The Hitting Academy-Tampa is a baseball training center that is unmatched – ANYWHERE. This 10,000 sf. indoor facility is equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art technology and open to the public. Automated pitching machines, computer-based high speed video, HitTrax baseball simulators and Performance Training programs provide our members the best training available. Our proven system combines science and technology with the fundamentals of baseball. This allows us to provide excellent instruction and maximize each athletes full potential.
  • State-of-the art, 10,000 square ft. indoor, air-conditioned facility
  • Open to the Public
  • Video imaging and Computer analysis
  • Proven system for improving baseball skills
  • Highly experienced coaches
  • High tech, top quality equipment
  • Fun and effective training sessions
  • Easy, online scheduling
  • Camps
  • Special Events
  • Birthday Parties
  • Access to numerous college coaches and scouts
  • Many past members have received college scholarships or pro contracts

All of The Hitting Academy coaches are highly trained professionals with extensive experience with baseball players of all ages. From 4 years old to MLB players, The Hitting Academy-Tampa is THE place to train.

Rob Ciaravino


Rob Ciaravino is the Founder of The Hitting Academy that started in 2007 in Florida.

Since 1990 Rob has been involved in baseball at all levels. He started out as an intern with the Toronto Blue Jays and then went on to become a college hitting coach. He has extensive experience teaching baseball to athletes of all ages. As the primary instructor of the Hitting Academy he has helped hundreds of young players improve their skills. From 2010-2013 he was the head coach of Team Florida, a youth baseball team that had a record of 202 wins and 3 losses. The advanced training that these players received at the Hitting Academy was a major factor in their success. Rob has also been a Varsity High School Baseball Coach several times and has help send over 65 players to play in college and/or professional baseball.

The Hitting Academy Owner Rob Ciaravino interview with Paul Porter on Sports Talk Radio (WGUL Ch. 860)

FACEBOOK LIVE from The Hitting Academy

Rob Ciaravino Interview from the Going Yard Podcast


The Hitting Academy has literally become our home away from home! We are here five days a week, most weeks! They truly care about my son and his success! Pete, Blake, Ryan, and Julius at the Clearwater location have become like family. There truly is nobody else in the world I would trust my child’s baseball journey with!

So thankful for Coach Rob and the staff of The Hitting Academy. My son has been been training there for 10 years and they have worked with him through every step of development. Can’t say enough positive things about them. All three are quality, air conditioned facilities.

I signed up my son, Alex, with the hitting academy about 5 months ago and the improvement in hitting and pitching has been amazing. The coaches are GREAT!!! Not only are they great at teaching, but they are also great at motivating them to be the best! Thank you Dominic and Kevin, you two are the best!!!!

Coach Rob and Coach Alan use video to break down my sons swing and make tweaks to improve performance. They have done a great job illustrating what he needs to do and why it works better. He has had a great relationship with the coaches and really believes in the system. This is not your typical glorified batting practice – but more of a true “swing coach.

The Hitting Academy Tampa, FL

Phone: 813-878-2255

3740 W Lambright St
Tampa, FL 33614


Hours of Operation
Monday : 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday : 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday : 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday : 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday : 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday : 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday : Closed


The Hitting Academy

New Years Eve - (Close at 3:00pm)
New Years Day - OFF
Memorial Day - OFF
4th of July - OFF
Thanksgiving Day - OFF
Christmas Eve - (Close at 3:00pm)
Christmas Day - OFF