As the governing body of junior tennis in Europe, we believe that it is Tennis Europe's responsibility to ensure that our youngest players receive the best possible support in terms of education.
Minerva's Virtual Academy: official online school partner
In August 2022, a partnership began with Minerva's Online Academy, aimed at ensuring promising young athletes do not have to sacrifice educational achievments for on-court achievements.
Minerva's Virtual Academy offers tennis players aged 12 - 18 across Europe the chance to balance their school and sporting life more evenly. The award-winning school, which teaches its students online, eliminates the need to travel to a physical location each day and frees up time and mental energy for training and tennis competitions. Combining smart virtual learning with brilliant teaching and community activities, the school also offers a unique athlete mentoring program designed to help young tennis players thrive both on and off the court. Students study the British Curriculum at GCSE (14-16 years old) and A Level (16-18 years old) - both highly respected qualifications that are accepted for entry into all European universities, as well as universities in North America, South America, Asia, and Australasia. The school also helps students achieve sports scholarships to the USA, if required.
For more information, visit https://tennis.minervavirtual.com/. Minerva's next school term starts on September 5th. Switching from traditional school is easy. For 10% off next year's school fees, visit their site and click 'Book a Discovery Call for Tennis Players.'
Sports Management School: official education partner
Founded in 2010, Sports Management School is a business school specialized in sport management. The objective is to train students to become sports business professionals and sport managers. With 2 campuses located in Paris (France) and Lausanne (Switzerland), Sports Management School offers 2 cycles: an undergraduate program that delivers a Bachelor degree and a post graduate program that delivers a MBA degree. SMS enjoys a strong and active network with hundreds of partner institutions who are involved in the school environment.
Today SMS has enrolled over 300 students and has more than 100 graduates, with a 90% employment rate in the sport business after graduating. SMS is part of Group EDC Paris, which also includes EDC Paris Business School (School for Managers and Entrepreneurs, founded in 1950 - bac+5 / Master) and Sup de Luxe (Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe – Cartier Chair).
For more information, visit https://www.sportsmanagementschool.fr/en/
Keystone Sports: official pathway partner
This new partnership from September 2022 aims to raise awareness of the educational and professional pathways available to young players. Keystone Sports is a division of Keystone Education Group, with a mission to connect international student-athletes with colleges in the United States and Canada. Keystone Sports is comprised of more than 70 employees in over 10 countries, most of whom are former college student-athletes themselves. Keystone are experts in soccer, tennis, golf, track & field, swimming, field hockey, basketball, and 15 additional sports. Helping more than 1200 student-athletes enroll at schools every year, the organisation is Europe’s strongest college sports recruiting solution for student-athletes looking to study in the US.
For further information, visit: https://www.keystonesports.com/ or contact Sarah Borwell or Sandy Franz.