Weil Player Blogs
Weil Academy in the News: There was a great story written by the Kansas University Athletics website by Ellen Balentine about former Weil Academy player Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum.
Congratulations to the following 16 Weil players for making it to the round of 64 at the BNP Paribas Challenge.
The Weil College Prep and Tennis Academy recently announced that 18 seniors have signed letter of intent and / or accepted scholarships to continue their education and dreams of playing NCAA college tennis at a four-year university. Here is a sampling of what some of the college coaches have said about their new recruits:
Weil Tennis Academy and College Preparatory School Academy Founder and Director Mark Weil has announced that 18 Weil seniors have either signed early National Letters of Intent, or “officially committed” on academic and/or athletic scholarships to continue their education and tennis careers at prestigious NCAA schools around the nation.
The Weil Track Team competed in their first-ever meet in Santa Monica recently and the four runners posted some solid individual times against college-level competition.
In July, former varsity sprint and middle distance coach at Nordhoff High School (NHS) Ed Italo, joined Weil Tennis Academy as head track coach. Italo’s task was to add an elite track-and-field program founded on the same principles and methods that have made Weil one of the premier tennis preparatory schools in the nation.
Check out this feature on the Weil Academy that appeared on Tennis.com's new site Baseline.
<p>Check out this exciting video announcement from Weil Academy founder and director Mark Weil:</p>
With a little help from their friends in the Ojai arts community, the Weil Tennis Academy can now literally boast about a lot of good fortune on the Ojai campus. The Weil Tennis Academy, celebrating 20 years of operation in early 2017, is continuing some ongoing construction projects. As the result of a citywide ordinance stating that new development must set aside room for local art, the City of Ojai and the Arts Commission put academy founder and director Mark Weil in touch with longtime Ojai resident Jeff Sanders.
Two former players who trained at the Weil Academy in the mid 2000s will be proudly representing their respective countries in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which kick off Saturday following the Opening Ceremonies on Friday night.
Weil Academy’s Seira Shimizu, as an unseeded player, breezed through the 64-player singles draw winning five matches without dropping a set to capture the Azusa Pacific University SoCal ITA Summer Circuit event.
Check out Weil senior Nima Movassaghi's latest blog post here: Yet another year at Weil has passed. When I woke up today, I had a hard time believing that I'm already a senior in high school. I still remember walking in the doors for the first time two years ago; slouching, chin down, biting my nails. It's been a journey to this point; each year has a full set of highs, with a full set of equally powerful lows. You might beat a high caliber player in a tournament, then lose to a much weaker player the next two tournaments. So it goes.
Weil Summer Camp 2016 has been the biggest and best ever. Check it out.
Take a look at some great shots by our photographer Jill Cox honoring our graduating seniors.
The Weil Academy held its first annual NCAA College Team Championships with the University of Virginia capturing the title, 5-3, over the University of North Carolina.
Here is a quick roundup of how some former Weil Academy players fared during the first two rounds of the NCAA Division I Tournament.
Weil Academy student answer three questions posed to him in regards to the recent Pac-12 Championships at the 116th annual Ojai Tennis Tournament and his forecast of the upcoming NCAA team championships in Tulsa, Okla.
The Weil College Placement Program hit the road again last week to tour five more California colleges. Assistant Placement Director Etienne Emanuel his wife and Residential Director Aliona Emanuel joined Weil Juniors Michael Chen, Peter Huang, David Bogatin, Suraj Mahtani, Madison Wolf, Nadine Del Carmen, and Senior Roman Ghambir as we visited several prestigious California college campuses.
Nima Movassaghi's new blog entry is up: "We come to Weil Tennis Academy to play tennis. We come to Weil to become better athletes, better competitors, and better people. The opportunity of competitive sport is preparation for the competitive sport of life.
Over the past weekend five Juniors from The Weil Tennis Academy -- Mana Koitabashi, Hazuki Ogino, Marc Hayashi, Nima Movassaghi, Stanislav Nepomnyashniy -- along with assistant director of college placement Etienne Emanuel toured three Southern California College campuses. The group had a chance to meet five coaches and see four different teams compete.
When I was growing up, everything was always about competing; always about winning. It didn’t matter if I was the quarterback in a neighborhood pickup football game, pretending to be Tom Brady, or playing tennis in the driveway without a net or definitive lines, pretending I was Roger Federer. On that basis, I’ve won hundreds of Super Bowls and more than 50 Grand Slam.
Following the opening ceremony of the 22nd Annual San Luis Open Challenger, Weil Academy staff and students were featured in one of the city's top radio stations, "Los 40 Principales San Luis." click below to see the live radio broadcast.
The Ojai Quarterly’s Spring issue is out, and features a great interview and article with Weil Tennis Academy Founder and Director Mark Weil.
Take a look at some more great photos from the Weil Academy Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Trip 2016!
Weil students are currently down at Indian Wells and taking part in the BNP Paribas Open as practice partners to the world's best players. Check out some of these great shots.
Weil Academy Head Coach Mohamed Badran heads to the BNP Paribas Open Masters Event with seven of Weil's top players to Spar/Warm Up the ATP and WTA Players at Indian Wells.
Back in December, legendary coaches Wayne Bryan (father of World No. 1 ATP Doubles Team Mike and Bob Bryan) and Dr. Allen Fox, Phd. (Weil's Sports Psychologist), visited the Weil Academy and spoke to all the students and coaches about what it takes to become a winner, not only on the court but in the classroom and in life. Watch Video Now!
1.0. Competitors in any field start their week by asking themselves what they can do to make the new week better than the last. For many student-athletes at the Weil Tennis Academy, that inquiry is flawed. The correct question is to ask yourself how you can be better than you were yesterday. It starts with a simple goal: 1-0.
Weil Academy exposes its students to more college campuses, more college tennis matches and more college tennis coaches than any other academy in the world! Weil students will visit the campuses of UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount Univ. in LA, Cal Lutheran University, Whittier College, Chapman University, UC San Diego, Univ. of San Francisco, Pacific, San Diego State, and many more, just during this Spring Semester.
Weil Student Nima Movassaghi from Eugene, Ore., writes an occassional blog about Life at Weil. This week's post discusses managing your day and what it takes to succeed.
Weil Academy player Seira Shimizu of Tokyo, Japan, is traveling to Turkey this week to play in four to six Women's Pro Futures Events, and will stay with former Weil Boys Dorm Parent Alyona Kavak and her husband Burhan in Turkey.
The Weil Academy is proud to announce the hiring of two new assistant coaches. See more about them below. Welcome to Ojai to both Marjoie Ondeck and Dominique-Chante McLean.
Academy Director Mark Weil announced today that Weil Academy has partnered with Tennis Warehouse to provide Nike Apparel to all of Weil's Coaching staff and players
Mark Weil was a recent guest of the Waves of Tech podcast hosted by Rick Limpert
When the University of Oregon Men’s Tennis team begins its dual season on January 16th, two former Weil Tennis Academy and College Preparatory School athletes will begin their Oregon careers.
Academy Director Mark Weil announced that eight of his seniors signed early for college this Fall, the largest group of Early Signings in Weil's 19 year-history.