All American Tennis Club & Pro Shop
All American Tennis Club
Las Vegas, Nevada
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All American Tennis Club
1651 S. Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117
call or text (702) 228 – 2287
We are located at the
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All-America team | American sports
All-America team, honorific title given to outstanding U. S. athletes in a specific sport in a given year competing at the collegiate and secondary school levels. Originally the term referred to a select group of college gridiron football players. Athletes selected to an All-America team are known as All-Americans.
The first All-America team comprised football players, picked by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp in 1889 for a magazine called The Week’s Sport. Whitney and Camp continued to collaborate in selecting All-America teams, working for The Week’s Sport again in 1890 and then for Harper’s Weekly from 1891 through 1897. Camp made his own selections for Collier’s magazine from 1898 through 1924. Camp’s reputation as football player, coach, and rules maker made his selections generally accepted. When Camp died in 1925, Collier’s engaged Grantland Rice, the era’s most prominent sportswriter, to continue the annual selection.
Even before 1900, other football devotees had begun making their own All-America choices. The number of these selections increased as the popularity of football grew; major newspapers, news services, feature syndicates, and eventually magazines (most notably Look) picked annual teams. Rice and Collier’s began the practice of compiling their selections from the findings of a nationwide board of the American Football Coaches Association, which continues to select an All-America team. The major American news services, Associated Press and United Press International, also use the findings of representatives scattered throughout the country to choose All-America teams, as does the Football Writers Association of America.
All-America teams are now also chosen in such sports as baseball, basketball, swimming, and track and field and consist of athletes from colleges, high schools, and prep schools.
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Director of Tennis
Meet our Director of Tennis
We are extremely honored to have our Tennis Director – Coach Paul Gastonguay at camp this summer to once again lead our tennis program. Paul has been the Head Men’s and Women’s Coach at Bates College in Lewiston Maine since 2oo1. Paul has an exceptional ability to connect with our campers and they absolutely love his teaching methods.
Coaching Bobcat players Timmy Berg and Pierre Planche to the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s Doubles Championship Finals was only one recent example of Paul Gastonguay’s enduring legacy of winning tennis at Bates. Gastonguay also coached Ben Stein and Amrit Rupasinghe to the 2009 NCAA men’s doubles crown, and Stein to the finals in the 2009 NCAA singles championship. And drawing the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships for the second time in five years in 2008 illustrates the activism and dedication regularly shown by Gastonguay to his program and alma mater.
Gastonguay became the head tennis coach of the Bates women’s program in 2001, and he was named NESCAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year in 2003. In 2010 he helped lead the Bates women’s tennis team to a 10-6 record in dual play, the team’s first double-digit wins season since 1987. In 2012, Bates’ doubles team of Meg Anderson and Elena Mandzhukova played in the NCAA Division III Women’s Doubles Championship, becoming the first Bobcat women to play at the NCAA Championship level.
In 2002, Gastonguay was selected as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Northeast Region Men’s Coach of the Year. Gastonguay was inducted into the Lewiston-Auburn Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
Twice honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year, Gastonguay has led the men’s team to one of the longest periods of sustained excellence of any sport in school history. The Bobcats qualified for the NCAA Championships for seven straight years beginning in 2000. In 2006 Gastonguay’s top singles player to date, Will Boe-Wiegaard ’06, won the NCAA Division III Men’s Singles Championship despite being unseeded.
A Lewiston native, Gastonguay graduated from Bates in 1989 as the winningest tennis player in Bates College history, amassing a combined record of 149-41 in his four-year playing career. He set three of the top four single-season marks in school history and became the Bobcats’ second-ever All-American in tennis in his senior season, during which he was a finalist for the NCAA Arthur Ashe Award. Gastonguay competed professionally in International Tennis Federation Satellite, Challenger and ATP Tour events, where he achieved world rankings in singles and doubles. He served as a practice partner for former ATP Tour top ranked player Ivan Lendl during the last four years of his career.
Izak van der Merwe | Tennis Camp
Izak van der Merwe finished his first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Baylor men’s tennis program.
Last season, he was a part of the team’s 13th NCAA quarterfinal appearance and ninth Big 12 postseason title run. He mentored Big 12 Individual Champion and All-Big 12 honoree Will Little at No. 4 singles as well as All-Americans Jimmy Bendeck and Sven Lah. He guided Little and All-Big 12 honoree Matias Soto to an 8-4 record on the doubles court.
Izak van der Merwe (pronounced EE-zah-k vun dur Mer-vuh) competed on the ATP World Tour from 2005 to 2014, earning a career-high No. 94 doubles ranking and No. 113 singles ranking and winning a total of 17 ATP Challenger Tour singles and doubles titles. He was a singles semifinalist at the SA Open in 2011 and a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Grass Court Championships a year later.
He also competed as part of Team South Africa in 13 Davis Cup ties from 2006 to 2014 where the team made four World Group Playoff appearances.
A Johannesburg, South Africa native, van der Merwe played collegiate tennis at Old Dominion and was the school’s first two-time ITA Collegiate Tennis All-American and the only Monarch to reach the national semifinals in the NCAA, All-American and & ITA Indoor national championships.
He earned All-America status in doubles (2004) and singles (2004, 2005) and capped off his Monarch career with a 73-27 singles record and 73-33 doubles record. He was inducted into the Old Dominion Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Van der Merwe earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from ODU in 2005. He graduated with his masters of business administration degree from University of Texas at Dallas in 2015.
Loomis Racquet Academy Tennis Camps
With over 35 years of playing and tennis coaching experience, Jeremy Loomis has an abundance of knowledge about tennis and experience with player development. Under his watch, Swarthmore has earned its highest national ranking (#14), won 3 Centennial Conference Team Championships and has had 3 NCAA Division III Singles All-Americans and 1 Doubles All-American team.
Coach Loomis is a Professor of Physical Education at Swarthmore College specializing in racquet sports. Over the years, he has taught classes in table tennis, badminton, cardio tennis, and Racketlon (a combined racquet sport event that involves table tennis, badminton, squash, and tennis),.
As a competitive tennis player growing up, Loomis was a top ranked junior tennis player from the Mid-Atlantic area and played #1 singles and #1 doubles for the University of Maryland. After graduating, he earned an ATP world ranking in doubles and was a gold medalist in the 2001 World Maccabiah Games. In 2010, he returned to the competitive arena and achieved a #1 ranking in the Middle States/ Philadelphia District in the 35 and over division.
