Mouratoglou tennis academy is one of the Europe’s leading schools for tennis tuition. Since 1998, more than 500 tennis players have trained at the academy, and around 4,000 young people have enjoyed their summer camp programs.
First class facilities renovated in 2016
Programmes available all year round
Few social activities
Amongst its many achievements, the academy has successfully trained many players who have gone on to receive scholarships at American Universities, where they have continued to practice the sport.
This Academy has helped to shape the careers of many high-calibre tennis players including Elina Svitolina, Jelena Dokic and Alexandre Lacroix.
During their stay at the academy, the students will learn how to improve their tennis skills through tactical awareness and strategic game-planning, as well as physical fitness.
Before arriving at the camp, parents and children must decide what type of training is most suitable for their needs. The Mouratoglou tennis academy offers two options depending on the degree of professionalism and perfection that is desired:
- Semi-intensive camp
- Intensive camp
All tennis training at the Mouratoglou France Tennis Academy is guided by the professional coaches at the facilities based in Biot.
- Hours of training per week: 27 hours per week
- Required age: 8 - 18 years
- Languages spoken by coaches: French, English
- MINIMUM level of Tennis to access the camp: Beginner
- Levels of training offered by the camp: Advanced, intermediate, beginner
- How are the groups organized? The groups are organized according to level
- Number of coaches per group: 1
- Number of children per group: 4
The students are distributed into groups according to the program that is chosen.
Both camps run from Monday until Saturday at noon. The semi-intensive camp includes:
- Two hours of tennis training per day
- One and a half hours of practical fitness training per day
The intensive camp provides a greater physical challenge for the students, while helping to improve the technical, tactical and physical aspects of their game. The program includes:
- Four hours of tennis training per day
- One and a half hours of fitness training per day
During the training sessions, students will learn different types of serves, how to move on the court and how to execute different shots. In addition, they will attend classes where they are taught mental techniques - for example, how to help withstand pressure at major tournaments and competitions.
As well a tennis training, there will also be several peer-to-peer tournaments organised where students can put into practice everything they have learned on a daily basis.
The weekly schedule will include:
- 20-40 hours of training a week
- Physical and mental training
- Video analysis to help correct faults
- Between 12 and 15 tournaments
- Periodical physical tests to check the condition and potential of each player
The training is directed by certified professionals who have prepared many high-profile tennis players - including Elina Svitolina, Jelena Dokic or Alexandre Lacroix - for the physical and mental challenges of the game.
The Mouratoglou Tennis Academy was established in 1998 and became the first European organization to facilitate university scholarships for young tennis players.
The training principle at the Mouratoglou Academy is based on the law of effort - that is to say, to achieve your dreams, you first have to make an effort and believe in yourself, only then can you become an artist.
To achieve this objective, the Mouratoglou organizers understand that you can not only focus on teaching tennis to the students. They also promote weekends of integration, where challenges are set in the water, in the forest or in the mountains. In addition, mental workshops, theatre classes and other creative activities are also arranged.
English/French Classes - Mouratoglou
Language classes at Tennis camp
The characteristics of this program are not too far apart from a semi-intensive sports program to an intensive one. In both programs, classes of the language chosen are taught Monday to Saturday for 1.5 hours per day. Of course, depending on the type of program, there will be more or less hours of tennis practice.
To improve learning and individualized attention, a teacher is assigned for every 8 students. In addition, teachers have been teaching these subjects for more than a decade and will regularly inform the parents of the progress of the child.
Total language immersion
- 1 hour and a half of French or English daily
- Teachers with more than 10 years of experience in teaching
- A teacher for every 8 students
- Monitoring the study and reporting to the parents
- Tests to review progress
Mouratoglou France - Agenda
The word “boredom” cannot be associated with the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy. When there are no tennis training sessions or language classes, there is always some other scheduled activity to keep the students entertained.
The camp managers organize a variety of field trips and games to amuse and stimulate the children during the weekend. In the summer, they may take them to the beach, or pay a visit to Lake St. Cassien. In addition, many sports competitions are organized at the camp.
