DEVELOPING SCHOLAR ATHLETES THAT CAN NAVIGATE THE WORLD!
Hello parents and players!
We have officially outdone ourselves. In our quest to provide multi-dimensional experiences to our budding tennis champions, we have crafted the ultimate cultural & high-performance tennis experience - we call it LEAPFROG - because your kids jump over all the hurdles to access the perfect summer athletic and cultural experience.
There are TWO TRACKS depending on the competitive level of the player - allowing us to craft an insane experience for both nationally-ranked competitive U14 players as well as more novice competitors from 12-15 years old. As you will see, the tennis we have lined up is literally the best in the world, but we didn't stop there. There will be cultural field trips to Versailles / Eiffel Tower / Louvres / Arc de Triomphe / and more, an official UNESCO Cultural Training, amazing food, and exposure to 60 different countries for worldwide friendships (all speak some English.) Plus, parents can decide to join the fun too if they like!
So if this sounds like a great way to train your emerging scholar-athlete to navigate the world both in tennis and in culture while making international friendships, keep reading!
Travel to Paris
Here is the deal. we have secured an exclusive partnership with the PARIS OPEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, the Premiere ITF tournament in the world for players under 14. This is an ITF Level 1, the equivalent of the “World Championship” for this junior category and attracts some of the best talent from around the world. Virtually all the top players in the world have played it for the last 30 years.
HINT: You can't even get invited into the tournament unless you are top 5 in your country.
Past players include the current break-through youngsters Zverev and Svitolina, but also include the likes of Kyrgios, Monfils, Ostapenko, Halep, Murray, and so many more.
Because of our unique connections and constant desire to improve and innovate the tennis experience, TENNIS CENTRAL is able to LEAPFROG a total of 8 US Nationally Ranked players into the qualifying rounds for what can be defined as the World Championship for U14. A total of 4 boys and 4 girls that are deserving of such an honor can join the trip of a lifetime.
The tennis experience will be second to none. The agenda provides the structure of a world class camp in an exclusive country club setting in the historical Park de St Cloud in Paris' 16th Arrondissement during the world championships of 14U.
The coaching experience will be unmatched with the highest-grade Tennis Central coaching staff on deck. The ratio will be 1 coach for 4 players. Coaches present will all have experience with ITF grade tennis player development. Think of them as Professional, Experienced, Certified, and Responsible.
Participants will play at least one endorsed red-clay tournament at their level of play and get a first-hand look at the exciting and inspiring international side of tennis.
Serious players condition their bodies seriously for events of this caliber. For this reason, we will expose each player to what a true tournament preparation looks like with a careful and methodical process to help players peak at the right time.
The entire process will last 10 days.
We have secured rooms at a 3-star hotel that is priced right and convenient for all aspects of our activities. It is 10 minutes from our training location in a beautiful and safe neighborhood. Since 80% of our activities will be spent off premise, we saved on the accommodation to splurge on the cultural and athletic piece. Each shared room has a private bathroom, cable television, and high speed fiber optic wifi. They get special praise for their extensive breakfast buffet. All meals are included.
CULTURE & EDUCATION
We spend our youth reading books and learning about historic places we never go to until later in life. What if we chose to experience our books’ content in real life? This is how we see the world, learning through real life experiences. After 10 days in France (including our own UNESCO cultural training), your school should give you extra credits for all that you will be exposed to!
Why not make it a family trip combining sports, culture, food and entertainment in one of the most beautiful cities in the world?
Think cultural exposure through art, history, food, shopping, and any other request you may have.
For Parents who wish to experience Paris by night, let us supervise your kids while you enjoy your trip to the fullest.
FULL BENEFITS LIST
Stade Francais Country Club Membership Access for 10 day
Professional Grade Training on Red Clay
Chance to Practice at Roland Garros Courts
Professional Grade Coaching Full Day (All Background Checked & Virtus Certified)
National French Tennis Tournaments Participation on Red Clay
International ITF Level 1 Qualifying Draw Participation on Red Clay: BNP Paribas Cup
If player qualifies – BNP Paribas Cup Main Draw
Practice with International U14 superstars
Experience world tennis cultures for 10 days
Professional Grade Fitness Preparation
Stretching and Relaxation
Hydration and Nutrition Supervision
Team Accommodations at 3-star hotel
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks provided
24-hour supervision with Coaching Chaperone Staff
culture & education
Cultural Attractions (Versailles / Eiffel Tower / Louvres / Arc de Triomphe / More)
UNESCO Training during the BNP Paribas Cup
Exposure to 60 different countries for worldwide friendships (All speak some English)
PARIS Tourist Visits
Shopping and fun
International Tournament Exposure
WHERE IS IT?
We have secured a partnership with the Historic Stade Francais Country Club in PARIS (FRANCE). This Premiere European Site has hosted the PARIS OPEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (formally BNP PARIBAS CUP) for 30 years and has seen its share of budding Superstars slide on its Roland Garros clay courts.
EXPERIENCE EUROPEAN TENNIS & THE MOST POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION IN THE WORLD ALL IN ONE. WELCOME TO PARIS!
WHO IS IT WITH?
Celebrity Coach Yann Auzoux has secured the assistance of ENGLISH/FRENCH SPEAKING World Class coaches who can communicate with you, coach you to the best of your potential, while navigating all language barriers you would otherwise experience. Playing and traveling should not be stressful.
WHO IS IT FOR?
There are TWO TRACKS to participate.
The first track is the LEAPFROG TEAM. This track is for Nationally Ranked Players under 14 only. There are only 8 spots available for this program. 4 BOYS & 4 GIRLS Under 14. Must be 14 until 12/31/19.
The second track is the LEAPFROG LITE. This track is for PLAYERS 12 to 15 years old. They participate in all the same cultural activities and tennis practices but will play a nationally sanctioned French Tournament on Red Clay rather than the ITF Level 1 qualifier and main draw. SAME EXPERIENCE - LESS INTENSITY. There are only 8 spots available for this program for boys and girls under 15.
WHEN IS IT?
The program runs from July 4 - July 14.
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE TRIP?
TRACK#1: LEAPFROG TEAM
This option is perfect for NATIONALLY ranked players who need to accelerate their learning curve and witness the level of the next generation of superstars. The International Playing Schedule guarantees each player a LEAPFROG Experience.
This is open for Boys and Girls: Under 14.
A PLAYER CANNOT ENTER A LEVEL 1 ITF without a national invitation. With Tennis Central - YOU CAN!
TRACK#2: LEAPFROG LITE
This option is for all others that see value in both the competitive experience as well as the cultural exposure. The schedule of activities will be the same minus the International LEVEL 1 ITF events. These will be replaced by a nationally endorsed French tournament on red clay. This is open for Boys and Girls, 12 to 15 years of age.
LET US SHOW YOU HOW TO SAVE $10,000 WHILE ATTENDING A PRICELESS EVENT
IPIN & French Federation License
Membership - Stade Francaise (pool, gym, restaurant, soccer, tennis, paddle, etc)
24/7 supervision x 10 days
Transportation & Gas
(Day trips, every day)
Tournament coaching (coaching, strategy, statistics)
3/hr/day tennis practice & fitness
Playing red clay at Roland Garros
BNP Paribas Cup U14 World Championship (Invitation only)