Director of the Academy
What makes Rivera tennis Academy different from other academies and one of the most respected tennis programs in Texas?
The answer is that Rivera tennis is not a comercial business. The level of coaching the students receive, the personalized attention that comes with the smallest possible student-to-instructor ratio, and the nurturing atmosphere all give us the most in-depth, individualized tennis program available.
Many other academies use the names of their owner or sponsors just as a commercial way, in our academy it’s all the way around; our director/ owner Alfredo Rivera a formal ATP player, Davis cup player from Chile in 1984 wants to pass on to his students all his knowledge and experiences as a player . He’s directing, supervision and actively teaching on court in everyday basis.
He has also been fortunate to train, coach, mold some of the best juniors and professionals in the world.
Coaching is an art, and communication with individual psychology is the key.
That is why we believe that a smaller, more intense program with a heavy emphasis on the individual is how to develop successfully tennis players.
This program is only for players who are serious about tennis regardless of their age These players goals in tennis are a lot higher than the ones in the other programs.
They are looking to play college tennis, ITF, ATP or WTA.
Oriented toward players wishing to improve specific aspects of their tennis, involving the player in an intensive work program
Our After-School Program is a great opportunity for regular school hour students to benefit from our Academy. This provides players who are unable to commit to our double session program the best possible training to challenge and grow their game.
Besides a long and successful teaching experience at all levels, we have the ability to make players gain a passion to enjoy this game and make it as a sport of a lifetime.
Rivera Tennis offers specific tennis improvement programs for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
• Intensive tennis instruction, drills and match play
• Players grouped on court with those of similar skills
You'll hit a ton of balls, work hard, meet new friends, and laugh a lot. You will leave avery drill with a new enthusiasm for the game and greater on-court self-confidence.
Trusted Coaching Professional
International program (residence)
In addition to a chance to train hard, our weekly All- inclusive Tennis Stage offers an opportunity to meet and live with people from all over the world, making new and lasting friendships.
Daily fitness instruction includes speed and agility training, tennis-specific footwork exercises, strength and endurance workouts, and both dynamic and static stretching for injury prevention and flexibility. Each off-court training activity and exercise is purposefully designed to improve specific aspects of on-court performance.
Alfredo a former ATP and Davis Cup player from Chile has over 25 years of experience teaching and managing clubs in many countries around the world.
He worked with federations from France, Ecuador and coached several ATP and WTA players.
Alfredo has the perfect mix of an extraordinary club director, who loves competition and hard work for junior players and enjoys to teach adults to get better, make exercise, have fun and love the game.
“Everything I have learned has been through my life experiences with tennis, whether it has been playing the game myself as an professional, coaching elite players, working with adults, motivating my staff, organizing events, etc. In short, I love tennis and want to dream with each of my students and make those dreams come true”.
Tennis pro and operation manager
A former college player and all American, She excelled in both singles and doubles and was nominated MVP. As the #1 player at Nova she earned her way to Nationals as a single player. She got her degree in Business administration and make her have the perfect mix for the academy to manage the administrative operations and help in the teaching part.
Ivett learned early on that competition in itself is both a noble and character building endeavor. Win or lose, a life lesson was always presented. Ivett’s goal is to teach and share those valuable life lessons that tennis has provided her with while both on and off the court of life.
Riki played in Ecuador as a junior under the coaching of Alfredo Rivera and was highly ranked in doubles and singles in his native country. He also played ATP challenger tournaments and hopes to use these experiences to guide his players towards their own success
Dedicated tennis professional, who has demonstrated expertise in developing tennis players . Has a passion for playing and teaching tennis.Wide knowledge of tennis strokes, techniques for modern game . Played at San Jacinto College
Has over 15 years of teaching experience
22 years of Stringing
USPTA & PTR
With a greatest charisma with little kids, Robin has been working with the under 10 group at Rivera Tennis for the last year and she has developed awesome abilities that has learned along this year.
When young students are learning something new like tennis, it can be very intimidating; however, the patience, encouragement and enthusiasm from Robin makes every class very exciting and the best sport experience a child could have.
Ara facilitates change in eating habits according to the needs of the athletes through education of the food choices and helping parents of junior athletes to understand and to help them do better choices. Her expertise in personal training and group exercise helps her to understand the needs of athletes and the holistic approach of the practice motivates and promotes lifestyle change.
Dream big! I will dream big with you!!!