World Class Tennis Academy

Junior & adult programs ARE CANCELLED for Thursday February 18th.

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We are devastated to inform you of the passing of our academy founder, our dear friend, mentor, father, and partner, Robert (Bob) Pass. At the time of his passing, Bob was 78 years old. Given the relatively sudden nature of his passing, details of his memorial service will take some time to plan and will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.

To reflect on Bob’s amazing life and career is no easy task. Bob started off as a collegiate tennis player at Brown University. He then went on to enter law school at George Washington University. After working as a trial attorney for the Federal Power Commission he decided to leave the practice of Law and turn towards his passion for tennis. In 1973 Bob founded what became 4Star Tennis Academy with just 12 girls. Under Bob’s leadership, the legacy of the 4Star Tennis Program grew from a program of 12 girls to a program that has trained thousands of USTA ranked boys and girls with Bob leading the way. The Pass Academy, renamed in his honor, will continue to live on by teaching the philosophies of tennis, and the dedication, passion, sportsmanship, and humility, that Bob embodied.

Our most heartfelt thoughts go out to Bob’s daughter, Hannah Pass Butler, his son-in-law Greg Butler, his two grandchildren Charlie and Eileigh, and the rest of the Pass family. Our thoughts are also with his colleagues and the generations of tennis players who have been touched by him and have benefited from his love and dedication to the sport of tennis.

At Pass Academy we strive to create the environment and provide the coaching to enable our students to pursue excellence in tennis and in life.

Pass Academy is one of the most prominent and recognized Tennis Academies in the USTA/Mid-Atlantic Section and in the Nation.

The Academy has produced top High School players, USTA/MAS Sectionally-ranked players, USTA/Nationally-ranked players, Division I, II and III Varsity Collegiate players and players who have attained Professional status.

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