JUNIORS-The Port Washington Tennis Academy (PWTA) is dedicated to young people (for Adult Programs see the next paragraph), primarily from the ages of four through eighteen. PWTA was created in 1966 as a non-profit (and non-smoking - even then) facility, to use tennis as a means of fostering educational success for children, by developing a stimulating lifelong activity that is fun, healthy, scholastically and socially beneficial. This is accomplished by utilizing our specialized techniques with a wide range of instructional programs, special in-house competitions and several United States Tennis Assocation (USTA) sanctioned tournaments. Additionally, our graduating high school seniors get the benefit of our many years of experiences and up-to-date knowledge of schools, teams and coaches when it comes to identifying, selecting and then eventual placement at a university meeting their individual capablities and goals. While we are well known for many world class professional players graduating from our programs, encouraging educational excellence will always be our main focus.
ADULTS-PWTA offers an extensive variety of Adult Programs for all levels ranging from never played through tournament caliber. Men's and Women's daytime and evening leagues, private lessons, group clinics (3 players plus a professional), seasonal courts including instructional and season ending doubles play sessions are just part of our broad spectrum of activities.
THE FACILITY-PWTA is the largest indoor tennis facility on the East Coast, with 17 indoor courts (4 hard, 13 Har-Tru) and a unique elevated 1/4 mile long indoor running track. PWTA also provides many extras not found as part of a teaching program, such as an International teaching staff, closed-circuit TV for each court, upper TV lounge for relaxed viewing, spectator viewing galleries to ensure full visibility of every court, comfortable lounge areas, extensive men's and women's locker rooms, meeting rooms, etc. Complimentary coffee, tea, milk, cookies, juice and potassium rich bananas are always available to our members. In addition, the Academy has a fully stocked tennis clothing, accessories and racquet shop to meet the needs of our junior students and adult members. During tournaments, visiting players are offered a discount for Pro Shop purchases.
A LITTLE EXTRA-PWTA publishes College And Junior Tennis Magazine www.collegeandjuniortennis.com, the only website of its kind that caters to junior and collegiate tennis readers, not supplemented with Adult/Professional news. It features results of all USTA National Junior tournaments, Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Grand Slam College events, other major USTA and ITA touranments and rankings for all junior ages and collegiate divisions. PWTA/College And Junior Tennis was instrumental in developing and now maintaining www.CollegeTennisConnect.com, the first service to provide ALL the available data at one internet site, enabling high school juniors and seniors to make a fully informed decision when selecting their ideal school.