The Tennis Complex includes 6 Har-Tru courts for single or double play. We offer private and group lessons and clinics for adults and children, targeted to all levels, from beginners to the advanced player, taught by USPTA certified pros.
We have a full service, fully-stocked Pro Shop with everything you need to begin your game and to upgrade your equipment or wardrobe. Professional racquet stringing is available, and we have a top-of-the-line ball machine and racquets for rent. Our Pro Shop staff will be happy to help you with all of your needs.
Saturday Lesson Schedule
7:30 – 8:30Fast pace drills. Intervals of 10 minute drills. 2 minutes rest.
8:30 – 9:30Doubles and singles strategy.
Tiny Tots Clinic
9:30 – 10:30Using the quick start system that consists of softer balls and small, light racques to learn the basic strokes. (Ages 5 to 8)
10:30 – 11:30Stroke production, footwork and placement drills.
Tennis Program Offers
- WAIT League for Ladies
- USTA Leagues for Men and Women
- Singles Challenge Ladder
- Mix Doubles Round Robins
- Member Guest Tournaments
- Corporate Round Robins
- Cardio Tennis
- Private Lessons
- Semi-Private Lessons
- Men’s and Women’s Clinics
- Three and Me
A clinic with 3 players and a Pro. Pro gives the players tips on strategy while playing points.
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Bella Collina Ladies Tennis Team
The academy is directed by Cesar Villarroel, a Level One certified USPTA & USPTR who is also certified through the National Endurance Fitness Training Association. Cesar is listed as one of the Top 100 Tennis Coaches in the USA from Peterson’s Tennis Camps and Clinics and serves on the Wilson and Adidas Tennis Advisory Staffs.
A native of Aruba, Mark offers a wealth of playing and coaching experience at the International Tennis Federation level, as well teaching a number of top ITF, state and nationally ranked players. One of Mark’s latest players to achieve amateur success is recent Elon University signee Kyle Frankel, who played for Mark during his coaching tenure at Montverde Academy.
Frankel, who committed to Elon University last December, will join the elite NCAA Division II team for the 2017-18 season after experiencing tremendous success at the junior tennis level. Among Frankel’s junior highlights were winning the 2016 Jamaica ITF Championship and the 2016 TIHTA Aruba G4 ITF Championship without losing a set. He also captured back-to-back TIHTA Aruba doubles titles from 2015-16.
Prior to joining Montverde Academy, Mark spent 10 years as a tennis pro at Aruba’s Eagle International Tennis Club, a private club with six tennis courts and other athletic facilities, as well as stints with the nearby Marriott and Ritz-Carlton resorts. As a junior player, Mark was ranked as high as No. 221 in singles and No. 230 in doubles.
Perhaps his career highlight was playing against Andy Roddick as a teenager in Costa Rica when Roddick was the world’s No. 1-ranked junior player. Later, Mark and Roddick nearly met again as both players made their ITF junior debuts at the Sugar Bowl event in New Orleans. “He was top 20 at the time and he got in the main draw but I lost in the first round,” recalls Mark, whose wife is from Clermont. “You could tell he was going to be successful because he was already playing at a different level.”
This former NCAA Division II standout is one of the newest members to the Bella Collina tennis program. A certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, Henry brings to Bella Collina a wide-ranging coaching background, comprising extensive experience in developing junior tennis players and programs as well as top collegiate and amateur players.
Prior to joining Bella Collina, Henry was an assistant coach at Albright (Pa.) College and spent nearly four years running the City of Reading (Pa.) tennis program, which the USTA recognized in 2011 as one of its National Junior Tennis Programs of the year. Henry has coached numerous top junior tennis players, including Montverde Academy graduate and Rollins College player Francesco Racanelli, formerly one of the top-ranked under-16 players in Venezuela.
Henry played three seasons for the Millersville (Pa.) University tennis team, tying for the team lead in singles victories with 13 his senior year. He led the team in singles wins the previous year with nine, earning All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Tops: Shirts must be worn at all times. No cut-off shirts, tank tops, sports bras or bathing suit tops allowed. All sleeveless tops must have a finished sleeve.
Bottoms: Gym shorts and skirts are permitted. No bathing suit bottoms allowed.
Shoes: Har-Tru courts require proper footwear to prevent ankle injuries and assist in protecting the clay surfaces. Should you have questions about the proper attire, please contact the Tennis Pro Shop.
No-Show: There is a 50% cancellation/no-show fee without 24-hour prior notification.
Rentals: Racquet rentals are available upon request. Rentals are provided at the Pro Shop for $8 per court reservation.