April 28, 2016:
Congratualtions to NATC/KTA Alum Maddie Kobelt for winning her 2nd Career Futures Pro Doubles Title in Hammamet, Tunisia. With this win, her WTA world ranking in doubles will move up to 630.
March 26, 2016:
Congrats to NATC/KTA Alum, Peter Kobelt, for winning his 2nd Pro Futures Singles Title! He made it thru a very tough draw with wins over 4 players who have been ranked in the top 300, ATP.(photo on right with his Coach Julian Olivari). With this win Peter's world singles ranking has now risen to ATP # 335.
Congratulations to Francesca Di Lorenzo for becoming ranked #1 in Women's Singles in ITA Division 1 CollegeTennis!
Francesca got her start in tennis at NATC from 2006-2009 and is the second player from our tennis program to become #1 in singles in America in D-1 college tennis (Peter Kobelt, ITA #1 in Men's Singles, January, 2013)
to Peter Kobelt for being selected as a US Davis Cup Practice Partner for the March 4,5,6 Tie vs Australia in Kooyong, Australia! He was chosen by US Coach Jim Courier to train with John Isner, Jack Sock, and Bob & Mike Bryan every day for 10 days on grass courts down under.
October 19, 2015: Congratualtions to Maddie Kobelt!
Maddie won her first Pro Doubles Title in Hilton Head, SC, giving her a career high doubles ranking of WTA 660.
Following a successful trip to Periera, Columbia, Maddie has reached a career high singles ranking of 953.
Dec. 5, 2015:
Congratulations to Peter Kobelt!
ATP top 400 in Singles.
When the new rankings come out at www.atpworldtour.com
Peter will be #378 in the world.
He just won his first Futures Singles Title in Israel.
One of the challenges of being a high performance tennis coach is that it takes 10-15 years, working with the same group of students, to find out how good your teaching system really is.
Are the fundamentals you give your students in the 10 & Unders good enough for them to reach their fullest potential, even make it to the Pro Tour?
At Kobelt Tennis Academy, we know that the answer is YES!
We are proud to be the only tennis program in Central Ohio developing players with the advanced skill set required to compete with the top players in the world at the pro level.
Adults and juniors, if you want to become the best you can be, we invite you to come train with us.
Our teaching system is truly unique and constantly evolving. Our continuing education is based on best practices and comes from collaboration with many of the top coaches in the US.
We specialize in working with players of all ages and levels, the younger the better, starting at age 4, with our top goal being to share our passion for the game with them.
We also offer the only year-round public tennis program in Columbus!
Kobelt Tennis Academy has been proudly developing many of Central Ohio's top players since 1992.
Many coaches train their players to win when they are younger, skipping over some critical skills for short term results.
Our philosophy is to train you to be playing your best tennis in the 18's and beyond.
You only get to learn tennis once, since it is such a complex muscle memory sport.
Why take a chance? Get it right the first time at Kobelt Tennis Academy.
Great OUTDOOR Junior & Adult Tennis (May 6-Sept 24, 2016)
NATC / KTA is the only club in Central Ohio that does not require a club Membership, monthly dues or
an Initiation Fee for any of its programs including USTA/GCTA Leagues, USTA Junior Team Tennis,
lessons or court rentals! Membership is optional for everything! Plus, Court Rental is FREE all summer!
REGISTRATION is Now Open for All Outdoor Tennis Programs.
To register for a program below, you may call NATC at 614 855-6230 and
register by phone, bring it to your first class, send in the registration form
or drop it off at our office in Thompson Park.
Please call first to make sure there is room in your desired class.
We do not have on-line registration available at this time.
Click Here for KTA/NATC Outdoor Spring & Summer Sessions Pre-K thru 4th Grade Entry Level Programs (May 6 - June 2; June 3 - Aug 18)
Click Here for KTA/NATC Outdoor Spring & Summer Sessions 5th - 12th Grade Entry Level Programs (May 6 - June 2; June 3 - Aug 18)
Click Here for KTA/NATC Outdoor Spring & Summer High Performance Sessions & Jr Team Tennis (May 6 - Aug 18)
(up to 12 hours per week of high performance training is available)
ADULT SPRING & SUMMER:
Click Here for our Outdoor GCTA Flyer (May 6 - Sept 24)
Click Here for our Outdoor Adult Instruction Flyer (May 6 - Sept 24)
KTA/NATC is proud to offer the only USTA Certified High Performance Tennis Program in Central Ohio
that is open to the public. We are also the only club in Central Ohio with a proven pathway from Little Tennis (age 4)
all the way to the ATP and WTA Tours.
The skills and research required to accomplish this and everything we learn from our players competing at the pro level
greatly benefits everyone we teach at all skill levels.
Many clubs say they offer High Performance or Elite Junior Programs, but have no actual certified High Performance
coaches at their club. The High Performance designation requires invitation by the USTA National Coaching Staff to
a 50 hour, week-long, High Performance Specialty Course, plus ongoing continuing education. Coach Paul Kobelt
completed his HP Specialty Course in 2003 and has received over 1500 hours of Continuing Ed. All of our staff benefit from
constant training from Paul, and each other, which keeps us all current with "best practices" in tennis coaching.
2016-17 Indoor Court Rental Rates (call 855-6230 to reserve a court):
This is the best deal in Central Ohio! PUBLIC WELCOME!
Plus, Court Rental is FREE all summer!
NATC Members, Seniors (age 55 & Over), Juniors in our programs:
$26 / hour, any day, any time. Book up to 7 days in advance. Courts must be paid for at the time of reservation.
Public / Non- Members: No Membership Required.
$34 / hour, any day, any time. Book up to 3 days in advance. Courts must be paid for at the time of reservation.
Excellent playing conditions. Our Courts are Newly Resurfaced!
(5 Heated and Well-Lit Indoor Courts: 3 courts include 10 & Under Lines, 2 courts include Pickleball Lines)
DAVIS CUP, USA vs Australia, March 4-6, 2016
Congratulations to NATC/KTA alum, Peter Kobelt, for being selected as a US Davis Cup Practice Partner
for the tie vs Australia in Kooyong, Australia! He spent the whole week as the sparring partner
for John Isner, Jack Sock and the Bryan Twins. Team USA won 3-1!
Pete serving to Mike Bryan.
Pete in the middle, back row.
2015 Central Ohio Tennis Success Stories:
In 2015, 4 local players from New Albany won Professional Tennis Tournaments.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest number of American players with 2015 Pro Titles of any city in the USA.
Chase Buchanan, New Albany, Ohio
5 Doubles Championships:
Charlottesville Challenger - 50K, Columbus Challenger - 50K, Cary Challenger - 50K,
Sao Paulo Challenger - 50K, Toronto, Canada F9 Futures ITF - 15 K
Peter Kobelt, New Albany, Ohio
Singles Champion,Tel Aviv, Israel F17 Futures ITF - 10K
Francesca Di Lorenzo, New Albany, Ohio
Singles Champion, Women's Pro Tennis Open of Austin, ITF - 10K
Madeleine Kobelt, New Albany, Ohio
Doubles Champion, The Shipyard Cup, Hilton Head, ITF - 10K
Congratulations and good luck in 2016!
Introducing Pickleball! Public Welcome!
NATC Now Has Pickleball Courts & Instruction
No Club Membership Required!
Wow, Our incredible staff just got more incredible! We are thrilled
to be the only club in Central Ohio with 2 former college coaches on staff!
KTA/NATC Welcomes Coach Ryan Beigle to our Full-Time Staff!
Coach Beigle has a tremendous and truly unique background in teaching tennis to adults and juniors of all levels,
with a special insight into developing high level juniors and advising college bound players. Ryan's experience and contacts
within the college tennis ranks in the Midwest is impressive and he is a wonderful addition to our staff.
During his 11 years as a Head Men's and Women's College Coach (the past 9 at Ohio Dominican University),
he recruited 100's of junior players from over 20 countries to his teams, many with ATP and WTA points, to build ODU
Men's Tennis into an NCAA Tournament team for the first time in school history.
Prior to coaching college tennis, Ryan was a top rated teaching pro and high school coach in Northern Ohio.
Ryan will be a Lead Pro for all of our adult and junior programs and is also available for private and semi-private lessons.
KTA/NATC Welcomes Former Buckeye Standout, Ille van Engelen, to our Staff!
Ille, recruited from The Netherlands to play tennis at OSU from 2009-2013, was a major contributor to OSU's
success, playing #3 and #4 singles and #2 doubles for most of his tenure. Currently finishing his MBA at Ohio
Dominican University, where he was the Assistant Coach in 2014-15, Ille has spent the past 2 summers teaching
tennis to players of all levels at a club in Maine.
Ille, who got his first ATP points in Europe when he was 17, will help with all of our adult and junior programs and will be especially
helpful to our top players, who will greatly benefit from sparring with and learning how to win from the best tennis player currently
teaching tennis in Central Ohio. Ask him about his win over Jack Sock.
