Johan Kriek spent the weekend watching some of our academy players compete at the Eddie Herr ITF tournament in Bradenton, FL. Congratulations to Victoria Emma for qualifying into the girls' 18 main draw. Victoria will be facing Anhzelika Isaeva from Russia as her first main draw opponent. Good luck Victoria! Ryouki Yagi (JAP boys' 16) won his first round qualifying match before losing in three sets in the second round. Axel Nefve won two rounds in the boys' 18 qualifying event before losing in three [...]

?? Welcome Victoria Emma to our academy! Victoria just turned 17 years old and is ranked 92 in the world on the ITF Junior ranking. Victoria worked with Johan Kriek as a young junior player in Florida and is now back training with Johan in our academy to get ready for the professional tour. "Victoria is a strong player with a great serve and a great work ethic. I am looking forward to helping Victoria reach her full potential." #VictoriaEmma #JohanKriek #JohanKriekTennisAcademy #JKTA #teamJKTA #Tennis [...]

   ITF $100,000 Tokyo update: Shiho Akita advanced to the final qualifying round today after beating Mana Ayukawa (JPN), WTA 468, 6/3 6/3. Shiho will now face her tour friend, Ksenia Lykina (RUS), WTA 381. Congratulations to Shiho and her long-time coach, Brenton Barker, and good luck! #ShihoAkita #WTA #Japan #ITFTokyo #Tokyo #ITF #ITFProCurcuit #ITFtennis #tennis #JohanKriekTennisAcademy #JKTA #JKTAteam #elitetennisacademy

ITF Lexington South Carolina update: Another outstanding win by Jenna Thompson at her first ever ITF event. After beating a 17-year old opponent from Germany 6/3 6/1 this morning, 13-year old Jenna just beat the number 8 nationally ranked (ranked number 1 in Tennessee) junior player Sophie Abrams 6/3 6/0 to advanced into the final ITF qualification round. Johan Kriek and Sabina Simmonds were both there to support Jenna. "Jenna played an outstanding match. Wasn't as easy as the score says," said Johan Kriek after [...]

ITF 10K Charleston SC update: After winning two rounds, 16-year old Ramya Natarajan lost today in her final round qualification match. "We are very happy with Ramya's performance at her very first ITF Pro Circuit event. She has a bright future ahead and we will work hard to get her ready for future pro level tournaments," said Johan Kriek. Ramya is on her way back to our academy to get ready for the upcoming 10K ITF Pro Circuit event in Hilton Head. A former top [...]

ITF 10K Charleston SC update: Another impressive win from the 16-year old Indian player, Ramya Natarayan! Ramya beat another 18-year old opponent, Brianna Thompson from Australia, 6/2 6/1! "I was amazed by Ramya's performance," said Brenton, who has traveled on the WTA Tour for many years and is currently with Ramya in Charleston. Great job Ramya! You are one match away from reaching the main draw at your first ever 10K ITF Pro Circuit event! We are proud of you! #RamyaNatarajan #JohanKriekTennisAcademy #JKTA #JKTAteam #ITF [...]

ITF 10K Charleston SC update: 16-year-old Ramya Natarajan (IND) beats 18-year-old Claudia Wiktorin (USA) 6:3 6:1 in her first round qualification match, which was also Ramya's first 10K ITF match ever. "Ramya hit at least 10 clean winners on the backhand side and 12 on the forehand! Fantastic play, very impressive!" said Brenton after the match. #RamyaNatarajan #ITF #ITFProCircuit #JohanKriekTennisAcademy #JKTA #JKTAteam #WTA #tennis

ITF/CollegeTennis/ATP/WTA Training has finally kicked off this week at the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy! This particular program features not only Johan Kriek, former number 7 player in the world and a two-time Australian Open champion, but also Tim Wilkison, former number 23 player in the world! On the picture with Johan and Tim, you see Ramya Natarajan from Chennai India who is currently training at JKTA to get ready for the WTA Tour. #JohanKriekTennisAcademy #JohanKriek #TimWilkison #JKTA #JKTAteam #elitetennisacademy #Charlotte #ITF #WTA #ATP #tennis

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