Junior Academy Program – Tennis
Are You Ready….
Are you ready to bring out the champion within? The Club Med Tennis Academy uses one of the most customized developmental youth tennis training programs in the industry. The Directing team features Gabe Jaramillo who has trained 8 world number #1’s on the ATP and WTA tours and 27 Top Ten professional tennis players, including Kei Nishikori, Maria Sharapova, Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and Marcelo Rios and many more; and Scott Del Mastro, who holds a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology and has coached professional and junior tennis players for over 23 years. Gabe and Scott boast 50 combined years of professional tennis training experience.
With a proven track record of transforming highly promising young athletes into college players, professionals, and superstars, the team of coaches Gabe and Scott have put together is committed to developing the athletes they train, both on and off the court.
You can enroll at Club Med Academies on a full-time or weekly basis, boarding or non-boarding. Full-time and weekly programs are available every week of the year. In addition to tennis academy training, junior tennis players will be given the chance to train with the best players and to engage in match-play, conditioning, mental training and Coach’s Eye video analysis and player analysis.
We are a gated and staffed professional tennis academy located on the East Coast of South Florida at Club Med Sandpiper Bay resort in the city of Port Saint Lucie, where student’s training facilities, accommodations and dining restaurants are right next to the tennis courts.
Expert Training Methodology
Using a “Farm” system, junior tennis players must compete daily to earn their spot in the program. With daily matches and competitive play along with experienced coaching observation, players move up and down the ranks within the youth tennis academy structure on a daily basis.
World Class Tennis Coaches, Hitting Partners and Trainers
We take our tennis training seriously at Club Med Academies by using a variety of experienced professionals, hitting partners, and trainers so that our junior athletes can draw from a wide range of coaching perspectives to help them reach their potential.
High Performance Tennis Training Sessions
In addition to top tennis academy training, players must engage in a daily Fitness and Conditioning regimen that includes a variety of training modalities such as, aerobic and anaerobic development through sustained low intensity activities and short duration sprinting and change of direction exercises; not to mention overall strength training and nutritional awareness coaching.
Let’s not forget the brain however. With our Mental Performance program designed to help athletes maintain their focus and performance output, athletes can experience improved results in a relatively short period of time.
Combined, we have been sending tennis players to top colleges for over 30 years, and our athletes have earned millions of dollars in athletic scholarships.
Schedules for Training
Our schedules are designed to maximize the training of our athletes. With several schedule options depending on the program that you chose we are certain that you will find one that works for you.
Monday through Friday
|7:00 – 7:30am||Breakfast|
|7:30 – 9:30am||School|
|9:30 – 11:30am||Tennis – Drilling & General Development|
|12:00 – 12:45pm||Lunch|
|12:45 – 2:30pm||School|
|3:00 – 4:30pm||Tennis – Competitive play, strategy & point Situation|
|4:30 – 5:30pm||Conditioning|
|5:30 – 6:00pm||Free Time|
|6:00 – 7:00pm||Dinner|
|7:00 – 9:00pm||School|
|7:00 – 8:00am||Breakfast|
|8:00 – 10:00pm||Tennis – Competitive Play (Special Forces)|
|10:00 – 12:00pm||Tennis – Competitive Play (Top Gun)|
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|4:00 – 6:00pm||Free Time|
|6:00 – 7:00pm||Dinner|
|7:00 – 9:00pm||Evening Activity|
***Saturday afternoon and Sunday off. Scheduled and Supervised Activities
***Schedules may vary week to week
***Mental and Fitness Sessions Weekly
***USTA Tournaments – most tournaments within 45 min. of Club Med (Available most every week)
Boarding & Accommodations
Both boarding and non-boarding options are available. As a boarding student, you will have the opportunity to meet new people from other places and different cultures. Large rooms are available with a 2-4 person capacity. Student rooms include access to wi-fi and onsite laundry facilities. All of the fitness training facilities are located in one place, with gated security.
Meals & Dining
Student meals are available onsite at one of three restaurants, the Market Place a buffet style restaurant , Soleil an a-la-carte style restaurant, and the Steakhouse, all of which rate at a 4 star level for quality and selection. Meals are provided throughout the day, starting with breakfast at 7:00am, lunch at 12:00pm, and dinner at 6:00pm.
But don’t worry, if you are hungry between those times Soleil is open throughout the day from 10:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 6:00pm; and 9:00pm to 11:oopm.
A wide variety of activities are available at Club Med Sports Academy, offering a home-away-from-home experience like no other. After the work is done, students can relax in a variety of ways such as dynamic activities or just kicking back and throwing their feet up at one of the pools. From tennis, golf, volleyball, soccer, swimming, weightlifting, basketball, ping-pong, , trapeze or any of the many other activities that are available on the property, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
But it doesn’t stop there. You can do two things a once. Yes, of course, you can train the sport you love the whole time, however, you can also add some additional activities to keep you on track with your academics. Try one of our Academic Extras and get it all done at the same time. We offer a Sport + Language program that allows you learn a language around your sport training schedule. We offer an Exam Prep program that gives you the opportunity to prepare for the SAT or ACT or TOEFL. You can even take advantage of our Subject Tutoring service that allows you to select a subject like algebra or geometry and meet with one of our math specialists to keep sharp on your numbers skills. You can even come for summer camp and participate in our Summer School program to get ahead by doing an extra class during the summer.
And don’t forget about our College Placement Program, which guides you through the college enrollment process from start to finish. You can start the program from anywhere in the world, meet your College Coordinator while you are here, and follow up weekly with online meetings. The college enrollment process can be overwhelming, let us help you get started today as part of our Academic Extra add-on program. Your future is worth it.
The process is simple.
- An initial consultation is scheduled with our College Placement Coordinator to get the ball rolling
- The student enrolls in the program
- Our College Placement Coordinator will then send the student a Personal Information Questionnaire that starts the process of evaluating the player
- Information from that Questionnaire is reviewed and an Action Plan is developed
- Then the Coordinator sets a time schedule for routinely scheduled meetings
- The student, in consultation with the College Placement Coordinator, is given assignments and deadlines by which to complete the assignments
- A list of suitable Colleges is formed
- College Placement Coordinator contacts selected schools and arranges visits and interviews
- School list is condensed
- Final selection is made
- Applications are submitted
- Acceptances are announced
- The principals have been sending players to top Colleges for over 30 years
- Our athletes have earned millions of dollars in athletic scholarship
Here at Club Med Sandpiper Bay “life is good”. Our Student Services team is dedicated to making sure that our students are well taken care of. With scheduled activities right here on campus and frequent off-site events, life at the academy is always bustling. We are always productive and on the move. And with all that movement safety is our greatest concern. Daily sports attendance and nightly head counts are a maximum priority. Please contact us any time with questions about our Campus Life program.