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This year will be worth it!

First day of school is here. Our student-athletes have returned to the court and to their studies. They have been reunited with their new and old classmates, friends, teachers, and have been able to stay in our facilities, settling in and ready to start again at conquering new challenges and goals.  We have had the […]

Start so good that they can not ignore you

The beginning is approaching and school is just around the corner. The school year means that summer is over. It’s time to start again, it’s time to say goodbye to the most desired season for many people. It’s back to normal, where the kids go back to school. Now it is time to start working […]

“This summer wears tennis”

There are many studies that indicate that summer makes us happy, so why not spend it with the ES Academy?    If you have had the opportunity to go to a Summer Camp, you will agree with us that it is an unforgettable experience that everyone should live.After a long school year, leaving home and living […]

Casper’s Legacy.

oday, five years ago Casper Fernandez student and athlete at Emilio Sanchez Academy left us at just 16 years old in July 2017. He was a young, energetic tennis player ready to take on the world. He was passionate about everything he did, and most of all he loved his sport, tennis. Casper got into our hearts, and that is why, to this day, he is still such a big part of our Academy, we want to remember him forever.

On to the next chapter

As the ASC senior student-athletes prepare themselves for the graduation date, our ASC academy prepares to say goodbye to 10 of our seniors. They are ready for the next stage of their lives, some of them have already committed to US Universities to continue with their education career and compete at the highest level in top Division 1 & 2 schools. During their last month of school, they are taking their AP exams, they are studying for their finals, and receiving their last SAT scores. On the tennis side, their last month of practice is getting tougher, they are getting ready for a college season, team competition, and lots of tournaments.

Fitness, one pillar of the ASC 360 Performance System

Fitness in tennis represents a very strong and important pillar on the players preparation; a well designed physical plan can be the key factor for a successful match result. At ASC daily physical training is composed of 1 hour of athlete-specific performance training; working on different aspects including: speed, power, agility, quickness, coordination, balance, and core.

CASPER’S LEGACY, THE CASPER TOUR

I accompanied Verdasco to the Rome Masters in May 2017 and when he lost, I got the urge to stop by Madrid to visit Casper, something within me pushed me to visit him instead of going to Barcelona to see my mother.

JERRY SHANG’S FIRST GOLD BALL

The week in Mobile, Alabama went by fast and was solely concentrated on the tournament. It hit me at the trophy presentation when the announcer asked Jerry which places he liked most during his stay in Mobile, and Jerry answered, “the club was very nice”. We spent eight days in Mobile with very little time to go around and explore the town, but Jerry was cooperative and willing to sacrifice his free time because he knew he was there to win. This is the type of sacrifice a tennis player must make in order to achieve solid steps in his formation, even at thirteen years old. For anyone involved in helping young players, finding balance is an everyday dynamic. A kid is a kid, but in a competitive sport and environment like this, they need to develop professional skills from the beginning without losing their playful essence and “spark” that makes them fun individuals to be around.

HOW MY PASSION FOR TENNIS SHAPED MY LIFE

A normal day at Academia Sanchez-Casal, Florida is not exactly a true statement. For our annual students, the day seems to be anything but ordinary. With three-hour practices in the morning, then school along with study hall in the afternoon, most can agree that being an ASC Florida annual student is more than just tennis practices and school assignments. As athletes, they must focus on their personal goals of whether they will go on to play college tennis or become a professional tennis player. As students, it is a different matter, they need to focus on their grades and their overall performance in school. Having the ability to balance out their passion for tennis and academics brings them a step ahead in life. However, the question still remains on what is life at the Academy? I have the answer to that question from past and present annual students: Emilio Sánchez, Victoria Sánchez, Adéle Fernández, Ritwik Chatt, and myself Ana Gabriela Canahuate Torres.