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    John Wilkerson “Mentoring the Whole Child”

    John Wilkerson shares the Academy’s focus on supporting the “whole child” approach of mentoring. Houston Clear Channel P.A. Radio Show. Listen to this great show here!

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    “The Life You Want”

    Nancy Lerner (left) and Linda Elliot (right) participated in Oprah’s “The Life You Want” weekend. Extraordinary – inspiring – motivating – and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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    Interviews ZGA Director of Tennis Lori McNeil on Her Legendary Take-Down of Steffi Graf in 1994

    Read this article from Wimbledon.com’s on a new series “Days that Shook the Ivy” continues with an interview with Lori McNeil, who gave us a fascinating insight from her home in Georgia of the day she beat defending champion and No.1 seed, Steffi Graf, in the first round of Wimbledon 1994. Wimbeldon Article by Benjamin Chatfield […]

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    March 1987 Texas Tennis Magazine Cover

    Three’s Company . . . The pride of Houston: Lori McNeil, Zina Garrison and Coach John Wilkerson is on the cover of the Texas Tennis Magazine issued March 1987

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    Zina Academy 2013 celebration brings “A Story of Love”

    Check out this article from Dale Robertson, sports editor at The Chronicle, who used to write their Tennis Notebook (no longer), published this article. He’s a tennis lover, and long-time supporter of the ZGA.   Here is a link to the full article.

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    Are you New to ZGA?

    If you’re new to ZGA, here’s what you need to do to participate: Make sure you fill out the application before coming to the park. Check what time your age group meets on the schedule. Come to the park when your age group meets! *Make sure you wear tennis shoes and a baseball cap. You’re […]

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Zina Garrison Tennis Academy

Offers Tennis and Education Programs
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ZGA Programs


Educational Programs

ACE – Academic Creative Engagement The ACE philosophy is designed to support academic achievement, health/wellness and social/emotional skills by guiding children through educational processes that include decision-making, problem solving and working together toward common goals. When combined with a tennis program, it provides important Developmental Assets and reflects the ideals and principles of the Zina […]


Tennis Programs

For tennis schedules, please click the seasons below: School Year September 10, 2014 – May 20, 2015 Summer June 17, 2015 -August 15, 2015