ASC’s beautiful campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Barcelona and 5 minutes from the airport but it surprises all the visitors by the sense of tranquility that is inspired by the natural setting of our surroundings.
- 27 tennis courts
- School buildings sit side-by-side with tennis courts
- Sport Center
- Other sports facilities: football, basketball, volleyball, paddle
- Outdoor pool
- Player lounge
- Ample green areas and our picturesque XIX Century Masia building
The Academy offers three types of on campus accommodation:
The residence building offers a single and double rooms (for annual students) and 4-bed-rooms (for weekly players) equipped with air conditioning and heating, telephone, free satellite TV connection, and free WiFi.
In the bungalows area we offer fully equipped single and double rooms (for annual students) and 4-bed-rooms (for weekly players) with bathroom, air conditioning, heating, free satellite TV connection, and free WiFi. The campus security is monitored 24 hours a day by our staff, and through internal close-circuit video cameras.
The Sanchez-Casal Academy has six magnificent apartments on campus, all on the second floor of the bungalow area. This idyllic location overlooks the swimming pool and academy grounds. Each apartment has two bedrooms, a lounge with TV, a fridge and a bathroom with shower.
These apartments have their own separate entryway providing exclusive access to the apartment area via an electronic card. Apartment users have the possibility to request breakfast, half board or full board in our restaurant.
Services included in “Accommodation” for our students:
- Lodging in a single or double room (annual students) or 4-bed-rooms (weekly players)
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Laundry Service
- Wireless Internet Access
- Weekly excursions/activities
The Nutrition is a key factor in the player´s tennis development because it has direct influence on the performance and development as a student-athlete. Thanks to Food & Beverage Department and Sánchez-Casal La Masía Restaurant, all players will develop properly in this important aspect.
Nutritional Guide, Healthy Nutrition
The Guide that we created has rules, advices for tennis players and we are really proud of that because thanks to a proper nutrition, a student-athlete reduces injuries, improves performance. We try to teach the player that good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle and that maintaining a healthy athletic performance isn't just a matter of training.
Taking care of the players
During lunch, a nutrition specialist from the University of Barcelona, supervising what the players are eating. Tennis and Fitness tutors are in the Restaurant in order to control that the player is eating properly. The Academy has an agreement with an external nutritionist who can give an extra help to the players.
Eat like at home
The company's philosophy is the customized dietary care for each of our student-athletes, so Food & Beverages Department is informed of each player's training schedule and allows to adjust the diet to each stage of training, competition, recovery. The Academy runs and special nutrition program for annual players under 10 years old, and thanks to the supervision of two teachers of the ES International School, they will learn how and what to eat.
We provide the players with water, sandwiches, energy bars, fruits, nuts, and shakes to give them the energy and nutrition they need during the training day (for players in the annual, monthly, weekly programs).
Laundry Service is available to those students staying on campus. These students will receive one or o two laundry bags after the payment of a 10€ deposit, which will be refunded once the laundry bags are returned at the end of their stay. Laundry service is provided every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on labor days and is suspended on bank holidays. It is recommended that students’ clothes are marked with their name to prevent mix-ups.
ASC will provide airport transportation from and to the Airport El Prat for all students registered in the boarding tennis program as long as they notify ASC with their flight information (airline, flight number and arrival time) a minimum of 7 days prior to arrival. This service is only offered for flights landing no later than 6pm and taking off no earlier than 9:30am.
For those who have contracted a “UM” (Unaccompanied Minor) service with their airline, the Academy offers support by arranging for a staff member to accompany the student, at all times, until he/she is picked up by the airline company and taken to the gate. This service has a charge of 35€ each way. In order to request this service, the Academy must be informed that the student has an “UM” service booked with the airline, and the flight information must be provided. The name of the ASC person who will accompany the student will be provided by the Academy a few days before the arrival or departure of the flight. The cost for this service for flights landing after 6pm and taking off before 9:30am is 75€ each way.
MEDICAL INSURANCE AND TREATMENT
The Academia Sánchez-Casal offers all student-athletes the necessary medical care coverage.
The team of doctors works on prevention, rehabilitation, medical evaluation and first aid in order to improve athletic performance and an optimal health. The Medical Team is comprised of:
Dr. Ramón Balius
Sports Medicine, Blume (medical consultation once a week at the Academy).
Dr. Cotorro and his team
Doctor of the Spanish Tennis Federation and Davis Cup.
Physiotherapist and professor at the Universidad Internacional de Catalunya (consultations Mon. to Fri. at the Academy).
Physiotherapist, osteopath and acupuncturist (consultations Mon. to Fri. at the Academy).
Podologist, Real Club Deportivo Español (consultation once a week at the Academy).
All the medical needs of the athletes, such as ophthalmology, dermatology, general medicine, etc., are covered through Mapfre. A medical examination for all annual players is carried out each year and consists of an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress test, spirometry, etc.
Each student has a virtual account in the Academy, where parents or tutors may deposit money, either in cash, by bank transfer or by credit card (credit card charges have a surcharge of 3% for amounts over 100€ and a surcharge of 3€ for amounts less than 100€). No other deposit method is allowed. The students may withdraw money through the Reception or Admissions Department.
Specialized tennis store, advised by specialists
We love clothes, shoes and everything related to the world of tennis. We are experts in it. Therefore, in addition to offering the best articles, we will help in making the best choice thanks to our excellent service.
Buy the best sportswear brands
We have clothing and footwear that's worn by your idols. We carry the leading brands in the industry, such as: Head, Nike, Asics, Wilson, etc. We offer high-quality selected items that are perfect for playing tennis. The wide range of footwear and apparel allows us to be one of the most recognized tennis shops in the world. Our specialists will help you choose the most appropriate product that fits your needs.
Get the most out of your racket
Discover the variety of rackets in stock. Our professionals will advise you in choosing the racket that best suits your skills to reach your full potential. Being a tennis specialty shop, we have the latest models and product previews of the main rackets in the market. Head, Wilson, Babolat are some of the brands we work with. In our store you will find the best strings on the market and a variety of accessories for your racket (grips, overgrips, backpacks, tennis bags, etc.).