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Rick Macci Tennis Academy
Boca Lago Country Club
9045 Vista Del Lago
Boca Raton
Florida 33428
Contact: Bryon Gill
Tel: (561) 869 8801


I am frequently asked what makes the Rick Macci Tennis Academy one of the most respected tennis programs in the world? My response is that we have the best cutting edge instruction for all levels, second to none. The level of coaching the students receive, the personalized attention that comes with the smallest possible student-to-instructor ratio, and the nurturing atmosphere all give us the most in-depth, individualized tennis program available.

I have been fortunate to train, coach, and mold some of the best juniors and professionals in the world. Coaching is an art, and communication with individual psychology is the key. That is why I believe that a smaller, more intense program with a heavy emphasis on the individual is how to develop tennis players. Over the past 25 years, I have dedicated my life to changing lives and to the development of tennis players of all levels. It is a long-term process; it takes hard work and dedication to live up to your potential. Here at the Rick Macci Tennis Academy, we will do our best to help you develop as a person, athlete and player. 

I look forward to personally working with you very soon at our Academy located at the luxious Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

All the best,

tennis court

The game of tennis is played on a court 78 feet long by 27 feet wide on a variety of surfaces including clay, grass, carpet and hard.
The court is divided in half by a net over which players must hit the ball. There are white baselines at each end of the court, where serves are taken and beyond which the ball must not bounce - if it does, then the ball is out and the hitter loses the point.
Each side is lined with two white marks to indicate the width of the court. The inner line shows the dimensions for singles play and the outer for doubles play.
Stretching from the net, to halfway down the court, there is a short white line dividing it into boxes - this is the service court.

The alleys are out-of-bounds for singles play. You sometimes still see dedicated singles courts without alleys, but usually the court is bounded for doubles and uses singles sticks to mark where the net post would be in singles.

Understand the game

"The art of tennis is control and restraint, and putting the ball where the other guy ain't"

Before developing a game dependent on strategy first a player must have the strokes that will get the ball over the net. Hitting with depth is the second necessity. Limiting the number of options is the third. Overall strategy and point-to-point tactics are over rated for most players

Tennis is a game of skill. It requires as much thinking and planning as stroke production. And it can give you as much or more fun from outfoxing opponents as you can get from whacking the devil out of the tennis ball.- William Talbert

game plan

There are only three principles in tennis. All of the rules are just details to support these three principles.
Principle One:
You must get the ball over the net.
Principle Two:
The ball must land in the court on your opponent's side of the net.
Principle Three:
Move the ball at the desired speed, angle and condition.
If you always do these three things, guess what? It is almost impossible to lose! All you have to do is get the ball over the net and into the court one more time than your opponent, and you're practically unbeatable.
Sounds simple enough, doesn't it?

It's mental prowess. In tennis, strategy is just playing the game of tennis the smart way. While athletic prowess generally triumphs over mental prowess and the challenge of outfoxing their opponents.
But to do that, you must know more about the game than you can fit on the back of post card.
You must see things that the uninitiated don't notice.
Strategy is a systematic approach to winning.
Like a basketball team's game, a tennis's game is an integrated offense and defense. It includes a game plan and special plays. For example, a basketball team's game comprises a regular offense and defense, which are basketball formations played strategically. It also includes a variation or two and some special plays, like in-bounding plays, jump-ball plays, a fast-break, a press, a press-break, and so forth.
All of these "parts" of the team's game are components that go together to make a system.

The Art of War ~~ "All can see the tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved." — Sun Tzu