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Introduction

ENTER OUR SCHOOL and build your future

The program has been pioneered to allow for an intensive training of Tennis and enjoyable competition opportunities at a high level, without jeopardizing the quality of education offered by our school.

THE CLASS OF 2021/2022

STEVEN AUDIC

17
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

SOPHIA BIOLAY

19
years
Filed
N°50
in the class of
US College

ELENA MERCIOIU

17
years
Filed
1/6
in the class of
Premiere

YASSINE AZEHAF

16
years
Filed
15
in the class of
Second

MAXENCE PETIT

15
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
Second

CLEMENT HEUTY

17
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
Premiere

MARC CHARLANNE

17
years
Filed
4/6
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

ANDRE RADACINA

14
years
Filed
15/2
in the class of
Third

CLEMENT ANDRIEU

17
years
Filed
1/6
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

DORIAN CONSTANZO

16
years
Filed
15/2
in the class of
Premiere

GARY ETHAN

16
years
Filed
PADEL
in the class of
Premiere

SOPHIA DAVIDOFF

16
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
Premiere

ALEXANDRE POST

18
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

RAPHAEL CHAMPAUD

17
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

ANASTACIA REY

13
years
Filed
15/4
in the class of
Fourth

EMMA LOOTENS-STAEL

17
years
Filed
15/2
in the class of
International school

MANOA LAPERRIERE

16
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Premiere

VADIM FRANCOIS

16
years
Filed
15/2
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

PAUL COLIN

18
years
Filed
0
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

RAPHAEL SIMON

18
years
Filed
15/2
in the class of
BTS

ISMAEL KLABI

12
years
Filed
30/1
in the class of
Sixth

MAXIME BLANCHET

17
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
BTS

OUBEYD BENSALA

12
years
Filed
30/1
in the class of
Fifth

MELVIN VIX

18
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
BTS

AMAHEE CHARRIER

17
years
Filed
0
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

LOUISIN REMY

16
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Premiere

LOUCA CAMBON

14
years
Filed
15/3
in the class of
Fourth

LOUCA BERTONE

18
years
Filed
1/6
in the class of
BTS

THOMAS JOUANNEAU

18
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
BTS

VICTORIO MARQUISELLI

19
years
Filed
-4/6
in the class of
Training centre

MELANE KEYMANI

15
years
Filed
15
in the class of
Second

MATEI ONOFREI

15
years
Filed
1/6
in the class of
International school

LUCIO CARNEVALLE

19
years
Filed
-4/6
in the class of
Training centre

TITOUAN DROGUET

20
years
Filed
N°45
in the class of
Training centre

LILIAN MARMOUSEZ

20
years
Filed
N°55
in the class of
Training centre

MATHIS BONDAZ

20
years
Filed
-4/6
in the class of
US College

CHARLOTTE FLORENT

18
years
Filed
-4/6
in the class of
Training centre

VALENTIN LAPALU

19
years
Filed
-15
in the class of
Training centre

CADILHAC NOAH

16
years
Filed
4/6
in the class of
Premiere

MONTALIEU CHLOE

17
years
Filed
5/6
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

PETIT LUKAS

17
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

CARAYOL CECILIA

17
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

ALEXANDER POST

17
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
Premiere

SUBJECT ISMA

15
years
Filed
4/6
in the class of
Second

ZIGIC ZVETLAN

15
years
Filed
4/6
in the class of
Second

MULLER MICHAELA

16
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
Premiere

RADACINA ANDRE

13
years
Filed
15/2
in the class of
Fourth

KYLIAN GALTIER

19
years
Filed
15
in the class of
BTS

FRANCOIS VIRGINIA

14
years
Filed
15/2
in the class of
Fourth

UROZ ROMANE

16
years
Filed
5/6
in the class of
Premiere

BRUNET NICOLAS

15
years
Filed
15/3
in the class of
Second

FERRARA BRANDON

14
years
Filed
15
in the class of
Fourth

ROLLAND LEVY

15
years
Filed
4/6
in the class of
Third

GALY LUCAS

15
years
Filed
5/6
in the class of
Second

BOILEVIN LOUIS

16
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
Premiere

Our 5 ENGAGEMENTS

1

Completing High School successfully

2

Achieving the right level of competition to enter a college in the U.S with a tennis scholarship

3

Acquiring a solid level of English proficiency and of the English language. 

