ABOUT PETERSON TENNIS MANAGEMENT
Peterson Tennis Management is singularly focused on providing tennis club management to facilities across the country. At each facility we provide high quality tennis training and programming uniquely designed to meet the individual goal of every player. "What separates us from the other management companies is that our goal is not to take over every single tennis facility, but to ensure that each person we come in contact with enjoys their tennis experience and becomes the player they always wanted to become.
HOW IT STARTED
In 1979, the late great Coach Ernie Peterson founded Peterson School of Tennis, becoming well known for developing players like Sloane Stephens, Jermaine Jenkins hitting pro to Venus Williams, his daughter former top 200 pro and college player, Jewel Peterson who was a 4 time All-American at the University of Southern California .Coach Jewel, took over the academy after his passing and changed the name to Peterson Tennis Academy, developing players into world-class athletes, among those players is Cori Guaff, winner of the French Open jrs., and the youngest ever finalist in girls singles at the U.S. Open grand slam. Later, Jewel created Peterson Tennis Management, successfully managing facilities and developing programming at Regency Park, Burdett Tennis Center and Tributary Tennis Center.
WHERE WE ARE HEADED
Currently, Peterson Tennis Management provides services and programming at Regency Park and Tributary Tennis Center, both near the Atlanta Area. With the recent addition of Lost Mountain Tennis Center, Peterson Tennis Management continues to grow and provide tennis for all ages and levels, from recreation to professional. Peterson Tennis Management will continue to develop quality programming in the state with plans to reach the region and across the country, one facility at a time.
MEET THE OWNER
Jewel Peterson is the owner of Peterson Tennis Management Company. Providing tennis management and consulting services to tennis clubs in the U.S., Peterson Tennis Academy provides the high level tennis that the company is known for. The academy offers instruction and coaching for children, teens and adults. Peterson Elite is the high performance side of the academy that is focused on training pro players in their quest to dominate the globe.
Jewel is a USTA Faculty Coach for Team USA and has been an analyst for ESPN during College Tennis season. She specializes in teaching players the tools to mental toughness. As a pro Jewel reached top 200, competing in the U.S. Open, Western & Southern Open and the Sony Open to name a few. She also played World Team Tennis with the Newport Breakers. As a college athlete, Jewel signed with the University of Southern California where she was a four time All-American and #1 singles player all four years. She reached the semi-finals of the NCAA Championship her senior year in the individual singles division. She finished in the individual singles NCAA Championships in the quarters as a freshman, the round of 16 as a sophomore, and the quarters as a junior. Jewel graduated with a BA degree from the Annenberg School of Communication. She also has an MBA degree from West Georgia.
She has PTR, 10u, Cardio Tennis and High Performance Tennis Training Certifications. She also has a personal trainer and group fitness certification from AFAA, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She can be seen on Fulton County Government Television as the host of Fulton Fitness, a 30 minute exercise show that teaches residents how to workout.
Coach Jewel believes that the key to becoming an elite player is becoming elite in the mind. “The top pros dominate the court because they know how to keep their mind focused on the execution not the moment. It’s my goal to ensure that every player I work with becomes a master of their mind and emotions”. As the “Mental Strategist” I will make sure you have the tools to execute under pressure”.