The Tampa Tennis Academy was acquired in 1986 from the legendary Harry Hopman. Harry Hopman's philosophy and focus on fitness made Hopman one of the most successful tennis coaches in history, and became the foundation of the Saddlebrook Program. That focus is still the driving force in the intense drills we run during our daily clinics.
The Hopman Tennis Program at Saddlebrook offers tennis programs for players of all ages and ability levels. Our renowned Tampa tennis facility attracts enthusiasts from across the globe, and is home to 43 courts including all four Grand Slam surfaces. Saddlebrook Tennis has the ability to cater to the true tennis fanatics who choose to participate in our demanding five-hour a day program, offered 365 days a year, while also providing corporate meeting attendees with an opportunity to fit in a quick lesson or a few sets of competitive play.
The combination of tranquility, privacy and exclusivity on property coupled with the energy of the world's top players training to reach their goals of ATP and WTA success has made Saddlebrook a historic and legendary training ground. In fact, guests have enjoyed watching some of the world's best players during their training at Saddlebrook, including in the past: Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis, James Blake, Mardy Fish, Andy Roddick, Jack Sock, and Bob and Mike Bryan, and currently, John Isner, and Alexander and Mischa Zverev.