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ESTA TENNIS ACADEMY

ESTA TENNIS ACADEMY

Difference between ESTA and other Tennis academies

Florida is the world tennis center. You can find best and biggest tennis academies in the world here.

Top Junior and Professional Tennis tournaments are played in this State.

ESTA is not trying to build huge professional Tennis academy. We choose to have unique approach to our
young athletes. That is why we committed to build small group, limited to 5 professional tennis players.

Players

Megan & Kate

13 years & 11 years

Alexey Timohin

13 years & 11 years

Maria Khomchenko 

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15 years

Kamil Selehetdinov 

vk

16 years

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Alexandra Abyasova

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15 years

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Lola Garcia

20 years

Sania Selehetdinova

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11 years

Yaroslav Demin

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10 years

Number 1 in Russia under 13 years old

Veronika Kovganko

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10 years

Ilya Buralkin

15 years

Alexander Chepelev

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18 years

Our Approach

Для профессионального спорта требуется особая сила личности и особое мышление
Мы учим игроков думать и анализировать, прислушиваться к себе, развивать концентрацию и управлять эмоциями.

  • There are no good coaches. Everyone are difficult to work with

  • Coach is not motivated to work with my kid

  • Good coaches require huge salary

  • Coaches do not give enough attention

  • It is not enough time on the court for best training

As tennis players in the past and having tennis parents, we faced these problems. We know what difficulties usually parents go through. Today we structure our tennis process in the way to avoid these problems and communicate with parents as much as possible.

  • Effective Day’s schedule
  • Tournament schedule
  • Recovery period
  • Nutrition

Rehabilitation if needed

Specific recovery exercises

We are open for athletes with their parents and coaches to visit our academy

Regular Assessment of the player

Full assessment of the player performed before training period starts. According to this assessment, we can evaluate player’s physical and mental condition, flexibility, goals and motivation towards his or her game.

Evaluation will help:
  • Define actual abilities of the player

  • Establish specific and individual goals, steps and due dates to accomplish these goals

Assessments are performed regularly while tennis player is training at ESTA Academy. It helps our coaching staff to modify and improve training process towards this player.

Regular Assessment is to evaluate:
  • Values and motivation of the player

  • Physical condition and how does it relate to the style of player’s game

  • Functional abilities of the player

  • Specifics of mental and thinking process

  • Concentration

  • Behavior under pressure and stressful situations

Sometimes we use “4-D Analysis”: Self- Analysis, Coach’s Analysis, Analysis from opponent, and Video Analysis

Private and group practices for 5 hours a day, 6 days per week

Best tournaments in the world (Florida)

Functional, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, reaction, water sports

Developing individual personality

Режим дня, Расписание и Объемы физических и интеллектуальных нагрузок разрабатываются
персонально под каждого игрока в соответствии с его особенностями и поставленными целями.

  • Нет нормальных тренеров! Каждый говорит свое

  • Тренеры не заинтересованы в результате моего ребенка

  • Хорошие тренеры берут много

  • Тренеры уделяют ребенку мало времени и внимания

  • В зимнее время не хватает кортов, ребенок мало тренируется

Эти и другие проблемы ложатся на плечи родителей дополнительным грузом, которого быть не должно!

Когда-то мы сами были на месте Ваших детей, а наши родители были на Вашем месте. Мы на себе испытали те же трудности и заботы, связанные с теннисом, которые, возможно, вы испытываете сегодня.

На основе личного опыта и глубокого понимания Вашей ситуации – мы выстраиваем для ребенка самый эффективный путь достижения его целей.

Regular Assessment of the player

Перед началом пребывания в Академии и в последующие периоды каждый игрок проходит комплексную диагностику, в ходе которой выявляется его физический, психологический и игровой потенциал, внутренняя мотивация и другие аспекты.

На основе полученной информации:
  • Определяются реальные возможности игрока

  • Формулируются конкретные спортивные цели, а также этапы, сроки и способы их достижения

Все это включается в персональную программу развития игрока на весь срок его пребывания в Академии.

Через определённый период диагностика повторяется с целью контроля промежуточных результатов и корректировки тренировочного процесса. Таким образом, не дожидаясь досадных проигрышей на важных соревнованиях, мы своевременно корректируем тренировочный процесс для каждого конкретного игрока:

  • Убирая элементы – не связанные или препятствующие желаемому результату.

  • Добавляя элементы – напрямую определяющие желаемый результат.

Диагностика проводится по ряду показателей:

  • Ценности и основные движущие мотивы игрока

  • Физические данные и их соответствие стилю игры

  • Функциональные возможности игрока

  • Особенности эмоциональной и мыслительной сферы

  • Особенности концентрации

  • Поведение в стрессовых ситуациях и ряд других показателей.

Нередко используется комплексная диагностика «4D-анализ игрока»:
Самоанализ, Анализ от тренеров, Анализ от соперников, Видеоанализ

Результат такой диагностики:

  • Наличие у тренеров постоянной объективной картины эффективности тренировочного процесса

  • Глубокое понимание причин динамики результатов игрока.

Проверка восстановления и отдыха
Мед. сопровождение
Четкая организация
всех процессов

Coaches visited and worked at ESTA

Eduard Khan

Eduard Khan

Kevin Brandt

Kevin Brandt

Elizabeth Nyenwe

Elizabeth Nyenwe

Natalia Kazakova

Natalia Kazakova

Alejandro Herrera Ruiz

Stanislav Skonechny

Katya Kamendova

Training Programs

2-3 week
Trial short program
ESTA Camp

Best program to visit ESTA Academy and try out

This Program will help you to understand our methodology and system better and also decide if this is something you want to do for long-term.

