Monday, February 9, 2009

ISP Academy

The history

The ISP Company was created by Charles Auffray, while he was still playing in the ATP Tour. The ISP mission was to help French tennis players obtain scholarships in American universities.
The company evolved by sending more and more athletes of all sports (track and field, golf, soccer, swimming…): more than 500 since its creation!Answering a growing demand from young players looking for a place to train seriously in order to prepare for the ATP and WTA tours or to get a scholarship in an American university, Charles Auffray and RĂ©gis Lavergne, also a former player on the ATP Tour, start the ISP Academy in 2003.
Since then, the number of players coming to train at the ISP Academy with our professional coaches and top facilities, has not stopped growing.

The mission

The main mission of the ISP Academy is to prepare young players for a professional career while, at the same time, allowing students to get a solid education. This allows students to make a choice after they graduate from high-school. The ISP Academy offers the possibility to get a scholarship in an American university.


Le ISP Academy club welcomes tennis players of all ages at the Sophia Country Club.With a capacity of 20 courts including 10 clay courts and 3 indoor hard courts, a coaching staff of 12 former ATP professionals, the ISP Club offers clients a unique opportunity to take tennis lessons all year in the best conditions.ISP Club has the right program for you, depending on your level of ability, fitness and motivation, tennis lessons are totally adpated to your personnal needs.Don't wait and come visit us on the sunny French Riviera

The ISP Academy Team

The ISP team of coaches is essentially composed of former professional players having evolved on the WTA and ATP tours as coaches and players.
Charles Auffray

DirectorFormer n°190 ATP and 15th in FranceGraduated in business from Pepperdine

I Say:

This Academy is the "Love child" of Charles Auffray. Like his copatriot Patrick Mouratoglou he is another King of self promotion. He is cleverly using famous Tennis players who used his facilities for occasional training and is portraying them that a normal parent will have the feeling that this is an everyday occurence. He has never produced a player worth talking about but his prices are ludicrous!
He is more expensive then Nick Bollettieri Academy. His sales pitch is that through him French players can achieve a scholarship in one of the US Colleges.
If you want to rent the court per hour or to use his services as a "Agent" to achieve a scholarship for a US College maybe you should try it. But using him and his team to help you to raise your child to a professional level is a waste of time and money.
Charles Auffray's knowledge in his opinionis that vast that he is running Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Athletics, etc at the same time.

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