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Introduction

Enter our school and build your future

The programme has been conceived to allow for an intensive practice of Tennis and competition at a high level, without jeopardising the good conduct of studies. The Academy objectives are high and the pace is intense.

Our 5 engagements

1

Completing High School successfully

2

Achieving the right level of competition to enter a college in the U.S with a tennis scholarship

3

Acquiring a solid level of English proficiency

4

Taking the placement tests for American universities

5

The placement into American university with a tennis scholarship

the tennis programme

High Level Tennis training methods

1 coach
per 4 players maximum
15 coached tournaments/year

The sport programme is articulated around 4 major pillars:

• Hard work and the repetition of essential technical fundamentals
• An intensive physical preparation
• Mental coaching and player stimulation
• The implementation of an intensive competition programme

The sport season is articulated around 5 distinctive periods :

  • September

    • Fitness tests
    • Video analysis ofeach player
    • Full tennis / fitness assessment which enables theimplementation of an annual training plan which highlights the major aspects tobe worked upon

  • October-December

    • Work on the technique and major changes if required
    • Work on the physical fundamentals (endurance –strength – flexibility)-         
    • Progressive in-situation matches (2 to 3 tournaments max)
    • Develop a game identity

  • January- March

    • Tactical work related to match play (beginning of the competitions) - Implementation of the game identity
    • Specific fitness work linked to the competitionpreparation – focus on explosivity work
    • Competitions (between 4 to 6 tournaments)

  • April-June

    • In-situation match play nearly every day
    • Intensive competition practice (between 6 and 10 tournaments)
    • Physical training

  • Summer

    • Implementation of the work done throughout the year via an intensive competition programme

Integration

Organised over 3 days at the very beginning of the year, the integration weekend is an obligatory gateway for all students. It includes long distance challenges in teams which enable students to measure their physical and mental capabilities. It implies camping, spart an living conditions which facilitate the social links between students.

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schooling

NCAA accredited high school diploma

Online courses conducted by our Tutors

Our American High School is a US private school which delivers quality education and is accredited bySACS CASI (AdvancED/Cognia) and whose courses are NCAA approved.
Students who complete their US high school programme in NCAA approved courses become eligible to apply for scholarships/grants for their college/university education

timetable

An ideal schedule combination between Tennis & Academics


In the mornings, 15 hours of studies allocated over 5 days, combining all the required subjects +1 hr of obligatory studying in the evening for boarders.

In the afternoons, 4 hours of training Tennis/Fitness 5 days a week, further strengthened by morningtraining sessions between 7.30 and 9 AM twice a week.

‍The timetable has been specifically conceived to enable students to conciliate studies and tennis in the best possible conditions.

NCAA approved American High school system

F.T Academy offers a fully accredited US High school programme from grade 6 to 12 featuring NCAA approved courses consisting of American High School’s robust, quality curriculum using online courses accredited US high school diploma, whose courses are all NCAA approved.
Students who complete their US high school programme in NCAA approved courses become eligible toapply for scholarships/grants for their college/university education

Offered curriculum

  • High school

    • From Grade 6 to 12

  • University

    • Bachelor & Master in the USA (all fields of study combined)
    • At the academy: Prep U.S College online

  • Entry exam for American universities

    • SAT
    • TOEFL

The proximity for an efficient teaching

At the rate of 18 hours of lectures a week, classes are organised by level and limited in numbers (maximum of 6 to 10students per class). This proximity accelerates the teaching process and further strengthens its efficiency and effectiveness.

English, an essential component of the programme

The learning ofEnglish is an essential component of the curriculum, with an emphasis on allforms of oral communication. English is anessential component of our programme.

Room & Board

Located at 800 meters away from the tennis complex in an adapted environment, the boarding house is comprised of 50 beds, class rooms, a cafeteria area, game and relaxation rooms as well as a multi-sport field.

U.S Training Camp option

Through our partnership with the John Newcombe (former triple Wimbledon champion and World No1), located in Texas, our students are given the opportunity to experience a full one month immersion within the academy in the heart of the USA.

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the COMPETITION

A full annual tournament schedule

The ‘Hérault’ region benefits from a well provided calendar of tournaments. Players have a choice of more than 45 ‘Open’ tournaments throughout the year, as well as many International youth tournaments (ITS and -14 years old) located in the southern region or in the north of Spain (2 ½ drive by car).

Competition is one of our main priorities

Because competition allows each player to measure progress and improve mental strength. It is also a unique opportunity for our coach to evaluate player’s progress in real match conditions.

15 officials tournaments between September and June

On average, students take part in more than 15 official tournaments between September and June, more than in any other academy. To which, one can add up to ten additional tournaments during the summer.

Top 20 national tournaments -14 & -18

A -14 and -18 years old national/international competition programme is also available for players who have attained the necessary level (top 20 national minimum).

MEDICAL CARE

Follow up with a sport specialist

All the players who integrate the Academy benefit from a medical follow-up, which includes physiotherapy with one of the best sport physiotherapy specialists in the region.

  • From 2021

    A 600 m² health & sport center is currently under construction, which will be available for Academy students form the end of 2021.

In depth medical check up

Upon arrival, all players have to pass a full test which provides the sports team with a thorough medical analysis, which will be used throughout the year for the best possible medical following.
Please note:

In case of injury

Students also have access to physiotherapy care throughout the year in case of injury.

Prices

Tennis & school

21 000€

Preparatory BTS
USA College

The programme

• 22 hours of tennis + physical training
• BTS follow up (5h/week)
• Coaching accompanying & follow up 12 regional tournaments

Summer Tour Option
+2 600€

28 500€

Tennis & School  
International school

The programme

• 24 hours of tennis + physical training
• 12 hours of tutoring
• 5 hours of studying in the evening

U.S Training Camp Option +2 500€

Summer Tour Option
+2 600€

27 500€

Tennis & School  
French School

The programme

• 22 hours of tennis + physical training
• Coaching accompanying & follow up 12 regional tournaments
• 18 hours school teaching + guided studies
• 5 hours of studying in the evening

U.S Training Camp Option +2 500€

Summer Tour Option
+2 600€

11 500€

Preparatory BTS
USA College

the programme

• 22 hours of tennis + physical training
• BTS follow up (5h/week)
• Coaching accompanying & follow up 12 regional tournaments

Summer Tour Option
+2 600€

19 000€

Tennis & School  
International school

the programme

• 24 hours of tennis + physical training
• 12 hours of tutoring
• 5 hours of studying in the evening

U.S Training Camp  Option
+2 500€

Summer Tour Option
+2 600€

18 000€

Tennis & School  
French School

the programme

• 22 hours of tennis + physical training
• Coaching accompanying & follow up 12 regional tournaments
• 18 hours school teaching + guided studies
• 5 hours of studying in the evening

U.S Training Camp Option
+2 500€

Summer Tour Option
+2 600€

A springboard for Colleges in the USA

The gateway to the USA is part of the Academy DNA. Each student is prepared in anticipation of hisintegration to an American university. Everything is done to optimise the chances of asuccessful integration.

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