AT HOBSON PERFORMANCE TENNIS ACADEMY WE ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING GREAT PLAYERS, AND GOOD PEOPLE. WE BELIEVE THAT WITHOUT THE RIGHT HEART AND MIND CHAMPIONS CAN NEVER BE MADE.

Character strengths are paramount in today’s society of information overload. We use the vehicle of demanding tennis training and competition to enhance and develop players character traits of resilience, integrity, self control, passion, goals, delayed gratification, commitment, responsibility, motivation, discipline self reliance, courage and self confidence. No matter how far you go as a player, if you use tennis to strengthen character, tennis will always be a priceless gift.

Players train in small groups with strong one-on-one attention. All coaches go through a HPT coach education process. Training is supplemented with state-of-the-art equipment, training on clay and hard, focus on “overload” training, use of video analysis and video comparison with the pros in technique and strategy, and very fit, strong players.

Hobson Tennis Coaches

Ashley Hobson

Academy Director


Thirty two years of coaching and playing experience includes coaching at the Van Der Meer Academy, as a country’s National coach, coaching Davis Cup and Federation Cup teams, on the ATP, WTA, and ITF International Junior tours in over 60 countries. Coached two top twenty WTA players and as a National coach, coaching and captaining teams competing in World Youth Cup, World Junior Tennis, Asian Games, and the All China Games. Hobson’s players have won National titles, ITF titles and Professional tournaments and he has sent 100’s of player to play college tennis in the USA. Has conducted coach seminars in Japan, Hong Kong, China Singapore and USA. Conducted seminars for the JPTR and ITF. College educated as a lawyer completing BA and LLB degrees. Fluent in 3 languages. Competed in 5 Ironman triathlons. Associations include PTR, NSCA and completed the USTA High Performance Coaching Program.
``Character drives talent towards greatness``

Consulting Members

HPTA has many outside coaches come in to help with player specifics and explain the process of player development.

Some of these coaches have been:

  • Dr. Bryce Young
  • Chuck Kriese
  • Pat Etchenberry