Merrill Park - Robert Bortz Family Foundation High Performance 

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 18 - Friday, Aug.3
  • Site Location: Merrill Park Tennis Courts -    35th & Michigan Street
  • To register online for the HP Tennis Academy, call 414-442-8195.

Summer Home of the High Performance TEAM Tennis Academy

For the first time ever, and thanks to a generous donation from the Bortz Family Foundation, Merrill Park will be the home of MTEF’s High Performance TEAM Tennis Academy, an academy like no other in the United States. This 7-hour a day, 5-day a week academy combines high performance tennis, fitness, and nutrition with academics and life skills development.

Past leadership felt that “This is one of a kind.” This is a first for Wisconsin and the Midwest Section, and is one of only a few in the entire United States.”

The program, which runs from Monday, June 18 through Friday, August 3, combines five separate but intertwined curricula – academics, nutrition, fitness, life skills and tennis. The academy, which will be directed by the Executive Director, will include all of the on-court components of a top-notch tennis academy plus academic and life skill training that has been a cornerstone of past MTEF summer programs.

2018 High Performance TEAM Accomplishments:

HP students’ overall GPA (3.10) was 1.21 higher than Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students (1.89). HP students’ GPAs also exceed MPS students in math, science, English and history.

HP participants played 46 days of Jr. Team tennis (JTT) for a combined total of 3,120 matches, which accounted for 29% of the USTA JTT national JTT participation, twice as much as the 2nd place chapter. Sixty juniors played a total of 279 sanctioned tournaments, the highest total in the NJTL network.

HP children scored 29.8% above summer-only children on the MTEF nutrition exam. They also scored better than Wisconsin’s top junior players from the Competition Training Center (CTC) in push-ups, hexagon and spider agility test.

Life Skills
HP students must pass all three levels (Game, Set, Match) of the NJTL Life Skills Curriculum. HP participants outscored summer-only children on the NJTL Life Skills test and on MTEF’s three-tiered attitude evaluation.

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