About the High-Performance Tennis Program
Our High-Performance Tennis Program focuses on committed athletes eager to accomplish their own goals. Our individually prepared training plans for skilled participants are reviewed and adjusted every four months, ensuring the highest possible level of skill growth. In addition to the technical and tactical skill development, emphasis is also placed on the coordination, conditioning, and psychological components of the athlete’s profile. We focus our efforts on technique, physical training, and mental strategy.
Key Elements of the High-Performance Athlete Program
- Intensive weekly training (5-25 hours /week, depending on individual’s needs)
- Sport-specific intensive training (ex: 2-6 hours/week footwork and fitness training) possible.
- Individualized Athlete Portfolio with comprehensive information.
- Individualized tennis and fitness training plans
- Individual Micro, Meso, Macro training planning
- Video analysis
- Annual Tournament planning
- Match and statistics analyses (with app)
- Physiological based general athlete evaluation
- Daily training evaluation done by coaches and HP Athletes
- Tennis specific swimming workout plan
- Nutrition planning (on request and extra cost)
- Match tactics training
- Mental / Visual training components
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Our coaches are committed to the program’s athletes and know each student’s dynamic. Our coaches genuinely and deeply care about the athletes and carefully evaluates each athlete’s performance during matches, their training, and even their nutrition.
Tennis Academy Coordinator & Head Coach
Tennis Coach specialized on High-Performance Athlete Development
Tennis Coach & High-Performance Athlete and Young Athlete Development
The Tennis Program is a yearly program that begins in the middle of September and ends in the middle of June. Enrollment runs from June 30th – September 10th. Group placement is completed by September 10th, based on each participant’s suggested time slots and playing level.
- Playing levels are determined according to these guidelines.
- Enrollment is possible all year round; however, space availability may be limited and sessions may already be full. Registration is offered on a first come first serve basis.
A recent medical certificate which will clear the child/adult of any medical conditions is needed at the onset of the program.
ACS ATHENS Tennis Academy daily sessions take place for children RAIN or SHINE! The ACS Athens Tennis Academy provides alternative tennis lessons on rainy days for the students; Indoor Mini-tennis, Video analyses, general and tennis specific condition/coordination training will be part of a more general training.
Canceled adult training lessons (due to bad weather, private or group, will be kept as “Over hours” and can be re-scheduled during other available time slots in the week; in such cases, the tennis coaches will communicate to find a mutually agreed day and time.
“Over hours” are played in addition to the regular training schedule! All official school/ACS Athens tennis academy holidays and weekends can be used as make-up days. Further cancellation of the make-up days by the member, will lead to the loss of the lesson.
Private tennis training lessons can be canceled until 5 pm of the day prior to the actual lesson date; they cannot be canceled more than four times during a season and additional cancelations will result in being fully charged and the Athens Tennis Academy has the right to reconsider future training schedules.
For further information and/or questions, please contact us via telephone and/or email:
- Telephone: 210 6070413 (Monday – Friday 9:00 – 15:15)
- Email: [email protected]
Playing Level Overview
|1||This player is just starting to play tennis. The trainingfocus is on the right ball/racket contact point and body positioning during basic stroke.||Development of basic stroke techniques in a playful way. Focus of eye-hand & and hand-leg coordination. Development of general and tennis specific coordination skills.|
|1.5||This player has had limited experience with stroke development and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play. The training focus is on the ball/racket contact point and accurate movement of the different strokes. Introduction of stroke varieties.||Development of basic stroke techniques in a playful way while moving and hitting the ball with accurate technical movement. Knowledge acquirement of the different stroke techniques.|
|2||This player needs on-court experience, with an emphasison play. This player struggles to find an appropriate contact point while moving to the ball. The player needs stroke development and is not yet familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles.||Development of various stroke techniques in a playful way while moving and hitting the ball with the accurate technical movement. Introduction into the different stroke techniques.|
|2.5||This player is learning to judge where the oncomingball isgoing and how much swing is needed to return itconsistently. Movement to the ball and recovery areoftennot efficient. Can sustain a backcourt rally of slowpacewith other players of similar ability and is beginning to develop strokes. This player is becoming more familiarwiththe basic positions for singles and doubles. Potentiallimitations: grip weaknesses; limited swing andinconsistent toss on serve; limited transitions tothe net.||Development of hight/length and spin differentiation abilities. Improvement of positioning and court coverage.|
|3||This player is fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks accuracy when trying for directional controλ, depth, pace or altering distance of shots. Potential limitations: inconsistency when applying or handling pace; difficulty handling shots outside of their strike zone; can be uncomfortable at the net.||Improvement of consistency and placement of ground strokes as well as proper net game and positioning.|
|3.5||This player has achieved stroke
dependability withdirectional control on moderate shots, but still lacksdepth, variety and the ability to alter distance of shots. The effective use of lobs, Overheads, approach shots,andvolleys is limited. This player is more comfortable at the net, has improved court awareness. Players at this level may start to utilize mental skills related to concentration, tactics and strategy.
|Improvement of depth, variety and the ability to alter the distance of shots. Better hight/depth/direction and spin differentiation.|
|4||This player has dependable strokes with directional control and the ability to alter depth of shots on both forehand and backhand sides during moderately paced play. This player also has the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with success. This player occasionally forces errors when serving. Points may be lost due to impatience. Potential strengths: dependable second serve; recognizes opportunities to finish points.||Improvement of consistency and placement of groundstrokes during a defensive or offensive game. Acquirement of tactics and strategy.|
|4.5||This player can vary the use of pace and spins, has effective court coverage, can control depth of shots, and is able to develop game plans according to strengths and weaknesses. This player can hit the first serve with power and accuracy and can place the second serve. This player tends to οverhit on difficult shots. Potential strengths: points are frequently won off the serve or return of serve; able to offset weaknesses; may have an outstanding hit around which their game can be built.||Match related improvements|
|5||This player has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or attribute around which his or her game can be structured. This player can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and puts away volleys. He or she can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overheads, and has good depth and spin on most second serves. Potential strengths: covers and disguises weaknesses well; can hit offensive volleys and half-volleys from mid-court; can employ physical or mental fitness as a weapon.||Match/tournament related improvements|