1-3 months
Short professional program
Rehabilitation Period

Usually players attend this program to prepare for some major even or tournament. Also it could be off-season preparation.

This program is great for players who recovers after major injuries and want to come back to regular routine of training.

6 months and more
Program to step into professional carrier
Preparation to get full
scholarship at University

Players attend this program with long-term goals

News

Mark Gellard is a professional touring coach on the WTA/ITF tours and is a former college tennis player at the University of South Alabama where he earned a degree in Business Administration. Mark has also worked with professional players Martina Hingis, Nadia Petrova, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Melinda Czink in addition to working for the Kazakhstan and Austrian tennis federations. He is currently based in China where he works for Star River team which is one of the most prestigious and well renowned training bases in Asia. We have been fortunate enough to have Mark visit us several times and provide some insights in to what is required in order to become a successful tennis player and we recently sat down together and asked him a few questions.


What is the biggest difference between working with a professional player like Martina Hingis
versus a junior or transition player?

Professional players usually have a good idea of what they want and need whereas junior players are looking to be guided. At the junior level so much of the coaching entails acquiring and developing skills and improving tennis I.Q. Coaching junior players requires a focus on establishing technical and tactical fundamentals as well as educating players on the importance of discipline, scheduling and self-management. Tour coaches are working with the world’s elite and so usually there are no significant technical changes that need to be made, rather their focus is on helping with subtle strategy changes, match preparation and organization in order for their player to fulfil their potential and fully flourish. Ultimately the younger junior players are in the ‘habit building’ phase whereas the professionals are in the ‘habit changing’ phase.


What is the key to being an effective coach and how did you learn it?

In my opinion as a coach the most important quality is being adaptable. Every player is different as are their needs and so there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach so being willing to change your style based on the player is a vital component of being a good coach. I believe that maintaining core beliefs and allowing your own personality to surface are also important but ultimately finding a connection on and off the court is the primary focus. At the end of the day coaches will be judged on results more than anything else and so finding a way to deliver your message effectively and efficiently is key.

Who were some of the coaches who influenced your career and methodology?

There are a lot of great coaches around and I have been fortunate to learn a lot from many of them as just like players we never stop learning or educating ourselves so that we can better help our athletes. Coaches such as Robert Lansdorp and Nick Saviano have been great developmental coaches in the U.S.A. with a proven track record but at the highest levels of the game coaches such as Magnus Norman and Boris Becker have significantly impacted the players they have worked with in a positive way. What Eduard Khan is doing here at ESTA is unique as he has been able to incorporate competitive junior development while simultaneously allowing players to achieve an education and compete in local, national and international tournaments.

What do you think of academy tennis training and can it produce professional players?

Academies are the backbone of tennis development and have created many champions over the years from the likes of Monica Seles to Andre Agassi. Although some players are chosing the ‘private’ coach option, academies still offer many significant advantages such as cost, environment, structure and access to different coaches. I am often surprised to hear players electing to choose a private coach over an academy because they believe that more attention translates directly in to better results but seldom is this the case. Bollittieri was the original academy and many more have become prominent all over the world and for good reason. ESTA is no exception with its great staff and facilities in addition to being located in Florida which is the tennis ‘capital’ of the world. If I had children playing tennis I would undoubtedly send them to an academy.

Should junior players continue with studies while pursuing their tennis careers?

This is a tough question to answer as every case should be judged on its individual merit. I always try to paint a clear picture for athletes and parents when asked this question as honesty is a key component of a successful player/coach relationship. In reality a very small percentage of players will make a living playing tennis and the costs associated with it are exurbanite, and too make it even more difficult the average age of the top 100 players is increasing every year which means it is taking even longer to see a ‘return on investment’. For every Serena Williams or Roger Federer there are a thousand that didn’t make it and so places such as ESTA that combine world-class training in a professional environment while permitting academic endeavors are ‘no-brainers’. With college tennis providing such an enticing alternative to professional tennis, ensuring that you have achieved the necessary high school certifications is becoming even more crucial.

What advice do you have to junior players who aspire to become professional athletes?

Hard work. There are no shortcuts to the top but learning to get comfortable being uncomfortable is something that I preach to my players. There are no guarantees in sports but focusing on the long term ‘big picture’ rather than the short term is important. For junior players every match they play seems like the most important of their life but understanding that this really is a marathon and not a sprint is important. Lastly, find a coach whom you trust and respect as they could be the difference between success and failure.

Schedule

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Training Facility

Star Island Resort & County Club

  • 9 USTA Approved Tennis courts
  • 2 swimming pools
  • GYM
  • Beach Volleyball fields
  • Basketball field
  • 10 and under tennis courts
  • Mini-Golf
  • Playgrounds
  • Locker rooms

Accommodations

Comfortable and fully equipped houses in Bella Vida Resort

  • Comfortable houses with kitchen
  • Private pool in the house
  • Community pool and jacuzzi
  • Fitness room
  • Volleyball and basketball fields
  • Playgrounds

Nutrition

ESTA have put enormous time and work to build healthy and balanced menu for our young athletes. Our professional cook uses organic ingredients for cooking.

Transportation

Comfortable and safe Transportation

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