Top 4 Tennis coaching academies in Chennai


Chennai has some of the best tennis academies where beginners can train under expert coaches and seasoned players can just play. Discover the best tennis coaching centres in Chennai. Locate the best clay courts that you can hire for an hour.

Chennai is developing into a sports training hub of a kind, with more and more schools in the city recognising the need for sports training, and providing sports infrastructure on the school campus. There is also a sudden spurt in the number of sports and martial arts training centres mushrooming all over the city. That's a good thing right, well maybe not. For how do you pick the best from the lot?

Take tennis as an example. Anyone can learn to hold a racquet and hit the ball over the net, but if you want to 'ace' the game, you will need to learn to play like a pro. And this is where a good tennis coach can help.

Here is a lowdown on the best tennis academies in Chennai, for kids.



Team Tennis South

The Team Tennis South (TTS) is a first-class facility started by Rajeev Vijaykumar and Rishi Sridhar, two highly acclaimed tennis players. The tennis academy was started in 2006, with an objective of providing the best coaching and training facilities to a youngster. The duo aims at producing world-class tennis players. As a matter of fact, quite a few of the best players in Chennai, train at the academy.

The training at the centre is not about learning how to play and/or becoming better at the sport, but to develop into strong personalities. The coaching brings out the best in its students, teaching them focus, determination, control and more.

Facilities available at Team Tennis South

  • 4 red clay courts of international standard
  • 1 cement court
  • A fitness centre, with basic weight training equipment
  • Lockers
  • Changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Open space for physical exercise


Age Group

Children as young as 4 ½ years are enrolled into the programme.

Coaches

  • Rajeev Vijaykumar is the Head Coach and CEO. He is a professional tennis coach, with over 15 years' experience. He coached at the Pfeiffer University team, in the States, between 1995-1998. He is an accomplished player with an impressive track record, including taking part in numerous professional tennis tournaments in Europe and USA
  • Sai Jayalakshmy who represented India internationally, including the Asian Games, South Asian Federation Games and the Fed Cup. She is the winner of many international and national titles
  • Vikramaditya Menon has 5+ years of professional coaching experience. His work experience includes coaching academies in Sri Lanka and Chennai. He was a national level juniors player, and won several national and state tournaments
  • Tariq Jacob and Mahendra Varman are the other two coaches. Both have played tennis and are experienced coaches
  • Mohammed Shariff is the fitness trainer


Programmes offered

Programmes are designed to suit different levels of players –
  • Elite Advanced
  • Advanced
  • Junior Advanced
  • Intermediate
  • Beginner
  • Sports Mechanics
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Fitness for life


Contact details

  • Phone: 044- 24358990 / 9441041151
  • Address: New #14, 1st Main Road,
    Seethamai Colony
    Alwarpet
    Chennai – 600018
  • Website: http://www.teamtennissouth.com/index.php


Triangle Tennis Trust (TTT) - School of Tennis

Established in 1982, the Triangle Tennis Trust – School of Tennis, has been coaching youngsters for over 35 years. The TTT is a registered charitable institution, dedicated to promote the game of tennis. The institution has been largely successful in its endeavour.

Facilities at the Triangle Tennis Trust – School of Tennis

The school of tennis is built over three-acres on the YMCA College campus, in Nandanam. It has the following facilities -
  • 10 clay courts
  • 1 synthetic court
  • 1 Tiny-Tots' court


Coaches

The school has a dedicated team of coaches, with years of experience. They conduct well-planned training schedules to youngsters under 16. The coaches instill the core values in students, so as to make them adept not just at the game, but at also sportsmanship.

