tennis academy

The end of a chapter, the start of a new one

The end of 2022 is here, which means the end of many recap glory moments that got collected inside the name Emilio Sanchez Academy. A name of an establishment with values, with a mission and a vision to grow, to help student-athletes find their own character, showing love and passion for what they do, and become better every step of the way.

It all starts with them

It all starts with them, at such a young age the families of our student-athletes decide to join the academy. The time of their stay at the Emilio Sanchez Academy goes by so fast, and for a young athlete is not easy. This blog is different than the rest, this blog is about us, our […]

A method to grow

Since 23 years ago, the Emilio Sanchez Academy has been developing a method that helps with the physical and mental development of athletes. A complete system implemented to meet short and long term objectives. A method that works with all types of players, regardless of age and level. A successful method that over the years […]

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 […]

Fernanda begins to write her story

What is success? Winning? Qualifying for Roland Garros and Wimbledon? Or get to write inspiring stories that reach people through tennis? For me, Fernanda does this last thing. Fernanda Contreras is a story of tennis, which motivates, and that, above all, marks the difference between the common; She is special, her way of listening, looking, speaking, playing, and her way of surrendering does not leave unnoticed anyone and, when she is on the court she becomes someone else.

Nadal the last of the mohicans

There are no words to describe Rafa’s feat. It’s my 14th article talking about him in Paris, and I’m running out of adjectives. After explaining the keys to his technical evolution, I now prefer to highlight the key reading and adaptation attributes of his transformation.

In recent years, Rafa has made a constant evolution of his game. He was already an excellent player on the defense side. From an early age, he managed to enter the counter-attack zone and even be offensive with his forehand, but always with the premise that, once he had control of the court, he had to maintain that position and dominate without giving breath to the opponent always with the idea of not failing or even defending, again and again, or whatever it took

Look Mom! I Made It!

Graduation is quite the show at Emilio Sanchez American School. Joy. Tears. Dancing. And of course, the wonderful food! Soon our Senior Class of 2022 will be walking onto the stage receiving their diplomas and off of the stage into their bright futures. Furthermore, it is a celebration of their great efforts and growth throughout their journey as students, athletes, and humans. When the audience is seated and the air is full of anticipation of a magical evening, our academic principal Dr. Pamela Brisson and the director of the academy Emilio Sanchez start the proceedings with their kind words. Then it is time for the stars of the evening. Starting with the Salutatorian (second highest high school GPA among the seniors) followed by the remainder of the seniors and finally, the Valedictorian (highest high school GPA of the graduating class), each one of the seniors recites their heartfelt speeches. Their gratitude and love for their “home away from home” is evident in every word. At least a tear is almost certainly shed… To reap the fruits of their labors, each senior is awarded their diploma and a ceremonial moving of the tassels on their caps takes place to formally mark the start of a new chapter in their lives.

LIFE IS A COMEBACK

Tournaments are an amazing opportunity for tennis players to develop their ability to compete against other players. They serve to develop players in their mental and physical aspects, athletes gain experience through play. It is clear that tennis has many benefits, in addition to promoting good habits and achieving better health for people, tennis allows for the development of values that are internalized and grow in each human being and each athlete. For these reasons, the Academy decides to organize competitive tournaments for athletes to build their competitive character and achieve new skills.

Alcaraz, four into one

Federer’s technique, Murray’s tactics, Djokovic’s physique, Nadal’s mind: the Spanish talent seems a synthesis of the Fab Four, and he can still improve a lot.

“No idea is crazy enough to change the world”

Earth Day
“No idea is crazy enough to change the world”

In honor of Sam Bencheghib ( Emilio Sanchez Barcelona alumni)

Today is international earth day. But, what is earth day to you? Earth is the day where we celebrate our environment, the place we live in, and most importantly our planet. Earth day is celebrated on April 22nd but it is not a one-day celebration for our students, it is more than that. Earth is the home to humans, animals, and all living beings. Our communities, our resources, our homes, and our people are on this earth, and for that we are thankful. On this special date, we all should give a moment to appreciate and be grateful for what this planet is giving us. Protecting this planet should be one of our main purposes, protecting our home.