Welcome to the Mark Dickson Tennis Academy, a world-class High Performance tennis and fitness training academy.
We offer the highest quality programs and professional tour coaching to self-motivated and ambitious students who have the goal of improving their skills to be able to compete at the collegiate and/or professional level. We also offer beginner QuickStart programs in a fun and social environment to introduce new students to the game of tennis.
All of our students receive maximum individual attention from a dedicated team of professionals who have a proven record of experience and success.
Located in Sarasota, Florida and centrally located to Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and the I-75 corridor, the Academy is directed by Mark Dickson. Mark is formerly one of the top ranked ATP Tour singles and doubles players in the world, winner of 10 professional tour events on the international circuit, 3-time sportsmanship award winner, a US Open singles and doubles quarterfinalist and an Australian Open doubles quarterfinalist. Mark is internationally recognized for his professionalism, coaching skills and competitive playing ability.
Mark holds these Professional Certifications:
• ATP Tour Professional
• USTA High Performance Coach
• USPTA Professional 1
• Pat Etcheberry strength and conditioning
• Sport Science Level 1 Coach
• American Heart Association CPR/AED Healthcare Provider
He is a member of the ATP Tour Alumni, National Coaches Registry, a 3-time NCAA All-American and has been inducted into the Clemson University Hall of Fame.
For nearly twenty years, Mark has been sought out by tour professionals and elite juniors for his positive coaching style and ability to motivate, mentor and successfully impact a player’s game. Junior players ranked #1 in the world, #1 in the United States and #1 in Florida have been coached by Mark in Sarasota.
Our Academy’s culture is one of family, academics, positive attitudes, enthusiasm, fairness and sportsmanship. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in shaping the lives of our students to help them succeed during their playing careers and throughout their lives.
Being a small, family-oriented boutique academy allows our professional coaches to spend more time with each of our students, developing every aspect of their games and preparing their minds for the challenges that lie ahead. We give our students many opportunities to develop at their own pace, gain self-confidence as an individual in a team environment and not feel lost in a system.
Our exciting, challenging and competitive programs are offered throughout the year on a Full Time and Part Time basis in the mornings, afternoons and evenings to players of all ability levels.
The Sarasota/Bradenton area is widely recognized as having one of the most competitive international junior circuits and we are conveniently located to all the action.
Please enjoy exploring our web site and make sure to visit our Testimonials page to read the positive comments our students, parents and fellow coaches have about their experiences.
Call us today to schedule a visit and discover for yourself how we develop champions.