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Renowned Junior Tennis Academy Opening at Life Time Tennis Facility

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Academia Sánchez-Casal to open its fourth location in Peachtree Corners

Well known for its top-notch junior tennis academy, Academia SánchezCasal and Life Time Athletic and Tennis, a premier facility with over 25 courts in Peachtree Corners, have announced a partnership to offer junior tennis players a venue for those who aspire to play at the college or even professional level.

Academia Sánchez-Casal (ASC) is led by world renowned coach and former No. 1 doubles player Emilio Sánchez Vicario.  The academy, founded in 1998 and headquartered in Naples, Florida, has locations on three continents, Europe, Asia and North America.

To celebrate the partnership, ASC and Life Time Tennis are hosting a grand opening and ribboncutting ceremony on Friday, March 8 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend the event which will feature a world class doubles exhibition with Emilio Sánchez Vicario, Pavel Slozil, Luke Jensen and Mikael Pernfors.  And on Saturday, March 9, a complimentary junior clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

“There are only a handful of tennis academies with an international reach,” said Bill Rennie, Life Time’s general manager. “With its strong ALTA presence, the metro area has long been known as the tennis capital of the South with a number of strong junior players. We are extremely pleased to partner with ASC on providing a premier junior tennis academy.”

Both Life Time and ASC have developed numerous tennis players of all levels and are wellknown for their unique training systems. ASC, which has international hubs in China and Spain, has developed several elite players including Svetlana Kuznetsova, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Daniela Hantuchova. 

“As the Executive Director of USTA Southern and as a member of Life Time – Peachtree Corners, it is most exciting to have a tennis academy of international acclaim coming to the area,” said USTA’s John Callen. “The Sánchez-Casal Academy will bring outstanding training opportunities to the most complete tennis and fitness facility in the state.  Under the leadership of Bill Rennie, General Manager, Life Time – Peachtree Corners, will continue to be a real Gold Star for the city and one we are all proud to call our own. Lifetime continues to show its leadership as the premium tennis and fitness brand in the U.S. and the Sánchez-Casal Academy will underscore that position.”

Life Time Tennis Facility
Life Time Tennis Facility in Peachtree Corners

Life Time Athletic and Tennis at Peachtree Corners is one of over 140 Life Time facilities in the U.S. and Canada. The Peachtree Corners location offers 28 indoor and outdoor tennis courts and a 2,600-seat outdoor tennis stadium.

“We are thrilled that this renowned tennis academy will be located in Peachtree Corners,” said City Manager Brian Johnson. “This will be a tremendous value for not only our community, but a destination for inbound tennis players regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Life Time Tennis is located at 6320 Courtside Drive in Peachtree Corners, telephone: 770-4496060. The ASC-Life Time Tennis Academy will begin training junior players on April 15. For more information visit: https://www.sanchezcasal.com/

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2019 Peach State Junior Closed Championship, in Peachtree Corners

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One Love Tennis was awarded the 2019 Peach State Jr. Closed Championship to be played in Atlanta, May 24-28. The main venue for this event will be Lifetime Athletic & Tennis in Peachtree Corners, with satellite sites to include Hudlow Tennis Center, The Fields Club by the Forum, The Falls of Autry Mills, Pro Tennis International, and Greater Atlanta Christian School.  600 families are expected to be in the Peachtree Corners area during the event.

Peach State Junior Championship

The Peach State Jr. Closed (formerly named the GA Jr. Qualifying) has a rich history. Former professional players, including Melanie Oudin, Ashley Harkleroad, Robby Ginepri and Bobby Reynolds, all played in the GA State Closed Jr. Qualifier.

When this event was renamed the Peach State Jr. Closed Championships in 2016, the eventual 2018 French Open Jr. Girls winner, Cori Gauff, was the Girls 18’s champion. The tournament was hosted in Macon for 30 + years.

Partnering with USTA Georgia, One Love Tennis are making plans to ensure that this event becomes one of the premier junior tennis tournaments in America. In addition to the Peach State, One Love Tennis will host 20 tournaments throughout the year, including the G12 USTA National Championship.

For a full list of tournaments and sponsorship information please visit their website.

The Format of the tournament:Peac

This tournament is open to the top 64 players in each age category. Over 600 kids, ranging from ages 10-18, will compete in this event over a 5-day period. Each draw will host a 64-player singles draw and a 32 team doubles draw with a feed-in consolation through the round of 16 for singles and single elimination for doubles. There will be a 3/4 playoff match for the singles and doubles draw in each event.

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