Coach Loomis began his tennis coaching career overseas in Jakarta, Indonesia where he helped train the Indonesian Junior National Team which also housed Fed Cup and Davis Cup players. After a year abroad, he returned to earn a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Miami (Ohio) University and helped the men’s tennis team to 2 consecutive conference championships. He then took the helm at his alma mater (Maryland) and was the Head Tennis Coach of the men’s tennis team and assistant tennis coach for the women’s tennis team. While performing his tennis coaching duties, he also completed an M.B.A. from the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Prior to starting his tenure at Swarthmore College, he spent one year as the assistant women’s tennis coach at Duke University. In that year, the Blue Devils ended the year with a #6 team national ranking, won the ACC regular season title, and had 2 All-American singles players and an All-American doubles team.
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Former TLC Instructors Win National Husband/Wife Title
Josh Heiden, a Gustavus All American, and Christin Tiegs, a St. Benedict All American, met and taught together at Tennis and Life Camps in 2003. A summer romance developed into marriage. Using the principles they learned at TLC, Josh and Christin won the USTA National Husband/Wife Hardcourt title in the 2010 summer.
Trevor Jahn, a Great Story of Sportsmanship
Trevor Jahn, a cross-country runner from Orono High School, had trained hard for the last five years. Now he was a senior, competing in the sectional meet in Willmar in late October 2010. Trevor’s goal was to qualify for state, and this was his last chance.
As Trevor neared the finish line his goal was in sight. He was among the top ten runners and could have qualified for state. Then it happened. A freshman runner from Hutchinson fell and went off the course. Instead of passing him by, Trevor stopped and helped him to his feet. They finished the race together, but Trevor had sacrificed 20-plus spots and the chance to qualify for state.
Bucky Mieras, Activities Director at Orono HS, wrote, “I have known TJ since sixth grade and have seen this young man lead his life as a person of character. Trevor has never once put his own goals above the team’s goals. As a leader in our school, Trevor has always helped the underdog and has supported what is right. Trevor truly believes that anyone else would have done the same thing. My response is then why didn’t the others that passed you stop?
These are the stories and moments we need to focus on. Twenty years from now nobody will remember who qualified for state. They will remember the great act of character and sportsmanship that Trevor demonstrated.”
Trevor’s mom said, “It’s the proudest I’ve ever been of my son.” Trevor’s father sent the following note to Tennis and Life Camps, which Trevor had attended for several summers as he developed his tennis skills. “I thought that you might want to hear about this story, because it truly is related to many of the things our son learned while he attended your tennis camps…
We are so proud of him, but also wanted to let you know how much he learned at your tennis camp, and obviously he has carried those life-long lessons forward. ”
Johnson Wraps Up ITA All-American Championships with Win
TULSA, Okla. – FGCU men’s tennis player Magnus Johnson (Naples, Fla./Homeschool/UCF) opened the 2021-22 season for the Eagles this week at the ITA All-American Championships. The redshirt-sophomore dropped his opening match on Monday but bounced back with a straight-sets victory over Alex Brown of Illinois, Tuesday morning.
“This was a great opportunity for Magnus,” said head coach CJ Weber. “In his first round, his opponent came out firing, and Magnus never really settled into the match unfortunately. It was not his best performance, but his opponent certainly had a lot to do with that. It was a match that offered a lot of learning opportunities, however, which Magnus is always hungry for, so that a positive. “
“Today was a fantastic match from him,” continued Weber. “Magnus played aggressive when he needed to and trusted his game, and was rewarded a great win over a quality opponent from a Big Ten Champion last year!”
Johnson, ranked 69th in the ITA Preseason rankings, went up against Chris Edge of Middle Tennessee, ranked 104th in the country. The fifth-year senior turned out to be too much for Johnson as Edge took the match, 6-3, 7-5.
Afforded with the opportunity to play a consolation match on Tuesday, Johnson made the most of it as rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Alex Brown of Illinois, who played at No. 3 singles last year for the Big Ten-champion Illini.
Johnson and the rest of his Eagle teammates will return to action this weekend in Tallahassee as they participate in the Bedford Cup.
For complete coverage of FGCU men’s tennis, follow the Eagles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FGCU_MTen and online at www.FGCUAthletics.com. You can also sign up to have news on FGCU men’s tennis or other programs delivered directly to your inbox by visiting www. fgcuathletics.com/email.
FGCU is led by three-time ASUN Coach of the Year CJ Weber, who has coached 32 ASUN All-Conference selections since joining the Green and Blue in 2011. In his seventh year, Weber has compiled a 103-87 (.541) overall record and a 43-19 (.672) record in ASUN play. In 2014-15, Weber guided the Eagles to their first-ever ASUN Championship and first-ever ASUN Regular Season title after a program-best 17 wins. In his third season, Weber led Jordi Vives to a No. 35 national ranking, a nation-leading 14-match unbeaten streak and the round of 32 in the 2014 NCAA Tournament – the program’s first appearance. The Eagles completed a perfect ASUN regular season in both 2015 and 2016, finishing with conference titles as well as a Coach of the Year honor for Weber. FGCU again won the 2017 ASUN Championship and made its second NCAA appearance. The Eagles returned to the mountaintop by claiming the 2019 regular season and tournament championships. Weber earned his third ASUN Coach of the Year honor and led the Green and Blue to their third trip to the NCAA Tournament.
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FGCU Athletics sponsors events in November and April to benefit the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Food Bank (www. harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics’ charities of choice. For more information, including how to make a contribution, please visit www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and utilize the hashtag #FeedFGCU to help raise awareness.
FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 85 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 13+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just nine seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 42 teams or individuals compete in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU programs have earned a top-25 national ranking in their respective sport – including women’s basketball (No. 21, 2020-21), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2021) and both men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s soccer (2018) as three of the most recent. In 2016-17, the Green and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and top-100 showing nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida best seven teams earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for their Academic Progress Rate in their sport. FGCU also collectively earned a record 3.50 GPA in the classroom in the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the general University undergraduate population for 24 consecutive semesters. The 2019 Fall, 2020 Spring, 2020 Fall, and 2021 Spring semesters each saw another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a 3.0-or-higher team GPA in each. The Eagles also served an all-time high 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being recognized as one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.
90,000 Tennis academies in the United States. Interview with a Celsius Tennis Academy player – Sports and study in the USA – Blogs
An interview with a client of our company, a young and promising tennis player from Serbia – Katarina Drazic, in which Katarina will talk about the organization of tennis academies in the USA, and also share her experience – why she chose America to pursue her sports career and education, ditching options in Europe or Russia.
– Katarina, tell us a little about yourself and your achievements in tennis?
