Is your child good with a tennis racket? Are they passionate about watching tennis and would like to learn more about this sport?
Whatever your motivations, the IMG Florida Tennis Camp offer boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18 the perfect opportunity to practice and improve their skills with the help of professional tennis players and experts.
The IMG World sports program covers seven sports disciplines, of which tennis is one of the most popular. The tennis program is characterized by the use the Bollettieri method, where the practice of the technique and tactics, as well as physical and mental exercise are used to master the sport.
All tennis training at the IMG Florida Tennis Academy is guided by the professional coaches at the facilities based in Bradenton.
- Hours of training per week: 20 hours per week
- Required age: 8 - 19 years
- Languages spoken by coaches: 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
Due to the high-profile nature of the IMG World sports programs, athletes from more than 100 different countries pass through its facilities each year. The camp headquarters are located in area that enjoys excellent weather conditions all year round, making it the perfect venue for practicing any sport.
IMG Florida understands that each person is unique and that no two athletes are alike. This is why the sports academy offers personalized training programs that complement the knowledge and skills of the student. The tennis training program includes 20 hours of coaching per week.
At IMG Florida, professional coaches guide the athletes through the entire training process. The coaching regime covers both athletic and personal development and is designed to help the students improve both their physical and mental fitness. They training also encourages them to serve as ambassadors for the sport and to manage their personal skills both on and off the court.
English Classes - IMG
IMG Florida gives students the option to supplement their tennis training with English lessons. A total of 13 language are spoken by the academy teaching staff, and this enables the centre to easily integrate students from all over the world.
Language classes at Tennis camp
English Language Courses
The English programs at IMG include intensive language classes to help those students who wish to continue their academic education at an American school or university.
In addition, there is also a program that helps students who want to learn English as a second language. This course helps the students with their basic language skills including their oral and aural abilities, written comprehension and grammatical capacity.
For students wishing to obtain a diploma, or an official certificate of accreditation for their competency in English, the academy can also prepare them for official TOEFL tests. This will boost their chances of obtaining good results in the exams.
Those athletes that wish to combine their tennis training with language classes will attend 15 hours of English lessons each week.
Agenda IMG Florida
A typical day at the IMG Tennis Camp in Florida may consist of the following agenda:
7:00-8:00: Breakfast at the residence
08:30: Physical conditioning and stretching
09:30: Tennis training
12:30: Lunch at the residence
14:00: Athletic program begins
15:00: Mental Preparation for the training sessions and subsequent tennis match
16:00: Tennis match
18:00: Dinner at the residence
Every evening after dinner, leisure activities are planned to ensure that the students enjoy their stay as much as possible.
Each Monday, the students are evaluated on their match performance in order to determine if they should change groups due to any improvement in their game.
Each week, the camp staff organise trips outside of the campus. The facilities are located in the city of Bradenton, making it an ideal location for trips to the beach on weekends and for attending multicultural events in and around the city. In addition, there are a wide variety of shops and restaurants in the area where the students to go out and unwind with their new friends
The IMG World Academy is located in the city of Bradenton, Florida, which boasts numerous attractions suitable for young people. As well a fun outside of the camp, there is also plenty for the students to do on campus. The range of activities offered by the camp includes:
- Trivia competitions
- Night time movie sessions
- Sports-related events
IMG Florida has extensive facilities with many luxury amenities to make their students feel at home during their summer stay.
Meals at the camp
Nutrition plays a vital role in any athletic regime, and this fact is recognised by the IMG World sports programs. Each day, the academy in Florida serves a healthy buffet-style menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each menu is designed specifically to provide all the essential nutrients that an athlete requires to perform at their best level.
The campus has several cafeterias that can cater for a variety of dietary needs. All students are offered three meals a day, and personalized diet plans can be created for those with certain dietary needs.
The younger students also have access to the same buffet counters as the older athletes. There they will find a variety of healthy sandwiches, salads, pastas and other dishes.
Upon initial registration, three different types of accommodation are offered.
- In residence
- In suites - which have all kinds of extra amenities
- In the west area of the campus - where there are apartments for young people
In total, the residence has 250 rooms, distributed across 5 different floors. Each room is furnished with a desk, a bed and a bathroom. In the main residence building, there are also common areas for all students including sitting rooms, recreational areas, study rooms and internet access.
Each room can accommodate up to four students per room and a cleaning service is included in the price.
Alternatively, IMG World Florida offers two other accommodation options for athletes who are seeking particular amenities. Thus, students may reside in suites equipped with a kitchen, bedroom and fully furnished bathroom, or stay in an apartment complex located in the west area of the campus.
The apartments are designed to accommodate between 6 and 10 students and feature three bedrooms, a dining room and two bathrooms, as well as phone and internet access.
The IMG Academy caters for young people staying during the summer as well as professional students all year round. As a result, professional instructors with experience of training at all levels are provided.
Each training program covers many aspects of the game including positional and technical training. For this reason, there are different specialists assigned to teach in each area.
The academy therefore has specialized coaches to help in the following categories:
- Mental condition
The coaches are responsible for preparing students in the required fields, and to ensure that they leave the academy playing at a much higher level.
The IMG World headquarters is located in Bradenton, Florida. Bradenton is a coastal city located in the Gulf of Florida, one hour away from the Tampa airport and 15 minutes from the Sarasota- Bradenton Airport.
The prices of this programme vary according to a number of factors, such as the demand for places and the age of the participant. Please indicate the approximate start date you are considering and we will contact you as soon as possible with the prices and dates which are available.
Included in the price
At IMG Florida Tennis Academy, the services that are included will depend of the program that is chosen. The basic training program includes:
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
- Excursions and entertainment activities
- Tennis training under the guidance of expert teachers
- Physical and mental preparation
- English classes
- 24-hour supervision
The next training program includes all of the above plus:
- An extra hour of tuition (related to the nutrition of athletes, leadership and how to move on the tennis court)
A further training program is available which includes all of the above plus:
- One-on-one training session
Not included in the price
- Transport to the camp
- Airport collection service
There is an optional transfer service available at extra cost. The service includes collection and supervision with a trained monitor to and from the local airport.
- Camp cancellation or interruption 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 or has to interrupt their stay in the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
- Travel insurance
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance for just €8/week (for EU citizens) or €15/week (for the rest of the world). Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
To reserve a place at the IMG Florida Tennis Camp, please contact us for further details.