A World-Class School for Student-Athletes

Students from all over the world make friends for life as they study and train in world-class golf and tennis programs at Saddlebrook Academy. Our secure, gated Tampa prep school offers a multicultural learning environment for nearly 100 students from approximately 26 different countries. We offer a fully accredited, college-preparatory school for grades 3 through 12, as well as post-graduates, with the option to board or live with their family in the Saddlebrook community. Thanks to our highly educated, dedicated teaching staff and our Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Academy coaches, every student comes away with a remarkable education and memorable experience. 

A Welcoming School Setting

Saddlebrook Preparatory provides student housing, dining, training and recreational facilities, all within easy reach. Students safely stroll, bike or are shuttled between their accommodations, classes, sports training and meals, all while supervised by Resident Assistants, teachers or coaches.

Golf Training

Our student-golfers train at the Saddlebrook Golf Academy, utilizing our driving range and training center, and golf on the resort’s two 18-hole, Palmer-designed championship golf courses. Student-golfers compete in local, regional, national and international tournaments, traveling individually or on a team, depending on the event and player. 

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Tennis Training

Student-tennis players train on Saddlebrook’s 43 tennis courts, including all four Grand Slam tournament surfaces, where they work with their coaches every day. Student-athletes on the tennis program participate in local, regional, national and international tournaments, traveling as part of the Saddlebrook Academy Team, or individually, depending on the tournament and player situation.  

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In the News

Karl Vilips Selected To Arnold Palmer Cup

Michael Thorbjornsen and Karl Vilips have been selected to the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup, it was announced live on GOLF Channel Tuesday. This year's event will take place from June 8-10 at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

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Layne Sleeth reaches 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Tennis Championship

Layne Sleeth wrapped up her impressive collegiate career with the Oklahoma Sooners in impressive fashion on Saturday by finishing as the runner-up in the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Tennis Championship.

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Ryan Goetz back-to-back national championships at UVA

Virginia men's tennis swept Ohio State, 4-0, to repeat as National Champions, earning its sixth NCAA Men's Tennis Championship on Sunday afternoon at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida

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