Elevate Your Game FAST... In Paradise!
Only Four spots are left for 2025. Watch the video below for full details.

Tennis In Paradise VIP Experience

Sunday, January 14th - Saturday, January 20th, 2024

What Past Tennis In Paradise Students Are Saying:
"The accommodations were far better than I imagined."
“The people were amazing. The accommodations were far better than I imagined. The pictures look like actually where we’re at which sometimes doesn’t happen. The food, the people who work here at the house were excellent.”

Danielle 

Florida
3.5 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"I had some magical moments..."
“I had some magical moments where things all of a sudden were like an epiphany in my head and it popped and I went ‘oh my God, for the last 8 years I’ve been doing this one thing not totally wrong but just wrong enough to screw my game up’, and some simple little adjustment, some minor little tweak all of a sudden takes me from a point where I’ve got 50% unforced errors lets say on an approach volley, now I’m hitting 70%-75% of those in. To me, that’s what you need to expect when you come into a program like Ian’s, if you want to do a VIP experience, and understand that this is going to be a continuing process after the fact, and enjoy the journey and the trip.”

Brian 

Virginia
4.0 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"It's the best."
"Even though I took it (Tennis in Paradise) two years ago, because of the way you all teach, going through the foundation again is always a good repetition. There’s always new things to learn. You could come back to this 10 times and always learn something new.

It’s quite outstanding when you have 6 students and 3 coaches. One coach for every two students? It’s amazing because you get a lot of individual instruction even when you are doing group skills and drills. So it’s very intimate on the court and there’s always someone there who’s helping you and giving you tips. Don’t even hesitate! Sign up now for next year and make sure you get here. It’s the best."

Kim

Vancouver, Canada
4.0 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"It's been an absolutely wonderful week."
“I’m leaving here with a list of five things and a plan. Ian’s instruction with his great staff have pointed out so many great things, and they work so hard to communicate a way in your learning style to teach you to get it right and I really appreciate their patience. It’s been an absolutely wonderful week.”

Sharon 

BC, Canada
3.5 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise 2016 Student
Our Private Estate - "Villa Tranquila"

Our 13,000 square foot estate features 8 suites with private key card access, air conditioning in every room, a full bar and lounge upstairs and kitchen and dining room downstairs. 

The back of our estate features a private pool complete with palm trees and deck chairs, absolutely perfect for cooling off after each morning's group session with Kevin, Megan and Ian. 

Every breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be prepared and served by our private chef in this spacious kitchen and dining room area, complete with coaching insights and war stories from the court!

In the evenings you can relax in your private suite or join the group for beverages and conversation in our bar and lounge area. The big screen TV is playing tennis whenever possible!

Each morning and afternoon we'll walk less than a block to our tennis courts for group and private sessions. Taking in the beautiful scenery is a great way to start and end each day. 

Morning sessions will be focused on a different topic each day: groundstrokes, net game, serve and return, singles strategy and doubles strategy. Each afternoon you'll have a private session with Ian.

Our private villa is located within the exclusive Hacienda Pinilla resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, right along the northern Gulf Coast side of the country. 

This is the view that will greet you in the evening after a full day on the courts. This stretch of private beach is just a mile away from Villa Tranquila. The water is always warm and the sunsets are amazing.

Just another desert in paradise prepared by our private chef! He and his assistant rotated among traditional favorites (pork tenderloin), local specialties (whole red snapper) and gourmet dishes. 

You won't find a better combination of focused tennis improvement, passionate participants, beautiful location and luxurious accommodations anywhere! 

Strictly 6 Spots Available This Experience.  Once They're Full, No Additional Spots or Dates Will Be Added.
Let me reiterate that we only have 6 spots available for this exclusive experience, and this message is going out to tens of thousands of students and fans of Essential Tennis.

Our dates for 2025 are Sunday, January 12th - Saturday, January 18th, 2025.

These events sell out very quickly, so you better act fast if you want to be a part of the experience.

Once we fill up, we will not be adding any more spots or dates.  If you're reading this and we're already sold out, then you'll have to wait until 2026 to have the chance to join us in Costa Rica. 

