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A new tennis academy will open next month in Geneva at the Centre Intercommunal des Evaux.

Catering for adults and children from age 3 upwards, My Way Tennis will be run by Monika Maj, a certified Swiss tennis coach and 3-times Swiss Junior Champion. In her youth, Monika played regularly with Martina Hingis, and represented Switzerland at many international junior tournaments.

Knowitall.ch first came to learn about Monika’s activities when she set up her successful tennis school in Lutry 7 years ago.  Now moving back to Geneva where she grew up as a child, Monika is seizing the opportunity to set up a new school, where the emphasis is very much on having fun. Monika explained,

"I want to use this opportunity to teach a different way of learning tennis.  In my opinion, if you enjoy what you are doing, the more motivated you are to continue and improve."

More about Monika

Originally from Poland, but having lived in Switzerland for 30 years, Monika is passionate about tennis, which she started playing at the young age of 6.  With her natural ability for the sport, she received the first of her three junior championship titles at the age of 12.

However, at the age of 15, she retired from competitive sport due to the high pressure of intense training and decided to continue with her educational studies.  Having passed her maturity exams and started working at Reuters in Geneva, she soon found the lure of tennis too great and returned to the courts, training with Swiss Tennis to become a coach.

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After teaching tennis for many years in Geneva, and marrying a British ex-pat living in Lutry, Monika decided 7 years ago that the best way to combine her passion for tennis with her family life was to set up a tennis school in Lutry. Given the success of this school, it was an easy decision for Monika to set up her own academy in Geneva now that she is moving back to the city where she grew up.

Weekly class schedule

Monika’s new school will open on 9 April with a series of classes running until 30 June 2018. Weekly lessons will run at the following times:

  • Monday, 16h30 to 18h30
  • Wednesday, morning and afternoon
  • Friday, 16h30 to 18h30
  • Saturday, morning and afternoon

Weekly 1-hour long group lessons cost Fr. 300.- for the term. Private lessons can be also be booked any day of the week from 8h to 19h.

Summer tennis camps

Monika will also run a series of camps in the summer. More details will be posted on her Facebook page over the next few weeks but, for the moment, the following dates have been set for both morning and afternoon camps, with the possibility of an additional camp being added at a later date:

  • 2 to 6 July
  • 9 to 13 July

Birthday parties

A special feature of Monika's Academy will be the option for parents to book a birthday party for their child.  Targeted at kids aged 4 to 8 years old, the parties will cater for up to 12 children, will run for 2 hours 15 minutes, and will cost Fr. 400.-. The party will include:

  • Tennis demonstration : Monika with Olivier the other coach
  • Different games to warm up
  • Tennis lesson (coordination, basics in tennis and match)
  • Snacks: chips, sweets, different drinks, provided by My Way Tennis Academy
  • Souvenir picture and little gift from the Academy for all the participants
  • Gift opening

A birthday cake can be provided at an additional cost, otherwise parents are welcome to bring their own.

My Way Tennis Academy is also able to organise customised birthday parties for older children from 8 to 15 years. Please contact the Academy for further details.

Monika Maj (pronounced My, hence the name)
My Way Tennis
079 224 50 41
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Centre Intercommunal de Sports, Loisirs et Nature des Evaux
Chemin François-Chavaz 110
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