Mouratoglou Academy: forehand on the Riviera
This sports facility was entirely renovated in 2016 and is now the largest in Europe. The Academy sits on the hills above Antibes and is named after its founder, Patrick Mouratoglou, who trained – among other champions - Serena Williams and Márcos Baghdatís.
“We are responsible for our players' results and our job is to stand by their victories as well as losses”, Patrick Mouratoglou's motto perfectly defines the spirit of the place. Very specific coaching methods stem from this strong commitment, training takes place on 34 courts – 17 of those clay courts – that welcome over 2 000 players from around the world.
Off courts, you may use the outdoor and indoor pools, a gym, as well as common areas while the surrounding palm trees lend the place a vacation feel.
Accommodation wise, the Mouratoglou resort, with its strong emphasis on sports and relaxation, is expecting you. Special rates are available for those attending the clinic.
Mouratoglou Tennis Academy
3550, route des Dolines
+33 04 83 88 14 30
One week: from 480 EUR
IMG Academy Tennis: smashing on clay courts in Miami
Nick Bollettieri trained the greatest athletes with his famous “fighting spirit”, a coaching method based on building a 100% confidence level. The Miami academy has become one of the world's most renowned training facility thanks to this mental approach combined with strict physical regimen. Over the past 40 years, Nick and his team have trained André Agassi, Monica Seles, and Maria Sharapova to name a few! The clinics are mostly meant for players under 18 years of age, and 50 courts await future champions. Don't be surprised if you see Nick Bollettieri hanging around. He is always looking for the next gem.
IMG Academy Tennis
5650, Bollettieri Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34210
+1 941 755 1000
One week: from 1,249 USD
Bruguera Academy: game, set, and match in Barcelona
Two-time winner of Roland-Garros in the 80s, Sergi Bruguera is one of the best clay courts players of all times. He has been training a number of promising players for the past 30 years, some of whom have reached world level – Carlos Moyà, Juan Carlos Ferrero or Rafael Nadal trained with him. Sitting above Barcelona, the Bruguera Academy is THE place for clay courts lovers. Bruguera and his team offer group or private clinics for amateurs, professionals, young or adults. The international atmosphere here blends well with the warm and friendly Spanish style!
The week-long clinic includes 16 days of tennis lessons and 15 hours of fitness.
Carrer de les Orenetes, s/n
08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló
+34 936 340 330
One week: from 885 EUR
Tennis by Club Med: passing-shots around the world
About thirty Club Med locations around the world offer tennis clinics. A great opportunity to enjoy stunning surroundings, and the unique Club Med vibe to get your game back with a team of experienced professionals. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, alone or in a group, playing clay or synthetic courts, the staff will take great care of you. At the end of your stay, you'll enter mini tournaments with medal ceremony. Even more reason to be motivated!
The Punta Cana Club Med (Dominican Republic) is well known for the quality of its courts. Some lucky visitors got to see Rafael Nadal train there. The other great spot is the Gregolimano (Greece) Club Med, offering 14 synthetic grass courts. For those who want to practice in France, Vittel offers 22 courts in a serene setting. As for the more expert players, they can go to the Sandpiper Bay (Florida) Tennis Club Med. Expect some very high level players!
Find all clubs on: www.clubmed.fr/l/tennis
Guillermo Vilas' Academy: serve and volley in paradise
The Guillermo Vilas Tennis Academy is in the superb area near Palmanova beach, on the enchanting island of Mallorca. This 23 000 m² complex includes 10 clay courts and 2 synthetic courts. Here, Guillermo Vilas himself (winner of several Grand Slam tournaments in the 70s) picks his teams of coaches.
Professionals and amateurs rub elbows in a positive and demanding setting. Technical, physical, and psychological training along with a personalised approach allow for a tailored program for each player. There is no doubt that you will leave Mallorca in great shape.
Clinics can last a few days or several months. Thanks to partnerships with hotels, you will easily find accommodation. Take off for an unforgettable experience!
Guillermo Vilas Tennis Academy
Majorca, Ballearic Islands
Tel : +34 971 68 15 40
One week: around 1,000 EUR
Programs available all year long, from one week to several months