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My brain Tennis vs Covid

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By Emilio Sánchez Vicario, Founder & CEO of Sanchez-Casal Academy

I am Emilio Sanchez. I am 55 years old. In the eighties and nineties, I competed at a pretty good level and even won some Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic medals. After that professional stage, I coached tennis players individually as well, such as Davis Cup teams. I combined my work as a coach with founding my own Tennis Academies, both in Spain and the USA, where students could take advantage of opportunities that tennis and education providers. I also shared my knowledge on TV and created my own Foundation, “Fundación Emilio Sánchez Vicario”, to help children achieve a better life through tennis.

My zodiac sign is Gemini, and for those who know us, we are thinkers, we are unpredictable, we love people and we care for them. We also have a very curious ability: our mind works, every night, in a way capable of creating little movies that we then translate into reality the next day.

So, I see my life divided into stages: 8 years before dedicated to tennis, 10 years developing myself as a tennis player, 14 years working as a professional tennis player, and 20 years coaching. It was probably a normal evolution, until last year when Covid arrived.

Play-Based Learning, the funniest way to learn!

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Each year, our elementary teachers take different professional development courses that keep them up to date with the philosophies and techniques of the IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). IB training encourages critical thinking, self-reflection and continuous improvement as a teacher. It gives them access to innovative and diverse education frameworks, planning documents, teaching resources and evaluation tools that improve student learning.

Bringing the high level competition back to Sanchez-Casal Academy

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Our blog is dedicated to all the companies starting with UTR & BMW of Naples that made tennis competition possible, that brought back joy to tennis, and gave us the honor to be awarded as the UTR best Club of the year 2020.

We are also thankful and want to dedicate this blog to the USTA for giving us the opportunity to be pioneers on the first ITF’s events of $25,000 Men’s & Women’s starting the second week of February.

4 Pillars, 1 Tennis system

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Elena Salazar is an ASC senior student-athlete from Costa Rica. During her experience at ASC she has been able to focus on developing her goals. One of the main goals is to be able to continue with her education while playing college tennis at a high-performance college tennis team.

ESIS Students Excel on AP Exams

Santiago Diaz and Jordan Hunte, rising seniors at ESIS, study in preparation for a test. They were among 66% of the students at ESIS who took Advanced Placement exams this year.

Scholar-athletes at ES International School-Naples taking Advanced Placement exams this year performed at very high levels, in several classes beating their peers across the world.

AND YET, WE CELEBRATED

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By Tatiana Batalla and Ivette Nieto , Marketing department of ASC Florida
And yet we celebrated! We celebrated the end of the school year, the laughs, the hard work, the study, the accomplishments and the moments of joy. We set up a special event for a special day. We decorated the room with bright balloons and night lights, we helped the graduates with their speeches, we dressed them up with their caps and gowns.

Letter to our Class of 2020, by Jennifer Ferrara

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You are the class of 2020 and we are now all separated and isolated and in countries far flung and near. We are living a moment in history that your children and grandchildren will read about in text books. You are on the cusp of adulthood in a time that now more than ever needs leaders, creative thinkers, scientists, artists, activists, etc. You are the people who need to face what will be left as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – the economic and political ramifications that will be with us for a very long time.

The Sánchez-Casal Academy & ES International School Go Green

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What is happening in the oceans?

This is a question once asked by a young ASC student-athlete. He was enrolled in Sánchez-Casal Barcelona and graduated in 2016 with clear goals and objectives of making a big impact on the world. Today, we want to share his success with all of you and show you our little piece of change that we are making, thanks to the inspiration of one of our alumni, Sam Bencheghib.

FROM NÁPOLES TO NAPLES, TO THE ENDLESS LOVE FOR TENNIS

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From one director to another:

Naples was a unique experience to us: The practices, the USTA tournaments, the cultural exchanges, were unique and unrepeatable. The tennis academy in Naples has experienced a full week of useful knowledge to be able to adapt in our training method