Saviano High Performance Tennis (SHPT) is a world-class tennis-training program for players who are aspiring to compete at the junior, collegiate and/or professional levels. Founded and directed by Nick Saviano, SHPT opened in 2003 and quickly distinguished itself as one of the finest developmental programs in the world.
Nick is internationally recognized by industry peers, tennis’ governing bodies, college coaches, players and parents as one of the top developmental coaches and educators in the game today. Since 2003, players training at SHPT have won 22 USTA Super National Titles, 8 Foreign National Junior Championships, Over 25 ITF junior events, Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr titles, ATP and WTA Futures, Challenger Series and Tour-level events and countless other junior events. Of equal significance and pride is the fact that SHPT students improve not only as players but in their commitment to overall excellence in an effort to achieve their developmental goals both on and off the court.
Conveniently located just 15 minutes west of Ft. Lauderdale and its signature ‘golden coast’ of beaches, Plantation is easily accessible from three major international airports—Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood (15 minutes), Miami (40 minutes) and West Palm Beach (40 minutes).
The tennis center features 26 lit Har-Tru (clay) courts, 2 lit hard courts (plus 6 off-site), a clubhouse with pro shop, players lounge, locker rooms and high speed internet, all in a year-round training climate. In addition to presenting historical Sunshine Cup and Maureen Connolly Brinker Cup matches, USTA National Championships and ATP/ITF Futures tournaments, Veltri tennis Center will host the Orange Bowl starting in 2011. The tennis center’s complex also features basketball courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, soccer fields, a jogging trail and running track.
Away from the court, enjoy local beaches and water activities of all sorts, unlimited shopping, Everglades fishing and air-boating, Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and Florida Marlins, Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ATP World Tour/ATP Champions Tour) and Sony Ericsson Open (ATP World Tour/WTA).