4

Taking the placement tests for American universities

5

The placement into American university with a tennis scholarship.

the tennis program

high-level training

1 coach
per 4 players maximum
15 coached tournaments/year

The sport programme is articulated around 4 major pillars:

- Hard work and the repetition of essential technical fundamentals
- An intensive physical preparation
- Mental coaching and player stimulation
- The implementation of an intensive competition programme

The sport season is articulated around 5 distinctive periods :

  • September

    - Fitness tests
    - Video analysis of each player
    - Full tennis / fitness assessment which enables the implementation of an annual training plan which highlights the major aspects tobe worked upon

  • October - December

    - Work on the techniques and major changes if needed 
    - Work on the physical fundamentals (endurance - strenght - flexibility)
    - Progressive in-situation matches (2 and 3 tournaments) 
    - Devlop a game identity

  • January - March

    - Tactical work in connection with matches (beginning of competitions) and setting up the game identity
    - Specific physical work related to preparation in competition
    - Focus on explosive work
    - Competitions (between 4 and 6 tournaments)

  • April - June

    - In-situation matche play nearly every day 
    - Intensive competition practice (between 6 and 10 tournaments)
    - Physical training

  • Summer

    - Implementation of the work done throughout the year via an intensive competition programme

Feedback and follow up

A student’s progress is carefully monitored and evaluated as per their sports dedication and academic achievement stated and defined at the start of each term.
A thorough and detailed report is communicated to the player each term. This report is essentially a reference support or guidebook, which is a basis for further discussion between the academician's family and the assigned supervisor during the parent-teacher-coach meetings that take place each term.

Challenges

Every month, tests are held in the form of challenges, on and off the court, enabling each student to develop his/her competitive spirit.

The "Red Line" Challenges

Students are regularly stimulated through different challenges which contribute to forging their character by strengthening their appetite for effort - the engine to fuel their mental capacities.

Combat sports

Such as supervised boxing, judo, or wrestling are organised on a regular basis to hone the competitive spirit of every student.

Integration

Organised over 3 days at the very beginning of the year, the integration weekend is an obligatory gateway for all students. It includes long distance challenges in teams which enable students to measure their physical and mental capabilities. It implies camping, spart an living conditions which facilitate the social links between students.

Physics training adapted to the practice of tennis

Led by Thomas Scherle, physical training is a crucial practice pillar at the academy as it allows for faster progression and injury prevention. All students are expected to train 1h30 per day and to take part in all physical essential routines. The nature of the training and its intensity depends on the specific time period and profile of a player. Generally, the schedule is divided into 3 various phases.

Tennis rackets laid on a tennis court net
SCHOOLING

NCAA ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Online courses conducted by our Tutors

Our American High School is a US private school which delivers quality education and is accredited bySACS CASI (AdvancED/Cognia) and whose courses are NCAA approved.Students who complete their US high school programme in NCAA approved courses become eligible to apply for scholarships/grants for their college/university education

SCHEDULE

AN IDEAL SCHEDULE COMBINATION BETWEEN TENNIS & ACADEMICS


In the mornings, 15 hours of studies allocated over 5 days, combining all the required subjects +1 hr of obligatory studying in the evening for boarders.

In the afternoons, 4 hours of training Tennis/Fitness 5 days a week, further strengthened by morningtraining sessions between 7.30 and 9 AM twice a week. 
The timetable has been specifically conceived to enable students to conciliate studies and tennis in the best possible conditions.

