We believe STA players deserve the best academic opportunities as this is crucial to long-term development. There doesn’t need to be a compromise involved between full time tennis training and achieving an excellent education.

We are proud to be one of the few leading Tennis Academies who can confidently offer world-class academics alongside the full time tennis programmes.

“With the amazing support I received from everyone at STA I was able to pursue my tennis career whilst achieving the best grades possible in the classroom. This led to me fulfilling my dream of playing tennis at a top university in the States”

- Ella Taylor, former STA Player and Louisiana State University Graduate

The Elite Sports Programme in partnership with Sotogrande International School


11 – 14 year olds

The Future Champions programme is for students age 11 to 14. They follow the normal school day structure with their sports training taking place after school hours.  Students follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP).


14 – 16 year olds

Junior Champions, age 14 – 16, study the core subjects of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) until 13:30. Afternoons are spent training at their sports academy. The MYP’s core subjects are: English, Maths, Science, Individuals & Societies (Humanities) and Language Acquisition.

By the end of this programme (age 16), Junior Champions attain all the qualifications they need to progress up the Ladder to join the Elite Champions.


16 – 18 year olds

The Elite Champions academic programme has been designed to optimise aspiring athletes academic capabilities whilst they participate fully in their tennis programme.

Student-athletes study 3 International A-Levels (Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics), as well as SAT Maths Preparation and an English Language Course, essential for acceptance into US Colleges after graduation. Small class sizes allow teachers to provide the student-athletes with additional time, attention and assistance with their work. Elite Champion student-athletes graduate with 3 qualifications:

1. International A-Levels
2. SAT Score
3. High School Transcript

International A-Levels keep the European university option open for those looking to study in Europe after graduation, whilst the SAT and High School Transcript enable access into the US university system.

Further information on the Elite Sports Programme.