10-12 years old
12-13 years old
13-14 years old
14-16 years old
16-17 years old
18-19 years old
19-20 years old
The Pre-Initiation Stage is the first stage in the Emilio Sánchez Academy. Prior to this stage, the students generally play Afterschool Tennis. The Pre-Initiation stage usually goes from 8 to 9 years old; however, we use age merely as a tentative guideline to place students in the correct development stage.
Our Weekly Programs are little extracts of the Annual programs the tennis academy offers, which are based on the ES Academy Pyramid©.
The players in the pre-initiation stage work on grasping technical concepts. The general aim is to polish their back swing technique from preparation to finishing the shot, and improve the waiting position after doing the split step.
Weekly from September to June (except Summer Program)
From 8 to 13
ES Academy Athlete Mind System
5 h. / week
2 players / 1 court
For stays longer than 1 week
Private tennis sessions 5h./week
Footwork, balance and coordination are essential at this stage, as the exercises become more advanced. The players begin rallying with each other without the participation of the coach.
Players start to participate in basic competitions, with age-appropriate rules.