Our mission is to provide a comprehensive training platform that will raise the standard of tennis training. We are committed to producing a level of athletic performance that will increase the presence of American tennis players present in the tour-ready elite and produce world class athletes.
Being exceptional at anything is often attributed to one’s genes or raw talent; but that’s not the whole story. We believe that a proper training environment plays a huge part in the development of a high performance athlete. Our training philosophy has two components:
The first extends from the “10,000 hour rule” made popular in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers. This rule tells us that if a student dedicates at least 10,000 hours or more to a practice in a particular field, they can be one of the best at that discipline. It is for this reason the we are always looking for young players that are willing to work hard. In order to capture the hours needed to accomplish greatness, an athlete needs to give himself or herself a long enough runway to get there. Our players will build their practice hours over time. Completed practice hours as outlined in our programs are the cornerstone of philosophy, and we know that the results will show in their development and in their success as match players.
The second component of training is personal accountability. Our program is rigorous and bad habits can lead to bad performance. We strongly believe in keeping track of the nutritious foods players are eating and holding them accountable for their indulgences. As our players progress through our program, their bodies will crave the fuel needed to be a great athlete, including adequate water and sleep. Dedication to these good habits will keep them on the right track for when they are competition-ready.
Phil Williamson, Director of Tennis
Phil Williamson (a Mount Vernon, NY native) has been a veteran tennis pro for the past 25 years. After a stellar junior playing record in the USTA Eastern Section and the National American Tennis Association (ATA), he moved onto a historical record at Columbia University (capturing their first IVY title in 12 yrs. then again before graduating in 1987). After several years on the ATP Tour, Grand Slams and Davis Cup play Phil has used these experiences coupled with an USPTA Elite Pro and USTA High Performance Certification training to offer the best tennis information and education to our youth. With former Directorships at Westchester and NYC clubs (Hastings on the Hudson and Tennis Club of Riverdale, respectively), Phil taught over 8 years at the Grand Slam Tennis Center in Bedford NY (an Ivan Lendl facility) and another 4 years as the Head Coach of the Ross School Tennis Academy in East Hampton, NY.
Roy Inniss, Director of Player Services
Roy Inniss, originally from Harlem New York, brings a plethora of experiences as a player and coach to Centre Court Logistics. As a junior, Roy earned a scholarship to the Port Washington tennis academy where he enjoyed a stellar junior career, achieving a top twenty USTA Eastern 18s singles ranking. After junior tennis, Roy attended the Dennis Van der Meer TennisUniversity in Hilton Head North Carolina, and played his college tennis for Hampton University in Hampton Virginia. Roy has been responsible for all phases of varsity tennis program including recruiting, budgeting, conditioning, team practices, travel arrangements, scheduling and match preparation at the NCAA Division 3 level as Head Coach. He has a particular interest and enthusiasm for teaching High Performance and QuickStart 10 and Under.
Pat Asante, High Performance Tennis Professional
Pat Asante has been coaching for over 25 years. He has constructed and designed high performance teaching systems that produce high performing athletes. Throughout his years of coaching, he has developed many top ranked players that have played #1 at Beacon High School in New York City, Pelham High School in Westchester, Ravens Croft in North Carolina, and Riverdale Country School in Riverdale, New York. He has developed players that have played professionally in the Future and Challenger tennis tournaments, as well as players who have competed collegially and graduated from Duke University, Florida A&M, Howard, Pace and U Penn. He knows how to correct and develop elite tennis players by focusing on the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of the game.