Our partners, Service Line Tennis Management provide tennis coaching staff who are vastly experienced and will run this tennis academy using the most up to date and effective teaching methods. Each pupil will be evaluated and placed accordingly to their ability and age where possible to ensure they remain focused and challenged throughout the week.
There is an excellent Player: Coach ratio where the same coach works all week that group providing vital continuity for both sides. All aspects of the game are covered; forehands, backhands, first and second service, returns of serve, volleys, drop shots and smash. Attention is given to the use of topspin and slice and students also look at the latest techniques employed by the world’s top players – power-play and the drive volley amongst others.
From 2021 the Project International Academy will be based at Bethany School in Kent. Bethany is situated about 1 hour south of London between Tunbridge Wells and Ashford and is easily accessible all the London airports.
Founded by the Reverend Joseph Kendon in 1866, Bethany is a co-educational day and boarding school set on a rural campus in the heart of the stunning Kent countryside. Occupying some 60 acres of the Weald, Bethany has a truly enviable site.
Facilities at this picturesque campus include «state of the art» sports facilities, a brand new indoor swimming pool and outdoor classrooms.
Recommended age range – 10-16 years
This tennis camp is open to boys and girls between 10 and 16 years from all over the world, including Great Britain.
We welcome individuals as well as organised groups/teams to the truly international environment that the Academy offers.
Please note that the Elite Tennis Academy is NOT suitable for those who are at a very basic level or who merely want social soccer, golf, dance, basketball or tennis.
Very recently refurbished, rooms are of a good standard and consist of a mixture of single, doubles and a few triples. Rooms are spacious, airy, nicely decorated and comfortable and there are plenty of showers toilet facilities near to each room. Note we cannot guarantee specific rooms for any student in advance.
This tennis summer camp has a structured evening programme, organised by our Director of Activities and supported by other staff, and will include such activities as discos, barbeques, film shows, sports and games.
STAFFING & PASTORAL CARE
In addition to our top quality coaching staff, we have our own staff on site 24 hours a day.
A Programme Director will oversee all aspects of the tennis training & sports program overall and they are in constant liaison with the coaches, the school representatives, caterers, group leaders and the students themselves.
All staff are chosen for their ability to work with children and look after their various needs. They are aware that students are away from home, some of them for the first time and pastoral care is a major priority.
ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
We have qualified teachers on site. We offer an optional TEFL course (this must be pre-booked). 12 hours tuition per week is offered during the tennis camp and children will be taught according to ability with emphasis placed on conversation and communication.
Epsom has an exceptional reputation for high quality food in its excellent dining room. Emphasis is placed on a good dietary balance as well as popular food allowing for different cultural tastes. There are three meals provided each day with traditional English as well as continental breakfasts; lunch and dinner with hot/cold options, a vegetarian choice as well as a salad bar.
Should a client have to cancel a booking for this sports camp, it must be done in writing to PI and, once received by us, we will acknowledge this in writing within three working days of receiving the client notification. Cancellation charges are payable as follows:
More than 4 weeks before commencement date – Loss of deposit;
3-4 weeks before commencement date – -60% of holiday cost will be charged
2-3 weeks before commencement date – 85% of holiday cost will be charged;
Less than 2 weeks before the commencement date – 100% of the holiday cost will be charged.
The price includes:
- 7 nights at Bethany School full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- 1 full day excursion (related to each sport where possible) each week with entrance paid
- Use of all facilities
- Supervised multi-activity sessions program
- Evening social program
- Laundry (NB sometimes a bespoke service is provided)
- Project International Staff on site 24hrs a day
- 1 half-day visit to watch a professional team training session (where possible)*
- Full structured tennis training programme delivered by trained and qualified Service Line Coaches.
- Competitive Matches each week against outside opposition (levels permitting).