– My name is Katarina Drazic, I am 17 years old (1999)r.), I was born in Serbia, Belgrade, but I lived in Moscow for many years, because my father works in Russia.
I play tennis, currently I train in the USA, at the Celsius Tennis Academy. This is my last year of study at the academy, tk. now I am in the 12th grade of the school, next year I will go to university.
I started playing tennis when we were 9 years old and won my first tournament when I was 10 years old. During my career, I have won many international tournaments in the categories: up to 14-16 and 18 years old.
This year I won the American Open twice, and I won three times in pairs at the ITF.
– Why did you decide to continue your sports career and education in the USA, and not in Serbia, Russia or somewhere in Europe?
We decided to move to the USA to a greater extent due to the fact that we were not satisfied with the fact that in Europe it is almost impossible to combine sports at a high level with obtaining a quality education.
I used to study at a private French school, it was great for my academic part of life, but due to the fact that I had to spend too much time at school, it was not enough for my sports career.That is why we began to think about moving to the USA. Since I still had a few years before entering a university in the United States, we decided to consider academies and schools in America that are suitable for young tennis players and from where in the future I can get a sports scholarship to a prestigious American university. We considered various options in the USA, thought about entering the IMG Academy, but decided to enter the Celsius Academy, which is also located in Florida.
Celsius seemed to us the best option in America in terms of price / quality ratio, the company that was engaged in my admission to this academy was able to provide me with good financial conditions for studying at the academy.Also, the school in which tennis players from Celsius study has a high-quality level of education.
Celsius suited us both from the sports and from the academic side.
– Were you satisfied with your choice of the academy and did you meet your expectations regarding the level of training of tennis players in the United States?
Expectations were definitely justified, we like everything about the academy, the trainers are high-level professionals, they are also very caring, they always make sure that we have everything we need.Celsius is a very large academy with a huge number of courts with different surfaces. The academy has many professional trainers from the famous Nick Bolletieri Academy from IMG Academy.
The Academy is closely related to the school where we study, and this was what we were looking for, because now my sports career is not at the expense of education.
We have 2 trainings a day, the school is within walking distance from tennis courts, which allows you not to be distracted by anything except tennis and study.
– Do you really manage to fully combine sports and study at school? After all, training takes a lot of time and energy, how do you manage to combine it?
Despite the fact that in America all the conditions have been created in order to combine study and sport, it nevertheless requires a great desire and willpower to really do well on both fronts.
Of course, the dream of any athlete is to become a professional, but the age of athletes is not long, and a sports career can be cut off at any moment, so I aim to be successful not only in sports, but also in my studies.
If you have any questions about sports and studies in the USA or you are interested in the possibility of admission to schools, colleges or universities in the USA, you can contact me in the following ways:
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Evert Tennis Academy. Tennis training and tennis training abroad. Registration in the tennis academies of the USA in the summer (fees during the holidays). Tennis abroad.
Leaving our roots
in the family tradition of an outstanding
skill, Chris Evert – tennis legend
and holder of 18 Grand Slam titles,
and John Evert – world renowned trainer
and director of ETA, contribute to the development
the athlete as a whole.Specialized
Academy programs combine
careful balance of technical,
tactical, psychological and physical
preparation. Expert trainer
involved in learning, development and success
Evert is located in Boca Raton, Florida.
Fascinating nature, natural
landscape, caring staff and family
atmosphere come together to make
Evert Academy beautiful and unique
natural training center.
Chris Evert Tennis Academy invites
Sports can not only bring the desired health and good physical shape, but also become the main source of income or building a future career in universities. The legendary American tennis player Chris Evert will teach you how to professionally own a tennis racket and win prizes at the most prestigious tournaments, today she is one of the most demanded reputable coaches with her own methodology and school.
You can only count on a place among the first names in world tennis if you (or your child) train with real professionals who train champions. The American Tennis Academy Evert is one such educational institution. Many winners of Grand Slam tournaments, as well as highly professional and rather expensive coaches who work with promising children and youth, have emerged from its walls.
Academy Evert – a ticket to the sports peak
Today we know many Russian athletes, whose names are forever inscribed in the history of tennis, but all these champions did not train at home.As a rule, parents who want to arrange a sports future for their children send them to schools similar to the Evert Tennis Academy, where a beginner tennis player has every chance to go out on a wide sports road and climb it to the very top. And so they do all over the world.
If you see your child making some progress on the court, it may be time to show them the professionals and get ready to invest in their future. Of course, training in tennis at a prestigious academy is not cheap, but the game is definitely worth the candle.Imagine that one day your child will win Wimbledon or Roland Garros, and this, as well as all subsequent victories, will pay off your investment a hundredfold.
Tennis training in the USA
Despite the abundance of offers in Moscow, here you will be taught to hold the racket tolerably well and hit the ball, and you will feel confident on the court. To fight for the first places in the world rankings, visiting a local school is not enough – you need a professional tennis academy, experienced coaches, proven methods, etc.All this is available only abroad, where the best tennis players of the planet have been trained for decades.
We invite you to learn more about the qualified preparation of future record holders, about the history of the Chris Evert school, about its location and conditions for admitting and teaching students. If you or your child really have good data, we can help you get to the sun-drenched courts in Florida. True, unlike vacationers, you still will not have time for entertainment, because you and your little tennis player have a long and hard work ahead of you.
Evert Tennis Academy is waiting for young tennis players
An individual approach, taking into account the personal characteristics of each athlete, a benchmark for the comprehensive preparation of the future tennis player – technical, physical, psychological – all this is guaranteed by the American Tennis Academy. The Moscow part of your cooperation with this educational institution will consist only of paperwork and personal consultations, and then the future student will fall into the caring hands of Chris Evert and her subordinates – no less professional trainers, psychologists, administrative staff, etc.d.
There are not so many places in the world where a beginner tennis player can be turned into a real champion, and US tennis academies are considered one of the best schools for training. Your child may have a bright future, so don’t waste time – call us and get ready to fly to Florida.
Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Florida, USA
The Nika Bollettieri Academy was founded in 1978 and since then is considered one of the leaders in the preparation of top-class tennis players.The names of the Academy graduates speak for themselves: Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Tommy Haas, Monica Sales, Maria Sharapova, Nicole Vaidisheva and others.
Short-term programs Bollettieri Tennis Academy has attracted young tennis players from all over the world for several years. The peculiarity of the program is that even in a short period of time (2-3 weeks), students not only train intensively, but also get acquainted with various game aspects, such as the technique and tactics of the game.Experienced coaches pay a lot of attention not only to the physical, but also to the psychological preparation of the players.
