The ASC in Lifetime Peachtree in Atlanta has its grand opening this 8 March.
Life Time Tennis and Academia Sánchez Casal (ASC), led by world renowned coach and former No. 1 doubles player Emilio Sánchez Vicario, announced an innovative partnership at Life Time Peachtree Corners to give junior tennis players additional long term development options.
“OUR MAIN TASK IS TO BUILD CHARACTER” POINTS OUT EMILIO SÁNCHEZ VICARIO DURING THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW ASC BRANCH IN ATLANTA.
• Emilio Sánchez Vicario, former captain of the Davis Cup Spanish team and founder of the AS-C (celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019), reaffirms that the most important role of the Academy is to provide a centre that builds character and creates opportunities for young people.
• The ASC in Lifetime Peachtree in Atlanta has its grand opening this 8 March, with a Tennis Legends Exhibition, including Sanchez Vicario himself, along with Mikael Pernfors, Pavel Slozil, Luke Jensen; and also they will be holding a tennis clinic.
• “I am a dreamer. Dreams keep me alive and awake and my biggest dream is to help my students to achieve their dreams. Looking back, I can say that we have supported many, many athletes in their incredible personal and professional journeys”, Sánchez Vicario affirms.
Building on the strength of Life Time’s comprehensive junior tennis programs, Sánchez and his ASC coaches will introduce a transition program and provide college coach connections for Life Time Tennis juniors aspiring to play collegiate tennis and even compete in the professional ranks.
“One of the largest drop offs in tennis participation is from high school to college tennis and a big reason is that American juniors are often not aware of the smorgasbord of opportunities to play collegiate tennis,” Life Time National Tennis Director, Ajay Pant, said. “Life Time’s partnership with Emilio 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.”
Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, owns and operates more than 320 tennis courts and has 300-plus professional instructors nationwide, making it one of the largest tennis operators in the nation. 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.
Academia Sánchez-Casal, managed by CEO and tennis legend Emilio Sánchez Vicario, has developed numerous tennis players of all levels. The Academy is well-known for its unique training system established by its coaches and for developing elite players such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Daniela Hantuchova, among others. ASC, based in Naples Florida, also has international hubs in China and Barcelona.
“There is rich talent in the Atlanta area and many players are capable of reaching the performance level,” ASC Founder Emilio Sánchez said. “I know that our experience in nurturing players to achieve their dreams will be well utilized in this great tennis community.”
The ASC-Life Time Academy will start training of junior players on April 5, 2019.