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L-R: Jason Speirs, Maria Speirs, Diana Toia, Julian Danko

Empire Tennis Academy, located in Rochester NY, is directed by Jason Speirs, a product of the legendary Dave Strebel Tennis Academy and the Harley School. Having refined his teaching and administrative skills in New York City’s popular Roosevelt Island Racquet Club, Jason earned his way to Director of Tennis and returned home to Rochester after 12 years to continue the tradition created by Rochester Hall of Famer Dave Strebel.


Headquartered out of the Harley School, Empire Tennis Academy strives to help you improve your game, gain confidence, stay fit, and foster long lasting friendships and bonds with other fellow players. We offer programs for both Juniors and Adults with many convenient times and locations throughout Rochester. Whether you are just getting into the sport or fine-tuning your skills, we have the right class for you! Folks are welcome to join our program at any time. Just select the class that fits your schedule, and it will take you directly to our Registration page. To see our Junior and Adult schedules, click on the buttons below. When we are not offering group lessons, our coaches can work with you 1-on-1 and focus on any of your tennis needs.

In addition to Tournaments, Junior and Adult group lessons, Empire Tennis Academy also offers:

Private lessons (1 on 1 instruction)                                                            $73/hr

Hitting Sessions (1 on 1 hitting, no instruction, summer only)                   $42/hr

Indoor Open Court Time                                                                            $33/hr

Outdoor Open Court Time                                                                         $16.50/hr


To book one of the above, you will need to create a member account that should only take a minute of your time (name, email, username & password). Use this LINK to create your online member account. Once your account is created, you can log in and reserve the times you prefer while also requesting a pro. You will have the option of booking based on your own availability (time preference), or the availability of the pro of your choice. You will not be able to book courts within 24hrs through Court Reserve. You must email Diana Toia for such last minute reservations.

In addition, we also host year-round Special Events that are fun for the whole family! Check out our Upcoming Events for such events and follow our Newsletter to stay current and take advantage of all our various offerings. Looking forward to seeing you on the court!


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