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Tennis players on the center court of the International tennis center

a unique geographical location and an ideal climate all year round

Located on the Mediterranean shore, 40 minutes from the city of Montpellier, the Academy benefits from an ideal geographic location and an incomparable climate. Our sport facilities and campus are ideally situated within the heart of the holiday resort and only a few minutes from the sea front by foot.

300 days of sunshine/year
45 minutes
from the international airport

Study and train in the best conditions

The school, located onthe campus, enables our students to combine within the best conditions the pursuit of a high-level tennis programme based on total commitment and the conduct of an innovative schooling, adapted specifically to the needs of the student.

Sport & Education is our priority

We are committed to all our students reaching the highest level of tennis while completing high school successfully, and thus being able to obtain a tennis scholarship in U.S College

the director's foreword

"living a unique outstanding experience"

« When I was 18 and among the best junior players of my generation, and after having followed the traditional federal training system, I decided to opt for a university curriculum in the USA, unlike most of my fellow players who, for the most part, had decided to attempt the professional circuit at the end of high school. It was, without a doubt, the best decision of my life. A unique adventure which allowed me to pursue several of my dreams: live an outstanding human experience, pursue a high standard University education, play on the professional circuit and become an entrepreneur.

For the past 20 years, I have decided to share this dream by dedicating my life to training and educating young players to build their future, and by becoming a pioneer in the placement of players in American universities.

Today, I am proud to see to what extent the many students who have gone through our educational system, have fort he most part, succeeded beyond our expectations. Not a day goes by without hearing from one of them: whether they have become a sports journalist, a financial analyst at Wall street, a Manager for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, coach, an entrepreneur, or a professional tennis players, all have in common to have made the decision to play collegiate tennis in the USA.  To enable our students to access this pathway of excellence has been our ambition for the last 20 years.

Charles Auffray  
General Manager

key numbers

Charles Auffray and his team since 1998:

students in tennis school
98% High school success rate
+115 players ranked negative
à négatif
+900 players placed in American universities
US university partners
85% of our students have obtained a tennis scholarship in the USA
78% average scholarship obtained

a professional team

Charles Auffray
General Manager

Founder and Director of the ISP Academy (2003 – 2017)
Former pro player
High-level coach

Marcelo Pacheco
Head Coach Men &
Head of Tennis & School

Former professional player ranked in the top 50 French players
25 years experience at the highest level of coaching
General Manager of the Academy : Ines Gorrochategui Center (Argentina) from 2005 to 2017

Bastien Fazincani
Head Coach Girls &
Head of the Training Center

High-level coach since 2010
Current coach of Dalma Galfi (n°1 world junior et winner of the Junior US Open in 2015 – currently WTAn°230).  
Former coach of Alize Cornet (WTA n°60), Dayana Yastremska (WTA n°24) & Natalia Vikhlyantseva (WTAn°100)


Teaching staff composed of 8 teachers

Boarding house

+ 3 assistant supervisors

Tennis coaches
A team of 6 experienced coaches

Fitness coaches
A team of specialized coaches

Stéphane Becouarn
Scholarship USA Manager

View of the academy from the sky


Nestled in the heart of a beautiful pinewood, the International Tennis Centre is one of the most stunning tennis facilities in France. Located 400 metres away by foot from the sea, the Academy is located at the heart of the Cap d’Agde seaside resort.

Map of the renovation project of the tennis center
our ambition

Create a sport resort up to the international standards

Our facilities will be evolving in the upcoming 2 years with a new boarding house on the tennis courts, as well as a 55 rooms hotel & Sport medical center.

  • Stage 1 : 2019 – 2020

    • 2 additional natural outdoor clay courts
    • 1 multisports field

  • Stage 2 : 2020 – 2021

    • Rebuilding of the 7 indoor courts (5 hardcourts + 2 clay courts) hall
    • 4 indoor padel courts
    • 1 Fitness space

  • Stage 3 : 2020 – 2022

    • Construction of the boarding school (80 beds) within the sport facility
    • Class rooms
    • Health & sport centre


They have been trained by our Coaches

Eric Prodon
Top 100 ATP

Jonathan Eysseric
Ex n°1 Mondial Junior

Benoit Paire
Top 20 ATP

Marton Fucsovics
Top 50 ATP

Danilo Petrovic
Top 150 ATP

Nicolas Coutelot
Top 80 ATP

Constant Lestienne
Top 200 ATP

Tak Wang
Top 250 ATP

Dayana Yastremska
Top 25 WTA

Elina Svitolina

Dalma Galfi
Ex n°1 Mondiale Junior –
Top 200 WTA

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from leisure to Pro level tennis, join the 'French'

Passionate coaches, unique sport facilities, and a wide range of affordable and various tennis programs... in the heart of the seaside resort of Cap d'Agde.