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Pavan’s Tennis Academy is Moving in May 2010… to Flanders Valley Tennis Club, Flanders NJ

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On and off for the past four years, London and Maddie have taken tennis lessons with Pavan Patel through Pavan’s Tennis Academy at Fox Chase Tennis Club in Chester, NJ, and Pavan also runs an awesome summer tennis camp for kids of all ages (kindergarten through high school). Pavan Patel was one of the first United States tennis instructors to introduce “Quick Start Tennis,” popular in Europe, to his lessons and clinics here in New Jersey. Last summer, London and Maddie spent three hours a day with Pavan for one week in August and both girls dramatically improved their strokes and presence on the tennis court.

So I was disappointed (because Flanders is too far to drive for after school tennis lessons and my girls don’t want to play at Fox Chase without Pavan) to receive the following email from Pavan in mid-February:

As many of you know, I have resigned and ended my tenure at Fox Chase Tennis Club effective May 22, 2010. However, I am very pleased to announce that as of May 23, 2010 I will commence training and coaching as a joint partner & shareholder of the Flanders Valley Tennis Club. In this new and exciting venture I will expand Pavan’s Tennis Training Center (formerly Pavan’s Tennis Academy) at Flanders Valley Tennis Club. This exciting change will allow me and my talented staff to offer an elite level of coaching service and development for junior and adult players of all levels.

I also want to take this opportunity and thank Greg for allowing me to coach at Fox Chase Tennis Club. During the last six years at Fox Chase I have made more friends than I could have ever hoped for. It has been a privilege to work with and share my teachings with the men, women, and children at Fox Chase and I shall cherish each and every memory. To all of you who have supported me and Pavan’s Tennis Academy over the last six years, thank you.

My tennis philosophy is not only to instill in adults and children a love of the game but also to provide a sport that will allow recreational players to keep fit and healthy for the rest of their lives.

Competitive players, on the other hand, will be challenged by me and my professional staff to reach the heights of elite tennis whether they wish to compete in USTA events, play for their high school team or play at the collegiate level.

To fully explain our programs and to tour the club, I intend to hold a number of open houses at the end of March and later in the first week of May. Further information about the summer camps will be sent to you in the next few weeks.

From my new home at Flanders Valley Tennis Club I look forward to offering you my expanded service that will include:

  • Junior tennis development programs from beginner to elite levels
  • Personalized coaching programs for adults and juniors of all levels; to include competitive players
  • Tailored coaching programs for groups
  • Cardio tennis
  • Round robins for all levels
  • USTA Tournament
  • Personalized strength training program

The changes don’t stop there! Flanders Valley Tennis Club will undergo extensive refurbishment over the next few months in preparation for our new advanced operations. Our new modernized club will offer upgraded facilities to make your visit to Flanders Valley Tennis Club an enjoyable one. Special emphasis will be placed on your child’s development with homework centers, incorporating iMac computers, being an integral feature of the new club. Upgraded facilities will include:

  • iMac equipped homework center for the kids
  • Lounge, incorporating one 52″ and two 42″ TV’s
  • New carpeting
  • Gas fireplace
  • Upgraded bathrooms and changing facilities
  • Six (6) resurfaced indoor tennis courts
  • New court nets
  • New court dividers
  • Four (4) outdoor tennis courts
  • Outdoor swimming pool and much, much more…..

Pavan’s Tennis Academy will expand under a new name, Pavan’s Tennis Training Center. The training center will offer you and your children expert and elite tennis by our highly qualified coaching staff, Pavan Patel, Marc Massaad and Maja Zivcicova.

I am also very excited to announce a new summer program for intermediate, advanced intermediate, USTA, JV and varsity levels at Flanders Valley Tennis Club from June 21, 2010 through August 23, 2010, 9:00am-3:00pm. This will be the first time that our summer program will include tennis, swimming, and round robin.

Approximate times for Summer Camp:

9am -3pm (High Performance, USTA Level, High School JV, Varsity Tennis, Swimming and Round Robin)
9am -12 noon (Beginner & Low Intermediate Tennis only)
9am -1pm (Beginner & Low Intermediate, Intermediate and swimming)
10am -12 noon (Beginner & Low Intermediate Tennis only)
9am-10am (Quick Start Tennis only Age 4-7)
9am -12 noon (Quick Start, Arts & Craft & Swimming Age 6-8)

Please visit Pavan’s Tennis Training Center for more information


Pavan Patel

  • 22 years coaching experience
  • Specializes in a player’s development program
  • PTR and USPTA certified
  • Was 2000 PTR national Tester of the year
  • Was 2001 PTR Pro of the year
  • Worked with the world’s best such as Amanda Coetzer, who reached world ranking #3
  • Was a ranked player in India (Top 3)
  • 1986 Compete in Indian tennis circuit and Ranked #3 in India Under 18
  • 1987-1990 played ITF Satellite and challenger tournaments
  • 1986-87 Played Junior Davis Cup

Marc Massaad

  • PTR Certified Tennis Teaching Professional
  • 2003 PTR New Jersey Professional Tennis Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2005 Humanitarian Award through the PTR
  • 2005 Volunteer of the Year Award through the PTR
  • Former Director of (Tennis Sparta Tennis Club) Sparta, NJ.
  • Director at Panther Valley Racquet Club, Summer Season

Maja Zivcicova

  • PTR Certified Tennis Teaching Professional
  • 2006 - 2008 St. John’s University Women’s Tennis Team Division I (Captain) Played position #1 in singles and doubles
  • ITF Juniors (World Ranking) Career High Singles #149, Doubles #114
  • ITF junior ranking in 1999 was higher than currently world No. 1 Danara Safina (WTA)
  • Trained with former Professional Czech tennis player Hana Mandlikova (Winner of 1985 US Open and 1987 Austrian Open)
  • Staff Teaching Professional at Sport Time, Harbor Island, NY

As you can see I am truly excited about the new opportunities at Flanders Valley Tennis Club and extend an invitation to all of you to share it with me and Pavan’s Tennis Training Center.

If you have any questions or wish to speak with me personally regarding a specialized tennis program for you or your child e-mail me at ptatennis at mac dot com or please call me at (973) 479-1329

I am always available to discuss your recreational or competitive needs.


Pavan Patel

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