Tennis Academy

The Boathouse Tennis Academy is tailored to junior players who are serious about the game and are ready to take their game to the next level. The Academy will be offered for four hours per day, Monday through Thursday. Doug and Leslie Browne will direct the program and work with individual players to analyze their game and develop skills and court/match strategy. The program is for players 9 to 18 years of age who can demonstrate a NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) player rating of 3.1 or higher.

The Pros

Tennis AcademyDoug Browne has been the Director of Tennis at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island, FL for 25 years. Doug earned the Naples, Florida USPTA Pro of the Year honors in 2006 and again in 2010. During the summer of 2010 he was appointed the Director of Tennis at the prestigious Hall of Fame in Newport, RI and has held the title of Executive Director/President of the Collier County Community Tennis Association since 1998. Doug Browne is no stranger to teaching all levels of tennis; his student, Tommy Ho, became the number one junior player in the world and former student Lauren Embree is the current number one U of Florida player. (Currently in the semi-finals in the NCAA women’s singles championships). Both Doug and Leslie have a strong appetite to coach juniors of all levels of the game.

Leslie Browne was a highly successful Division 1 tennis standout from the University of New Mexico. Originally from Fairfield, CT, Leslie is a former top-ranked New England junior and has held numerous Florida USTA adult rankings including number one in and undefeated in women’s 25 doubles and husband-wife mixed doubles. Doug & Leslie were the number 1 Florida team for three consecutive years and never lost a match in competition.