Future Stars

AGES 4 - 8

AGES 9 - 18



AGES 7 - 12


AGES 9 - 18

about us

The Academy is a year-round program and was conceived and developed by Grant Stafford and JT Murphy along with coaches with proven track records of developing and working with world-ranked tennis players. The special nature of working with high performance student-athletes suggests that the size of the program will be limited to a certain number of players. The student-athletes cover a wide range of ages up to 18 years demonstrating the potential our program is seeking. ​

Grant Stafford

Owner & Founder

ATP Coach Certified, USPTR Certified

Former Top 50 ATP

Kokou Missodey

Director of

After School Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there make-ups?

Make-ups do not roll over but a missed day can be made up during the monthly session. Please contact the Tennis Coordinator to request your make-up.

Can we try out? How much does it cost?

Please schedule a try out with the Tennis Coordinator. The cost for a try out is $50.00

How do I join the Academy and what is the process?

Please contact the Tennis Coordinator to schedule an evaluation. The evaluation takes 30 minutes. Evaluation cost is $25. You will receive an email with the recommended Program and a detailed evaluation of the participant.

How does your program work? (Ratio, techniques, training methods, …)

We offer our players the structured STAF training process which includes shot tolerance progressions, drills focusing on a variety of skills, point play with with tactical patterns, serving daily.

What is the experience and ability level needed for the Full-Time / Daytime Academy?

In most cases, a player will need some level of tournament play experience, however there are some exceptions. Please schedule an evaluation with the Tennis Coodinator.

Do you provide schooling for Full-Time students?

We have a dedicated classroom for students that are doing their schooling online.

What makes your coaching staff unique?

Stafford Tennis Academy is staffed with an experienced team of coaches who are all top level ATP, ITF, USPTA, and USTA certified professionals. Our coaches combine their professional tour experience and their coaching knowlege to offer a complete training experience. We pride ourselves on selecting only highly trained, experienced coaches with the leadership and mentoring skills necessary to coach students on a detailed, individual level.

Do you Travel to Tournaments to watch students?

We do travel to tournaments. Coaches travel expenses are split amoungst players. Please contact our Tennis Coordinator for more information on the additional coaching costs.

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