During the week, when there is no class, the students can make use of wide range of facilities at the camp. They can go for a swim in the pool, watch TV, read books or use their computer to contact their family. They can also enjoy the games room where there are numerous entertainment options.
Entertainment activities may include:
- Visits to places of interest
- Trip to the beach
- A day at the lake
- Ping pong
- Watching TV
- Sports competitions
- Activities in the forest or mountains
Accommodation Mouratoglou France
The academy boasts unbeatable facilities where students can learn to become better tennis players under the guidance of expert Coaches.
The Mouratoglou headquarters are located in the heart of the French Riviera, near Cannes and Nice, and just 10 minutes from the beach. The area boasts an exceptional climate throughout the year that is conducive to sport training.
Mouratoglou Tennis Academy camp Accommodation
Distance between facilities
Distance between facilities
The students are housed in the campus residences of CIV (Centre International de Valbonne), located just 5 minutes away from the training centre. The players are transported by bus and supervised at all times.
Students can practice their favourite sport on any of the 34 tennis courts at the academy (including grass and clay surfaces as well as eight indoor courts). In addition, the Mouratoglou camp has a swimming pool, golf course, fitness room and a spa. Students can also enjoy beach volleyball at a location just 10 minutes away.
Meals at the camp
The camp offers full board, and the price includes all meals, from the Sunday night when the players arrive, until the Saturday morning when they leave.
A group of nutritionists are responsible for designing a daily menu that provides all the nutritional value that is required by athletes involved in a daily training program. Therefore, you can be sure that your child will benefit from a healthy and balanced diet during their stay at the Mouratoglou tennis academy.
Languages spoken by monitors: French, Spanish, English
Number of children per monitor: 1/12
A group of 19 people are responsible for training and supervising the children during the stay at the Mouratoglou France Tennis Academy. The tennis coaches are professional players who have competed in tournaments at ATP and WTA level. Their experience and training techniques are conducive to the rapid development of young players.
In addition to the coaches, the facilities also employ eight monitors who ensure that the children are supervised 24 hours a day during their stay on campus.
The monitors are fully-trained and well-prepared to supervise children.
A summary of the benefits of choosing the Mouratoglou France Academy:
- Coaching from former professional tennis players
- Top level English and French language professors
- Experienced professionals in physical therapy, nutrition and child health
How to get there:
- By plane - Nice airport is only a 20 minute car journey from the academy, and provides services to most major cities in the world.
- By car - The academy has two facilities: The Sophia Country Club, where the tennis courts and other sports facilities are located (3550 Route des Dolines, 06410 Biot, France) and the CIV, which hosts the accommodation (190 Rue de Frédéric Mistral, 06560 Valbonne, France).
Prices Mouratoglou France
|Duration (Weeks)||Mouratoglou Tennis Academy|
|Tennis and languages|
|2 Weeks||5995 $|
|3 Weeks||8387 $|
|4 Weeks||10778 $|
|5 Weeks||13170 $|
These courses are subject to a registration fee of 181$.
The official rate of this camp is determined in EUROS, so the final amount in US DOLLARS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.
Tennis and languages
Included in the price
If you choose to stay at the club's facilities, the price includes:
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
- Excursions and entertainment activities
- Tennis training under the guidance of expert teachers
- Medical service
- English classes
- 24-hour supervision
At the time of booking, you can choose the type of course and accommodation you require - there are options to stay on or off campus. The final price may vary depending on the services chosen.
Please note that the semi-intensive courses do not offer the option to choose your lodging type, while the other courses do.
Not included in the price
Sports attire - players must provide their own sports clothing such as t-shirts, tennis shorts, shoes and socks.
The following services are not included but can be booked at extra cost:
- Transport to the camp
- Laundry service - players can send their clothes to the laundry at very low prices
A monitor will pick up the student for the airport or train station and transfer them to and from the camp.
Services de Insurance
Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:
Camp cancellation insurance
If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
Steps to make a reservation for the camp
- Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
- Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.