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NCAA approved American High school system

F.T Academy offers a fully accredited US High school programme from grade 6 to 12 featuring NCAA approved courses consisting of American High School’s robust, quality curriculum using online courses accredited US high school diploma, whose courses are all NCAA approved.
Students who complete their US high school programme in NCAA approved courses become eligible toapply for scholarships/grants for their college/university education

Offered curriculum

  • High School

    - From grade 6 to 12

  • University

    - Bachelor & Master in the USA (all fields of study)
    - At the academy: Prep US College online

  • Entrance exams for American universities

    - SAT
    - TOEFL

The proximity for an efficient teaching

With 18 hours of classes per week, classes are organised by level and in limited numbers (6 to 10 students per class maximum). This proximity speeds up the teaching process and reinforces its effectiveness.

English, an essential component of training

The learning of English is an essential component of the curriculum, with an emphasis on allforms of oral communication. English is anessential component of our programme.

Tennis rackets laid on a tennis court net
The boarding school

NCAA ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

The supervision of young people within the academy is provided 24/7 by our teams.

They ensure that the rules of life are respected, that each player is in good health and that group time is led. Evenings and rest periods are organised in such a way as to support each young person in his or her organisation and personal development. Within the campus itself, the boarders have at their disposal various infrastructures for entertainment: ping-pong tables, swimming pool, cinema room, table football. A laundry room is available, allowing each student to organise his or her own laundry during the week.

Accommodation for young people studying tennis at the French Touch Academy


A year full of activities
Every other weekend, in addition to the many tournaments played, the boarders benefit from an extra-sporting outing and enjoy a multitude of activities: beach outings, go-karting, cinema, bowling, outings to Montpellier, sports exhibitions.

Start of the school year 2022

NEW CAMPUS

From the start of the new school year

The students will be housed in a new boarding school, located directly on the International Tennis Centre.

  • 70 beds, divided into rooms of 25 to 40m2, all equipped with bathroom

  • Classrooms

  • Relaxation areas

  • An outdoor swimming pool

  • A medical centre

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The teaching team

A PROFESSIONAL TEAM

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

Paul Smith 

English teacher

Paul Smith 

Paul Smith 

English teacher

Speciality English Contemporary World.

Bachelors of Arts in English and Masters of Arts in Psychology/Theology.

Marie-Anne Barbier

Professor of Earth Sciences and Life Sciences

Marie-Anne Barbier

Marie-Anne Barbier

Professor of Earth Sciences and Life Sciences

Graduate in Biochemistry and Master in Science, Technology and Health, with a specialisation in fundamental biology. 

Ornella Caron 

Spanish teacher

Ornella Caron 

Ornella Caron 

Spanish teacher

Former professional tennis player

Jean-Paul Ferrier-Lafargue

Mathematics teacher

Jean-Paul Ferrier-Lafargue

Jean-Paul Ferrier-Lafargue

Mathematics teacher

Certified teacher of mathematics-physics-chemistry since 2006.

Academic tutor for trainee teachers since 2012.

Marina Saunois 

SES / BTS MCO

Marina Saunois 

Marina Saunois 

SES / BTS MCO

Director of the Icosup Metz training centre for 16 years (1998-2014)

President 2013-2014 Ecole sante Paris (AkalisCollège de Paris)

Professor of economics, law and marketing for over 20 years

Master's degree in commercial engineering (Iseg) and Master's degree in management 

Diane Van Butsèle 

Professor of Modern Literature

Diane Van Butsèle 

Diane Van Butsèle 

Professor of Modern Literature

Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes on "L'identité chevaleresque entre réel et féerie".

Works in a flexible classroom and is inspired by alternative pedagogies: Montessori, Freinet, Multiple Intelligences.

Stéphanie Augier 

Professor of History-Geography and Humanities

Stéphanie Augier 

Stéphanie Augier 

Professor of History-Geography and Humanities

Graduate of a Master's degree in History.

Conducting artistic projects (poetry writing workshops, theatre).

