We are uniquely designed for individual junior tennis player development
Led by Stan Smith, former Wimbledon and U.S. Open Champion and number-one player in the world, and B.J. Stearns, former top nationally and internationally ranked player and Academy Director, the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy is uniquely designed for individual junior tennis player development. The Smith Stearns Academy is located within one of the top-rated resorts in the country, The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
The Academy was founded in 2002 to help prepare junior tennis athletes for the highest level of competition possible in both collegiate and professional tennis. We promote a family atmosphere of intense training, camaraderie, and fun. The Smith Stearns approach speaks for itself as we have developed numerous state, sectional, national, and international tennis champions over the years, as well as having one of the strongest collegiate placement programs in the country.
Under Stan and BJ’s leadership, a staff of highly qualified tennis coaches specifically trained in the Smith Stearns approach work one-on-one with committed young people to help them reach their full potential as junior tennis players. Moreover, beautiful Hilton Head Island provides the perfect backdrop for these young players to develop their tennis game. Tennis and Hilton Head go hand-in-hand.
Supervised housing on the Island, and an excellent college preparatory school curriculum, further help the students develop as scholars, as citizens, and as young adults.