Training programmes

The tennis training at the school includes –
  • Systematic physical conditioning
  • Video-analysis of the players game
  • Summer yoga sessions, by qualified instructors


Training schedules

The tennis coaching takes place on all days, with the exception of Monday. The timings of the training sessions are as follows –
  • 6:30hrs – 7:30hrs
  • 7:30hrs-8:30hrs
  • 15:00hrs-16:00hrs (July – March)
  • 16:00hrs-17:00hrs (July – March)
  • 17:00hrs-18:00hrs(July – March)
  • 15:30hrs-16:30hrs (April -June)
  • 16:30hrs-17:30hrs (April -June)
  • 17:30hrs-18:30hrs (April -June)


Age group

The tennis academy coaches children between 05 years and 16 years.

Contact details

  • YMCA College of Physical Education,
    Nandanam
    Chennai – 600035
    Phone: 044-24353082
  • Website: http://www.triangletennis.org/index.html


Baseline Tennis Academy

With three branches in Chennai, the Baseline Tennis Academy is very popular with children and adults. The training is a combination of new methodologies that include technical aspects of the game as well as tactical manuovers. The training programmes are well-structured integrated sessions that build physical and mental strength, one-to-one lessons and video analysis of the performance.

Facilities at the Baseline Tennis Academy

  • Clay courts at all three branches
  • Jogging tracks
  • Car parking available
  • Sessions by top players and coaches
  • Motivational talks by prominent sportspersons and successful individuals from other fields
  • Fitness expert and physiotherapist
  • Special personality development programme for kids
  • Certified tennis coaches
  • Certified physical trainers


Programmes conducted at Baseline Tennis Academy

  • Individual & semi-private training available every day
  • After school tennis programme
  • Junior Tennis programme
  • Summer camp tennis programme
  • Adult tennis programme


The academy regularly organizes tournaments at the state, national and international level. And also helps organize sponsors for gifted players.

Contact details

  • Phone: Mr.Jeyachandran - 9940023832
  • Mr. K.S Mohamed Raheemudeen – 9444204786
  • Email: coach@baselinetennisacademy.com


Branches

  • #32 Cross Street,
    Behind Rajaji Bhavan,
    Besant Nagar
    Chennai
  • Cross Street
    Indira Nagar
    Chennai
  • Inside MNM Jain Engineering College
    Thuraipakkam
    Old Mahaballipuram Road (OMR)
    Chennai


Krishnan Tennis Centre

Krishnan Tennis Centre was instituted 23 years ago, by the father and son duo - Ramamathan Krishnan and Ramesh Krishnan, two illustrious tennis players, with very successful careers. The tennis centre accommodates kids, young adults and working professionals, having different levels of tennis skills.

Facilities at Krishnan Tennis Centre

  • 8 clay courts
  • 2 synthetic courts
  • Clubhouse
  • Viewing gallery
  • Showers
  • Separate changing rooms for men and women
  • CCTV surveillance cameras
  • Spacious facility with space for running and exercise
  • Ample parking space


Timings

The tennis courts are available between 5:30hrs – 18:30hrs on all days.



Book a court

Individuals can book a court at an hourly basis at the rate of Rs.354 per individual per hour.

Programmes

Tennis training schedule for children is as follows –
  • Monday & Tuesday: 15:30hrs – 16:30hrs
  • Wednesday & Thursday:16:30hrs – 17:30hrs
  • Friday & Saturday:17:30hrs – 18:30hrs


Contact details

  • Phone: Mr. Seetharaman – 9841351286 / Ms. Kokila – 725870755
  • Email: admin@tepatennis.in
  • Website: http://www.krishnantennis.com


Tennis is a strenuous sport, it builds stamina and helps maintain fitness levels. The game requires agility and muscle strength. It is also a strategic game, where players need to outsmart their opponent not just by sheer force with which they hit the ball, but by hitting it where the opponent cannot reach it.

Are you aware of tennis academies in Chennai with excellent infrasturcture and coaching?


Article by Juana
Juana is a freelance writer, with years of experience, creating content for varied online portals. She holds a degree in English Literature and has worked as a teacher and as a soft skill trainer. An avid reader, she writes on a variety of topics ranging from health, travel, education and personality development.

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