Each week is built according to a specific schedule: 3 days – Technical Training, 2 days – Pre-Competition, 1/2 days – Technical Training + Pre-Competition. Students have a day off on Wednesdays. Saturday is the day of the competition, when a tournament is organized for all participants in the program at the Academy Grand Prix.
To increase the intensity of the program Bollettieri Tennis Academy organizes additional classes in the following subjects: Mental Conditioning, Physical Conditioning, Communication by game on, Leadership (leadership development), Nutrition (nutrition), Athletic Regeneration (recovery).
The Academy also organizes a variety of recreational activities for its students both on and off campus.
SEE ALSO: Sanchez Tennis Academy – Casal .
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90,000 business case on the example of Canadian tennis
The second excerpt from Creating Great Choices: A Leader’s Guide To Integrative Thinking , provided by the authors specifically for Be in Trend.
Integrative thinking is “ the ability to constructively consider the conflict of opposing models and, instead of sacrificing one of them, creatively eliminate the conflict, creating a new model that contains elements of each, but surpasses them “. In the second excerpt for BE in Trend Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin presented a business case showing how this new approach to problem solving has transformed Canadian tennis.
Tennis is not a sport traditionally associated with Canada.Canadian children grow up on an ice field, not on a tennis court. In any case, this was the case in 2005. At the time, Canada had almost no representation in the world tennis arena. In the men’s singles category among the top 50 players for more than twenty years, there has not been a single representative from Canada. And Canadian tennis players never made it to the top ten. In the women’s category, things were not much better: since 1985, only three tennis players made it to the top 50, and only one was in the top ten.Compare this data with the achievements of American tennis players: in 2005 alone, two athletes were in the top ten, and three tennis players were among the 11 best players, including the first racket of the world.
What’s more, Canadian players have never been a singles finalist in any Grand Slam, and only one Canadian ever made it to the semifinals – Carling Bassett in 1984. There has only been one prominent player in Canadian tennis history: Daniel Nestor, who has won over ninety doubles titles, including eight Grand Slam tournaments.But Nestor’s success turned out to be rather an exception to the rule.
From a business perspective, the Canadian Tennis Federation was also in decline. The organization borrowed $ 18 million to modernize its stadium in Toronto, and then only after the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) insisted on it, otherwise the Federation could lose the right to host tournaments of the highest category. The debt burden, coupled with relatively modest sources of income, meant that the Tennis Federation of Canada could spend as little as $ 3 million a year to develop its players.While the American, French, Australian and British tennis federations regularly put into their piggy bank many times this amount, thanks to the Grand Slam tournaments (US Open, French Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon tournament – the four most important and lucrative tennis tournament in the world). Grand Slam tournaments have allowed these four countries to spend on tennis development many times more than the Canadian federation hoped to get at its disposal.
Against this grim backdrop, the Canadian Tennis Federation Board of Directors decided it was time to step away from the gloomy grayness and become a leader in the tennis arena. The boost came from new chairman Jack Graham, new CEO Michael Downey and two new board members who then successfully continued Graham as chairman – Tony Eames and Roger Martin (the same Roger Martin who co-authored this book). This group set out to find a new solution and turned its attention to two countries that, along with Russia and Switzerland, have achieved the greatest success in nurturing leading players over the past twenty-five years: France and the United States.
These two countries use thoughtful, effective, but very different approaches to the development of tennis players. France has adopted a well-defined, standardized, centralized and highly effective development program. Young players who have demonstrated their ability and desire to win are sent to the French Tennis Federation at a very young age. Thereafter, the French federation has complete control over their tennis career, including the location and nature of the training.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA), on the other hand, professed the principles of individualization, decentralization and acts in a very American way. It allows hundreds of flowers to bloom by providing early player development to major commercial tennis academies such as Bollettieri Academy and Saddlebrook Academy. USTA was just waiting for talented players who were trained at the academy at their own expense, and hosted the best of them. After that, the players were trained, paid them money and provided other resources to continue development within any model and in any place convenient for them.
Both systems spawned many champions, but replicating the same models in Canada was difficult. The Canadian Tennis Federation had fewer players, courts and financial resources at its disposal than its competitors. Nevertheless, the board of directors found something useful in each of the systems. He praised the control of the French system. The centralization of player development ensured consistency of purpose and adherence to the plan for success. The most valuable benefit of the American system was the customization of the .Every American athlete chose the path to victory that was convenient for him. Some were raised by enthusiastic parents, others grew up in a world famous academy, and still others worked with star coaches. To a large extent, each player chooses their own course, which instills in them a sense of personal responsibility for success.
The French and American systems differ significantly from each other in structure and mentality. It is difficult to imagine a system that is centralized and decentralized at the same time.But the main advantages of each model – control, which ensures unity of purpose, and individualization, which gives a sense of personal responsibility – are quite comparable. Is it possible to build a new model of tennis development based on these two concepts and discard everything else? This is exactly what the Canadian Tennis Federation did, building a new model that applied the principles of control and individualization in a completely different way.
According to the new model, talented youth are selected and invited to participate in a phased development program, as is the case in France.But the Canadian Federation’s program is much more flexible, personalized and decentralized. Selected players under the age of fourteen receive access to one of three national curricula, depending on where they live. Periodic workout weekend programs are designed to complement the local club kids’ programs and personal workouts. As part of these weekends, elite competitions are held, as well as information on nutrition, fitness, strategy, and more.They allow the Canadian Tennis Federation to select and nurture promising athletes without the need for full control over their development (and payment for it), as in the French federation. The goal of the weekends is to find children with high potential in the regions of Canada, and provide them with access to serious competitions and international class coaches who are invited from all over the world. Development control is largely entrusted to the child himself.
When players begin to compete in the youth division, they can transfer to the National Tennis Center in Montreal.There, athletes between the ages of fourteen and seventeen become participants in the program of Louis Borfig, the former head of the National Training Center for Juniors of the French Tennis Federation. Borfig’s program focuses on physical training and the development of technical and tactical skills. It provides an opportunity to participate in high-quality international competitions at the most important stage – before the player turns professional.
But even when juniors get to the National Tennis Center, this does not mean total control over athletes and lack of attention to personality.The Performance Standard Fund of the Canadian Tennis Federation allows elite athletes to ditch the National Tennis Center and work with any coach and program anywhere in the world while maintaining funding and support.
Canada’s new model is unique. It is based on two key principles: control and individualization. Rather than simply adopting each of them, the Tennis Federation of Canada has developed a model in which both principles work at every stage of development, and have abandoned other elements of the original models for the sake of effective development.
