a family environment that any parent would approve of. Honesty, integrity, and leadership are all qualities that the Dents hold close to their hearts. It is our goal to teach and instill these traits in any student who comes to train at Dent.

4 Professional Fitness Training — At Dent Tennis Academy, we strive to have the fittest juniors in the nation. The number one way to get in tennis shape is to spend time on court. There is no substitute for playing real tennis points. That is why our athletes spend four hours on court every day doing drills with Taylor and Phil and participate in match play. However, we understand off-court training can help prevent injury and increase our students’ quickness, stamina, and strength.

Jenny Dent leads the fitness training. Jenny was known for her strength and fitness on the WTA tour. Her workouts are designed specifically to increase stamina, strength, and quickness on the tennis court.

5 Situational Mental Training — One of the most important aspects of tennis players’ games is their mental attitude. It is impossible to become a successful tennis player without a competitive spirit. At Dent, we incorporate drills that put pressure on our athletes as if they are playing a real tournament match. We preach the importance of focusing on improving your game and not results. Winning matches at the junior level does not predict future success. Our students have to stay committed to improving their overall tennis game over winning tennis matches. This mindset and approach is how professional tennis players are made.

Now Accepting Full Time Boarding Students!

Typical day for a live-in student:

  • School 8:00am – 11:00am
  • Lunch 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Tennis Drills with Taylor and Phil Dent 12:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Fitness 4:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Break/homework 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Dinner 7:00pm – 8:00pm

During the spring we take one week off for Spring Break. All students are allowed to go home during Spring Break.

During the fall our students receive two days off for Thanksgiving and one week off for Christmas. All students are allowed to go home during these times as well.

And parents are more than welcome to come and visit their children anytime they like.

Full Time Pricing

Please contact josh@thebirch.com for Full time Live in pricing.

Please see the below rates for the 12:30pm-4:30pm tennis drills.
Daily Drop in Rate: $75
Monday-Friday Monthly Rate: $1,200


Holiday schedule

Thanksgiving Week: November 20 - 22. Practice 9am - 1pm. No practice Nov. 23 or 24

Christmas: December 18 - 22. Practice 9am - 1pm. No practice December 25- January 1. 



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