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Preparing for Collegiate Opportunities and Beyond

February 18, 2008 09:44 AM

What do you have when a team of advanced high school players from Germany, France, Turkey and the United States assemble under the instruction of a Dominican High Performance Coach and his Swedish assistant? Would it help your guess to know that such a group of international athletes also studies at a 102-year-old boarding school in Rome?

If your mind jumped across the Atlantic Ocean to Rome, Italy, you would find your guess to be off by only a few thousand miles. If, however, you thought of Rome, Ga., Darlington School and the Coosa International Tennis Academy, you hit the nail on the head.

Rome, Ga., and Darlington School are no strangers to tennis. In fact, Bill Gordon, USTA’s executive director and chief operating officer, is a Rome native and a proud graduate of Darlington School. Gordon has called Rome “a great tennis town, one known around the country for its tennis community, and if I hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t be where I am now.”

The Coosa International Tennis Academy (CITA) is Coosa Country Club’s junior development program and is offered as a specialized extra-curricular option through Darlington’s residential college-prep program. CITA and Darlington cooperate to enroll highly motivated male and female student-athletes who share a common goal – to obtain a premier college-preparatory education and elite tennis training within a single, highly competitive program.

CITA’s experienced staff and innovative tennis training program combine with Darlington School’s rigorous academic program, caring faculty, and first-rate facilities to provide tennis families throughout the country and world a unique academic and athletic environment – one designed to prepare their children for collegiate opportunities and beyond.

Interested families may contact Darlington School at 1-800-368-4437. A limited number of applications for the 2008-09 academic school year are currently being accepted.




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