What is the bottom line? In 2016, during a Wimbledon broadcast on ESPN, John McEnroe wondered aloud: “Who would have thought that Canada would become a tennis superpower?” Canadian Milos Raonic became the 7th racket in the world and reached the Wimbledon final in singles. Eugenie Bouchard, another fruit of the Canadian federation’s new integrative strategy, won the women’s final at Wimbledon two years ago, becoming the world’s fifth-best tennis player. Raonic and Bouchard breathe in the backs of hundreds of Canadian young tennis players ready to take their place on the podium.Although the Canadian Tennis Federation still has only a tenth of the resources of other federations, it has managed to invest those resources in such a way as to make Canada a truly competitive tennis power.
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90,000 Private Schools Tennis USA: Ross School
For parents whose children are seriously involved in sports and dream of becoming professional athletes, it is no secret that in order to achieve this goal, you have to sacrifice something. Often, schoolchildren are forced to miss school due to training or competition. In addition, young athletes spend a lot of time moving between home, school and sports center. Unfortunately, the quality of education suffers from this, which always worries parents.In this regard, the question arises before many, is it possible to successfully combine good academic training with an intensive sports program?
At the time, tennis was considered a game for the elite. A small number of participants in the match and
limited space for spectators did not allow him to become truly
folk entertainment. This happened until the moment when in 1899 at
four students at Harvard University had the idea of
tennis tournament in which national teams participate.One of them,
Dwight Davis, developed the tournament scheme and bought with his own money
the prize for the winner is a silver cup. The first tournament took place in Brooklyn,
Massachusetts in 1900 between the national teams of the USA and Great Britain. Since
the tournament was held every year (with rare exceptions), and after the death of his
the founder of the tournament was named the Davis Cup. Today it is popular
an annual event in the world of tennis.
– one of the most popular sports that is found in the program of each
private school.But what if a student needs enhanced daily
training with professional trainers to prepare for the competition?
Today in the United States there are schools in which it is possible to combine education with training.
including such schools – Ross School in East Hampton, New York. The school is in
two hours’ drive from New York City, the US Capital of Culture and venue
tennis tournament US Open.
The Ross School Tennis Academy offers
an unusual and dynamic program for American and foreign tennis players.The program is designed for students in grades 7-12 and combines a rich
training program with the highest possible level of tennis training. Ross School is the first in the state
New York and one of the few schools in the US to offer private tennis
well. Academy coaches are experienced professional players from the USA, Brazil,
Argentina, Israel and Belarus. Tennis Program Director Vinicius Karmoodnim
of the top five athletes in the Brazilian National Youth Rankings.Head coach Igal Baberman has worked with several female athletes
Tennis Association (WTA)
and was named Trainer of the Year at the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference.
10 months of training per year
20 hours of tennis training per week
5 hours of general development workout per week
weekly analysis using DartfishAnalysis equipment (video preview,
three meals a day (healthy organic food)
individual and group strategy before
individual competition plan
monthly report and discussion with the parents of the student’s achievements
coaching support during competitions outside the school
full preparation for entering the university
additional summer tennis program (3-6 weeks)
Ross School Tennis Academy student schedule
fitness and mental fitness
programs – $ 69,700 (includes tuition, accommodation and training)
Saddlebrook Preparatory Academy
located in Wesley Chapel, Florida, 30 minutes from the International
Tampa airport.It was originally a tennis academy until 1992
the administration did not decide to create an educational center, where
athletes could combine training with education. Today Saddlebrook Preparatory Academy is renowned for its
training of high-class tennis and golfers, as well as training
students for admission to the university. At the disposal of students engaged in
tennis, 45 tennis courts with four
types of coverage (grass, ground, hard and carpeting).Athletes
participate in tournaments held under the auspices of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Head coach Alvaro
Bettencourt for nine years (of which two years as team captain)
represented Colombia in Davis Cup tournaments. In 1986
year he came to Saddlebrook,
where he works to the present.
Tennis Program Student’s Day Schedule:
classes at school
programs – $ 56,380 (includes tuition, accommodation and training)
you can learn more about studying in private schools in the USA by calling our
Tennis academies | tennisworld.su
The Bruguera Tennis Academy is a specialized center for the training of young tennis players.The Bruguera Tennis Academy, located in Barcelona, Spain, is a specialized center for the training of young tennis players. The main task of the academy is the comprehensive training of the student not only as a tennis player, but also as a cultural person.
The ISP Tennis Academy, located on the French Riviera, 5 kilometers from Nice, was founded by Charles Offrey in 1999. Since then, the Academy has trained and educated hundreds of players, many of whom continue their studies at American universities.
The leading tennis academy, Academia Sanchez-Casal, is located near Barcelona, in Santa Coloma de Cerveio. The academy is located 10 minutes from Barcelona airport in a park area on the territory of the famous Open Club, which covers 100,000 square meters.
The school is located 30 kilometers from Paris.The academy accepts players from 6 years old. The philosophy of the Academy is absolutely unique. It offers programs completely tailored to an individual plan for each player. The academy accepts a strictly small number of professional players for a short period of time: maximum 12 players per week – 3-4 players on the court.
This tennis academy is associated with the names of John Roddick (John Roddick, brother of the legendary Andy Roddick), the former director of the academy, and Leonard Lavalle.The current leading teachers at the school are Myron Grunberg and Leonard Lavalle. There are also Russian-speaking staff here.
Welcome to the Espanol Club Espanol At a certain stage in his development, a tennis player needs an extremely individual approach. Especially when it is necessary to resolve issues of a psycho-emotional nature associated with performances at competitions, work on technique.We provide the opportunity for individual training.
The Valencia region also has an excellent Mediterranean climate that allows tennis on outdoor courts all year round. Masia Tennis Academy is renowned for its strong coaching staff. The leading coaches of the school are David Sanchez and Gonzalo Lopez Fabero (coach of Teimuraz Gabashvili).
For those for whom tennis has become not just an entertainment or a way of active recreation, our company offers individual tennis lessons.This type of training is very different from group training. When you train with your coach individually, the focus is on your game. The coach will carefully study your playing style, suggest programs for adjusting the playing technique, point to …
90,000 Why learning tennis is best in the United States
The United States of America can rightfully be called a “tennis country”. Champions? Anything and any level – from the leaders of the junior ratings to the winners of the WTA and ATP Grand Slam.Possibilities? In America, there are more than a hundred different tennis academies with programs for every taste, where they will accept for training, both a novice athlete and a junior preparing for a professional career. Conditions? In some regions of the United States, tennis can be played on the street all year round – what if not a tennis player’s paradise? But first things first.
