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A UNIQUE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND AN IDEAL CLIMATE ALL YEAR ROUND

Tennis Academy in Cap d'Agde

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 by the idyllic water of the Mediterranean sea

The school, located on the campus, provides our students both the ability to study as well as to get involved in high-level tennis programme. The school offers personalized classes adapted specifically to the needs of each student, ensuring their full benefits. The academy’s 'excellence' ambition is to effectively combine Tennis and Schooling and to follow the conduct of our years-long innovative schooling zeal.

Sport and school 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 STATEMENT

"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
‍DirecteurGénéral

Key numbers

CHARLES AUFFRAY AND HIS TEAM SINCE 1998:

580 students
in tennis studies
+10000
trainees
98% success rate in the Baccalaureate
+165 players
negatives
+1000 players
placed in universities in the USA
160
partner universities in the USA
87% of our students have won a scholarship
75% average grant amount
The renovation project of the Cap d'Agde International Tennis Centre
FRENCH TOUCH ACADEMY

RESORT 2.0

Since 2020, the French Touch academy has undergone a major renovation and construction phase, enabling it to position itself as one of the best in Europe.

  • Outdoor

    - 28 tennis courts
    - 4 padel courts
    - 1 multisport court & fitness area

  • Indoor

    - 7 tennis courts (5 hard courts + 2 clay courts)
    - 4 padel courts
    - Fitness area

  • Infrastructure

    - Campus of 80 beds
    - Rooms with bathroom from 29 to 40m²
    - Classrooms & games room
    - Medical-sports center of 600 m²
    - Residence of tourism 50 apartments

THE TEAM 

Valentin Nourrissat

Valentin Nourrissat

‍COACH TENNIS

ELISA HANTKE

ELISA HANTKE

MENTAL COACH

Gaetan DROGUET

Gaetan DROGUET

TENNIS COACH

TOM CALCARA

TOM CALCARA

TENNIS COACH

YANNICK YANKOVITS

YANNICK YANKOVITS

TENNIS COACH

Charly DELMAS

Charly DELMAS

TENNIS COACH

JEANNE MALIS

JEANNE MALIS

PHYSICAL TRAINER

Marcelo Pacheco

Marcelo Pacheco

HEAD COACH TENNIS

Julien Varlet

Julien Varlet

TENNIS COACH

MEDERIC FORMENTIN

MEDERIC FORMENTIN

FITNESS TRAINER

HUBERT ARRES

HUBERT ARRES

TENNIS COACH

SAFIR BERCHID

SAFIR BERCHID

TENNIS COACH

JOAN SOLER

JOAN SOLER

TENNIS COACH

Armand Rafalimanana

Armand Rafalimanana

TENNIS COACH

ANIS BOUFAFA

ANIS BOUFAFA

MANAGER

NAJIB EL KAYSI

NAJIB EL KAYSI

TENNIS COACH

CHARLOTTE FLORENT

CHARLOTTE FLORENT

TENNIS COACH

TOM BLAQUIERE

TOM BLAQUIERE

FITNESS TRAINER

Charles Auffray

Charles Auffray

GENERAL MANAGER

Thomas Scherle

Thomas Scherle

SPORTS MANAGER

FLORIAN PETRI

FLORIAN PETRI

HEAD COACH FITNESS TENNIS -STUDIES

New

Coach training

Benefit from the experience of the French coaches and obtain your DEJEPS (State Diploma of Youth, Popular Education and Sport).
Contact us to find out more about this unique opportunity: the apprenticeship contract offered on a sandwich basis at the French Touch Academy.

PLAYERS

THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY OUR COACHES

Eric Prodon

Eric Prodon
Top 100 ATP

Jonathan Eysseric

Jonathan Eysseric
Ex n°1 Junior World Champion

Benoit Paire

Benoit Pair
Top 20 ATP

Marton Fucscovics

Marton Fucsovics
Top 50 ATP

Danilo Petrovic

Danilo Petrovic
Top 150 ATP

Courtelot

Nicolas Coutelot
Top 80 ATP

Constant Lestienne

Constant Lestienne
Top 50 ATP

Tak Wang

Tak Wang
Top 250 ATP

Dayana Yastremska

Dayana Yastremska
Top 25 WTA

Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina
N°2 WTA

Dalma Galfi

Dalma Galfi
Former Junior World No. 1 - Top 91 WTA

Partners

committed to the development of sport

SOUTHERN KEYS

Clés du Sud is a real estate development agency specializing in residential construction in the Occitanie region. Clés du Sud was the developer of the French Touch Academy campus between 2020 and 2023.

KUIKMA

As Decathlon's padel specialist and world leader in padel racquet sales since 2021, Kuikma is a partner of La French for the padel academy and training courses.

ARTENGO

Our aim is to offer the most suitable products for tennis and make the pleasures and benefits of tennis accessible to as many people as possible over the long term.

THE SPORTS COQ

THE French brand for sports since 1882! Gathering energies around the emotions and values of sport, the brand develops industrial know-how of quality and proximity, for innovative and responsible products, respecting people and the planet.

KIA

By sharing the same values and implementing them consistently in our decision-making processes, we have become a single entity.

CAP D'AGDE MEDITERRANEE-DESTINATION SPORT

A commune committed to the service of sport and its practitioners.

WE LOVE TENNIS

The reference for current tennis news..... 1st tennis community portal in France #tennisaddict

WALL FESTIVAL

To be a partner of Fête le Mur is above all to share the strong values defended by Yannick Noah: Respect, Solidarity, Combativeness, Tolerance, Discipline, Will and Self-esteem. #letenniscontrelexclusion

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Top-quality tennis programs, unique infrastructure, and passionate coaches in the heart of Cap d'Agde seaside resort