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Top Rated Johan Kriek Tennis Academy to Open at PGA National Resort & Spa; Famed World Class Tennis Training for Elite Young Athletes Joins PGA National Academy

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, July 21, 2016 --( PGA National Resort & Spa - home of the PGA Tour Honda Classic and five award-winning championship courses - is pleased to announce that PGA National has recently partnered with Johan Kriek to bring their World Class Training Facility to Palm Beach Gardens resort location becoming part of the PGA National Sports Academy.

The Johan Kriek Tennis Academy is an elite tennis academy run by a former number 7 in the world and a two-time Australian Open champion. The academy has offered professional quality tennis programs for the past 10 years helping numerous players reach their goals of becoming a collegiate tennis player or a professional tour player.

Elite junior and high performance programs will offer extensive tennis training focusing on stroke production, point construction, match play, video analyses, fitness, gym and mental training. The 2016/2017 academy season for the after school training sessions and home school programs as well as high performance programs will kick off on September 1, 2016 and end on May 31, 2017. Fantasy camps, corporate special events and fundraisers for local charities are amongst the other plans for the Academy and Resort.

“I am very excited to have PGA National as my home base for my academy. With a great hotel/resort complex with 5 golf courses, 20 tennis courts, fitness facilities, spa and all the amenities a budding tennis player could ask for, it will be a hot bed for junior tennis development, for local, as well as international tennis players. It will also be a great place to practice for current and future professional tour players,” says Kriek.

"We are thrilled to partner with Johan Kriek and look forward to creating tennis programing here at PGA National similar to what we have accomplished over the years with golf,” says Greg Saunders, Managing Director. “The tennis program at PGA National is an excellent foundation for JKTA to build upon and is an added benefit to our members and resort guests.”

For more information or to enroll in the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy at PGA National contact Daga Kriek via email at or call 704.488.2314.

About PGA National Resort & Spa
Fresh off its comprehensive $125 million revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class golf, spa, vacation and meetings destination. The South Florida locale offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion Course, home to the popular PGA Tour Honda Classic and past host of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and several Senior PGA Championships. PGA National hosted the 23rd season of Golf Channel’s “Big Break” in early 2015.

The Champion Course showcases the legendary “Bear Trap” – one of the most difficult three-hole stretches in the game. Holes 15, 16 and 17 are where designer Jack Nicklaus famously said, “It should be won or lost right here.” The legendary resort also has the unique distinction of being home to both the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, along with offering a PGA TOUR-level fitting experience at the PGA National Club Fitting Lab. At its off-site Estates Course, the resort additionally offers Every Ball Counts – the world’s first science-based, statistics-driven training system for golf improvement.

Other distinguishing highlights include a new 33,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Sports & Racquet Club with 19 Har-Tru tennis courts; 40,000 square-feet of self-contained conference and event space; and seven on-site restaurants and lounges.

About Johan Kriek
Born in Pongola, South Africa, Johan Kriek became a U.S. citizen in 1982. He has reached the quarterfinals or better in all four Grand Slams, winning the Australian Open titles in 1981 and 1982. Kriek has won 14 professional singles and 8 doubles titles, reaching an all-time high ranking of number 7 in singles and number 12 in doubles in the world. He and his doubles partner Kevin Curren have won the Wimbledon Senior Doubles title four times in a row from 2003-2006. Kriek’s most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, and Bjorn Borg. He was twice the quarterfinalist and once the semi-finalist at the US Open, reached the semi-finals at the French Open, the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and after winning the Australian Open twice he also reached another semi-final at the Australian Open. Visit for details.
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