Academia Sánchez-Casal int’l program

August 18, 2016

Naples, Florida, August 18, 2016 – Academia Sánchez-Casal (ASC) is proud to announce its International Student Exchange Program featuring dual ASC campuses in Naples, Florida and Barcelona, Spain.

ASC is the only residential tennis academy in the world to have wholly-owned campus headquarters located in both Europe and the United States. Its Exchange Program offers high school students the exclusive opportunity to pursue college preparatory academic studies while training within high-performance tennis academy programs, one semester in Naples and one semester in Barcelona.

The academics offered in each location are seamless, because ASC owns the accredited college preparatory school, ES International, which delivers the school curriculum at each site. The Naples school also issues its own I-20 visas. There is complete compatibility at the two campuses in both academics and tennis training. And unlike many academies, the tennis facilities, school and residences are all on located within one property (in each location), thereby creating safe, fun, healthy, family environments for all student athletes.

The unique ASC training system was developed 18 years ago by Spanish tennis greats Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal. It delivers a proven combination of tennis development training, strategic technical and tactical programming, and top-notch competition. It also provides elite athlete performance (i.e. physical and mental, as well as nutritional) development, customized for each player.

Emilio is based in Naples and Sergio is based in Barcelona. This ensures that the respective programs they direct and the world class coaching staffs they each manage, will deliver consistent training experiences to their Exchange Program athletes at both academies.

Over the years, the Sánchez-Casal method has successfully developed top players such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Andy Murray, Daniela Hantuchova, Grigor Dimitrov, Juan Monaco and many other professionals … not to mention, the hundreds of ASC graduates who have gone on to play collegiate tennis with some type of scholarship assistance.

ASC Exchange Program students will have the opportunity to play a wider array of international tournaments, and compete against a much broader spectrum of players, when living in two different countries during one school year.

In addition, the cultural enrichment to be realized from this program, via its international array of students, coaches and teachers, is unparalleled in the industry. There’s no better way than this Exchange Program, to prepare a tennis player for the collegiate athletic and academic experience. And ASC and ES International staff, in both locations, will work together to provide the hands-on college placement guidance required to match its student athletes with the appropriate colleges or universities.