About Us

The Nashville Tennis Academy

The Nashville Tennis Academy will be a year round high performance junior tennis development academy. Set on 10 picturesque acres in Brentwood Tennessee at the old Dolphin Club, the new 18 indoor/outdoor court facility will be run by Co-Directors Jim Madrigal and Barry Buss, who bring their combined 50 years of coaching experience to the table.

The focus of the Academy will be manifold: on court performance, off court strength and conditioning, with a strong emphasis on developing each player's mental game, such that every time they step on a court they can compete at their best, while  conducting themselves at all times with the highest of character.

Madrigal and Buss bring their  lifetimes of coaching success to the Nashville Tennis Academy setting, in what they hope will be a unique learning experience for all young players in the greater Nashville area.

Philosophy & Mission


Our mission is to develop high level junior, collegiate,  and professional tennis players while building well-rounded student-athletes. Our family-oriented environment encourages players to reach their goals by embracing daily challenges on the court, in the gym, and during competition. Our players will strive to become the best that they can be through discipline, hard work, character development, all the while developing a lifelong passion for the game.

High Performance Training



The Nashville Tennis Academy initially will be operating on 6 outdoor hard courts. An additional 6 outdoor hard courts as well as a 6 court indoor facility is under construction with an anticipated completion date of December 1st.