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Tennis

We are tennis, and much more. We see tennis as a vehicle to success, on and off the court, whatever the player’s individual pathway.

We provide the perfect environment for passionate tennis players aiming for a future in the game, whether U.S. College, European University, or the Professional Tour.

Access Weeks are also available for those looking to complement their current programme in a bespoke and personalised way.

“STA have supported me above and beyond. They believed in me before and after I graduated from US College and gave me what I needed to go onto the Professional Tour.”

- Lloyd Glasspool (right), Winner of NCAAs Doubles with partner Søren Hess-Olesen (left)

Programmes

Full Time Programmes

Full Time Programmes  are designed and delivered as part of a total plan supporting the individual’s goals through:

  • Performance Planning
  • Sport Science Support
  • Tournament Travel

Full Time Programmes are therefore designed to include:

  • Year-round Programme Management
  • Tennis Squads (weekly number dependent on package)
  • Strength & Conditioning Sessions (weekly number dependent on package)
  • Weekly Individual Lesson
  • Match Play
  • Local Tournament Support
  • International Tournament Support
  • Sport Science Support

Access Programmes

Access Programmes are on offer to like-minded, competitive level players looking to supplement their current programmes: pre-season blocks, winter training, or experience on European Red clay.

Access Training Weeks are delivered in line with the personal coach and individual development goals.

Four Access Player spaces are available per week, except for Training Camp Weeks, where we open up 16 spaces for players per week.

Access Groups

Open to competition level teams looking to experience a different environment and support their programme at home.

Contact us for further information about Access Groups or bespoke packages.

Training Weeks

October Half Term:

Monday 25th – Friday 29th October 2021

February Half Term:

Monday 21st – Friday 25th February 2022

Easter:

Monday 4th – Friday 8th April 2022

May Half Term:

Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June 2022

Summer 2022:

Monday 4th – Friday 8th July

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd July

Monday 25th – Friday 29th July

Monday 8th– Friday 12th August

Monday 15th – Friday 19th August

Contact us for further information about Training Weeks or bespoke packages.

Performance

Behaviours

Behaviours

STA values are engrained in the players’ behaviours, thus setting the culture required to succeed on and off the court.

Players are encouraged to ‘Control the Controllables’ and provide unconditional effort at all times.

Planning

Planning

Individualised performance planning is carried out 3 times per year between our Full Time Players and coaches to ensure clarity on where they are, where they want to go and how they are going to get there.

The Academy uses Google Drive to measure and monitor player progress efficiently and effectively, and to stay connected with players, parents and staff.

Tournaments

Tournaments

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Touring teams on the ITF and Tennis Europe Tours, ranging from gaining your first international experience to Grand Slam junior level.

NATIONAL TRAVEL
Rafa Nadal Tour
8 national level events running from January-August each year for U12 and U14s.

Marca Tour
25 national events running throughout the year for U16 players.
Andalucia Tour
360 events on STA’s doorstep every year for players of all ages and levels to compete on weekends ranging from U10 to prize money open events.

Pathways

University/College

Tennis Smart work with STA players and staff throughout the whole process:

  • Finding the right college for the player
  • Application and registration
  • Finding the right career after university
  • And more

Players are also supported in their SAT/ACT preparation throughout their application process.

Pro Tour

It is about what’s right for the individual.

For this reason STA caters for players:

  • Just starting their professional journey
  • Joining the tour post-university
  • Those who are already established Grand Slam professional players