Phone:(614) 855-6230 Fax:(614) 855-6232 Located inside of
Thompson Park 5600 Thompson Rd,
Columbus, 43230 -------------------------
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New Albany Tennis Center & Kobelt Tennis Academy "Bringing Central Ohio Communities Together Through Tennis Since 1992"
Proud Sponsor of the New Albany Community Tennis Association ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -Featuring Year-Round Public Tennis Programs For All Ages & Ability Levels
-Training State and National Champions, Top College Players and Tourning Pro's
-Staff of 8 USPTA/USPTR Certified Tennis Professionals (3 with Masters Degrees) -Directed by Paul Kobelt, USPTA, USTA High Performance Specialist
Proud to be selected as Central Ohio's only IMG Academies / Bollettieri Tennis Academy Affilliate Club
Kobelt Tennis Academy Central Ohio's Tennis Specialists!
Our History: In 1992, Coach Paul Kobelt moved to New Albany with the goal of helping to create a great tennis town.
There were three weed-filled tennis courts at Harlem Park, no tennis programs and no school tennis teams. Paul started a community tennis association, public tennis programs and the Central Ohio Jr USTA Team Tennis League, created "Tennis Industry Magazines" top rated country club tennis program in America, helped the NA students organize middle and high school tennis teams and, in 2005, built the New Albany Tennis Center, to provide an affordable and high-quality indoor tennis academy for all of Central Ohio. Since 2006, New Albany High School has been ranked "Top 10" in Ohio for Boy's and Girl's High School Tennis every year. In September, 2014, three players from New Albany, Ohio competed in the US Open at Flushing Meadows, more than from any other city in the USA,
and even many countries! Our KTA / NATC staff has worked together to provide excellence in tennis for 10 years and we are just getting started! Come train with us and dedicated players from Beechcroft, Bexley, Big Walnut, Columbus Academy, Columbus School for Girls, DeSales, Dublin, Gahanna, Granville, Newark, New Albany, Olentangy, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, ST. Charles, Torah Academy, Upper Arlington, Watkins Memorial, Wellington, Westerville, Worthington Christian, and dozens of middle schools and elementary schools. In 2013-14, 12 players who played #1 or #2 singles for their school team trained with us. Come join in the fun!
As a tennis coach, 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 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 touring professionals.
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.
Most 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.
Congratulations to Peter Kobelt!
For Competing in his First Grand Slam, the 2014 US Open!
At Thompson Park Office Mon-Fri: 9 am-1 pm; 3:30 - 7:30 pm
Sat: 8:30 am-2 pm; Sun: 12-5 pm.
The Bubbles ARE UP!
REGISTRATION is Now Open for All Indoor Activities, which will begin Oct.1!
Start at Any Time - New Players Always Welcome.
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.
We do not have on-line registration available at this time.
No Membership Required!
Click Here for KTA/NATC Indoor Junior 4th Grade & Under Entry Level Session I Flyer (beginning Oct. 1)
Click Here for KTA/NATC Indoor Junior 5th Grade & Older Entry Level Session I Flyer (beginning Oct. 1)
Click Here for KTA/NATC Indoor Junior High Performance Session I Flyer (beginning Oct. 1)
Click Here for KTA/NATC Adult USTA Fall Early Start & Adult Clinic Flyer
Celebrating NATC's 10th 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.
All players are encouraged to use our new Club Automation system and create your own “House Account”
at https://natc.clubautomation.com so that you can review and pay club statements on line.
New features such as booking courts and enrolling and paying for activities on-line will be added
later in 2013.
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!
Many players may not be able to go to Florida to train every year, but everyone should go at least once!
Call Paul at 614-855-6230 for details about how you can attend IMG Academies / Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
And when you come back, NATC / KTA will be more than ready to continue your development on the same path.