At XIC we have created a unique learning programme for students at the prestigious Academia Tenis Ferrer (ATF) in Javea. They can continue their intensive tennis training of up to six hours a day and combine this with their studies in a bilingual system. Like XIC, the ATF has a truly international profile, with would-be tennis pros enjoying the high-quality coaching, the ideal year-round climate, and the educational link with us.The ATF students attend school four hours a day, plus an evening support/homework session supervised by one of our staff. They concentrate on the core subjects of English, Maths, Spanish, Science and Humanities and/or another language (French or German). As all XIC students are given a Samsung Galaxy tablet, they can access work and lessons they have missed via Google Classroom, as teachers create regular posts of relevant material and homework tasks. Other online educational platforms are used such as IXL for English and Maths, and Viva Active for modern languages.
Ferrer Tennis Academy
Our Prestigious Programme
While there is no substitute for being in class with face-to-face contact with teachers and peers, the ATF students have the necessary support to enable them to pursue their intensive tennis programme. Furthermore, it is much easier to take a small tablet away on a tournament than a pile of books!The XIC-ATF link is managed and co-ordinated by Mrs Fiona Phillips, with her multi-lingual background, considerable experience as an English teacher and her enthusiasm and commitment to the tennis world.
We are also currently developing similar programmes for other areas where intensive coaching/training is involved, whether golf, football, sailing or music.
The key to success is flexibility, which XIC provides while retaining a strong educational ethos in a relaxed but purposeful environment.