RAMP Tennis is a program for aspiring juniors who want to take their game to the next level. Founded in 2013 by Rick Buchta, Andrew Laing, Marc Lucero, Patrick Nagel, the RAMP Team embraced on and off court instruction based on the best practices of USTA Player Development Teaching and Philosophy. This continues under the stewardship of veteran coach, Jason Leavitt.
In 2017, RAMP Tennis merged with First Break Academy. As part of the 501c3 organization, RAMP expands the First Break player pathway and provides youth direct access to an elite junior tennis development program.
The First Break Academy - Ramp Tennis CTA organization is located at StubHub Center, home of USTA Training Center West.
The RAMP intermediate and advanced/high performance junior development program is set up to help players achieve their tennis goals and improve their tournament play results. Experienced coaches provide players lessons on tactical strategies, technique, shot selection, patterns of play, physical conditioning, and competitive skills.
RAMP Advanced and High Performance players are invited to share their knowledge by mentoring beginner students committed to the First Break Academy - Ramp Tennis Excellence program.
This leadership experience can be used for community service hours.
Early player development begins in the Ramp Ten and Under classes and First Break Multi-Sport Tennis programs. Led by our Head Coaches, the games based beginning provides students an opportunity to rally while working on stroke mechanics, shot selection, footwork, and the refined athletic skills that give a player an advantage in the sport of tennis.
Independent Study/Home School youth tennis players may also join this select group.
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There are many starting points for new tennis players. Many of our juniors are introduced to tennis by family members and friends; others may have learned about the game at school. Whatever your starting point, the advantage of having a tennis experience is learning to play a sport for life!
Ramp is open to all levels and our coaches will assist you in mapping out your tennis goals.
Ramp Tennis has a history of providing players of every level the individual attention that is critical to advancement. Ramp players are afforded the opportunity to contribute to the community through an award winning outreach initiative, First Break Academy. Located at StubHub Center, home the USTA National Training Center - West, LA Galaxy, and LA Chargers, Ramp players are surrounded by a community of athletes in a world class facility.