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About Heath
World renowned coach Heath Waters is one of only a handful of coaches in the entire world to have the acclaimed status of being a fully registered coach on both the ATP and WTA Professional Tours. Heath has been a full time coach on the professional tour since 1998 and Heath's players have won over 80 professional titles over the last 10 years. Heath currently coaches wife Lindsay Lee-Waters, former 33 in the world. Lindsay is currently the only mother of TWO in the modern era to be ranked in the top 100 in the world and playing professional tennis.

Strive Tennis Academy
Heath and Lindsay recently opened a new tennis academy in January of 2011 named Strive Tennis Academy. Strive is based out of The Manor Golf and Country Club in Alpharetta, GA which boasts 4 beautiful Indoor courts, 6 outdoor hard courts and 6 outdoor clay courts. Strive Tennis is a small specialized boutique tennis academy for juniors whom desire to pursue a professional career in the sport of tennis. Acceptance is by try out only. Currently Strive has a waiting list and will be opening up try outs for a possible 2 additional players beginning in January 2013. If you would like to get your child on the waiting list to try out or if you have interest in your child attending Strive please call 1-855-U-Strive (1-855-878-7483) and leave a detailed message. Heath will respond personally. Please be advised Strive is only accepting full time players with birth dates 2002 or later.

Every professional tour player that Heath Waters has ever coached has improved their ranking by a minimum of 140 spots or more within 12 months or less of working with Heath. In 2005 Ashley Harkleroad came out of retirement and Heath coached her for 8 months until Heath signed a coaching contract with ATP Tour player Alex Bogomolov Jr. In the 8 months heath coached WTA Tour player Ashley Harkleroad, her ranking improved from 324 to 75 in the world on the WTA Rankings. Along the way Ashley won 3 professional titles and had a 35-9 win/loss record while under heath’s tutelage. Heath also developed Ashley from 8yrs old- 15 Years old.

In 2005-2006 Heath coached ATP Tour player Alex Bogomolov Jr. from July 2005 to July 2006. Under Heath’s tutelage Alex improved his ranking from 275 to 120 in the world. Along the way Alex won one singles professional title and two doubles titles. Alex also upset top 10 ranked player in the world Fernando Gonzalez at the Australian Open. Alex also had wins over top ATP players Ivo Karlovic, Sam Querry, Kei Nishikori, Julien Benneteau, and many other top ranked ATP players while under Heath's tutelage. Alex has continued his success and has reached a career high 33 in the world on the ATP.

Before Heath began coaching full time on the professional tour Heath was arguably the most successful junior tennis coach in the United States over the past decade. Every single one of Heath’s private students that Heath Waters has ever coached privately for more than 24 months has achieved no less than a top 25 ranking in the United States national rankings. Matter of fact all achieved a top 10 ranking in the United States accept one player who was top 25. Between 1996-2001 Heath’s junior students won over 20 gold balls (U.S. National Titles) and 20 International and National titles above and beyond that. Every student that Heath Waters has ever coached privately for more than 24 months has gone on to play professional tennis without exception. Every one of these students achieved a professional ranking with the exception of one player who changed career paths. The highest achieved professional ranking of Heath’s junior students to date so far is 39 in the world achieved by Ashley Harkleroad on the WTA Tour (Heath began coaching Ashley at 8 years old).

Heath Waters created the world renowned player development system known as The ACE Progressive Player Development System™ in the early 90’s. The system is a progressive player development system that continues to evolve as the great sport of tennis evolves each year. Read below to find out how you can have the opportunity to train with Heath Waters.

About Lindsay
Lindsay Lee-Waters has a career high ranking of no. 33 in the world in singles and 86 in the world in doubles on the WTA tennis tour. Lindsay is elated to be the only mother of two children on the WTA Tour and joyfully still pursuing her tennis goals and dreams. Lindsay is currently the 2nd all-time winningest player ever on the USTA/ITF Professional Tennis Circuit, holding a combined 31 singles and doubles titles. Lindsay captured her latest 2012 doubles title this year at the $50,000 Osprey Fl Tournament.

Private Training in The ACE System™
Would you like the opportunity to come in and train one on one with Heath Waters or even have Heath come to you? Come to Atlanta, Ga, USA or have Heath come to you in order to obtain a crash course in The ACE System. We guarantee immediate results.

Private Lesson Rate: $250/hour (USD)

(Minimum 8 hour package required if Heath travels to you)

Heath only teaches a minimum of daily 4 hour packages (8-12 hours over a minimum 2-3 day period) as scientific research shows us for one to improve or to retain what they learn this requires thousands of repetitions (approximately 5000) in order for a new motor program to be formed. This cannot be done in a typical one hour lesson. A typical training session with Heath consists of technical motor engram creation followed by tactical implementation or a combination. Any time less than the 8 hours (optimally 12) will not be a truly productive use of either party's time.

The 4 hour package is typically scheduled in one day broken down into two 2 hour sessions with a break in between sessions. The 8-12 hour package will be 4 hours per day over a 2-3 day period. Typically each day consists of 2 hours of technical development implementing The ACE Technical System™, followed by a 2 hour tactical implementation of The ACE Tactical System™.

Have Heath travel to you (8-12 hour package required over 2-3 day period):

A 25% non refundable deposit of total package agreed upon is required to be mailed in 4 weeks prior to training date to reserve your training session. All potential clients will be sent a service agreement to sign once deciding upon the desired training package.

Travel requirements: Client is responsible for covering all of Heath's travel related expenses including airfare, car rental (if needed), lodging, and food, plus the minimum 8-12 hour training package is required. You WILL be elated at the results in one weekend...guaranteed! If interested, contact us here.