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About US

At saviano high performance, we believe

there is no substitute for proven

Our developmental programs are comprehensive, highly personalized, and systematic training programs designed for students committed to pursuing collegiate or professional tennis careers. Built with the whole player in mind, our proven methodology is built on fundamental principals curated throughout Nick Saviano’s 40+ year career.

Depending on your schedule, you can choose a program that fits within your players constraints and skill level.


Widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent tennis coaches and experts in the field of coaching education, Nick Saviano brings a unique approach to the game of tennis. He stresses the value of hard work, character, and personal integrity, with the cornerstone of his philosophy being the idea that coaching and educating young people is a sacred trust.

Nick has 45 years of world-class tennis experience—nine years playing on the ATP tour, followed by 35 years as a high-performance coach. Prior to this, he was a top US junior player and an All-American at Stanford University.

As a coach, Nick Saviano has helped train over 75 tennis players who have gone on to professional tennis careers on the WTA and ATP tours, including Grand Slam winners, Olympic gold medalists, and world’s number one in singles and doubles. The junior players Nick has worked with have won virtually every major junior tennis event in the world.

Our Staff and affiliates



John Sherwood

Academy Manager & Senior High-Performance Coach

John Sherwood (USPTA Elite Professional and USTA High Performance Coaching Graduate), is one of the most recognized High Performance coaches in the United States. John played Division I tennis for the University of Toledo, after which he embarked on a business career running national sales organizations,

Diego Javier Varela

Head Coach / Senior High-Performance Coach

Javier has coached professional tennis players such as Agustín Callerí, Guillermo Coria, and Franco Squillari. As an ATP professional, Javier has ranked 230 in singles and 180 in doubles, earning him numerous awards that include Best performance at Junior Nacional Interclub 4 years in a row.

Daniel Ventura

Senior High Performance Coach

Daniel Ventura started playing Tennis at age 7, and quickly became one of the elite Spanish Junior Players. This lead him to Barry College where he was able to lead the team to the 2019 DII NCAA Championship, while earning his degree in Business Administration.

Sergio Lizarraga

High Performance Coach

Sergio had a successful Junior career in Mexico reaching the #1 spot U18 before going to college. While playing Division 1 tennis for Jacksonville State University, Sergio became Captain of the team in 2019.

Nadal Nicolau

High Performance Coach

In 2016 Nadal joined the Rafa Nadal Academy until 2019. He then went to college in Florida at Southern University, earning a spot in the Top 4 in the Nation.

Natalie Mantilla

Office and Admissions Manager

Born in Caracas Venezuela, Natalie came to the U.S. and studied education at FIU. She has over 20 years experience coaching at the JCC in Aventura, FL, where she was responsible for lessons and mini camps.


Megan Neyer, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Certified Health Coach, NET Practitioner

Dr. Megan Neyer is the founder and principal of Neyer Performance Strategies, LLC, a company that specializes in individual, team and organizational performance with businesses and athletic teams. Her services include performance coaching, leadership development, wellness consulting, employee selection and talent development.

Page Love


Page Love, MS, RDN, LD, CSSD, is a leading sport nutrition expert and owner of Nutrifit, Sport Therapy, Inc. A Georgia native, she went to Baylor University, where she played Div 1 tennis for 4 years. She loves working with any level of player who would like to improve their health and well being, and improve energy and performance.

Tara Collingwood


Tara Collingwood is currently a nutrition consultant for the USTA National Campus. Tara is a sports dietitian who has worked with the Orlando Magic, University of Central Florida, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, World Wrestling Entertainment, and various individual recreational and professional athletes.

results that matter

the saviano difference

With over 40+ years in tennis, Nick Saviano & his team are passionate about an academy that grows a players not only on the court but as a person as well. This is not another cookie cutter approach to player development. Our expert staff works with each player to curate the very best in their game using our proven methodology that goes deeper than just hitting tennis balls.

Daily schedule

We are a program dedicated to True Player Development and work hard to accommodate our training evolutions, that address specific player needs as much as possible.
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Our full time developmental program is a comprehensive, highly personalized, and systematic training program designed for students committed to pursuing collegiate or professional tennis careers.

Our High Performance After School program is designed for competitive, tournament players of all levels, ages 9 to 18, looking for world-class tennis training in a weekly afternoon program.

We offer several Holiday Camps per year for players looking to develop their game with Nick Saviano’s award winning methodology. Similar to the week-to-week training, Holiday players will be integrated into our Full Time Developmental program .

Whether you are preparing for an upcoming tournament or are looking for personalized training, we offer week-to-week training for competitive players who are pursuing collegiate or professional careers. All seasonal players will be integrated into our Full Time Developmental program to get the highest level of training.

The Summer Visitor Developmental Program  is a highly focused, personalized, training program designed to help each player further develop all aspects of their game–technical abilities, strategies, mental and physical acumen. Our goal is for each player to reach maximum potential.


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