BIOS

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

Ashley Hobson has thirty-two years of coaching and playing experience, which includes coaching at the Van Der Meer Academy as the country’s National Coach, coaching Davis Cup and Federation Cup teams, on the ATP, WTA, and ITF International Junior tours in over 60 countries. Ashley has coached two top twenty WTA players and as a National Coach, coached and captained 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 hundreds of player to play college tennis in the USA. Ashley Hobson has conducted coaching seminars in Japan, Hong Kong, China Singapore and USA, as well as seminars for the JPTR and ITF. College educated as a lawyer, Ashley has completed his BA and LLB degrees. Ashley Hobson is fluent in 3 languages and has competed in 5 Ironman triathlons. Associations include PTR, NSCA and 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