8-9 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-Transition Stage usually goes from 18 to 19 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©.
It is in the Pre-Transition stage where the real battle begins. The players are now able to truly recognize if they can successfully compete at a high level or not.
At this point, it becomes crucial for the player and coach to start building a pattern of training and competing that is steady and effective. Strong communication is also key when the common goal of both the player and the coach is to take the player's game to the next level of performance.
Private tennis sessions 5h. / week
In this stage, players make a habit out of organizing and using their best tools to compete. In the Physical aspect, the players must try to become athletes. On the Mental side, they must become strong competitive players.
Usually, at this stage players have already determined if they want to pursue college tennis and/or compete on the professional tour. Players should keep in mind that many top college players become tennis professionals after their collegiate career. This important decision should be made before the Transition stage, because college coaches start recruiting top prospects early.