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Private Instruction

The Jane Forman Tennis Academy offers private individual and group lessons at the Alper JCC for aspiring players of all ages and levels. Our diverse, experienced team of USPTA and USPTR-certified tennis professionals is eager to help you reach your highest potential. To arrange a lesson, email Jane Forman or contact any of the following instructors individually.

Jane Forman

A former top 50 world-ranked tennis professional and Clemson Hall of Fame athlete, Jane founded the Jane Forman Tennis Academy in 1990. Born and raised in Providence, RI, Jane climbed the ladder as a national top 20 junior player before attending Clemson University on a full tennis scholarship. Jane has devoted the last 20 years to developing community tennis and sports programs for children, teens and adults of all ages and abilities.

$80 per private hour, $40 per private half hour

Gary Forte

As a junior player, Gary competed in USTA-sanctioned tournaments and achieved high rankings throughout his career, earning a spot as Coral Reef High School’s top player at the age of 14. Upon graduation, Gary joined the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served our country from 2000 to 2004. Gary’s love for tennis eventually led him to join our team in early 2012. His patience, creativity and passion for teaching continues to enhance our junior programs through fun, highly instructive clinics.

$60 per private hour, $30 per private half hour

Richard Remis

Richard was born in Oxford, England and raised in Madrid, Spain. With parents in the Air Force, he utilized the opportunity as a junior tennis player to compete in tournaments all over Europe. Eventually, he ended up in South Florida and graduated Florida International University with a degree in International Relations. Richard developed his love for tennis as a teaching professional with a special focus on beginners and peewee-aged children.

$60 per private hour, $30 per private half hour

Magali Holt

Magali grew up in L’Assomption, Quebec. She attended Florida International University and played for their tennis team on a full athletic scholarship, graduating in 2013 with a major in Recreation and Sports Management. Other accomplishments include playing on Quebec’s tennis team at the Canadian Junior Nationals, playing doubles with Eugenie Bouchard in the ITF Juniors, and receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2013. Magali’s goal is to help aspiring players of all ages and abilities transform their lives through tennis.

$60 per private hour, $30 per private half hour

Maykel Moro Fernandez

Maykel grew up in Santa Clara, Cuba. After earning a spot on the Cuban National Team, competing in the Juniors National Championships of Cuba for four years, and earning high national rankings in singles and doubles, he attended Manuel Fajardo University and earned a degree in Physical Education. Maykel taught tennis for six years at community schools in Villa Clara, Cuba and coached high performance players for three years at the Carlos Aguilar Tennis Academy and Guayaquil Tennis Club in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Maykel’s goal is to grant every student the skills to not only become a better athlete, but to also become a better person.

$60 per private hour, $30 per private half hour

Stephen Carrerou

Stephen grew up in Winter Haven, Florida. As a junior player, he achieved a high USTA ranking and began instructing in academies at the age of seventeen. With over 25 years of experience in professional tennis instruction, Stephen teaches all levels but specializes in coaching advanced players. As a father of three, he has committed his children to rigorous tennis training and understands the dedication required to excel in the sport. Stephen’s passion for youth tennis, experience in coaching, and knowledge of the perseverance it takes to excel make him a focused, caring teacher.

$60 per private hour, $30 per private half hour

Briana Harris François

Briana grew up in Bradenton, Florida, playing tennis at IMG Tennis Academy and winning four high school state titles at Bradenton Academy. She attended Ohio State University (a top NCAA team) on a full athletic scholarship. After graduating, Briana played in WTA tournaments all over the world, traveling as far as Dubai, Tokyo, and Qatar. She was Director of Junior Development for Celsius Tennis Academy in Sarasota and was also director of the children’s camp and lead pro for the women’s teams at The Resort at Long Boat Key Club. Briana’s goal is to help aspiring players reach their highest potential while enjoying the sport.

$70 per private hour, $35 per private half hour