Vilas Tennis Education Program
Long Term Education Program
Vilas Tennis Academy is founded with the same philosophy that brought Guillermo Vilas to the top, revolutionizing the world of tennis, introducing a new style based on the principles of hard work, dedication and winning mentality leading to a path that includes 62 ATP titles, 4 Grand Slams and 1 Master.
Since its creation, Vilas Tennis Academy has developed young players, on the tennis court as well as in the classroom. Training methods developed at Vilas Tennis Academy allow each of our players to complete both intensive tennis and school, in a highly challenging environment, with the ultimate goal of becoming a professional tennis player or to play college tennis with a scholarship. During their training at Vilas Tennis Academy, players not only learn how to increase their level or knowledge, they also discover how to become independent and self driven, how to handle pressure of everyday life, how to push their mental and physical limits day after day. Vilas Tennis Academy teaches players how to become responsible adults, capable of conducting their life, on the tennis court, and life.
Creating athletes who are performing at the highest level on the court and in the classroom, while developing their character and their drive for effort.
Overview Education Program
Vilas Tenis Academy in partnership with Agora International School that belongs to the NACE group of educational centres, has the commitment to international educational innovation and high academic and social performance, without renouncing the idea of giving personalised attention meeting the needs of a young tennis player student. We propose a tri-lingual education, mixed and non-confessional, respecting the beliefs of every family and open to an enriching process of dialogue.
Over 30 nacionalities are represented at AGORA
Inside the challenge
Vilas Tennis Academy and Agora Portals daily co-work is based on providing students with the necessary knowledge following educational project based on excellence and innovation. This process is complemented by a strong commitment to values education. In order to become citizens in each year, students learn in an interdisciplinary way with the values that we believe are most needed in our today’s society. Vilas Academy and Agora Portals, has the following areas:
- Dignity and Respect. We believe that one has dignity and respect for other only when he has it for himself. Our Secret is based on an objective, the Dignity and Respect we have for ourselves and for others.
- Objective: Dignity and respect.
- Responsibility. Once secured the two gears that move our project, we can influence the importance of our actions, our thoughts, our tasks, our environment. To be responsible or have responsibilities we need to be decent and respectful. As our students grow, mature and develop, they acquire the necessary responsibility that allows them to apply their learning in all areas of their lives.
- Companionship and Effort. Immersed in the culture of effort and discipline, we understand the educational process as a challenge, a goal, a goal divided into smaller goals that, through hard work ,perseverance, self-improvement, discipline and thoroughness, the students at Agora Portals will achieve. But as the end does not justify the means, this path should be based on kindness, respect, trust, generosity, gratitude and solidarity. Cooperative work is an essential tool in our ideology. Humility. Within our project we must understand differences, integrity, selflessness, willingness to help others… Since we believe that being humble with others allows us to grow internally. Educating without humility, the big heads will win one day. Instead, humility will make them be respected all their life. Through a process of educational coaching, our students learn to manage their emotions, their fears, their concerns… always guided by committed staff and aware that our mission, beyond the academic and / or disciplinary , is designed to influence, converge and make our students flow, forming valid citizens for today’s society.
A key factor in this environment of respect and tolerance is the atmosphere one feels in every corner of Vilas Academy and Agora Portals, thanks to the numerous different cultures in our school and that lead to a social and emotional enrichment that benefits all the educational community.
The number of annual visitors today hovers around 10 million – most in search of the three S’s: Sun, Sand and Sea, and swamping the local island populace of some 781, 600 people (nearly half of whom live in the capital, Palma de Mallorca).
The climate in Mallorca is typically Mediterranean, with high summer temperatures (exceeding 30 ° C) and moderately low in winter (rarely below 5 ° C). Snowfall is common in winter in the highest peaks of the Sierra de Tramuntana. Being an island, the humidity level is very high.
The Plaça d’Espanya is the transport hub of Palma. The Estació Intermodal caters for buses and trains (the latter controlled by TIB). The two old buildings home to the tourist information and several cafés sit either side of the two large escalators which lead into the Estació, which interestingly enough sits underneath a large and popular park.
The Old City
The Old City (in the south-east area of Palma behind the Cathedral) is a fascinating maze of streets clearly hinting towards an Arab past. The architecture of which can easily be compared with those in streets of cities such as Florence (Italy), for example. Tourism for everyone Time is precious and tourism professionals in Mallorca are fully aware of that. Not for nothing they bring decades of experience to the job of providing services for travel groups. Mallorca continues to be an undisputed leader in the field because it combines the beauty of its landscape and a diverse leisure and culture.