About the Program
The Lions Tennis Academy is a new sports program at Stamford American International School. We aim to provide top quality tennis provision here at Stamford and offer our students the opportunity to become the best they can be. Our tennis program is aimed at the long-term development of each student's skills with appropriate learning stage. Our tennis academy has two full-time staff professional tennis coaches, our tennis program ranges from cubs (beginners) through to highly competitive teams using the schools 2 purpose built tennis courts.
Level 1 – The Lion Cubs - Grades: 1-3
Level 2 – The CHALLENGERS - Grades: 3-5
Level 3 – The FUTURE STARS - Elementary (Grades: 4-5) and Middle and High School (Grades: 6-12)
Level 4 – Stamford LIONS TEAMS - Grade/Age Specific (e.g. U11 Girls,U14 Boys, U19 Boys etc)
Lions Tennis Academy Director : Rose Perez
Coach Rose is from Spain and was a Division I college player in the NCAA where she was MVP 3 years in a row. She is also a former WTA top 300 ranked player. She was selected by the Spanish U14 team representing the WORLD YOUTH CUP in New Zealand.In 1991 Rose played U14 World's Championships playing the final against Martina Hingis ( former number 1 WTA ). In 1995 she played Roland Garros Junior in Paris reaching quarterfinals. Coach Rose has 15 years coaching experience at ITF, WTA and ATP level and has been a Director of Tennis Academies in the USA, Spain and Abu Dhabi.
Lions Tennis Head Coach : Pablo Guarinos
Coach Pablo is also from Spain.He has 20 years tennis and fitness coaching experience in national and international academies.Coach Pablo has coached TOP 100 ATP players and also holds the prestigious Tennis Performance Training certification.Coach Pablo is an RPT and IPTA tennis specialist qualified to work from beginner to professional level.During the last 10 years he has been working as a team with coach Rose on different academies.