“Not all of the kids come here understanding what fight and grit is about,” says Mark Weil with conviction. “The kids come here as good fighters, but we want to make them great fighters.”
You might figure Weil as a drill sergeant, or a mixed martial arts trainer. But Weil, truth be told, is one of the most insightful tennis minds in the country. And his unique background has made his eponymous tennis academy a model of success in the competitive world of junior training and schooling.
“I like to brag because we have a 100 percent placement record,” says Weil, whose academy has sent every one of its graduates to a four-year college. “The most gratifying thing for me is sending these kids to the next level.”