Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Chris Evert, Serene Williams, you better watch your backs!
The Club at Boca Pointe has launched its new Junior Sports Academy, featuring golf, tennis and special sports fitness programs. These teaching schools include Don Law Golf Academy and the Magallan Tennis Academy. The academies are open to the public and have already seen great interest.
“This has been in the works for some time,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club at Boca Pointe, “and we finally put the finishing touches on the concept with the last piece being a golf program for juniors. Rather than the Club trying to build a program from scratch, we tied it into well-known, existing programs as an academy concept. It provides juniors a local place to learn and hone their athletics skills in either or both sports.
“Being open to the public, students do not have to live in the Boca Pointe community or be a member of the Club to participate. This aligns with our membership strategy that enables owners and renters in the Boca Raton area to join and enjoy all or part of our country club without living on the property.” explains Ms. Karpel.
For golf, the Club is excited to open a new junior academy for one of the largest teaching centers in Florida, Don Law Golf Academy. Don Law and his staff have been recognized by their peers, US Kids Golf, Golf Range of America, and the PGA of America, for their teaching and work with juniors. After helpful instructional learning at the Academy, juniors from ages 4 to 15 from beginners to advance level will enjoy the game of golf for a lifetime.
Their PGA and LPGA teaching professional staff have played college golf, professional tour events and have been recognized by the PGA with numerous awards. For skilled students, the Academy trains and prepares its students to achieve peak performance to play at the highest level of competition. For the beginner or less skilled student, the Academy teaches the fundamentals to make the golf course not so intimidating. In addition to developing technical skills, the Academy emphasizes the importance of achieving high academic standards for students to succeed in golf and throughout life.
For tennis, the Club is excited to announce its partnership with the Magallan Tennis Academy, founded by Eleazar Magallan. Through Mr. Magallan’s coaching methods, juniors from ages 4 to 18 from beginners to advance level will enjoy the game of tennis whether socially or competitively.
Mr. Magallan is well-versed in the tennis world of college and competitive play. He was ranked 47th in singles and 12th in doubles in the International Tennis Association rankings. He was the Mexican champion in the 18s and ATP ranked in singles and doubles. He has been successfully running after school programs as well as a summer camp program at the Club at Boca Pointe for several years. For skilled students, the Academy prepares players to perfect their skills technically and strategically for the highest level of competitive play, while encouraging academic excellence. For the beginner or less skilled student, the Academy teaches the fundamentals and helps the student have confidence playing with friends and family. Boca Pointe’s new partnership with Academy complements Mr. Magallan’s existing programs at Boca Pointe’s new Sports and Fitness Complex.
While enhancing technical skills in these two sports are a primary goal, it is equally important for juniors to be physically trained properly. The Club at Boca Pointe is tied in with Excel Sports Performance (ESP), which has a strong track record for conditioning and preparing juniors for competitive sports regardless of whether or not the junior has aspirations of a college or professional career.
Benjamin Barrick is the fitness director for ESP. He is certified in sports conditioning and performance nutrition. He has actively assisted in the performance development of many current NFL, NBA, MLS, MMA, ATP, WTA and MLB players.
The Club at Boca Pointe is excited to offer its community this opportunity to get children and grandchildren involved in a meaningful summer athletic program. If you have an interest in signing-up your child or grandchild for one or both of these academies, please call 561-451-1128 for the Don Law Golf Academy or 561-929-1446 for the Magallan Tennis Academy.
The Club at Boca Pointe is a private, non-mandatory equity country club that offers equity and non-equity memberships. It is the home to a beautiful Main Clubhouse with two restaurants, a state-of-the-art Sports & Fitness Complex with a third restaurant, a newly renovated Championship Golf Course, a driving range and short game complex, 16 well maintained Har-Tru tennis courts, along with a robust social program. The membership programs available are designed to fit everyone’s lifestyle—whether its 12-months a year or seasonal. Please call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn more.