Ace Tennis Academy is a tennis training institution based in Accra and staffed by a team of dedicated and experienced tennis coaches. The Academy provides a wide range of tennis programmes that focus on the technical, tactical, physical, and mental development of the player while fulfilling the holistic needs of every player in his/her quest to achieve the highest standards of tennis.
Ace Tennis Academy is owned and managed by Naa Shika Adu, an experienced and established coach and mentor who has represented Ghana as a member of the junior national team and gone on to play in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Futures tournaments around Africa and Europe.
Our operations are guided by principles that encourage our trainers to give off their best as well as inspiring our clients to their highest fitness potential. Our values are:
➢ Paying absolute attention to the client and their goals
➢ Building a safe environment for all clients to freely exercise and train
➢ Encouraging hard work in a fun way
➢ Treating everyone equally and with respect
➢ Leading all regimes by example
Founder, Ace Tennis Academy
Naa Shika is a Ghanaian professional tennis player with many medals from from national competitions and international tournaments. She started playing tennis at a tender age and has been playing consistently for the past 23 years.
She was recognised as Sports Woman of the Year 2018 at the University of Ghana Vice Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony. She also won best player at 2018 African tennis competition held in Ethiopia.
Naa has a deep passion for making tennis accessible to as many people as possible especially kids. She therefore started the Ace Tennis Academy to teach tennis to kids as well as well as to train adults. She is the first ever female tennis player in Ghana to start a tennis academy.
Her passion for tennis and activism in increasing the sport’s visibility in Ghana earned her an appointment to the Gender, Equality and Equity Committee of the Ghana Tennis Federation, where she shall serve till 2022.
Ace Tennis Academy introduces the Love-Ball Project, an initiative that trains underserved female tennis players from selected orphanages in Accra to tackle the lack of opportunities in sports.
Our mission is to introduce tennis to underserved girls through a weekly tennis coaching program, donation of equipment, clinics and community tournament. Volunteer opportunities ensures that the accent is on fun for players, volunteers and sponsors.
The purpose of these activities is not only to provide career opportunities and scholarships for education but to also improve the quality of life. The primary aim is to reshape their future through sports.
➢ Annual tennis clinics for orphanages
➢ Teshie orphanage
➢ Osu children’s home
Everyone is an athlete. But the paths to discovering our athleticism is unique. Hence, we build customised fitness regimes for each customer to urge them on their personal journey to athleticism. Our training approach is therefore guided by these ethics
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