He has a very flexible schedule and is available for private and semi-private lessons with adults and juniors of all levels.
We are honoring all of your make-up clinics, however please call us one week in advance
with the specific class and day you are hoping to attend for your make-up
so that we confirm that there is space and can assure proper staffing: 855-6230.
Congratulations to Nick Sweeney!
Nick graduated from Wellington High School and has just started his college tennis career
at Haverford College.
Congratulations to Alex Kobelt!
Alex graduated from New Albany HS and has just started his college tennis career
playing tennis for The Ohio State University.
OSU Men's Tennis is one of the top tennis programs in the country and has been ranked
in the top 5 for the past 8 years.
NATC / KTA is proud to become the first tennis program in the US in over 20 years to have developed
two Buckeye men's tennis players (Peter and Alex Kobelt).
Congratulations to KTA ATP Touring Pro Peter Kobelt!
For Competing in his First Grand Slam, the 2014 US Open!
Click on this link for details: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/082414aab.html
Celebrating NATC's 11th Indoor Tennis Season!
We are pleased to serve you as Central Ohio's Only Public Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Facility!
Membership is Optional: No Initiation Fees, No Membership Fees & No Monthly Dues Required!
Come see why our tennis players say we are the "Best Deal in Town."
Plan Ahead - Join us this Indoor Season for Great Tennis and Great Savings!
We have popular time slots available and super rates for same day court-time as well as
clinics for beginners through high performance for all ages and skill levels.
Awesome Junior & Adult Tennis
Our club is the only club in Central Ohio where club membership is not required!
NATC is also proud to be the only club in Central Ohio chosen to be an affiliate program by
IMG Academies / Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the most prestigious tennis academy in the world.
NATC / KTAcademy has the most certified coaches of any club in Columbus (10),
including 3 with Masters Degrees.
In just the past 8 years, we have developed over 200 USTA Tournament Players, dozens of OHSAA
State Qualifiers, 4 State Champions, 17 Collegiate Players including the #1 Singles Player in
Men's College Tennis and 3 touring Pros.
Over the past 8 years, we have had an average of 15 Adult USTA/GCTA teams per year including
4 USTA District Qualifying Teams and 4 GCTA Championship Teams. We are the only club in Central Ohio
that offers High Performance Clinics for adults.
We have a passion for making your tennis the best it can be, whether you are an adult, senior or junior.
Come join us for the best tennis of your life.
Updated Billing Policy / New "Club Automation" Launch:
All players are required to pay for each activity in advance, on the day of the activity, or, with your approval,
NATC will keep your credit card on file and charge any unpaid activities to your credit card on the 5th of the
month following the activities. You will first receive a club statement by e-mail on the 2nd of the month.
Let the Kobelt Tennis Academy Coaches Create a Developmental Plan for You!
NATC / KTA is proud to have been selected by the world famous IMG Academies / Bollettieri Tennis Academy
to be their only Affiliate Tennis Facility in Central Ohio! Why were we selected?
It took a little over 40 years. Kobelt Tennis Academy has a long history with Nick Bollettieri.......
Paul Kobelt first met Nick Bollettieri in 1968, at age 12, as a student at his tennis academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
In 1975 Paul had the good fortune to spend a summer working with and learning how to teach tennis from Nick, as one of his
staff instructors in East Hampton, MA. That summer had a strong influence on Paul's coaching style, based on Bollettieri's
expertice in building weapons and developing 10 world #1 players, and has also led to many years of collaboration.
In 1989, Nick introduced Paul to a risng new player at the US Open, Andre Aggasi, and arranged for Andre to test the
unique "Chris" tennis racquet Paul was marketing. In 1991, Nick hired Paul to run his IMG / Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Paris, France.
Upon returning to the USA in 1992, Paul and his family settled in New Albany, where Paul created and ran the tennis program for the
New Albany Country Club for 18 years. During that time, Paul often spent one or two weeks at IMG Academies / Bollettieri Tennis Academy
in Bradenton, Florida learning Bollettieri's latest teaching methods and bringing students from Columbus to the world famous academy.
From 1999-2007 Nick sent 3 of his top coaches to New Albany to conduct 3-day mini-camps and further train Paul and his staff.
In 2004, Paul had the opportunity to show Nick around New Albany. It was with very strong encouragement from Nick, that Paul decided to
pursue his dream of building an affordable tennis club that the whole community could use, and a world class tennis academy for Central Ohio.
New Albany Tennis Center / Kobelt Tennis Academy is the first step in that dream. Thanks for your encouragement and support Nick!