Our Passion is Teaching Tennis

For more than 20 years Marcy’s Tennis Academy has provided expert tennis instruction to children and adults throughout Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and beyond.  MTA founder and USTA professional, Marcy Cohen has developed a system of teaching which follows the latest trends in tennis education to ensure children and adults at all levels are learning and loving the game of tennis. The MTA philosophy for learning this great game starts and ends with FUN! 

Learn Tennis. Love Tennis.

Why MTA?


Marcy’s Tennis Academy provides your elementary school with a trusted, affordable, and safe afterschool program. Currently, we have more than 2000 students enrolled in our program at 40+ elementary schools. Our professional instructors are specially trained to teach children at all skill levels. We emphasize sportsmanship and the love of tennis over competitive stress. The objective of MTA is to teach the fundamental skills of tennis for the lifelong enjoyment of the game.

MTA has programs designed specifically for pre-school, elementary school, clubs, and town recreation departments.


MTA gives your child the correct foundation to enjoy tennis for life. Marcy’s Tennis Academy introduces the fundamentals of tennis to children using games and exercises that build confidence. We emphasize fun, not competitive stress. We help every child developing racquet skills, focus, agility, and most importantly, sportsmanship. No matter the skill level of your child, he or she will learn the correct way to hit shots, move on the court, and observe the rules of the game. The children also get an hour of physical and mental exercise as they learn the sport of tennis.


Have fun and learn how to play tennis with your friends and Marcy’s Tennis Academy. It’s a fun way to learn the basics of tennis with a professional coach. You’ll play loads of cool games and run around like crazy with your friends. The best part – you’re learning the sport of tennis at school.

Our Programs

Schools, Clubs, and Municipal Recreation Departments

MTA custom designs each class around your young players. Our professional coaches are experienced and specifically trained to teach young children from pre-school to eighth grade. The MTA emphasis is on fun not stress, fostering a love of the game of tennis, and above all, good sportsmanship. Kids learn that doing your best and being good to your fellow players is what tennis is all about.

You provide the facility (an indoor basketball court or exterior black top) and your MTA coach brings the nets, balls, and excitement. Students are required to have a youth racket for the classes. MTA can provide Head® youth rackets at a discount.

Classes are one hour in length and offered just before or just after school.

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons on an individual basis for players wishing to play at a more advanced level. Marcy Cohen is a USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) and PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) certified tennis instructor. Marcy will evaluate the skill level of the player and design a program of instruction to improve the player’s game and provide a deeper understanding of competitive tennis.

Mom’s Tennis / Cardio Tennis

MTA offers Mom’s Tennis to groups of our players’ mothers. This is a great way to learn tennis so you can play and practice with your young player. It’s also just a fun way to spend an hour on the court moving, learning, and improving your tennis game. As with our children’s programs, Mom’s Tennis is all about having fun.

Additionally, we are now offering Cardio Tennis. An hour of aerobic tennis, constant drills to music, low-key fun tennis games, and exercise.

Marcy Cohen, USTA & PTR certified Tennis Pro

MTA Instructors

For more than 20 years MTA has developed a stellar reputation as caring tennis instructors with one goal in mind – to provide a safe and secure environment for our young players to learn tennis and, just as important, to learn that how you play the game of tennis is more important than winning.

Our staff is specially trained to teach young groups of children the fundamentals of the game using proven exercises, games, and tests. Many of our teachers are moms themselves and bring that nurturing to the tennis court. Our instructors know how to include everyone in our MTA Tennis instruction, including children with no previous athletic experience.


“As the principal at St. Ann Academy and previously at St. Jude School, I feel that MTA adds value to my school as an after school enrichment option.”

Pat Griffin, Principal, St. Ann Academy, Fairfield, CT

“MTA has been in the Orange school system for many years with great success.  MTA adds value to our afternoon activity program. This program helps students learn a sport they may not have had the chance to enjoy.”

Stephanie Middleton, Peck Place School/Racebrook School/Turkey Hill School, Orange, CT

“They have the unique ability to make learning a new skill fun…and to keep our more experienced students engaged. Their flexibility in accommodating our needs is greatly appreciated.”

Karen Soucy, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Frenchtown Elementary School, Trumbull, CT

MTA Schools & Associations

All Saints School, Norwalk

Beecher School

Bethany Parks & Recreation – adults & kids

Booth Hill School, Trumbull

Bungay Elementary School, Seymour (through Seymour Park & Recreation starts September, 2017)

Burr Elementary School

Children’s Community School, Waterbury

Choices for Success, Norwalk

Chatfield School, Seymour

Daniels Farm School


Easton Community Center, Easton

Elizabeth Shelton School

Fairfield Continuing Education – Adults

Fawn Hollow Elementary School

Fox Run School

Frenchtown School

High Horizons, Bridgeport

Holland Hill School

Holmes School, Darien

Jane Ryan School

Jennings School

Middlebrook School

Middlegate School, Newtown

North Stratfield School

Old Mill Road Elementary School, NY

Osborn Hill School – Adults & Kids

Parkway School, Greenwich

Peck Place School

Racebrook School

Riverfield School, Fairfield

Roger Sherman School, Fairfield (starts September, 2017)

Sports Center of Connecticut

St. Ann’s Åcademy, Bridgeport

St. Jude School, Monroe

Seth G. Haley School, West Haven

Stepney Elementary School

Stratfield School

Tashua School

Tokeneke School, Darien

Turkey Hill School

Unquowa School, Fairfield

Villa Maria School, Stamford

Wakeman’s Boys and Girls Club, Southport

Westport-Weston Family YMCA

Wilton Adult Education – Cider Mill School

Learn Tennis. Love Tennis.

We have a program just right for your school, your children, or you.

Contact MTA today about our 2017/2018 programs

Contact MTA

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Marcy’s Tennis Academy

Marcy Cohen, Managing Partner

560 River Road, Unit #20

Shelton, CT 06484

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