Sánchez-Casal Academy celebrates its 20 years of history opening a new location in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), in partnerhip with Life Time, one of the largest tennis operators in USA. The new ASC Academy, located in the Life Time Peachtree Corners (Atlanta, Georgia) is the 4th Academy for ASC, the 2nd in USA.
The main objective of this partnership is to provide Youth Players Additional Opportunities, giving junior tennis players additional long term development options.
A NEW ADVANCED AND TRANSITION PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR TENNIS PLAYERS
Building on the strength of Life Time’s comprehensive junior tennis programs, Sánchez and his ASC coaches will introduce an advanced and transition program and provide college coach connections for Life Time Tennis juniors aspiring to play collegiate tennis and even compete in the professional ranks.
Now, Live Time Peachtree Corners junior players will be able to train following the same training system that helped to develop elite players such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Daniela Hantuchova, among others.
“There is rich talent in the Atlanta area and many players are capable of reaching the performance level. I know that our experience in nurturing players to achieve their dreams will be well utilized in this great tennis community.”
Emilio Sánchez Vicario, ASC founder
“Life Time’s partnership with Emilio Sánchez and ASC will transform opportunities for tennis players at every level, giving them ample opportunities to transition into playing competitively at the collegiate level or professionally.”
Ajay Pant, Life Time National Tennis Director
5 ITEMS TO GET TO KNOW ASC
- Academia Sánchez-Casal was created by Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal in 1998, inspired by the successes of Emilio and Sergio and with a clear mission: creating opportunities in tennis, in education, and in life.
- For 20 years, ASC has been developing successful young people offering the best high performance tennis training combined with an excellent academic education in their own school, ES International School.
- ASC is considered as a well known reference for its unique training system, ASC 360 Tennis System®, established by coaches with worldwide reputation and for developing elite players such as Kuznetsova, Murray, Dimitrov, Hantuchova, Mónaco, among other
- To shows players the path to success in the professional world of tennis, ASC created the ASC Player Development and Competition Plan, summarized in the Sánchez-Casal Pyramid®.
- Academia Sánchez-Casal is present in 3 continents: Europe (Barcelona, Spain), Asia (Nanjing, China) and America (Naples, Florida, and now Atlanta, Georgia).
ABOUT LIFE TIME®
- Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 141 destinations in 39 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages.
- Life Time owns and operates more than 320 tennis courts and has 300-plus professional instructors nationwide, complete with top-tier programs. Net Generation will complement its SMART junior tennis programs and help parents easily find a high-quality tennis coach for their children at a nearby Life Time athletic resort.
- Life Time has grown to have 3,500 junior tennis players in its programming and will continue growing youth player count through this alliance.
- Life Time Peachtree Corners, located at 6350 Courtside Drive NW, has more than 25 tennis courts and a half dozen tennis professionals in its ranks.
ASC – LIFE TIME PROGRAMS
Pre-Advanced: Age 11 to 17. Clearly orientated to competition. Fully compatible with school or home-schooling.
Advanced College Prep: Age 14 to 18. Fully compatible with school or home-schooling with emphasis and guidance on the university placement and college tennis process.
Advanced Tour Prep: Age 14 to 18. Fully compatible with school or home-schooling and completely oriented to a professional tennis career.
Transition Tour Prep: Age 18 to 20. Completely oriented to develop a professional tennis career.
Designed for those players, from 11 to 20 years old, who want to improve their game with an intensive weekly program, all ASC Weekly programs incorporate the basics of the ASC 360 Tennis System® and follow the same methodology and objectives as our annual programs.
The ASC Summer Camp is designed for players from around the world. The Sanchez-Casal System allows all levels of players to enjoy high performance training. Basic, intermediate and/or advanced level players will all thrive within the ASC training environment. For players from 11 to 20 years old.
All the programs can be structured in two different formats: FULL DAY or HALF DAY.
Sánchez-Casal Academy created the ASC Player Development and Competition Plan, summarized in the Sánchez-Casal Pyramid©, which shows players the path to success in the professional world of tennis.
Each stage of the Pyramid relates the approximate age of the player with the aspects that must be consolidated during each stage, and the objectives that must be reached. In the Academy, the entire process is supervised and evaluated by the player’s tutor, who creates personalized objectives for improvement every season.
In addition, specialized coaches in each developmental area work on specific aspects in order to help the player achieve these objectives.
Sánchez-Casal Academy ensures that each player achieves appropriate progress and is in the right position to maximize his/her competence at all times.
LIFE TIME PEACHTREE CORNERS, THE CLUB
20 Outdoor Tennis Courts, Indoor Tennis Courts, 6 Minitennis courts, Yoga Studio, Pilates Studio, Fitness Studio, Outdoor Pool, Lap Pool, Cardio & Weights Floor, Outdoor alpha exercise & workout area, Paddle, Bar and Café.
Health Assessments, Social Events, Nutritional Coaching, Weight Loss Programs, Child Center, Kids Sports, Run Club, Personal Training, Group Fitness Classes, Pilates, Yoga.
6350 Courtside Dr
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
TENNIS IN GEORGIA
Tennis has always been a very rooted sport in Georgia, especially in Atlanta, location with a great tennis community. In fact, the Atlanta Community Tennis Association (ACTA)/ League Atlanta (aka USTA Atlanta) organizes and administers, under the auspices of GTA/USTA the largest USA League Tennis in the country.
Furthermore, the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association, founded in the early 1900’s, is now the world’s largest local tennis association with over 80,000 members. It administers and sponsors Junior Leagues in all age groups, plus Adult and Senior programs.
ASC - LIFE TIME ACADEMY IS INAUGURATED ON MARCH 8TH - 9TH, 2019
The ASC had its grand opening ceremony at Lifetime Peachtree in Atlanta on March 8th-9th, 2019, complete with the classic "ribbon cutting" ceremony. Emilio Sánchez, ASC Founder and CEO, was joined by Ajay Pant, National Tennis Director of Life Time, and by William Rennie, General Manager of Life Time Peachtree Corners, as well as by the main local personalities from Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett County: Phil Sadd, from the City Council, and Brian Johnson, the City Manager.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, a Tennis Legends Exhibition was played, with Emilio Sánchez, Pavel Slozil (formerly Steffi Graf’s coach), Mikael Pernfors (former ATP player No.10 Individual) and Luke Jensen (former ATP player no. 6 Doubles) coming head to head.
On Saturday 9th, an Open House event and a free Clinic where attended by more than 100 players. All participants were divided into groups, and were able to experience to the unique ASC 360 Tennis System®, thanks to the ASC coaches and other staff like Lucas Regas, Pavel Slozil, Victor Hugo Camargo and Eric Higginson.
ASC is grateful for the support of Pete Bauer (Global Caps), a frequent partner of the Academy, as well as for the collaboration of Catalin Gard, Calvin Kemp and Davor Dekaris.
The ASC-Life Time Academy will start training junior players on 15th April, 2019.