Despite the fact that the territory of the United States is huge (according to statistics – the fourth in the world), tennis is mainly concentrated in two states – Florida and California.Florida is located in the southeastern United States, on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. It is rightfully called the “sunny state” – the sun warms here all year round, providing a tropical climate in the south of the state and an average winter temperature of about 20 ° C. True, and the average rainfall in Florida – the highest of the US states – the state is often visited by tropical thunderstorms.
California is located on the west coast of the country, on the Pacific Ocean. It is dominated by a Mediterranean climate, but with a wide range of temperatures, which reduces the influence of the ocean.Accordingly, this leads to cool summers and warm winters, especially comfortable in Southern California, where there is also less rainfall.
The most “tennis” states of the USA – California and Florida
These two states – Florida and California – are the location of most of the American academies. The largest and most famous of these is undoubtedly the Nick Bollettieri Academy, located in Bradenton, Florida and officially called IMGAcademy.However, if we consider this Academy broadly, then, in addition to tennis players, you can also find football players, golfers, basketball players, etc. Therefore, for concretization, the name IMGAcademy Bollettieri Tennis can be used. There are more than one hundred students in it, each of whom came here to train for a period from several days to many years. That is, at an accelerated pace, the Academy can resemble an anthill, where everything is constantly in motion, coming and going, etc. A simple tennis player will not wait for an individual approach here – you need to have either a big wallet or great talent in order for the player to be seriously engaged.
Many champions have been raised at IMG
A special group are small academies created by tennis parents for the progress of their tennis children, but later developed into something more than a “one-player academy”. KozlovTennis Academy can serve as such an example. Its founder, Andrey Kozlov, primarily focuses on his son, Stefan Kozlov, who occupies the 7th place in the ITF Junior rating and has already shown himself significantly in junior tennis.But for the guys coming to this academy, the opportunity to train with Stefan can be a good way to gain high level playing experience.
Another academy is Rybakov Tennis Academy (although it was originally planned to be called US Spartak as a sign of the continuation of the traditions of the Spartak school in the United States). Its founders, the Kozlovs, moved to New York, and then in 2004 to Florida precisely in order to give their children the opportunity to play more tennis. The eldest daughter, Catherine, eventually went the path of combining tennis and studying at the university – she played for Florida State University.But the youngest son – 16-year-old Alex – is now storming the heights of junior tennis (at the moment he occupies the 100th line of the ITF Junior rating) and attracted attention by beating our Roman Safiullin at the Eddie Herr tournament held this year. The motto of the Academy is “Less talk, more play!” And obviously, this is what attracts children here who want to improve their level of tennis – usually 10-15 people train at the Academy.
16-year-old Alex Rybakov – # 100 ITF Junior
In more detail about the process of learning tennis in America, we will tell you about the example of a rather large tennis academy and one of the most famous – Evert Tennis Academy, which she founded the famous American tennis player Chris Evert (holder of 18 Grand Slam titles) in Boca Raton, Florida, and whom she runs with her brother John Evert.
ETA has 23 courts with two types of surfaces: 9 hard courts and 14 clay courts. ETA students also have 15 courts at a nearby private club and 13 courts in a public park five minutes’ walk from the ETA.
Green clay courts at Evert Academy
There are many specialists at the Academy, each of them responsible for a specific area. For example, there is the director of women’s tennis and, accordingly, the director of the men’s tennis, the director of fitness, the coordinator of the training process, not to mention the various administrators and assistants.Each training day at the Academy begins the day before, when training is planned and a schedule is drawn up.
A big advantage of Evert Academy is the opportunity for the guys to train with the players led by the USTA. The United States Tennis Association is the national tennis association in the United States that was formed to foster the growth of tennis in that country. USTA picks up the most talented guys for full support, from the training process to going to tournaments.Accordingly, virtually all of the top US juniors train at the USTA. And since the main base of this association is in close proximity to the Evert Academy, and in fact on one large territory, there are constant tournament battles between the players of the Academy and the Association. Thus, the most ordinary day at the Academy can turn out like an ITF tournament.
Madison Keys has been training at Evert Academy since she was 10, but she is now under the tutelage of USTA
Evert Academy now has 18 full-time tennis coaches.All of them are interested in this work, as they have a good social package. In addition, the Academy is considered a good school for young coaches and, in addition to the experience gained, the corresponding line in the “work record book” is also appreciated.
It is very honorable to work as a coach in Evert.
There is also a Russian-speaking coach at the Academy – Ivan Puchkarev, who came from Simferopol. At one time he was the 1st racket of Ukraine among juniors, entered the top3 TennisEurope. But he did not become a professional, but graduated from Oklahoma State University, after which he came to work at the Academy.Ivan expressed his impressions of his work in a short interview:
“I really like working here. We try to comprehensively develop young tennis players, to form their life skills through sports. A family atmosphere helps our students achieve their goals in training, in classrooms and in real tournaments. In addition, our coaching and management team is dedicated to instilling a sense of discipline in students. Of course, one cannot say that only future professionals are trained here.The Academy will accept almost any junior, after all, this is a commercial enterprise. But, the main thing is that he has a desire to train. True, at the same time he will be assigned to a group corresponding to his level and, in order to move to stronger guys, he will need to work hard and gain the appropriate skills. Only after that will it be transferred to the next level. ”
Ivan Puchkarev works on the court
This is what Academy Director John Evert says about the coaching staff: “In our academy, all coaches are selected, as they say,“ manually ”.Chris Evert and I wanted to make sure our choice of coaches was independent. Our coaching staff is 15-20 coaches, depending on the type of program and the number of players. All coaches have extensive experience working with juniors. Most of the trainers have professional experience. Many of our coaches have played in professional tournaments. Many have played for their countries in the Davis Cup. It is very important for a personal trainer to know how to properly develop the talent of a young player, and to know the technical aspects of the game.Every week we have at least 11 meetings with our coaching staff. 8-9 of these meetings consist of discussions of each player individually, on what we are working to improve it, and the other 3-4 meetings consist of discussions of technical, tactical and strategic aspects of the game. ”
John Evert in training
The number of students in American academies varies from a few people, when the main focus is on the training of certain players, such as, for example, in the Kozlov Tennis Academy, to several hundred, as in Nick Bollettieri Academy.
Evert Academy in this matter adheres to the “golden mean” – the number of students usually ranges from 75 people in winter to 100 people when various summer programs are offered.
