La Manga Tennis

The pro academy

We can assist our clients with all tennis arrangements at La Manga Club including pre booking courts, private lessons and Academy courses.

The revised Pro Academy has been improved and drills redesigned to increase speed of development and players will see positive changes in their fitness levels as this too has been finely tuned. The Pro Academy is designed for players with an advanced standard, who want to improve their technical, tactical and physical level in a 25-hour weekly training programme on clay.

Tennis La Manga The programme is split into two sessions. In both sessions the ratios never exceed 4 players per court. One 2 hour session from 08:00 - 10:00 (08:00 – 09:00 1:4 pro/player ratio, 09:00 – 10:00 1:8 pro/player ratio.

This is followed by a more intensive 3-hour session (1:4 pro/player ratio) from 16:00 – 19:00 in the afternoon incorporating a comprehensive fitness programme. Players can choose to take part in the full programme or the afternoon session only.

The Pro Academy is split into 3 age groups; 10 – 12 yrs, 13 – 15 yrs and 16 – 19 yrs. There is a minimum standard of play for players participating in the Pro Academy. Players must be regular tournament players who play and receive coaching throughout the year.


LMC Pro Academy

18:00 – 20:00 PRO ACADEMY SINGLES TOURNAMENT: Registration & opportunity to adapt your game to clay in a competitive environment. Prizes included.

Monday

08:00 – 09:00 Technical Session Forehand and Serve
09:00 – 10:00 Match Play Specific Match Play situations
16:00 – 18:00 Tactical Session Consistency from baseline; building up the point from the baseline & serving tactics
18:00 – 19:00 Energy Isotonic drinks break
Fitness Sand pit training working on core body strength and plyometrics followed by stretching

Tuesday

08:00 – 09:00 Technical Session Backhand and spin serves
09:00 – 10:00 Match Play Specific Match Play situations
16:00 – 18:00 Tactical Session Consistency from baseline plus change of direction. Differences between aggressive & defensive ball.Building point from the serve
18:00 – 19:00 Energy Isotonic drinks break
Fitness Specific circuit training with exercise stations set up on court followed by stretching

Wednesday

08:00 – 09:00 Technical Session Net game and continue ground strokes
09:00 – 10:00 Match Play Specific Match Play situations
16:00 – 18:00 Mental Toughness Session Mental toughness session with very intensive drilling.Working up to & at the net. Introduction to angles
18:00 – 19:00 Energy Banana & Isotonic drinks break
Fitness Explosive exercises & longer sprints on the football pitches building endurance followed by stretching

Thursday

08:00 – 09:00 Technical Session Approaches, improvement of net game and overheads
09:00 – 10:00 Match Play Specific Match Play situations
16:00 – 18:00 Tactical Session Opening up the court. Use of Angles.Control of the ball from the position on court. Introduction to mental situations in a match
18:00 – 19:00 Energy Banana & Isotonic drinks break
Fitness THE BEACH RUN – interval training followed by stretching.

Friday

08:00 – 09:00 Technical Session Match play and game based exercises
09:00 – 10:00 Match Play Specific Match Play situations
16:00 – 18:00 Match Play Davis Cup Style format – competitive singles & doubles followed by tactical feedback session
18:00 – 19:00 Energy Isotonic drinks break followed by presentation
Fitness "Aqua fitness" - Team races & games in the specific shallow section of the pool