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 Advance Stage usually goes from 16 to 17 years old; however, we use age merely as a tentative guideline to place students in the correct development stage. In fact, this stage can start at 16 and go to the 'senior' years of over 21, depending on each player’s circumstances.
Our Weekly Programs are little extracts of the Annual programs the tennis academy offers, which are based on the ES Academy Pyramid©.
These years are very special to many players, especially the ones that have been developing more slowly. Suddenly, they start to see their potential and feel more confident about challenging opponents of any level.
As mentioned in Pre-Advanced, we continue working on the tactical pillar, with lots of match situations, starting with drills, continuing with rallies and trying to use them both in matches.
The physical and mental pillars remain crucial to leveling the 'mind and body' playing field.
Private tennis sessions 5h. / week
The players continue competing against opponents from any level.
They continue developing their pattern and their most succesful shots, and they also try to compensate their weakneses to avoid vulnerable areas.
On the mental side, we focus on how to deal with adversity and control high-pressure situations.
Usually, at this stage players determine if they want to pursue college tennis and/or compete on the professional tour. Players should keep in mind that many top college players do become tennis professionals after their collegiate career. This important decision must be made at this stage, because college coaches start recruiting top prospects early.