Annual Program High Performance Tennis + Studies 2017-2018
The Sánchez-Casal Academy is a high performance training facility that combines tennis and education for students, with the
objective of shaping successful young people in diverse aspects of their lives. The Sánchez-Casal Academy has a unique
training system established by coaches with a worldwide reputation. Sánchez-Casal has developed elite players such
as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov, Daniela Hantuchova, Ana Ivanovic, Juan Mónaco, Elena Bovina, Johanna
Konta, Gilles Muller, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Óscar Hernández among others.
The Annual Program High Performance Tennis + Studies offers a complete educational journey for the students who want
to combine intensive tennis training with academic studies. This program includes a daily high performance tennis training
based on the Sánchez-Casal system, which includes technical exercises, court mobility, tactical strategy and competition, with
a specific physical training program and the ES International School which is situated inside the Sánchez-Casal facilities.
In addition, this program also includes mental training, video analysis, and a personalized competition calendar.
The annual program has a duration of 11 months and runs from September until June according to the academic calendar,
and adds one month during the summer vacation. It includes 15 hours of tennis and 5 hours of physical training per
week, 1.5 hours of mental training per month and 1 video analysis per semester. During the summer month the
training hours are extended to 18 hours of tennis and 10 hours of physical training per week. The areas of the program
are designed and coordinated so that students can benefit the most from all of them. This means that tennis, physical training,
mental training and the school together obtain the maximum benefit for the student, so that he/she can succeed in both
academic studies and tennis, avoiding injuries and overtraining, thus ensuring the best performance possible. It is an integrated
training that is based on four fundamental pillars: technical, tactical, physical and mental.
Our daily work at the Academia Sanchez-Casal is guided by our philosophy of “creating opportunities for young people so
they can be successful in all aspects of life, using tennis and education as the vehicle for personal development”.
All student athletes receive the necessary support systems to help them fulfil this goal.
The program High Performance Tennis + Studies starts on 4th of September of 2017 and runs until 22nd of June of 2018,
and adds another month during the summer vacation that includes more specific training for the participation in national and
international tournaments. The training during the academic year are provided from Monday to Friday, with Christmas holidays
and some other national holidays in accordance with the official Spanish calendar.
September 4th: Orientation Day (parents and students)
Christmas Holidays: from December 23rd of 2017 to January 6th of 2018.
Easter Holidays: from March 30th to April 2nd of 2018, both days included.
Official holidays are observed in accordance with the official Spanish calendar for 2017/2018.