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 Transition Stage usually goes from 19 to 20 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©.
This stage is the most difficult of the Pyramid. Players compete against top players, but lack consistency and make far too many mistakes. They experience times of high level performance, but are still far from achieving steady success.
The Top 500 in the world may be reachable, but the truth is only a select number will ever make it to the top 100. For that, a player needs to be almost perfect in the 4 tennis pillars, both in practice and in competition.
Private tennis sessions 5h. / week
To avoid making too many mistakes, players need to work hard on static control rallies, control rallies in motion, shot drills and mental concentration. The support of the personal coach is key to the continual improvement of players, especially as they move up and down in the world ranking.
Financial needs can become demanding in this stage. Players start depending on family resources and help from their federations and/or sponsors.