Providing over 40 years of tennis playing experience and coaching excellence on the junior, collegiate, and professional levels, we take pride in developing quality programming for all of our students.
Our goal is to create a learning environment that is stimulating and fun because we believe a student who is fully engaged will benefit most from our training. We offer training programs for both juniors and adults throughout the school year as well as a highly regarded summer camp.
Welcome to Jeff Arons Tennis!
Whether you're just starting out in the sport or you're training to compete at an elite level, you will have an opportunity to improve your on-court skills when you train with us. Our uniquely designed facility allows us to create programs that are both efficient and effective for students of all ages and skill levels.
Junior Training Programs
Our junior training programs are offered in the Fall (late August to the end of January) and Spring (February 1 to end of May). These programs are available to students in all schools. We offer 4 different programs:
- Preschool/Kindergarten Training Program
- Grades 1-5 Training Program
- 10 & Under Elite Training Program
- High School Prep Training Program
Our training program pathway is designed to give students of all ages and skill levels access to excellent training programs.
Junior Saturday Classes
Our Junior Saturday Tennis Classes are run with the same design and intentions as our Junior Programs except the classes are run on Saturdays throughout the Fall and Spring seasons at various times. There are the same 4 offerings:
- Grades 1-5
- Grades 6-8
- High School/Tournament Player
Adult Training Program
Our adult tennis classes are offered in both the Fall and the Spring and are an excellent choice for the adult tennis player looking to improve his/her game while getting a great workout.
Our summer camps are an excellent choice for students who want to improve his/her tennis skills. Our camps will introduce/review basic tennis stroking fundamentals as well as engage participants in a vast array of fast moving games/drills geared towards improving not only tennis technique but also balance, coordination and overall athleticism. A major focus of our camps will be to help cultivate a passion for the game of tennis among our students. Our summer tennis camps are offered in different sessions for 2 groups:
- Grades 1-8 Sessions
- High School/ Tournament Player Sessions
Although these camps group a broader range of ages together the maximum student to teacher ratio is 6:1 ensuring that your child receives plenty of individual attention to further develop his/her tennis skills in a fun and engaging enviornment.
Summer Team Tennis
This program will provide an opportunity to play team tennis in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) sponsored Junior League program. Our teams will practice two times per week at the Sacred Heart Schools tennis complex as well as play home and away matches verses the other teams in our league. League champions advance to the Northern California Sectional Team Championships. Northern California winners advance to the state finals versus the best teams from Southern California. The Junior League team tennis summer season begins the second week of June and will run through July. The Northern California Sectional Team Championships will be held August 5-7. The State Championships will be held August 18-19. All practices and matches will take place in the afternoons during the week with the possible exception of the Northern California Sectional Team Championships and the State Championships. The goal of this program is to provide each of our players with an opportunity to improve their tennis skills in a positive and stimulating environment. You can expect to improve in the following areas:
- Tennis ball striking fundamentals (i.e. how to hit the ball with proper technique) ball control and your ability to add pace to your shots.
- Tactical understanding of both singles and doubles (i.e. proper court positioning as well as the ability to choose the appropriate shot to hit at a given time)
- Attitude towards competition (i.e. developing a healthy perspective towards sports and competition)
We are hoping to field teams in the following divisions: Boys and Girls 10 and under, Boys and Girls 12 and under, Boys and Girls 15 and under, and Boys and Girls 18 and under
Schedule a private lesson with Jeff Arons or another of our expert coaches. Develop your skills in a fun and encouraging enviornment. Private tennis lessons are catered to your personal development pace. These lessons are great for recreational players looking to improve their skills or elite players looking to develop and refine their techniques for better performance in a competitive tennis enviornment.
Schedule a lesson for yourself or bring a friend!
"Jeff brought out the best in me as a junior player, and now the same as a coach. In my first year of being a student of Jeff’s, my ranking climbed from top 30 in Northern California to the top five. Jeff was coaching world-ranked players at the same time, yet coached me with the same passion and intensity as he did with them. Working side-by-side with Jeff in EPATT taught me how important our role is, as a Coach, in the students’ lives. I learned that we are teaching life skills, not just athletic skills. Jeff’s enthusiasm for seeing his students improve is genuine, regardless of skill level. His influence and love of the game is what made me want to be a coach. I want to give students the same positive and enjoyable opportunity that I experienced as a player. The coaches that I work with today are also close friends, and that has helped create the supportive and energetic environment that we have. I feel lucky to be part of the Jeff Arons Tennis staff."
Diana Sumner Tennis Coach
"Jeff has been one of the most influential people in my life. When I was coached by him at EPATT he instilled passion for the game of tennis. Jeff volunteered his talents and helped open doors for myself and many in the East Palo Alto community.
Working with Jeff the past 10+ years has been a humbling experience from a coaching standpoint. Under his guidance, I have been fortunate to provide the same instruction and experience he has used to cultivate top ranked ATP players and Nationally ranked juniors."
Jack Helu Tennis Coach
"I first started working with Jeff in 1995, at a time when I was dealing with several injuries and my ATP ranking was steadily dropping. With his unique passion and understanding of the game, Jeff was instrumental in turning my career around; there is little doubt that I owe many of my best accomplishments to his tutelage and guidance. I suspect that a whole host of his current and former students would say the same. I have seen firsthand the impact he has had on the lives of his students, an impact that in my opinion goes beyond the tennis court. His students learn to balance hard work and commitment with laughter and fun. He is a born leader - he inspires confidence, dedication, loyalty, and respect in all those who work with him. While he would be the first to say he doesn't have all the answers, I would say that in my 30-plus years of being around many of the best coaches in the world, no one brings to the table a better understanding of the technical, strategic, physical, mental, and emotional aspects of this great game. And as Jeff says, 'you gotta love the game!'"
Jared Palmer Tennis Coach
"As a young kid who just moved to the U.S., I was fortunate to have an opportunity to learn how to play tennis in a non-profit organization called EPATT, founded by Jeff Arons. The program not only taught me the game of tennis but it also opened doors to other opportunities. EPATT helped me to develop as an athlete and as a well-rounded person. I earned a scholarship to attend Pinewood High School, Foothill College, and Cal Poly Pomona where I participated and excelled in the tennis programs. It was an obvious choice for me to start working with Jeff when I graduated from college. He has been an influential person in my career as a tennis player/coach and he still inspires me to be a better coach. His passion for the game and his desire to help develop the kids to achieve their best (not only as a tennis player but also as a good person) is what sets him apart as a coach and a teacher of life for those around him. It has been a wonderful journey to be a part of his program and I hope to inspire and help develop many more players alongside Jeff and our wonderful coaches, just as I was given the opportunity to many years ago."
Losaline Mafileo Tennis Coach