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Darko Byrd Tennis Academy
Darko and Byrd Tennis Academy is a junior tennis academy offering year-long daytime and evening programs for juniors of all abilities — from beginners to advanced, and elite players looking to play high school, collegiate and professional tennis. We are passionate about our team’s drive, skill, and sportsmanship and have produced several players for colleges all over the United States. DBTA offers a systematic coaching method in an energetic, enjoyable environment with a range of programs customizable to individual players, their goals, and their needs.

Discover Our Programs

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QUICKSTART

QuickStart Tennis is an exciting play format developed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for learning and playing tennis for children aged 5-10.  It is designed to bring kids to the game by utilizing smaller racquets, slower and lighter balls, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring.

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JUNIOR

This program is for intermediate junior players. It offers skill development in all aspects of tennis including court awareness and movement as well as consistency.  It is also an introductory level to match play. This group of players is looking to play high school Varsity and JV tennis.

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ELITE

This is the Darko-Byrd group of tournament players who train on speed, agility, footwork and simulated match play. These players are training to play D1 collegiate tennis. The main focus of this squad is perfecting technique and developing an all-around game. Hard work is encouraged along with technical, tactical and mental toughness training. This group also does fitness at the end of training sessions to enhance their overall development as tennis players.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE

This is our flagship program for highly ranked tournament players looking to play collegiate tennis or play professionally.  Emphasis on this group is instilling the values of discipline and work ethic. This program is designed to further develop the skills and weapons of these players, identifying their individual playing styles and working towards maximization of those styles. This level offers a competitive atmosphere with increased match play.

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Student Success

Excellence

Our students have moved on to have successful opportunities at many colleges and universities.

  • uga
  • Duke
  • Elon
  • University of Alabama
  • Presbyterian College
  • Furman University
  • GeorgiaSouthern
  • NavyAcademy
  • GeorgeMason
  • mizzou
  • KSU
  • emory
  • UniversityofSouthCarolina
  • unc_charlotte
  • GSU
  • GT
  • townson

Our Team

Coaches
Charles Byrd
Charles Byrd
Director
Charles was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He was consistently ranked in the top ten of the Southern section and top 50 nationally in...
Henry Darko
Henry Darko
Director
Henry Darko is a professional tennis player from Ghana with an ATP high ranking of 275. His accomplishments include several Davis Cup ties for his...
Whitney Byrd
Whitney Byrd
Head Pro
Whitney has played tennis for 18 years and has experience on all levels: southern, nationally, internationally, professionally, and collegiately...

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Our Partners

  • BROTMAN
  • solinco
  • arthurlegacy
  • Wilson