The geography of the nationalities represented, in addition to the Americans themselves, is wide among the students of the Academy – there are many Europeans, mainly of Serbo-Croatian origin, there are Asians – Hindus, Thais, etc. And of course Russian-speaking players are training – from Russia, Ukraine, Estonia.Russians really appreciate the opportunity to get away from a rainy fall or snowy winter, get into a year-round summer and train in the fresh air.
Students from all over the world come to Evert
Morning at Evert Academy begins with the coordinator’s clarification of the distribution of players on the courts, writing it all on a piece of paper. And then during the day, during morning and evening workouts, the coordinator monitors their movements, since, having completed one task, the player can be redirected to perform the next one on another court.Thus, a player can train with several different coaches during one day. At the same time, each student is assigned his own coach for individual lessons, who leads and supervises the player.
The process of distribution to courts is in progress
Usually the guys train 5 days a week, 2 trainings a day – on average, it turns out 5 hours of tennis. Plus, fitness is 1-1.5 hours. A feature of the training is strict discipline – everyone works and does not rest for a minute until a water break is announced.A minute or two, and everyone trains again on the court. Workouts always start and end strictly by the hour, although for some they can be extended if necessary.
Fitness can be fun
And mental or psychological training is an obligatory part of the training process. Several times a week, students are gathered in groups in which they discuss various topics, for example, “What sets me up for a match.”These are special classes, held indoors and on the courts, which help to “clear” the head of unnecessary thoughts and help to fully focus on the game, while not losing concentration throughout its entire course. Also, each of the students keeps his own diary, in which he writes down the main events of the day, concerning both tennis and everyday life, and gives them an assessment. These impressions are then discussed by each of them with his mentor, who is, as it were, the player’s curator and who can be contacted with any problems and at any time.
Chris Evert is often present at training, except when she works as a commentator at major international tournaments. Chris goes to all the courts, watches the workouts, the coaches consult with her, she corrects something for the guys. Someone can be taken to a nearby court and immediately work with him on the problematic element. Chris herself considers this not work, but pleasure. How happy she is in her Academy, Chris told in a short interview:
“I really, really love the Academy.John organized everything here. And I’m just here as a coach. I am very pleased with the coaches who work for us. And I can play with the guys on the court, help them – that’s all I want. What I am very pleased with is that we have managed to provide scholarship to all of our former students. Getting a good education is very important.
We have one problem that we are currently working on. For example, there are girls like Madison Keys and Lauren Davis. They trained with us from the age of 10 until the age of 16-17.And then their professional career began, they needed a permanent coach. And here our coaches already had to choose – whether to become personal trainers for them or remain coaches of the Academy. And the coaches made a decision and stayed at the Academy. And here the USTA helped, which had free coaches who could travel with tennis players. But USTA only helps Americans. Therefore, we are now thinking about how to provide the training process for our juniors who are turning into professionals. ”
Chris Evert walks the courts all the time and observes
Typically, students come to the American Academy for a period of one year or one semester.At the same time, it is much more profitable to calculate the cost of training for a long period than to pay weekly. So, at the Evert Academy, the cost of an annual training cycle (from mid-August to early June) with full board (accommodation in a hostel at the courts, with meals, laundry, and other household items) will be 39 thousand US dollars. At the same time, any weekly camp on the same conditions will cost $ 1,500-1,600. If there is a great desire to get into the Nick Bollettieri Academy, then you will need to cook from 50 thousand dollars for a regular program to 100 thousand dollars for a champion training program, which includes an individual approach.A week with accommodation will cost about $ 3,000, and Nick Bollettieri’s personal lesson (1 hour of lessons) starts from $ 500. However, there is a certain category of students here who do not pay for tuition at all. They are called “Nick’s children.” They are the hope of the academy, future world class players. Bollettieri deals with them personally, and the owners of the academy – IMG pay for their training. Our Maria Sharapova was an example of such a student.
“Nick’s Children” of the past
As a rule, academy students, coming to train for a long time, go to local schools.This is not difficult. It is enough to have the necessary stock of English (not necessarily fluent) and the desire to learn. In the absence of a sufficient level of English, the student will initially study additionally. Although, as the guys themselves said, the best practice is to communicate with English-speaking friends in the training process and in everyday life. As a result, fluent English “comes” in 3-4 months. In schools with which the academies cooperate, for tennis players, as a rule, special programs are provided – for them compulsory subjects and optional subjects are allocated.For example, music and drama. In addition, compulsory subjects are assigned for a time in the interval between morning and evening training so that nothing interferes with the training process.
Computers at VOSA PREP International School are so loved that they have nowhere to put them
For example, in Boca Raton there are several schools where tennis players are trained. The choice of school is mainly determined by the parents’ ability to pay. Located 200 meters from Evert Academy, the BOCA PREP International School is arguably the most loyal of the schools, offering great discounts to Evert Academy students.As a result, the cost of an annual education for a 6-9 grade student will be 10-12 thousand dollars. Another school attended by students – St. Paul Lutheran School – is considered more prestigious, and the cost of training in it is about 50 thousand dollars per year. However, according to the guys, the quality of education in them is about the same.
Marketing Director of BOCA PREP School is ready to provide tennis players with big discounts
Students studying at Evert Academy on the full course program, weekly programs or undergoing boarding camps (living in a 3-story dormitory or as it is called here – campus), two people in a room during the school year and four – during weekly gatherings and on holidays.There is a shared bathroom for every two rooms. Boys and girls live on different floors of the hostel. According to the student service manager, special sensors are installed throughout the dormitory that respond to the opening of any of the doors at night. CCTV cameras are installed on all floors and there is a mentor’s room. Therefore, any violation of discipline will be recorded and the guilty person will be punished up to and including expulsion from the Academy.
There are a lot of guys who lived in different years on the Evert campus
Sometimes there is an order in the rooms
You can wash with a whole company at the same time – so much more fun
And this is what a former student of the Academy says , and now a student at the University of Nevada – Vlad Shchetinin: “I lived in a dormitory, which is located on the territory of the academy, right between the courts.The fact that life in Florida is sugar is even funny for me to say aloud … Maybe at others, but in our dorm it was impossible to roam around – all our outings took place on schedule and in most cases under supervision. So there could be no talk of any clubs! Unfortunately, such a life exists exclusively among those living in the academy, such as I was. But, probably, this is for the best – if the university is ahead, then there will still be time to walk. In the meantime, the students of the Academy need to focus on the right things, namely, tennis and studies. “
Former student of Evert – Vlad Shchetinin
For those who do not want to spend all their time on the territory of the Academy and live on the campus, as well as for those who come to visit their children, parents are around, as a rule full of rental opportunities. In Boca Raton, these are, for example, Courtside Villas, located within walking distance from Evert Academy and consisting of 10-12 houses, ready to live for four people each.And, what is pleasant, it is in Boca Raton that a person lives who helps to solve all housing issues, from renting housing to helping in the operation of housing and household appliances – Alexander Braverman, who can relieve any headache related to living. And what is even more tempting – Alexander, as a rule, ensures that he receives the greatest discounts from tenants for his former compatriots, for which many thanks to him!
