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 Only Certified
High Performance Adult & Junior Tennis Programs
Open to the Public!
March, 2015: Congratulations to Peter Kobelt!!!
Top 500 in Singles.
When the new rankings come out at www.atpworldtour.com
Peter will be in the top 500 in the world.
He just made the finals in Antalya, Turkey and will now play 4 tournaments in March 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 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.
Summer & Fall Rain / Make-up Procedures:
We are honoring all of our 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 can assure proper staffing: 855-6230.
Labor Day Reminder: No Clinics with be held on Monday, Sept. 7.
KTA/NATC is proud to offer the only USTA Certified High Performance Tennis Program in Central Ohio
that is open to the public. Lots of programs say they are High Performance, 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 benefits from
constant training from Paul, and each other, which keeps us all current with "best practices" in tennis coaching.
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 special insight into developing high level juniors and advising college bound players. He has more
experience and contacts in high level college tennis than any other tennis professional in Central Ohio and
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, some with ATP points, to build ODU
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 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 at any club in Central Ohio.
He has a very flexible schedule and is available for private and semi-private lessons with adults and juniors of all levels.
REGISTRATION is Now Open for OUTDOOR Activities MAY 9-September 30!
Start at Any Time - New Players Always Welcome.
No Club Membership Required!
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.
Click Here for KTA/NATC OUTDOOR 4th Grade & Under Program (May 9 - Sept 20)
Click Here for KTA/NATC OUTDOOR 5th Grade & Over Program (May 9 - Sept 20)
Click Here for KTA/NATC OUTDOOR High Performance Program (May 9 - Sept 30)
(up to 12 hours per week of high performance training is available)
* Sign Up Now for one of our Jr USTA Team Tennis Teams! Matches on Fridays beginning June 5. * No Initiation Fee, Club Membership or Long Term Commitment Required!
* Make-Up Days Available Thru Sept 30 * Join in at Any Time with Fees Pro-Rated Through September 30
Click Here for KTA/NATC OUTDOOR Adult Tennis Program (May 9 - Sept 20)
Click Here for KTA/NATC FALL EARLY START USTA LEAGUE Flyer (Aug 24 - January 31, 2016)
Congratulations to Nick Sweeney!
Nick is a senior at Wellington High School and has been recruited to play college tennis
at Haverford College.
Congratulations to Alex Kobelt!
Alex is a senior at New Albany HS and has just signed his National Letter of Intent for a scholarship to
play 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).
November 21, 2014: Recent Success of Kobelt Tennis Academy ATP Touring Pro, Peter Kobelt,
Prompts a Visit From USTA National Coach, Stephen Amritraj. Coach Amritraj is responsible for identifying and working with up and coming American professional players who have the potential to reach the Top 100 on the ATP Tour.
He made his first trip to Columbus to work with Peter for 2 days to help him prepare for his next 3 tournaments in
the Dominican Republic in December. He was very impressed with NATC / KTA's level of coaching expertise and the surprising
number of highly skilled players coming out of such a small community. Three players who learned how to play tennis in New Albany
participated in the 2014 US Open, more than many countries.
Congratulations to KTA WTA Touring Pro Maddie Kobelt
for Reaching her First USTA Pro Circuit Finals!
Maddie Kobelt & Doubles Partner, Emily Harman
Doubles Finalists, Hilton Head 10K Shipyard Cup
USTA/WTA Futures Tournament
October 4, 2014
Congratulations to KTA ATP Touring Pro Peter Kobelt!
For Competing in his First Grand Slam, the 2014 US Open!
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.