Laser Targeted VIP Style Instruction From Me AND My Team...
You'll get to work not only with me but also with my team members, Matt and a pro to be named later, who are both USPTA certified pros and practitioners of my instructional approach. 

Since we only have 6 students in this clinic and 3 pros, you'll enjoy lots of personal attention throughout our morning group sessions. Then, every afternoon you'll get time with me one on one so we can tackle your most pressing issues. 

The value you'll receive throughout the week will be amplified by the unique style of instruction that we follow as part of the Essential Tennis method. Rather than use "run and gun" feeding drills to keep everybody moving frantically around the court, we calm down, have students mindfully work together, and adopt a very intimate, hands-on approach. 

That's what our VIP style training is all about... PERSONALIZED attention!

We'll frequently be on your half of the court, right by your side, analyzing your swing and your play (unlike other clinics that just feed you balls and scream at you from across the court).

You'll be on the court Monday through Friday. Each morning we'll have a three-hour session together as a group, and each afternoon you'll spend another 90 minutes on the court rotating through personal time with Ian. 
  A Proven Learning Process So Your Improvements Will Continue AFTER The Clinic...
After we're done with all of the in person clinic activities, your improvement won't stop there.

We won't just give you some generic tips and send you home.

You'll actually go home with a Customized Action Plan to follow, that we create for you!

We will provide you with drills and practice plans specific to you, based on the areas you need to improve the most. 

We invest personal time with you on the court at the clinic and equip you with real tools and plans to continue the improvement process, so you are confident on the court and get more wins for months and years to come.

You'll know exactly what to implement and how, when you get home and continue your improvement process.

This experience is strictly focused on helping you make significant leaps in your doubles game, with real progress and real results.
Revisit Every Explanation, Demonstration, And Drill. FOREVER.
Shortly after returning home you'll be given free access to a comprehensive film containing 4k video of every single breakthrough moment you experienced on the court in Costa Rica.

We're making "clinic amnesia" obsolete by recording every explanation, instruction, and demonstration so you can relive your entire instructional experience for the rest of your tennis career. 

This is the ultimate improvement companion (especially when combined with your personalized Action Plan!) because as you advance each part of your game over the weeks and months after our time together in Costa Rica you'll be able to use your film as a resource guide to light your path step by step, level by level. 
You'll Also Receive Essential Tennis Academy, My Elite Digital Training For 1 Full Year...

You'll ALSO go home with a free year of online access to Essential Tennis Academy, which is our premium monthly coaching program.  You'll get a full year of access.

Essential Tennis Academy includes technique, strategy, and practice drill trainings every single month so that you can continually advance your game. Membership also includes exclusive "Tip of the Day" coaching from the Essential Tennis team, live digital coaching sessions, a private member forum where ET Pros answer questions, and a full Drill Library. All the guidance and inspiration needed to continue improving every part of your game!

With over 400 videos spanning 34 coaching modules, you'll be able to quickly find the step-by-step solution to virtually every technique and strategy problem there is. 

The live instruction coupled with the continued digital training will give you a significant advantage on the court that your opponents won't have.
Tennis In Paradise VIP Experience
Sunday, January 12th - Saturday, January 18th, 2025
More Thoughts From Tennis In Paradise Students:
"I'd say sign up right away..."
“There was an unexpectedly wonderful group of people that we were here with, the food was exceptional, and we’re coming away with some really innovative ways for us to improve our game, things that our other coaches have not sorted out with us. I’d say sign up right away because in this case there’s only six people and those spots are going to get taken really quickly next year.”

Sharon

BC, Canada
3.5 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"I definitely plan to attend another one..."
"For me, it’s been reinforcing because in the morning each day we’ve had a particular topic or theme. The first 3 days were more technique, the last 2 days were more strategy. I think it’s been good because in the morning we focus and go through each technique methodically, methodically...and then in the afternoon you have an opportunity to work one-one-one with Ian on something that you personally want to improve. But then when you’re working with either Kirby or Ira on the other court with two people, it reinforces what you’ve done in the morning. 

