Phone: (614) 855-6230 Fax: (614) 855-6232
Located inside of
Thompson Park 5600 Thompson Rd,
Gahanna, OH, 43230 -------------------------
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New Albany Tennis Center & Kobelt Tennis Academy "Bringing Central Ohio Communities Together Through Tennis Since 1992" ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Featuring Year-Round Public Tennis Programs For All Ages & Ability Levels - Adult, Junior & Senior Beginners Especially Welcome! -Training State and National Champions, Top College Players and Tourning Pro's
-Staff of 6 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 Exclusive
IMG Academies / Bollettieri Tennis Academy Affilliate Club
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Office Hours: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm daily: (614) 855-6230 See Laura, Chelle, Jill or any of our coaches. Join us for our 13th year of Indoor Programs.
Our History: In 1992, Coach Paul Kobelt and his family 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" 2003 top rated country club tennis program in America, helped the New Albany students launch and 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 2013, a New Albany HS graduate became ranked #1 in Men's Singles in all of college tennis. 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! In 2015, 4 players from New Albany won professional tennis tournaments and a New Albany HS graduate became ranked #1 in Women's Singles in all of college tennis! In 2016, 3 New Albany HS graduates broke into the top 400 in the world on the ATP and WTA Tours.
Our KTA / NATC staff has worked together to provide excellence in tennis for 12 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 2014-15, and 2015-16 at least 12 players who played #1 or #2 singles for their school team trained with us. Come see why and join in the fun!
PAUL HAS A GREAT SUMMER CLAY COURT TENNIS OPTION FOR YOU! Paul Kobelt, USPTA, is proud to be the new Tennis Professional for
the Granville Tennis Club, established in 1948 and recognized as
one of Central Ohio's premier clay court facilities. In addition to overseeing NATC / KTA's New Albany based outdoor programs, Paul will bring his expertice and enthusiasm to GTC to teach exciting adult and junior programs on their 5 magnificent clay courts. GTC is only a 15 minute drive from New Albany, is open from May through October and offers a full range of club memberships for incredibly affordable prices: http://www.granvilletennis.org/index.html
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. In fact, three of our club pros are currently active touring pros with world rankings
on the ATP or 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 and have never produced a world ranked player.
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.
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 6 certified coaches, plus 3 who are currently on the ATP or WTA Tours
and 3 with Masters Degrees. In just the past 11 years, we have developed over 200 USTA Tournament Players, dozens of OHSAA
State Qualifiers, 4 State Champions, 18 Collegiate Players including the #1 Singles Player in
Men's College Tennis and 3 touring Pros. Over the past 11 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.
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!
Florida Tennis Getaway at
IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy There is no better place to go train for tennis any time of the year!
To receive our special 10% NATC/KTA affilliate club discount, please contact Paul Kobelt at 614 395-4394. Low Cost Airfare on Southwest Airlines into Tampa is available at Southwest.com. You can stay on-site at IMG Academies in guest suites, dorms (kids only) or in an affilliate hotel (discounted rates) on the beach on Longboat Key (Hilton) or in
IMG Academies also offers world class training for
lacrosse, golf, soccer, baseball, basketball & fitness, all at the same site!
Did You Know?... New AlbanyTennisCenter / Kobelt Tennis Academy is a family owned and operated business that has a big impact on nearly all of our local youth sports programs! NATC/KTA is proud to contribute over $35,000 each year to the New Albany-Plain Local Joint Park District & Schools. These funds are used for youth baseball, soccer, football, basketball, lacrosse and many other programs. Thank you for your generous support in helping us provide opportunities for a lifetime of health and fitness to all area residents through tennis, and many other sports.
NEW ALBANY COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION ”NACTA” - Bringing The Community Together Through Tennis!