By Eva Pascual, Marketing department, Sánchez-Casal Academy.
“Our academy graduates go to Harvard, they go
to Columbia… but they also go to Wimbledon.”
Emilio Sánchez Vicario
When Emilio Sánchez and Sergio Casal founded the Sánchez- Casal Academy, they had very clear their mission: creating opportunities in tennis, in education, and in life. This is the main goal of the Academy, and to achieve it there is only one true method: offer the best high performance tennis training combined with an excellent academic education.
The Annual Tennis + School Program provides optimal conditions for our students-athletes to reach their maximum athletic performance and continue with their studies at the same time in our own school, ES International School, located inside the Sánchez-Casal Tennis Academy facilities.
The school program isoffered in a format that makes it fully compatible with a student’s tennis training without undermining academic quality. Each student is assigned an Academic Advisor, who is responsible for overseeing the student’s development, welfare and progress. Academic advisors also coordinate with each student’s Athletic Tutor to align the academic and athletic needs of every student.
The advisory team is made up of Academic Advisors, Athletic Tutors and also Physical and Mental Coaches, who together attend a monthly coordination meeting, where they discuss their student-athletes’ progress in depth. We consider it to be an essential element of getting to know every player, not only as an athlete, but also as a student and, of course, as a unique individual.
As Emilio Sánchez Vicario says, “Using tennis and education as the vehicle for personal development, our student athletes will continue to be good citizens of the world, long after they leave our care.”
Marketing department, Sánchez-Casal Academy