About Us

Jaggard-Ibarrola Tennis Academy is Sydney’s leading tennis academy helmed by former World-Ranked Players. We aim to make tennis accessible to people from all walks of life and people at various levels of tennis experience – from Elite tennis coaching to community and social programmes.
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Play Whenever You Want: 40+ Squad Sessions & 45+ Kid Sessions Per Week
Elite Squad Programme (3 Squad Sessions Per Week)
The JITA Elite Squad Programme has been specifically designed for players at Level 9-10 on the JITA Scale. It is a 360-degree Methodology to develop Top Tennis Players at Professional, Collegiate or Amateur level.

FutureElite Squad Programme (4 Squad Sessions Per Week)
The JITA FutureElite Squad Programme has been specifically designed for young players at Level 7-8 on the JITA Scale – who want to achieve Elite status in the future.

Advanced Squad Programme (16 Squad Sessions Per Week)
The JITA Advanced Squad Programme has been specifically designed for male/female players at Level 7-8 on the JITA Scale – who want an intense, hard-hitting workout while improving their weak points, shots or match play, and who want to play whenever they want, as often as they want, based on their work/life schedule.

Intermediate Squad Programme (18 Squad Sessions Per Week)
The JITA Intermediate Squad Programme has been specifically designed for male/female players at Level 3-6 on the JITA Scale – who want to learn tennis and become proficient tennis players, who want to play whenever they want, as often as they want, based on their work/life schedule, and who want to have fun.

JITA Kids Programme (45+ Kid Sessions Per Week)
The JITA Kids Programme has been specifically designed for kids aged 3-12 years old who are Beginners (Level 0-3 on the JITA Scale).

Enjoy a social game or practice on any of the 10 Top-Quality tennis courts. Choose from 4 hard courts and 6 synthetic grass courts, set in an idyllic environment. Courts are open everyday from 6am to 10pm.

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Left to right: Fernando Ibarrola, Cassie Ibarrola, Michelle Jaggard and Gershwin Lai
Michelle Jaggard – Head Coach
  • Former #1 Australian Singles Player
  • Highest WTA Ranking: #83 Singles, #42 Doubles
  • 3 WTA and 9 ITF Circuit Titles
Fernando Ibarrola – Head Coach
  • Former #4 Argentinian Professional Circuit Player
  • Former NAIA #1 Singles and #1 Doubles Player USA Collegiate Tennis
Cassie Ibarrola – Director of Tennis
  • Former Top 3 USA NAIA Collegiate Doubles Player
  • 1994 NAIA National Team Champions USA Collegiate Tennis
Gershwin Lai – Director of Tennis
  • 20 years of coaching experience
  • Fitness specialist
Become a JITA Member
Membership is FREE
Enjoy a host of Member-only benefits:
  • Casual Court Bookings at $15/hr only ($20/hr for Non-JITA Members)
  • Exclusive access to Squad Sessions (Squad Sessions are only for JITA Members)
  • 40+ Squad Sessions available a week, starting from $16 per Session
  • 45+ Kid Sessions available a week, starting from $19.50 per Session
Book A Squad Session
As a JITA Member you can attend any of your Level’s Squad Session by turning up 10 minutes before it starts. But our Sessions are often fully booked. Don’t run the risk of missing out. Reserve your place in advance.
Competitions
Apply what you learnt during our Squad Sessions & Programmes in a competition. Or just simply rub shoulders with other tennis players.
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