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Introduction

ENTER OUR SCHOOL and build your future

The programme has been conceived to allow for an intensive practice of Tennis and competition at a high level, without jeopardising the good conduct of studies. The Academy objectives are high and the pace is intense.

THE CLASS OF 2020/2021

BENSALAH OUBEYD

12
years
Filed
30/2
in the class of
Sixth

BOILEVIN LOUIS

15
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Second

BOTLAN CELIEN

18
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
BTS

BRAZET PAUL ANTOINE

18
years
Filed
3/6
in the class of
Final year of secondary school

BRUNET NICOLAS

14
years
Filed
30/1
in the class of
Third

BUKOVEC CASSANDRA

15
years
Filed
15/3
in the class of
Premiere

CADILHAC NOAH

14
years
Filed
15
in the class of
Second

CARAYOL CECILIA

16
years
Filed
4/6
in the class of
Premiere

AMAHEE CART

16
years
Filed
0
in the class of
Premiere

COSTANZO DORIAN

15
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Second

FERRARA BRANDON

14
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Fourth

FRANCOIS VIRGINIA

12
years
Filed
30
in the class of
Fourth

KYLIAN GALTIER

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

GALY LUCAS

14
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Third

GONINDARD TOM

17
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
BTS

IMBERT JULIEN

15
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
Second

MONTALIEU CHLOE

16
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Premiere

MULLER MICHAELA

15
years
Filed
5/6
in the class of
Second

PETIT LUKAS

16
years
Filed
4/6
in the class of
Premiere

ALEXANDER POST

17
years
Filed
2/6
in the class of
Premiere

RADACINA ANDRE

13
years
Filed
15/2
in the class of
Fourth

ROLLAND LEVY

13
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Fourth

SUBJECT ISMA

15
years
Filed
4/6
in the class of
Second

UROZ ROMANE

15
years
Filed
15/1
in the class of
Second

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

Review and follow-up

The progress made by the academicians is monitored and evaluated according to the sporting and academic objectives defined at the beginning of each term.
A complete and detailed report is communicated to the player each term. This report is an essential support, a basis for discussion with the academician's family 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 an essential component of training at the academy and allows for faster progression. All students at the academy train 1h30 per day and adopt essential routines. The nature of the training and its intensity depends on the period and the profile of the player. Generally, the schedule is divided into 3 distinct phases (opposite).

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

THE USE OF TIME

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.

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.

The boarding school

Located 800 metres from the sports complex, the boarding school consists of 50 beds, classrooms, a cafeteria, and play and rest areas.

Room of the boarding school for young people in Tennis StudiesBathroom of the French Touch Academy boarding schoolAccommodation for young people studying tennis at the French Touch Academy

U.S Training Camp option

Through our partnership with the John Newcombe (former triple Wimbledon champion and World No1), located in Texas, our students are given the opportunity to experience a full one month immersion within the academy in the heart of the USA.

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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 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).

Coming soon

07
Aug 2021
Montpellier
Adult
Adult
09
Aug 2021
TC Barrou
Young
Young
23
Aug 2021
Boujan on Libron Lim 3/6
Adult
Adult
27
Aug 2021
Fabregues
Young
Young
28
Aug 2021
TC Red Stone
Adult
Adult

Next tournaments

03
Oct 2021
TMC Cap d'Agde 2/6
Young
Young
16
Oct 2021
Montpellier
Young
Young
16
Oct 2021
Servian
Young
Young
21
Oct 2021
TMC Cap d'Agde 2/6
Young
Young
21
Nov 2021
TMC Cap d'Agde 2/6
Young
Young
12
Dec 2021
Monplaisir Thezan
Young
Young
12
Dec 2021
TMC Cap d'Agde 2/6
Young
Young
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 2021

    A 600 m² health & sport center is currently under construction, which will be available for Academy students form the end of 2021.

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

26 500€

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€.

31 500€

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€ .

29 750€

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€.

15 500€

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€

20 900€

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€
.

19 800€

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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