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Big congratulations to our junior players for their performances this weekend at the Little Mo Florida Sectionals in West Palm Beach, FL! Isabella Aguiar won the girls' 11 singles event! Awesome Isa! Congratulations champ! Jaden Brady was the finalist in the boys' 11 event losing in the finals in a very close battle 6/7 6/7. Great fight Jaden! Well done! Maria Navarro was not only the finalist in the girls' 9 (green dot) event but she also received the sportsmanship award! Maria we are not [...]

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 [...]

Just when you thought that having a former number 7 player in the world and a multiple Grand Slam champion, Johan Kriek, a former 23 player in the world, Tim Wilkison, and a former 26 player in the world, Sabina Simmonds, to go with Nino Mussagy Suca, Mozambican Davis Cup player and Yani Arnautovic, former Yugoslavian top junior player with pro level coaching experience on our coaching team was enough, we are kicking it up a notch once again! We are happy to welcome Brenton [...]

Johan Kriek and Tim Wilkison enjoyed watching Stan Wawrinka win his first Roland Garros title today. They both watched the final at Johan Kriek's house. Congratulations to Stan Wawrinka for winning his second Grand Slam title! Johan Kriek and Tim Wilkison recently teamed up to expand the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy by now offering world-class coaching from not just one but two former ATP Tour greats to tennis players who aspire to become high level college players and/or professional players. This means that the Johan [...]

Big congratulations to Jenna Thompson, girls' 14 NC State Tar Heel Qualifier (NC L1) singles champion! JKTA team including Johan Kriek and Sabina Simmonds as well as Jenna's parents and siblings were there to support Jenna! Awesome job Jenna!! #JohanKriekTennisAcademy #JKTA #JKTAteam #elitetennisacademy #JohanKriek #SabinaSimmonds #JennaThompson #tennis #juniortennis #champion

Busy weekend for JKTA players and coaches. More than 20 of our academy players in action in two major junior tournaments in North and South Carolina this weekend. Results coming soon. If you would like to experience coaching from some of the world's former best players, sign up for our summer camps now! Space limited! To register call 704.488.2314. (Picture from today's tournament: Johan Kriek & Sabina Simmonds with JKTA players: Jenna Thompson and Sydney Landau). Good luck to all JKTA players this weekend! For [...]

After a few months of hard work at the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy, it is time for Liza Khabarova and Alina Zolotareva to leave Charlotte to play some tournaments on the ITF Pro Circuit Tour. First tournament coming up for the two Russian female players' will be in Kazakhstan! Good luck Liza and Alina! We will miss you! Hope to see you both back soon! In the meantime, you can always count on the support from the JKTA Team while you are out there fighting! [...]

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