At the Tiger Tennis Academy our specialty are beginners. We are the Academy where beginners play. We say that because we see it happen with our own eyes each and every day. Our goal is to make your child successful quickly. We notice after just 4 or 5 group lessons that children 5 and 6 years old start to make contact with the ball and start hitting the ball back with a partner and the thrill in their eyes is just amazing.

The Tiger Tennis Academy offers the opportunity for all children to learn the basics of tennis by instructing them through fun and educational training programs based on USTA Tennis Standards (United States Tennis Association)

A great reason why the children are successful is our team. Many other programs have older instructors teaching very young children but we have a young staff with plenty of playing experience and knowledge and their ability to connect with the children is a great advantage that we offer. When the kids feel comfortable and connect with their instructors the learning flows.

The Tiger Tennis Academy is attentive to children, but also is also parent-friendly with locations near your home. We currently offer classes in Manhattan, Queens, and Nassau County with new locations opening soon.

Did you know that 31.9% of children aged 2 to 11 are considered obese by the CDC. The obesity epidemic is real. With so much time spent on a phone or tablet and many schools that have cut their physical time, many of our children have lost interest in sports. It is so important in today’s modern world that we keep children active through sport and return active children because active children are healthy children and you and your family will be happy too.

Active Kids, Healthy Kids and Happy Family

Active kids mean children who play sport and establish great relationships with their friends
Healthy kids or healthy children who are comfortable both in body and mind, acquiring security and friendships without feeling left out
Happy family because you will see your child is feeling good and having fun and your life is easier because we have a location near you.

  • Tennis Classes for Kids in Manhattan, Queens, and Nassau
  • Choose a location, day, and time that is convenient for you

  • Three age groups are available (4-5, 6-9 and 10-14)

  • Children learn tennis skills in an engaging and safe environment.
  • All children participate……No chid left on sidelines

  • No tennis racket- not a  problem. We supply rackets!

Walter Giacometti the founder of Tiger Tennis Academy

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Our hand selected coaches are highly qualified and experienced, USTA 10 and Under certified and trained, and background checked. In addition to the instructor’s qualifications, our coaches all share and display a passion for kids and the sport. We focus on hiring not only experienced coaches, but coaches with great personalities and abilities to connect with kids in order to make tennis a fun learning experience and hopefully a lifelong sport for them.

Walter Giacometti | Director

Walter Giacometti founder Tiger Tennis Academy

Walter is a born and raised New Yorker, living most of his life in Fresh Meadows, NY. He has always had a love of sports, growing up playing baseball and soccer before taking up tennis relatively late at the age of 15. Walter was teaching kids by the age of 16 at his High School coach’s tennis camp and was a scholarship player at St. John’s University. He has spent the last 20 years sharing his passion for tennis while teaching people of all ages. Walter has always believed that developing coordination skills and technique is very important but the number one thing at an early age is to have FUN playing tennis. This will give your child the best chance of taking tennis to the next level. Currently Walter is not only the Director of the Tiger Tennis Academy but also the Head Coach of the Division 2 LIU Post University Women’s Tennis Team.

Courtney Tham | Instructor

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Rino Cattabiani | Instructor

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Christopher Charles | Instructor

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Christopher Tham | Instructor

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