Jeff Arons Tennis
We design our programming with the intention of making a positive impact on the lives of our students, both on and off the court.
If students work hard in our program they will have an opportunity to make incremental improvements to their skills. We believe our students gain more from competing with themselves to improve their skills rather than comparing themselves to others. Students work together and help each other continue to improve.
The objective of our training program is to create a system that produces on-court improvements that transfer to match play situations. Our training classes are fun, stimulating, and rewarding for our students. Our program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to pursue other interests and cultivate other skills as well.
We believe in creating a learning environment where reaching your potential on and off the court is possible and valued.
Develop Your Tennis Skills in a Fun & Engaging Enviornment
Jeff personally hires and trains all staff. Coaches communicate in a positive and thoughtful manner with students. Losaline Mafileo, the head coach of the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at Sacred Heart Prep (SHP) leads a team of talented and dedicated coaches. Losaline’s leadership skills and coaching abilities have helped SHP improve its tennis program dramatically. In 2005, the boys’ team earned SHP’s first CCS tennis title defeating Menlo School in a hard fought final. The girls’ program has also prospered under Losaline. In 2004, the Gators shared their first WCAL title with rival St. Francis and reached the semi-finals of the CCS team tournament. In 2005, the Gators were a perfect 14-0 in WCAL league play and reached the quarter-final round of CCS team play.
We welcome all ability levels. Once at the workouts, students are evaluated and placed in groups with other players of similar age and ability.
Our workouts consist of fast-moving and creative drills/games designed to cultivate an interest in the sport.
Our workouts are geared toward developing the motor skills that children need to enjoy and excel at all sports.
We believe that by promoting a passion for sports, we are planting the seeds for an active and healthy life.
Our clinics are designed to develop and enhance tennis skills. Our organized programming will lay a solid foundation so that students can continue to improve their games.
Founded by Jeff Arons in 1988, EPATT is a non-profit youth development organization for K-12th grade students. Our program creates effective partnerships with families, schools, and volunteers to achieve academic and athletic success. Through one-on-one tutoring, tennis instruction, and parent coaching, we prepare students for a productive future.
From our humble beginnings as a summer tennis program, EPATT has evolved into a game–changer for our program participants and families. Using one-on-one academic tutoring and group tennis instruction, EPATT strives to impact our enrolled students academically, athletically, and socially. Our parent education component provides our families with the necessary knowledge and skills to further strengthen their children’s education. EPATT has been nationally recognized as a model of change for tennis and academic programs around the country.
- EPATT receives national recognition. Featured nationally on CNN and “CBS Evening News” as a symbol of hope for the East Palo Alto. EPATT featured in Tennis Magazine
- Program moved to Stanford University’s new Taube Tennis Center, with a new Executive Director and a new Academic Director
- Named one of top three tennis and tutoring programs in U.S. by Tennis Week Magazine.
- Receives Stanford University’s first Annual “Community Service Award” as a benchmark outreach program
- Named by First Serve as nation’s #1 after-school tennis and tutoring program. Considered the model such program in the U.S., and visited by people from throughout the country to see “how EPATT works.”
- During the U.S. Open tennis tournament, CBS Sports aired a nationwide tribute to Arthur Ashe featuring a special film about EPATT.