Experience with Mouratoglou tennis academy

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  1. diddlysquat

    diddlysquat New User

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    Hi, has anyone been to or have their children been to the Mouratoglou tennis academy? I would like some first hand opinions on it. I've read the book, gone through the website and videos on YouTube, etc. They offer 1 week program to evaluate and train the student. It's not cheap and I would like to see if it makes an improvement not on just for the player but the coach/parent. Thanks.
     
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  2. tennis_balla

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    Is France your only location that you can choose from?

    I've dealt with Mouratoglou through emails and they seemed pretty professional. Can't give any first hand experience though as I've never been there but have heard good things.
     
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  3. diddlysquat

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    I've gone through the threads on TT on Sanchez-Casal. That is the other option but I don't know much how about their program. I read Mouratoglou's book and seems a very interesting methodology involving parents, which is what I want since I'm more or less a regular parent with little tennis experience.
     
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  4. TheCanadian

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    I suggest Sanchez-Casal. It's arguably the best tennis academy in the world with a proven track record.
     
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  5. tennis_balla

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    I've been to S-C and from all the academies I've seen they have the best setup. I haven't seen Mouratoglou, but he's got a slightly smaller setup. S-C is big. Full size fitness, rehab, fitness trainers, mental toughness coaches, nutritionists etc plus a school on site with teachers and dorms. They have 4 different surfaces; red clay, DecoTurf, Rebound Ace and artificial grass.

    Here's a good video showing off a typical S-C training program on court and off. Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with either. What I would do is, email them and see what they can offer you and pick which sounds best to you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbXWfACf2M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnmjeOzWCfs

    If you have any questions regarding S-C then ask Ash on here, he'll give you all the details but like I said, you won't go wrong with either of them.
     
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  6. dominikk1985

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    Isn't that serenas Coach (and Lover)?
     
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  7. Ash_Smith

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    Girl I work with now was at Mouratoglou's for a couple of years, speaks pretty highly of the place.
     
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  8. sureshs

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    Yes............
     
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  9. Lukhas

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    Is she good at playing tennis? Good news if it's a nice place, they opened a "sport and study" formula for players between 11 and 18 this year.
     
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  10. Ash_Smith

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    ^^^Yes, she was a very promising junior, had won 42 tournaments across the UK, France and US at age 9, now she is a very promising wheelchair tennis player.
     
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  11. sureshs

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    Sad..............
     
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  12. Lukhas

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    ^You know, there's Houdet who was doing some veterinary studies, got into a motorbike accident that deprived him of one of his knees, became #1 European golf player in disabled category, got into got into wheelchair tennis and cut his left leg, and proceeded to become wheelchair tennis #1. 2 FOs in singles, one silver Olympic medal, golden slam in doubles plus one bronze medal.

    So you know, luck and bad luck are very relative. He's never getting his leg back, but he's one of the very best at wheelchair tennis, meets the very best of the valid players, travels around the world... Should we really blame them?
     
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  13. sureshs

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    Getting disabled when young especially after being healthy is very sad. If it is due to a sickness, that is one kind of mental adjustment, but if it is due to an accident, especially one caused by others, the anger will never go away completely. Disabled kids are one reason I can never accept religion. No intellectual arguments about why it is ultimately a good or deserved thing can satisfy me.
     
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  14. Ash_Smith

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    Impressive wheelchair tennis knowledge Lukhas! In addition to all that Stephane is one of the nicest guy's you could meet!
     
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  15. Lukhas

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    Nah, I'm **** in wheelchair tennis. :| It's just that since he's French and good, his name was painted on usual sports media when he won his second RG.
     
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  16. McVlaga

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    I have been to the academy 3 times. Highly recommended. Ate pizza with Liam Broadey and Dimitrov.
     
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  17. vvkid

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    how much it cost for 10yo camps in Mouratoglou?
     
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  18. diddlysquat

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    McVlaga, thanks for your input. What are the things you take away from his methodology? What separate this program from the others? I would like to get more indepth since the cost is not cheap.

    Vvkid, the program for a week is 3990 euros (according to his website). It's the most expensive I've seen so far and I'm undecided mainly on the price point.
     
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    4k for a week!? good lawd!
     
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  20. McVlaga

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    I have not ever trained anywhere else than Mouratoglou, I mean as for camps, but I have also been to the Bollettieri Academy during the Eddie Herr and saw how some children go to "Court №55" with a coach. It is hard to be sure this coach really lays himself out training kids, in my opinion. But as the Mouratoglou is a small camp, you can be sure the job is done perfectly by coaches. Patrick also checks the process very often. Saw him walking around the courts many times.

    What is more, not all the people can afford going to a camp and even less people can afford going to a camp for a long time, lets say, for more than a month. Thus, going to a camp is more like what you find out about your game, its about what you can improve and what your mistakes are. So when you leave a camp you know what to work on. The Mouratoglou was a great place for me to find out what I should do to play better in future.

    I cannot really tell the differences between the French camp and other camps which are big as i havent ever visited one, but i hope i helped you. Ask me about the camp and ill try to help you.
     
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