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For All Ages & Levels #1 Tennis Academy
MASTER THE GAME



Tennis School & Exclusive Club
ELITE TENNIS
ACADEMY

Orlando, FL's#1 Tennis Academy


Elite Tennis Academy is the premier tennis training program in Orlando, FL.

We provide tremendous instruction for players of all ages wanting to excel in tennis.

Our Academy offers tennis players from across the area high-level coaching, training, guidance and development.

If you are seeking quality tennis training, look no further, you have come to the right place.

Call +1 407 9256360 to sign up for a lesson today!



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GOD FIRST


At Elite Tennis Academy, we put God first above all else. We play not for our own glory, but for His as well.

TEAM FIRST


We can't succeed if we're only playing for ourselves. We put the needs of teammates ahead of our own.

FIRST ACADEMY


Sharing a campus with The First Academy allows us to partner with each other and elevate our students/athletes to their highest level of achievement.

PLAY


We'll make you feel like a pro with our highly-qualified staff of tennis professionals.

LOVE & SERVE


We believe in having love for ourselves, our opponents and our teammates.

COURSES


We offer a variety of courses for all ages.

COMPETE


You will learn the ins and outs of competitive tennis and how to succeed in the game.

PASSION


We are constantly striving to improve our skills and become the absolute best we can be at the sport.


Bob Profile
BOB NEWSOME
NEWSOME
Director of Tennis

With over 30 years of tennis experience, Bob Newsome is certified with the United States Professional Tennis Registry and has extensive coaching experience. Working his way through college, he began teaching tennis clinics at a local country club in Tallahassee, FL. Impressed with his ability and his knowledge of the game, the head tennis pro encouraged Bob to pursue his certification and to continue coaching tennis. Upon graduation, he moved to Lakeland, FL and attended Dennis Van Der Meer’s tennis university for two years while simultaneously being hired as the head tennis coach for Sante Fe Catholic School.

From 1995-1997, he was the graduate assistant for the Women’s tennis team at the University of Central Florida while pursuing a Master’s degree in exercise physiology. The team was nationally ranked in singles and doubles. The women's team won 2nd place at the 1996 TAAC tournament.

In 1996 he was hired as the head tennis pro at Marriott’s Cypress Harbour and then moved to Marriott’s Grande Vista resort in 1998 to coach and manage their tennis facility. He continues to teach private and group lessons for the resort guests.

In 2015, Bob was hired as the Varsity Boys/Girls tennis coach at The First Academy in Orlando, FL. Under his leadership the Lady Royals were the District champions in 2019, 2021 and 2022, Regional Champions in 2021/22 and also competed at the State Championship in 2021 and 2022.

Bob has a keen eye and a personable way of relating to students. He also thrives on success and good competition. In addition to tennis, he is a pickleball enthusiast and enjoys water/snow sports. He loves spending his free time doing all these activities with his family. Bob and his wife, Amy, have four children and recently added a son-in-law to the family.


Previous Employment

HS Coach, Girls and Boys

Employer: The First Academy
Location: Orlando, FL
Date of Employment: 2015-2022

Head Pro

Employer: Marriott Grande Vista
Date of Employment: 1998-2020

Head Pro

Employer: Marriott Cypress Harbor
Date of Employment: 1996

Men/Women’s Tennis Team, Grad Assistant

Employer: University of Central Florida
Location: UCF, FL
Date of Employment: 1995-1996

USPTR Professional

Employer: Dennis Van Der Meer Tennis Academy
Location: Mulberry, FL
Date of Employment: 1994-1995

Jeff Profile
JEFF MCCONKEY
MCCONKEY
Performance Tennis Coach & Junior Development

Coach Jeff is from Peoria, IL and earned engineering degrees from Bradley University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a varsity player at Bradley, Jeff earned recognition on the Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner’s List for Academic Excellence as one of nine athletes in the conference with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

After a career in engineering, Jeff has pursued his passion for tennis as a USPTA certified tennis professional. His experience over the past 12 years has included teaching adult and junior clinics and camps at the University of Iowa, Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, and at Isleworth Country Club in Windermere.

In addition to tennis, Jeff also has an FLDOE teaching certification in 6th -12th grade mathematics and enjoys tutoring. He lives in Windermere with his wife Stacy and two sons, Cameron and Aidan.



Previous Employment

Middle School Head Coach

Foundation Academy 2021-2022
The First Academy 2020-2021

Certified Tennis Professional

United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) since May 2010


Playing Experience

Bradley University (Missouri Valley Conference)
MVC Commissioner’s List for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA)

Isleworth Country Club

Reunion Resort (Kissimmee, FL)
University of Iowa

Brandon Profile
BRANDON STEPHENS
BRANDON
Tennis Coach

Coach Brandon was born in Athens, GA, and tennis has been a part of his life since he hit his first ball with his dad at the age of seven.

After graduating from high school in 1993, he moved to Japan to study abroad. Visiting various tennis clubs around Honshu over the years as a local tennis ambassador, he learned a very different mindset about tennis that he would share with his athletes in the years to come.

After returning to the States with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, he joined the United States Army for active duty service until 2001.

Obtaining his Master of Arts in Teaching from Piedmont University in 2006, he finally settled down back in North Georgia.

In his free time, Brandon enjoys spending time with his family and working on his 1984 Jeep CJ7. He and his wife, Brittny have three children and strive to live each day in God’s light.



Previous Employment

While teaching at Lumpkin County Middle School, Coach Brandon introduced USTA’s School Tennis Curriculum in 2009. Started their first middle school tennis team in 2011, and helped organize the first Mountain League for middle school tennis teams across North Georgia in 2012.

In 2013 he went back to where it all started and attended Coach Manuel Diaz’s Coach’s Camp in 2013. Coach Brandon became a PTR Certified Instructor in 2016 and his experience since has included teaching adult clinics for the NEGTA, teaching proper technique to young beginners, and working with performance players to improve their ranking.

Bucky Profile
BUCKY PAREL
BUCKY
Performance Tennis Coach & Junior Development

Coach Bucky is originally from Louisville, KY where he started playing tennis at the young age of five. He and his family of tennis players relocated to Orlando, FL when he was 12 to enjoy the sun and life of full-time tennis. He cherished his recent day's of training and playing competitive tennis up till he graduated high school in 2021.

With a sense of entrepreneurship and the heart of a teacher, Bucky founded and heads Hippie Strings in East Orlando where he provides racket stringing services and tennis lessons along with his 3 siblings.

Bucky is a recent addition to Elite Tennis Academy and is already a favorite to the many students and parents for his fun and innovative teaching. He likes to focus on tennis fundamentals, technique, mental sharpness, and acumen.

Currently, Bucky is juggling between being a tennis professional and a student at Valencia College. He aspires to become a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist.




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