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Students with their tennis coach at ISD Tennis Academy

Tennis Overview

ISD Academy’s tennis program sets the standard by which all tennis academies around the region are measured and provides student-athletes with the resources they need to perform at the highest level. Student-athletes progress technically, tactically, physically, and mentally while also seeing personal growth through character development and leadership skills.

ISD continues to be a premier destination to the top ATP/WTA players in the Middle East, allowing student-athletes to train within an incomparable atmosphere. Players are challenged on a daily basis to reach their full potential and become champions on and off the court. For this reason, ISD Academy tennis players have a direct pathway to professional tennis careers or athletic scholarship opportunities to U.S. colleges and universities.

A young tennis player playing a practice match at ISD Tennis Academy Dubai

Technology & Facilities

• Four professionally-maintained, hardcourt, outdoor tennis courts
• Indoor turf field for speed and agility work on days with inclement weather

Eupepsia Performance Lab: state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility focused on optimizing athletic performance through baseline testing and periodic measurement followed by sport-specific, personalized training program to attack deficiencies and maximize strengths

Eupepsia Recovery: whole-body cryotherapy, oxygen and hydrogen therapy, compression remedy, magneto therapy, and infrared sauna

Eupepsia Medical Clinic: sports physiotherapy, recovery, and conditioning, wellness therapies, diet and nutrition, and ayurvedic medicine

Tennis Program Structure

First Term (14 weeks)

• Preseason and Measurements
(4 weeks)
• General strength & conditioning
• Fundamentals correcting & teaching
• Technical & tactical abilities
• Acceleration & explosiveness training
• Baseline measurements & assessments
• Competitive Season (10 weeks)
• Maintain conditioning level
• Injury prevention
• Improving serving technique
• Tactical skills sessions (match understanding & decision making)
• Competition preparation (tactics)
• Mental training & preparation
• Video analysis sessions
• Competition - tournaments, leagues, and matches

BREAK WITH 2 WEEKS OF REST (Winter break)
Individualized strength and conditioning plans to keep in shape and prevent injury

Second term (11 weeks)

• Preseason and Measurements
(2 weeks)
• General strength & conditioning
• Fundamentals correcting & teaching
• Technical & tactical abilities
• Acceleration & explosiveness training
• Measurements & assessments
• Competitive Season (9 weeks)
• Maintain conditioning level
• Injury prevention
• Improving serving technique
• Tactical skills sessions (game understanding & decision making)
• Competition preparation (tactics)
• Mental training & preparation
• Video analysis sessions
• Competition - tournaments, leagues, and matches

BREAK WITH 2 WEEKS OF REST (spring break)
Individualized strength and conditioning plans to keep in shape and prevent injury

Third term (11 weeks)

• Season (11 weeks)
• General strength & conditioning
• Fundamentals correcting & teaching
• Technical & tactical abilities
• Acceleration & running mechanics training
• Measurements & assessments
• Maintain conditioning level
• Injury prevention
• Improving serving technique
• Tactical skills sessions (game understanding & decision making)
• Competition preparation (tactics)
• Mental training & preparation
• Video analysis sessions
• Competition - tournaments, matches, and international competition*

development process

Tennis coach Alana Casey training students at ISD Tennis Academy Dubai

ISD Academy tennis provides a professional atmosphere for young student-athletes to improve their skills under the watchful, meticulous eyes of coaches that have proven themselves to be some of the best teachers in the Middle East, with five past players currently competing with colleges and universities in the United States. The coaching staff has the knowledge and connections to bring out the highest performance level within each athlete and successfully place them in collegiate or professional tennis programs.

International Competition

Students athletes before a practice match at ISD Tennis Academy Dubai

Twice during the school year, ISD Tennis will take an all-expenses-paid trip internationally and compete in matches and tournaments against the top players in the area in an exciting, highly-competitive setting, while being scouted by professional teams and university coaches from the region. The first trip to Spain will be a great opportunity for professional scouting, and a trip to the United States allows our players to show their talents to college coaches in the area.