Weekly programs year round


8-9 years old

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-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.


Weekly from September to June (except Summer Program)


from 14 to 20

Tennis Program

22h. / week

Physical program

10h. / week

ES Academy Athlete Mind System

1 session / week

Language classes

5 h. / week


2 players / 1 court

Competition calendar

For stays longer than 1 week

Push Program*


Private tennis sessions 5h. / week

Benefits of the Emilio Sánchez Weekly Programs

  • ES Academy Training System©: You will train with the same system as our annual players: high performance tennis with special emphasis on the Sports Science Area. Our method is suitable for all types of players, regardless of age, fitness condition and tennis experience.
  • Improve Language Skills: The program includes language classes, choosing between English or Spanish classes. They take place in ES American School, an American school located inside our facilities, and are given by native teachers.
  • Tournaments: For stays longer than one week, players have the opportunity to participate in local tournaments, as well as national, or even international events, that are being held during their stay.
  • Supervisory staff 24/7: Our supervisors take care of the players 24 hours a day and are responsible for the safety and welfare of students living in the Academy. Players can live on campus from 12 years old and above and from 10 years old during the summer.
  • Optional Push Program: You can boost your tennis level even more with the Push Program. With this option, you get a daily 1 hour private tennis class, and 2 hours per week of physical training, personally supervised by the Fitness Head Coach.

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General objectives of the stage

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.

Specific objectives

Tournaments and travelling team

  • A personalized program is created to include local, regional, national and international tournaments throughout the year (The academy also hosts several international tournaments throughout the year).
  • Assistance from our coaches of the Travelling Team is offered during all these tournaments.

ES Academy Training System©

  • The ES Academy Training System© is unique in the world. Designed by Emilio Sánchez Vicario, it is based on four core pillars: technical, tactical, physical and mental.
  • Each of these four pillars is developed intensively, and each is tailored to the player’s stage, which depends on age, physical condition and tennis level. The stages are reflected in the ES Academy Development Pyramid©, and range from the initiation stage to the elite stage.
  • In the area of sports science, the program includes all services on site that the player may need, such as physical training, nutrition, sports psychology, and physiotherapy.
  • The ES Academy Training System© includes the ES Academy Athlete Mind System: an on-court and off-court mental coaching system with the mental and tennis coaches working together.


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