Ripley is one of the most thorough and technically sound coaches I have ever met. Ripley is very skilled at connecting on a personal level with his students, learning their tendencies, strengths and weaknesses, and then developing a plan to progress each student to their full potential. This personalized approach not only happens in private lessons, but also in his group clinics, which is almost unheard of these days. The long-term view that Ripley instills in his students and with the parents is refreshing and necessary to truly develop players to their full potential; there are no short cuts to success. As a former college and professional player, I knew right away that Ripley’s program was the best program for my son, where he integrates solid technical teaching, right thinking, court presence, and strategy into his tennis and personal development. I’m a huge fan and he’s one of the best kept secrets in our area; my main concern is that Ripley will have too many students to teach once word gets out!
Matt Hewitt former ATP / NCAA player and parent
My children Robyn (17) and Andre (12) have trained with Coach Ripley Amell and with full confidence I can say that Coach Ripley is the perfect tennis coach that I have been looking for a long time. Coach Ripley's training style is unique in the way he uses his resources to enhance a player's strokes, footwork, sense of court and strategy. He is an extremely intelligent teacher and mentor and players come to every session learning something new. Coach Ripley has been instrumental in training and preparing my son Andre in Sectional and National Junior Level Tennis Championships.
"Ripley has been an inspirational coach. He has shown us that he has the ability to tailor his coaching skills specifically to our daughters needs. He has trained our daughter for over 8 years now 5 days a week intensively. The amount of growth both intellectually and in confidence that we have seen in our daughter has been amazing. Coach Ripley has helped improve our daughters game tremendously teaching her to not only believe in herself but to never give up.“Ripley worked with my daughter Mikala starting when she was 10 years old. I believe without a doubt that Ripley is one of the best High Performance tennis coaches in America. If you want a coach that can teach you the latest movements and techniques in tennis with great expertise then Ripley is your man.
Ripley has the ability to quickly analyze a tennis player and tweak the strokes or moves. It is like watching pure genius in the works. Ripley’s work is strictly professional and top caliber and the only tennis coach Mikala ever worked with—and therewere plenty top notch coaches she worked with—that could explain where she was going to be player wise in 6 months and then could show you the plan as to how she would get there. Now, ten years later Mikala still considers Ripley ‘her coach’ and who she wants to work with when she feels she needs a tweak in her game. Mikala now plays college tennis on the number 1 team in the nation and without a doubt we feel like we owe it all to Ripley….the TRUE MASTER OF TENNIS”.
Bart Lowrance, Texas, 2016 (parent of D1 College Athlete)
"We have worked with several coaches and Ripley Amell is simply the best. Tournament Players Academy is not a tennis program for those who want quick fixes but a program for those who strive to be great players over time. The technical training aspect of the training is unparalleled and almost completely missing in all previous programs we have been involved in. With a strong commitment to the program, combined with motivation, instruction and inspiration from Coach Ripley, the athlete is able to create multiple paths leading to the highest level of competitive play and success both on and off the court."
Kurt Drake, Odessa FL, 2016 (parent of BU12)
"Ripley has been an inspirational coach. He has shown us that he has the ability to tailor his coaching skills specifically to our daughters needs. He has been training our daughter for 2.5 years now 5 days a week intensively. The amount of growth both intellectually and in confidence that we have seen in our daughter has been amazing. Coach Ripley has helped improve our daughters game tremendously teaching her to not only believe in herself but to never give up."
Lawson & Kim, Wesley Chapel, FL (parent of GU12)
"My son has been training under Coach Ripley for the past two years. His method of training is very implicit. He focuses a lot on footwork, balance and biomechanics to extract the maximum potential from our son. Coach Ripley is a very methodical in his approach and allows my son to be reflective of his game using more of a questioning approach which leads to learning from his mistakes."
Karthik, Lutz, FL (parent of BU12)