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US Tennis Academy Foundation


1. Goals of the US Tennis Academy

1.1. The primary objective of the US Tennis Academy is to enable children and young people to learn and play tennis. We aim to enrich their free time with engaging, athletic, and fair gameplay, fostering values such as honesty, responsibility, and respect for rules. Additionally, we strive to promote and popularize children's participation in sports activities.

1.2. We emphasize the holistic physical development of children and young individuals, fostering healthy and active lifestyles.

1.3. We are dedicated to providing the necessary resources for enriching the free time of children and young people, creating additional sporting opportunities for students in general education, vocational, and higher education schools.

1.4. Our focus extends beyond practical skills, encompassing the teaching of sports theory and knowledge.

1.5. We aim to identify and nurture talented children in sports, preparing them for self-realization and enabling them to achieve top results in international competitions.

1.6. Our approach emphasizes consistent adherence to training and competition schedules, ensuring that students develop their practical and theoretical skills to reach their maximum potential according to their individual abilities.

1.7. The organization of the tennis academy's study, training, and competition activities is designed to harmonize with students' general education, vocational, or higher education studies. We take into account their daily schedules and workloads resulting from academic commitments.

1.8. We are committed to promoting and popularizing tennis among adults.

1.9. We believe in lifelong learning for adults.

1.10. The management and coaches of the Tennis Academy work collaboratively with students' parents and the teachers of their respective general education schools.

2. Conditions for starting studies

2.1. A child expressing interest in joining the tennis academy may apply as a student with the consent of their parent or legal representative, subject to the academy's availability and conditions. Enrollment at the academy concludes either when the student reaches the age of 18 or upon high school graduation. In exceptional cases, based on a student's exceptional sportsmanship and motivation, older students may also be admitted.

2.2. All applicants meeting the entry requirements are accepted. In cases where the number of applicants exceeds the academy's capacity, admission tests are conducted to establish a ranking of candidates.

2.3. Students at the Tennis Academy are grouped for study and training based on their age, athletic proficiency, and, whenever feasible, their preferences.

2.4. A formal written contract is entered into between the student and the tennis academy, outlining the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Those interested in familiarizing themselves with the academy's study structure and plan can review it prior to commencing their studies.

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Tennis coach with students

3. Duration of the study period

3.1. The duration of a student's enrollment at the tennis academy is determined by their individual physical requirements and established athletic objectives.

3.2. Advancement to the next level study group occurs when the student has successfully attained the technical and practical knowledge and skills outlined in the curriculum. The decision to move from one level to another is made jointly by the student's coach and the Council of Tennis Academy coaches.

3.3. In order to graduate from the academy, a student must fulfill all preparatory requirements. Upon completion, graduates are awarded a certificate of achievement from the Academy.

3.4. If a student joins the academy at a later date or, for any other reason, is unable to complete all three preparatory stages, the academy will issue a diploma upon their 19th birthday, indicating the level of achievement reached during their tenure at the academy.

4. Content and form of studies

4.1. The fundamental pillars of the tennis academy's teaching and training methodology include the structured and consistent scheduling of training sessions and sporting events, along with the instruction of the theoretical underpinnings of tennis techniques. Additionally, students have the opportunity to explore other sports and gain experience in coaching and officiating.

4.2. The Tennis Academy encompasses instruction in tennis, mini-tennis, comprehensive physical conditioning, and theoretical studies directly associated with the sport of tennis.
4.3. Theoretical preparation.
4.3.1. The effect of physical exercises on the human body.
4.3.2. Medical control and injury prevention.
4.3.3. Sports technique and tactics.
4.3.4. General and professional physical training.
4.3.5. Sports psychology.
4.3.6. Competition regulations. Ability to act as a ball boy, puck and line judge in tennis competitions.
4.4. Technical preparation.
4.4.1. Forehand strike.
4.4.2. Backhand kick.
4.4.3. Volleyball.
4.4.4. Candle ball and bog.
4.4.5. Drop ball.
4.4.6. Balling.
4.4.7. Covered and cut strokes.
4.5. Tactical preparation.
4.5.1. Back line play.
4.5.2. Online game.
4.5.3. Doubles game.
4.5.4. Play on courts with different surfaces and in different conditions.

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5. Gradual organization of studies

The study-training process of the Tennis Academy is three-stage.
5.1. Degree of preparation.
a) Gymnastics, acrobatics.
b) Rhythmicity, coordination.
c) Running, speed and endurance exercises.
d) Initial tennis exercises: holds, bouncing the ball, hitting the rebound wall.
5.2. Academic sports degree.
a) The basics of tennis hitting technique: backhand shots, net play, volleying.
b) General physical preparation and related sports: athletics, speed and endurance exercises, gymnastics and dexterity exercises, ball games.
c) Getting to know the competition regulations.
d) Tactical preparation and holding of competitions.
e) Different game types: singles, doubles.
f) Participation in training camps and competitions.
g) Health control and the basics of sports hygiene.
h) Work of ball boys.
5.3. Degree of mastery.
a) Theory and general principles of singles play.
b) Participation in competitions.
c) Preparation for competitions.
d) Tactical plan and opponent assessment.
e) Competition analysis.
f) Theory and general principles of doubles play.
g) Competition practice in doubles.
h) General physical training and other sports: warm-up exercises, gymnastics, ball games, speed and endurance exercises.
i) Training camps.
j) Regular medical examination.
k) Work of the line and goal judge and competition regulations.
l) Fundamentals of organizing competitions.
m) Conducting tennis courses.
5.4. Students who start tennis lessons at a later age or who for some other reason do not qualify for the study sport level are assigned to the preparatory level. The transfer to the following levels takes place at the coach's suggestion, regardless of the student's age.
5.5. The teaching of the Tennis Academy uses various teaching and training methods, based on the need and expediency of their use for students of different ages, athletic preparation and physical condition.

6. Study group sizes

Training group

Age of the student

Number of students
on the field

Amount of training in scholar year

Mastery degree
Academic sports degree
Level of preparation

13 - 19

8 - 12

5 - 7

2 - 4

5 - 7

8 - 14

180 - 550

140 - 160

70 - 100

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