Friday, February 17, 2012
Ivan Lendl Brings His Game to South Carolina
It was so great seeing Ivan Lendl back in the court at the Australian Open. Even if it was as a spectator (he's now coaching Andy Murray). What an amazing player and an incomparable career. We're talking holding the world's No. 1 ranking for 270 consecutive weeks, eight Grand Slam singles titles, a Davis Cup championship for his homeland of Czechoslovakia, appearing in eight consecutive US Open Finals (still the record) and, of course, being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001.
And now Ivan Lendl has brought his game to South Carolina with his International Junior Tennis Academy. Located in Hilton Head, South Carolina, The Ivan Lendl IJTA helps to develop great tennis players and future champions through a progressive curriculum and holistic training approach. Lendl is intimately involved in developing players in grades 5 through 12 and focuses on the philosophies he followed to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time: classic tennis fundamentals; cutting edge biomechanics; strength training and fitness; and the demands of mental preparation. Students also maintain their academic studies through Ivan Lendl's IJTA academic partner, Heritage Academy.
The new session started last month and enrollment tripled from its inaugural season. So now's the time to start thinking about the next session starting in August and get your child enrolled. And if you can't wait, there are after school, weekend, Spring Break and Summer options and classes to pick from. Tennis, anyone?
Welcome to South Carolina, Ivan!