Alexander Braverman will help Russians with housing
Studying at the University
Let’s say a child plays tennis well.But the time comes to choose between professional activity and study, and he chooses to study. With this option in America, a player with a good level of tennis can study at the most prestigious universities in the country, and in a certain scenario, even on a free basis. Because America is the only country where university sports are developed and continue to develop. The only thing left to do is to figure out how to get a “SCHOLARSHIP” (sports scholarship program), which on favorable terms allows students to study at leading US universities and get higher education without interrupting, and even improving their sports career.
For most tennis students, the opportunity to receive a sport-scholarship is an incentive for their self-expression, as cash rewards are recognition of their talent, a reward for many years of hard work and a proof that they are top-class tennis players. For some, something else is also important: when parents are not able to cover all the expenses for the education of their son or daughter at the university, then sport-scholarship becomes a necessity. Sport-scholarship usually covers tuition, housing, meals and textbooks.Plus, in addition to your favorite sport, getting an excellent higher education.
Tuition fees at US Universities vary and can be for US citizens 10-15 thousand dollars per year + accommodation. But for non-residents of the country, prices are significantly higher and lie in the range (for Universities included in the top-100 in the country) 25-45 thousand dollars per year + accommodation. Obtaining a sports scholarship in this case will save a significant family budget, and often simply provide further education in this educational institution.But sport-scholarship is not financial assistance, which depends on the level of income of parents, but a reward for sports talent and a good education of the tennis student himself.
It should be noted that the total number of sport-scholarships allocated for tennis players is constantly growing. These athletic scholarships are awarded to more than 2,000 US universities and colleges, from small private to large public universities, offering education in so many majors and subjects it’s hard to imagine.Thus, obtaining a sports scholarship becomes an objective reality for a large number of tennis students. But one must also understand that initially not all of these 2000 universities should be considered as a potential platform for the continuation of sports and academic education.
The greatest, from a sports point of view, interest are higher educational institutions, whose sports teams play in the First Division (Division 1). This is a fantastic level of tennis, really strong tennis teams, a serious preparatory and competitive level.You can also consider universities located in Division II, but they have their own specifics. Division III, as a rule, is interesting because there are universities with a strong academic education, but one can hardly count on a strong level of tennis there.
Evert Academy, drawing on its rich long-term experience of cooperation with leading American universities, helps Academy students navigate in the selection of several most suitable higher educational institutions for the student and provide the student with scholarship.After all, the main thing for parents and a player is not to be mistaken in the choice of an educational institution from the beginning, no matter how beautiful slogans the Higher Schools lure talented athletes, but to competently and fully reveal the talent of a tennis player and provide a prestigious education.
How is the selection of universities for a student? There are main Internet resources where the player’s profiles are posted, his wishes in choosing a university are noted: up to the climate in which the university should be located, the predominance of a particular religion, in a city or a sparsely populated place.Of course, the Division in which the University plays is also important and, accordingly, the tennis player will play. This is the first step in choosing a higher education institution.
After that, the Academy, together with the school, determines the primary list of universities, which can make up several dozen universities for a student. Further, a preliminary selection of 10-15 universities is made, and the Academy sends letters to them with a request to pay attention to the student. University coaches who are interested in a particular player contact the student directly and the correspondence begins.
Evert Academy also hosts several events at its base, when coaches from many well-known universities come to the academy and watch the students with whom they communicated. This is how the first face-to-face acquaintance takes place. If the university is interested in the player, then it invites the student to visit its institution of higher education.
The student is entitled to 5 free trips to 5 universities of his choice. That is, closer to the point of making a decision, as a rule, a student has proposals from several universities, and he, in agreement with the academy and universities, can fly there for a couple of days at the appointed time in order to get acquainted with the potential educational institution for which he plans perform and where he will get higher education.
The equipment of the sports facilities of American universities is amazing. They have everything you need for the full development of an athlete: fitness rooms, training camps, swimming pools, an abundance of tennis courts, stadiums. Plus, each university team is served by a serious contingent of coaches and their assistants.
Types of sports scholarships
There are 100% (full) scholarships and partial (partial) scholarships. Due to the fact that a full sport-scholarship in tennis can be obtained only with a high rating of an athlete, not all team members receive it, some players can receive a partial sport-scholarship.A partial sport-scholarship is a part of a full one and can be, for example, 25%, and 50% or 75%. Therefore, in one team there can be athletes with different sizes of sport-scholarship: one can receive 100%, the other, for example, 75%. It all depends on the level of the player, his sports results. For example, you can be enrolled in a university with an offer for a 50% scholarship, but after a year you can get full financial support from the educational institution. The main thing for a student is to train well and perform in competitions, which is exactly what is required.But the most interesting thing is that the student athlete is also required to study well.
The universities of Division III do not pay sport-scholarship, but provide financial assistance that can cover the costs not only for education, but also for housing, food, and sometimes even gives the opportunity to pay for a flight home and back once a year. In other words, the financial assistance given out that some athletes receive during four years of study can sometimes be more than sport-scholarship in other educational institutions.In addition, the amount of financial assistance may vary depending on the income level of the athlete’s parents. The lower the income, the greater the amount of financial assistance. But, as mentioned earlier, the level of competitive tennis at the universities of the third division can be quite low.
Signs of Andy Roddick and Mardi Fish, which the BOCA PREP school is very proud of
A distinctive feature of the Evert Tennis Academy is the fact that, without exception, all Academy students receive a scholarship, although the level of the scholarship may vary.And then the student in the future will be able to himself, at the expense of his sports results, provide himself with an excellent academic and sports education. And, by the way, a lot of students from the Universities of the First Division decide to try their hand at professional tennis after graduating from the university. And some of them even manage to achieve very high results. A good example is the American tennis player, the former 1st racket of the world – Andy Roddick, who trained for a long time at Evert Academy and graduated from the BOCA PREP International School, as evidenced by a memorial plaque over its entrance and a sign in the school itself.