About Us

Our Story

Adelaide Tennis Academy was started in 2014 by Head Coach and Director Matt Teivans. Matt has combined his national and international experience in various roles, and customised his own programs to meet the local demand of tennis in Adelaide. The entire program and pathway has been established with the clear intent of providing a training experience that is unique, dynamic and effective.

Today the results speak for themselves.

The Adelaide Tennis Academy is now home to over 50 Australian Ranked juniors, many of which are in the top 10 for their age group in the nation. As a result, the academy has been recognised by Tennis Australia for fostering an environment that is conducive to producing top national talent.

What we do?

In consultation with subject matter expert Theo Dalkos, we undertook an in depth analysis into every athlete (and family) that has attended our academy in the last 5 years – the findings revealed far more predictable results than one would think. We discovered that tennis families are certain to experience particular problems in the pursuit of tennis excellence for their child.

Insufficient Tennis Resources

Difficulties in pursuing the tennis dream on your own – so the need for top level tennis resources becomes paramount. This occurs through teaching, coaching, mentoring, equipment, facilities, hitting partners and match play opportunities to name a few.

Lack of Parent Education

A lack of understanding and uncertainty around the tennis journey and pathway. Tennis is not a “results now” sport, so framing tennis and understanding the sport and the pathway in its entire context is ultra important to a sustainable and enjoyable journey.

Lost Time & Money

Lost time by selecting a more convenient or cost effective option; processing incorrect information and therefore losing precious time ‘un-learning’ and re-learning’; or loading the players schedule with too many private lessons, which are neither time nor cost effective.

ATA Method

Part 1: Is to teach Tennis in an organised manner using a system of tennis instruction from the ‘Tennis Academy at Harvard’. This is achieved through technical private instruction.

Part 2: Is to supplement the tennis education with 5 supplementary E’s. This occurs through dynamic squad coaching; Squads add volume to the program and address the areas on top of the ‘tennis education’ it also allows our coaches to spend more time with each athlete and to identify areas of growth and then plan for progress. Our method allows us to create clear cut through and achieve outstanding results that foster the long term development of each athlete.

The Why?

At the Adelaide Tennis Academy we hate seeing kids drop out and quit the game before they even get started. One of the reasons athletes cite burnout, is due to the frustration factor of not improving. Our mission is to truly help kids play what we call ‘great’ tennis. Matt designed this academy with Theo to specifically provide an environment that dictates performance.

The Elite Academy is our way to help kids stay on track, remain focussed and engaged in something meaningful to them.

The Prize

A 4 year college tennis scholarship that provides you with an experience of a lifetime, a university degree and world class tennis is what we train for. College Scholarships are roughly worth between $200,000 and $500,000 over 4 years.

The facts are that their is no system, federation or pathway that produces more top 100 ATP and WTA professionals than the College Tennis System.

Consequently their is no better way to start a professional career in any field or area of expertise; 4 years as a student athlete combined with the life skills of living abroad will give you the ability to suceed and ‘GO PRO’ in whatever you choose. Whether it be coaching, becoming a lawyer, staring your own business or playing professional tennis, the college pathway is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences a tennis player can aim for.

We believe that Pro Tennis is the dream and that College Tennis is the Goal. College Tennis is what we call the Prize – and we need to aim high to get there!

Team ATA!

We are invested in the development of student athletes looking to play College Tennis. If your committment to the sport alligns with what we value, then we would love to hear from you.