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424 Country Club Road, Johnstown, PA 15905 814.288.6988

Highlander Tennis Academy

HTA provides opportunities for all ages and skill levels including 10 & under, Technique Training for a National Ranking & College Scholarships, Private Lessons & Clinics for Adults.  Lead by Mike Kush, USPTA certified trainer and coach, HTA is focused on student success.

Our Tennis facilities are located in the Athletic Center at The Highlands. This multi-use facility features three full courts, racket repair and restringing, and spectator viewing from two levels. We also offer tennis equipment and apparel through our Academy Shop, along with refreshments and restrooms, all available on the lower level.

Our Trainers

Mike Kush, USPTR

Mike Kush “USPTR Certified Tennis Professional” has 22 years of experience. He was the first women’s head coach at Mount Aloysius College and was the Director of Tennis at Sunnehanna Country Club for 10 years. Mike graduated from St. Francis University with honors, earning a BS in Business Leadership. Coach Kush, has been instrumental in the development of many District singles and doubles champions; and 5 nationally ranked juniors are currently training at the Highlander Tennis Academy. They become champions through many hours of quality instruction and hard work.

Bill Aull

Bill Aull has been coaching tennis at North Fork for 10 years and playing for over 50. Bill Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Natural Sciences. In college Bill was a two year starter for Penn State Altoona and reached #4 ranking in Middle States doubles in 1973. Bill also coached the boys and girls tennis teams at Bishop McCort Catholic High School for 14 years and is dedicated to sharing his passion for the game with his students.

Programs and Training

Private Lessons
One-on-one individual tennis instruction

Semi-Private Lessons
Lessons for 2-3 individuals

Quick Start Tennis Clinics
For kids 10 and under – learn the fundamentals

Junior Clinics
For Kids 11-18

Adult Clinics
Available for all levels of play

Tennis Contracts
Blocks of time available to members for play

Junior Tennis Leagues
Competitive matches for juniors at all levels

Special Events Opportunities
to meet other members and play

Tennis Ball Machine
Serving as your personal practice partner (members only)


Private Lessons Mike
Half Hour $30
One Hour $50

Private Lessons Bill
Half Hour  $25
One Hour  $45

One Hour $15

Contract Time (15 weeks) $700
Guest Fee $5 per hour

Non-contract court rate $26 per hour
Non-primetime court rate $20 per hour
(11am–3pm or after 9pm)

Membership Opportunities

$235 per year

$310 per year

$195 per year

Junior 11-18
$75 per year

Junior 10 & under
$50 per year

HS Team Membership
$500 per year
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