It was excellent. I think all three of you (Ian, Ira, and Kirby) approach the techniques in the same way. It’s clear that there’s a professional and friendly relationship and that’s been a lot of fun! I think the relationships between everybody grew as the week went on.

Oh, definitely, definitely do it. And if you can’t come to Costa Rica then come to one of the other ones in the United States. I definitely plan to attend another one. The food has been excellent, the chef has done an excellent job, the accommodations were lovely and clean. And that you can walk back and forth to the tennis courts is lovely because that helps accommodate everyone’s schedule and I don’t have anything negative to say. It’s been a lot of fun!"

Kelly

Cincinnati, OH
3.5 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"Ian's level of instruction is superior..."
"I have traveled all around the country, attending many of the top-rated tennis resorts and academies in Florida, South Carolina, California, Texas and Colorado. I promise you that Ian's level of tennis instruction is superior to anything you might receive at these luxe resorts. He will analyze your complete game, and using personal instruction and video analysis, he will develop a personalized plan for you to take your tennis game to the next level. Costa Rica is full of natural beauty, and its people are some of the nicest you will ever meet. If you want a great winter getaway, and come home from it a better, smarter, and more focused player, then Tennis in Paradise is right for you."

John

Fort Worth, Texas
3.5 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"Figure out how to get to the next Costa Rica program..."
"When I attended Ian’s Costa Rica Tennis in Paradise program I expected to have a great time and learn a lot – it was and I did! I’d taken Ian’s classes online and was looking forward to getting an intense dose of instruction in person. What really made the week extra worthwhile is that Ian is very perceptive and sees things other coaches miss. His daily observations on my strokes, footwork, and mindset really helped take my game to another level. For example: Something that might seem small but ultimately was holding me back from having a great backhand volley: I didn’t realize I was changing my grip slightly from forehand to backhand. That slight change was harming my timing and keeping me from making solid contact. I didn’t know I was doing it and none of my previous coaches had either. But making this small but important change I was able to increase my backhand volley winners by at least 50% almost immediately. I brought my husband, who is not a tennis player and he loved being in Costa Rica too. For anyone who wants Ian’s keen eye on their game, have lots of fun playing hours of tennis in a gorgeous location, plus experiencing lush Costa Rica, figure out how to get to his next Costa Rica program. Bliss!”


Kathryn

Santa Barbara, CA
3.5 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"I'm happy that I came and I recommend it."
“I’d absolutely recommend Tennis in Paradise. It’s been a lot more than I thought it would be. I was a little concerned about fitting in but I think the group of people has been excellent. I’m happy that I came and I recommend it.”

Danielle

Florida
3.5 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"Ian was able to pinpoint what was going on..."
“I think what Ian brings to the table for tennis instruction is that he is a very skilled teacher and he can see what is wrong with your game technically and then walk you through a number of baby steps to achieve the ultimate goal which is to execute the specific skill at a higher level of proficiency. Ian was able to identify the flaw in my service motion, and I’ve gone to many, many, many teachers and lessons, its been an illusive thing, but Ian was able to pinpoint what was going on, and what was not going on and has described to me what I have to do in order to improve my serve.”

Brian

BC, Canada
4.0 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
"Tennis In Paradise is designed to start that journey..."
“Ian’s instruction has helped me in a number of different ways, primarily it has reinforced with me that it is a process. You can go to tennis camps, you can go take lessons, but unless there is a structured path, and a very clearly delineated path for you to travel down its hard to understand that the journey is one step at a time and its going to take time. Coming to Tennis in Paradise with Ian has help reinforce that process with me. Lots of people want to go someplace, we’re in this microwave generation, we want it now, I want to be the best 4.0 player in my USTA league. Well to get there its not just coming to the camp and you’re instantly going to be bestowed upon with these magical powers that now make you that 4.0 player. This Tennis in Paradise experience is designed to start that journey, then its up to you.”

Brian

Virginia
4.0 NTRP
Tennis in Paradise Student
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