Join SotoTennis Academy’s Pro Team

Posted on: August 16, 2023 |

SotoTennis Academy has a history of working with both professional tennis players and aspiring young high performance players as they start their journey on the ATP/WTA Tour.

We have limited spaces available in our Pro Team from September 2023!

Read on for more information about STA’s Pro Player Programme.

Success Stories

Over the years STA has seen many success stories including –

Lloyd Glasspool, who as part of STA went from unranked to #280 ATP Singles in one year, and is now a top ATP Doubles player (career high of #7) still working with our team.

Evan Hoyt, who went from unranked to #319 ATP Singles, as well as making the Mixed Doubles Quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2019.

Peter Bothwell went from an unranked ITF Junior to being #602 ATP, winning a 25k ITF Pro title, and becoming Ireland’s number 1 Davis Cup player.

Valeria Savinykh broke into the world’s top 100 WTA, and Panna Udvardy reached the top 10 juniors during her time at STA. Panna went on to enter the top 300 WTA in her first year on the tour supported by STA, and is now top 100 WTA.

Familiar Faces at Base

We have also loved welcoming multiple Pros and their teams to STA for training blocks in their personal programmes.

Players have included the likes of current WTA World Number 1 Iga Świątek, GB’s Dan Evans, WTA Player Shelby Rogers, and multiple Wheelchair Grand Slam Champion, Gordon Reid.

It’s been awesome to welcome them into our team environment, and many of them have been kind enough to spend time with our aspiring young performance players.

Team Soto Pros

Currently our Coaching Team supports 2021 French Open Singles Semi-finalist, Tamara Zidanšek (with a career high WTA Singles ranking of #22), and top 5 ATP Doubles Team Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliövaara.

Join our Team

Excitingly we are opening up 4 more spots in our Pro Team for September 2023.

To apply for a spot, please send us:

  • Your tennis CV – showcasing your journey to date 
  • A cover letter explaining your reasons for wanting to join Team Soto and what your goals and ambitions are
  • Please also detail what you can bring to the Academy, as our Pro Players have always been our cultural leaders – this is as important to us as winning trophies and titles

As an STA Pro Player, you will have access to the following:

  • Bespoke programming with experienced ATP and WTA Tennis Coaches & Hitting Partners
  • Strength & Conditioning support, including personalised fitness screening and tracking 
  • Hard and clay court year-round training base in highly-accessible location
  • Travelling Coach available
  • Remote tennis/S&C support when travelling 
  • Accommodation if required
  • A chance to play for more than just yourself, with a whole community behind you

For more information about opportunities for current and aspiring Pro Players, please contact:

Dan Kiernan, STA Director – dan@sototennis.com

Mike Digby, STA Performance Coach – michael.digby@sototennis.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *