We believe STA players deserve the best academic opportunities as this is crucial to long-term development. There doesn’t need to be a compromise involved between full time tennis training and achieving an excellent education.

We are proud to be one of the few leading Tennis Academies who can confidently offer world-class academics alongside the full time tennis programmes.


“With the amazing support I received from everyone at STA I was able to pursue my tennis career whilst achieving the best grades possible in the classroom. This led to me fulfilling my dream of playing tennis at a top university in the States”

- Ella Taylor, former STA Player and Louisiana State University Graduate

The ACES Programme (Academic Centres for Excellence in Sport)

The ACES programme enables players to combine their tennis with academic programme at Sotogrande International School.

Together we have developed a structured schedule for the different age groups:

  • Future ACES: 11 – 14 year-olds during M1 – M3 of the Middle Years Programme, who come to STA after the school day with the progression to coming out of school for some extra training sessions.
  • Junior ACES: 14–15 year-olds, M4 – M5 of the Middle Years Programme (lessons end at 1.30pm each day)
  • Elite ACES: 16–18 year olds studying International A Levels (lessons start at 2pm each day).

Find out more with our ACES brochure.

Or download more materials by visiting our ACES toolkit here.