Welcome to The Excellence Tennis Academy. Our philosophy of “get better every day,” is delivered through the latest teaching methods by top-level professional coaches. Whether a beginner or professional, we are committed to offering a full pathway for your tennis development. We are fortunate to be supported by The Excellence Tennis Foundation and Five Seasons Sports Clubs. With their support we are able to offer some of the lowest priced training in the country, as well as scholarships to a majority of our players.
EX- Orange & Green Ball
These are players who are gaining experience, maybe starting tournament play and potentially pursuing the tournament pathway. Typically 12 and under players who take regular private lessons.
Our EX Academy classes are for players who play competitive tournaments and have aspirations of playing college tennis or beyond. Ages range from 8-18 and these players are the most committed with regular private lessons and tournament scheduling. We will use appropriate age-based instruction, balls and equipment based on the players chronological progression.
EX SCHOOL TENNIS
Our EX School Tennis program is practice for middle school and high school players, trying to prepare themselves for their next school season. This class typically has some of the varsity players at the top schools in the city and will include a lot of strategy, and point play coaching.
Programs focus on tennis fundamentals. Learn the game and begin playing immediately in a fun and social environment.
Monthly Drill Options
Our Drill and Play clinics consist of weekly themed practices with emphasis on double tactics, strategy and situational point play.
Clinics: Drill & Play, Men’s Night, Round Robin, Cardio Tennis, Pickleball.
Interested in joining a Five Seasons Tennis Team?
Contact Tim Geraci, Adult Tennis Director; Geracit5@gmail.com
Seasonal Court Time
If you are looking for seasonal court time, please contact Mary Ann Reichard, 513-469-1400.
Matt is a leading speaker, author, and coach in the tennis industry. He has been voted the USPTA Midwest Coach of the Year multiple times, featured in national magazines and radio outlets, and is the author of The Perfect Tennis Parent, A Guide for Parents of Competitive Junior Player. The book features commentary from coaches of players such as Roger Federer, the Serena & Venus Williams, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, and others. Matt is the co-founder of the EX Academy (with Craig Boynton, coach of John Isner). EX has produced hundreds of NCAA players and millions of dollars in scholarships. Matt graduated from law school but has continued to teach tennis because that is what he loves to do.
Adult Tennis Director
As the Adult Tennis Director Tim has been instrumental in Five Seasons becoming a vibrant member of the G.C.I.T.A. interclub landscape. He has been coaching tennis in Cincinnati for over a decade, producing dozens of interclub champions. Tim has a notable win over professional Sam Querry in National Doubles Tournament play, further adding to his doubles expertise.
Director of Junior Tennis
Brian is involved with Junior Tennis at all levels as the GCTA Junior Tennis Director, Lead Coach for 10 & Under Early Development Camps, and a member of the Midwest Coaches Commission. Brian has been invited to speak at numerous conferences throughout the country and has helped bring and direct several USTA National Tournaments held at Five Seasons. He has been a big part of growing the EX Academy Junior Program into one of the most recognized programs in the nation. Brian is a graduate of Xavier University where he captained their first ever NCAA Tournament team.
Sonny joined Five Seasons in the Spring of 2010 as a 10 and Under Certified Specialist. He has extensive experience throughout the Tri-State area teaching both children and adult tennis. Sonny also brought 10 & Under Tennis to Cambodia (where he was born) and taught tennis to young children in Cambodia orphanages.
Brad joins us from Chillicothe, Ohio, where he was the Head Professional at the Springfield Racquet Club. He also coaches high school tennis and is the Director of Tennis at Camp Skylemar in Naples, Maine. Brad played number one singles and doubles for EX Alumni Justin Stuckey at Wittenberg University. He is an Ohio native and was a two-time state qualifier in Ohio High School Tennis.
Devon is a Cincinnati native and attended Clark Montessori and Cincinnati State, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing. He began playing tennis at the age of 4 with ICTP (Inner City Tennis Project) under Rachel Fair and Tony Pack. Devon became a tennis
instructor at age16 and gave back to the community and ICTP by teaching for the organization that got him interested in the sport as a young man.
Tennis Pro & Personal Trainer
Tony played college tennis at Briar Cliff College for 3 years in Sioux City Iowa and transferred his senior year to The University of Illinois of Springfield Illinois, all NAIA schools, where his doubles team were undefeated and ranked as number one in the country. He opted not to play NCAA and chose to get certified to teach tennis at Van Dee Meer Tennis University (PTR) and has been teaching since 1979. He has coached over 100 collegiate scholarship players and 6 state champs. Tony held a leadership role at Camargo Racquet Club and has been with Five Seasons since 2017.