By Roger Cox, Editor
Founded by Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams' current coach, and managed by former Top 200 ATP player Charles Auffray, this live-in academy combines tennis training with a French and international school. Its 26 tennis and fitness coaches follow Mouratoglou's training methods, which focus on reinforcing each player's strengths. It attracts some 170 students from 35 countries by offering high-level tennis and physical training, which can be either intensive or semi-intensive with the option to complement the on-court work with academic and intensive French or English language studies. It also offers short-term and adult programs as well as specialized training for ATP and WTA pros.
The campus has 34 red-clay and hard courts, 8 of them indoors and 6 equipped with PalySight tracking technology. Those are complemented by a fitness center, multi-sport playing field, players' lounge, swimming pools, and the Beachcomber French Riviera Resort & Spa. Students are housed on campus in 74 dormitory rooms.
Ages: 11 and up
The academy offers several programs, with or without academic studies. Rates vary seasonally.
See website for details, dates, prices, and programs