COMPETITION

A FULL ANNUAL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The ‘Hérault’ region benefits from a well provided calendar of tournaments. Players have a choice of more than 45 ‘Open’ tournaments throughout the year, as well as many International youth tournaments (ITS and -14 years old) located in the southern region or in the north of Spain (2 ½ drive by car).

Competition is one of our main priorities

Because competition allows each player to measure progress and improve mental strength. It is also a unique opportunity for our coach to evaluate player’s progress in real match conditions.

15 to 20 official tournaments between September and June

On average, students take part in more than 15 official tournaments between September and June, more than in any other academy. To which, one can add up to ten additional tournaments during the summer.

MENTAL PREPARATION

It is approached in 3 steps:

- Our coaches take the time to get to know and analyze the behavior of each player on and off the field during the first 2 months in order to judge the need for support.

- Group sessions are organized to initiate reflection and awareness of the work to be done to achieve his goals.

- If the need is expressed by the player or advised by the coach, individual interviews are organized.

Top 20 national tournaments -14 & -18

A -14 and -18 years old national/international competition programme is also available for players who have attained the necessary level (top 20 national minimum).

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NEW FOR 2022/2023

JOIN THE FIRST CLASS

Padel studies

10 accompanied tournaments per year
2h of Padel training per day 1h30 of individual lessons per week Physical training

Golf studies

10 accompanied tournaments per year 4 hours of golf training per day Physical training

Medical follow-up

FOLLOW UP WITH A SPORT SPECIALIST

All the players who integrate the Academy benefit from a medical follow-up, which includes physiotherapy with one of the best sport physiotherapy specialists in the region.

  • From 2022

    A 600 m² sports medicine clinic is under construction and will be available to students from the academy from the end of 2022.

In depth medical check up

Upon arrival, all players must pass a complete test that allows the sports team to carry out a thorough sports medical analysis, which is used throughout the year for better medical monitoring.

In case of injury

Students also have access to physiotherapy care throughout the year in case of injury.

Prices

Tennis & school

27 300€

Preparatory BTS
USA College

The program

- 27 hours of training Tennis + Physics
- Face to face lessons (6 hours of which 2 dedicated to the preparation of TOEFL/SAT exams)
- Accompaniment & Follow-up coaching 12 Regional Tournaments

Option: Summer Tour +2 400€.

33 200€

Tennis & School
International School

The program

- 24 hours of Tennis + Physical
training - 12 hours of tutoring
- 5 hours of studying in the evening

Option US Training Camp consult us

Option: Summer Tour +2 400€ .

32 200€

Tennis & School
French School

The program

• 22 hours of tennis + physical training
• Coaching accompanying & follow up 12 regional tournaments
• 18 hours school teaching + guided studies
• 5 hours of studying in the evening

Option U.S Training Camp + consult us

Option: Summer Tour +2 400€.

16 000€

Preparatory BTSUSA College

The program

- 27 hours of training Tennis + Physics
- Face to face lessons (6 hours of which 2 dedicated to the preparation of TOEFL/SAT exams)
- Accompaniment & Follow-up coaching 12 Regional Tournaments

Option Summer Tour
+2 400€

21 900€

Tennis & School
International School

The program

- 24 hours of Tennis + Physical
training - 12 hours of tutoring
- 5 hours of studying in the evening

Option US Training Camp consult us

Option: Summer Tour
+2 400€
.

20 900€

Tennis & School
French School

The program

• 22 hours of tennis + physical training
• Coaching accompanying & follow up 12 regional tournaments
• 18 hours school teaching + guided studies
• 5 hours of studying in the evening

Option U.S Training Camp
+ consult us

Option: Summer Tour
+2 400€.

A SPRINGBOARD FOR COLLEGES IN THE USA

The gateway to the USA is part of the Academy DNA.Each student is prepared in anticipation of his integration to an American university.Everything is done to optimise the chances of a successful integration.

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Passionate coaches, a unique infrastructure, varied and affordable tennis programs, all in the heart of the seaside resort of Cap d'Agde.