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Tennis Academy in Cap d'Agde

A UNIQUE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND AN IDEAL CLIMATE ALL YEAR ROUND

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 in the best conditions

The school, located onthe campus, enables our students to combine within the best conditions the pursuit of a high-level tennis programme based on total commitment and the conduct of an innovative schooling, adapted specifically to the needs of the student.

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 FOREWORD

"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
General Manager

Key numbers

CHARLES AUFFRAY AND HIS TEAM SINCE 1998:

470 tennis students
studies
+8000
campers
98% success rate in the Baccalaureate
+115 players
ranked negative
+900 players placed in American universities
160
partner universities in the USA
85% of our students received a scholarship
78% average scholarship obtained
The team

A PROFESSIONAL TEAM

Charles Auffray

General Directorate

Charles Auffray

Charles Auffray

General Directorate

Founder and Director of the ISP Tennis Academy

(2003 - 2017)

Former professional player


High Level Coach

Marcelo Pacheco

Sports Director

Marcelo Pacheco

Marcelo Pacheco

Sports Director

Former professional player

in the French top 50

Former coach of Inès Gorrochategui (WTA n°19)

Captain and tennis manager of Paris Jean Bouin Tennis (French Champion)

Manager of the Gorrochategui Center in Argentina (2005 to 2017)

Thomas Scherle

In charge of physical preparation and boarding school

Thomas Scherle

Thomas Scherle

In charge of physical preparation and boarding school

Former physical trainer for the pro team of the Rugby Club Toulonnais Top 14

Physical manager of the Tennis Club Toulonnais


Master STAPS in physical preparation

Julien Varlet

Tennis coach

Julien Varlet

Julien Varlet

Tennis coach

Former 135th ATP player

Accompanying players in the top 200 ATP

Consultant and TV commentator
for the Canal, Intersport and Winamax group

Former Sports Director at the Stade Français


Co-founder of the Race Challenger France (Oxygen Sport)

Valentin Nourrissat

Tennis coach

Valentin Nourrissat

Valentin Nourrissat

Tennis coach

Former player of the ITF Junior Circuit (N°252 ITF) and

900th ATP player

Ranked 0 (best ranking: -15)

State Tennis Graduate

Armand Rafalimanana

Tennis coach

Armand Rafalimanana

Armand Rafalimanana

Tennis coach

Former player of the Tennis Europe circuit

Ranked 0 (best ranking: -2/6)

6 years of experience as a high level coach and accompaniment of personalised projects

State Tennis Diploma

Maëva Reverte

Curriculum Director

Maëva Reverte

Maëva Reverte

Curriculum Director

Doctorate in Physics and Chemistry


Biomoleculars Teacher / Researcher


Participation in the editorial staff and publications of several scientific journals

Antoine Le Doré

Head of Scholarship USA

Antoine Le Doré

Antoine Le Doré

Head of Scholarship USA

Former player ranked 1/6


Student athlete in an American university

for three years in South Carolina

Stephanie Sagaspe

Mental Preparer

Stephanie Sagaspe

Stephanie Sagaspe

Mental Preparer

Former player ranked -2/6

Graduate in mental preparation

Accompaniment of high level athletes in individual and group disciplines

Thomas Pallies

Physical preparer

Thomas Pallies

Thomas Pallies

Physical preparer

Former High Performance Athlete (400m) 

CREPS certified physical preparer

Master STAPS 

Jeremy Amaro

Masseur-physiotherapist

Jeremy Amaro

Jeremy Amaro

Masseur-physiotherapist

Specialized in the accompaniment of high level sportsmen and women.

Comprehensive treatment service (prevention, recovery, care and rehabilitation)

New

Coach training

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

A high level tennis and sports infrastructure in Cap d'Agde
infrastructures

one of the most beautiful tennis facilities in france

Nestled in the heart of a beautiful pinewood, the International Tennis Centre is one of the most stunning tennis facilities in France. Located 400 metres away by foot from the sea, the Academy is located at the heart of the Cap d’Agde seaside resort.

1 campus
and full board
+ more than 30 courts
The renovation project of the Cap d'Agde International Tennis Centre
Our ambition

CREATE A SPORT RESORT UP TO THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Our facilities will be evolving in the upcoming 2 years with a new boarding house on the tennis courts, as well as a 55 rooms hotel & Sport medical center 

  • Phase 1: 2019 - 2020

    - 2 additional natural outdoor clay courts
    - 1 multisports field

  • Phase 2: 2020 - 2021

    • Rebuilding of the 7 indoor courts (5 hardcourts + 2 clay courts) hall
    • 4 indoor padel courts
    • 1 Fitness space

  • Phase 3: 2020 - 2022

    • Construction of the boarding school (80 beds) within the sport facility
    • Class rooms
    • Health & sport centre

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 200 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
Ex n°1 World Junior -
Top 200 WTA

Partners

committed to the development of sport

BABOLAT

'La French' is proud to be a partner of Babolat, a historic tennis brand. #BabolatFamily

THE SPORTS COQ

The best of textile Made in France #PositiveFingerprints

NGTV

Live sports, like you're on the edge of the field... #ngtvexperience

WE LOVE TENNIS

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

ELITE ATHLETES

Elite Athletes Tennis: leading agency for placement in American University, alongside the French!

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

CAP D'AGDE MEDITERRANEAN

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

TENNISPRO

Tennispro is the first French online sales site specialising in tennis equipment. It also has a network of shops throughout France.

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