About us

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The International Coaches Institute is a corporation created for the purpose of providing a meeting point for all professionals in the tennis industry who want to specialize in the competitive field. This is an organization that aims to support the professional work of the coaches and partners to improve the quality and prestige of the profession.

The Institute offers the opportunity to prepare coaches for a higher level in the pyramid of tennis development and to prepare players within the competitive arena. It is a methodology based in the ES Academy system, a unique and effective tennis method that has help many elite players like Murray, Dimitrov, Hantuchova, Kuznetzova, Ivanovic, Monaco … among others.

This Spanish Tennis System has proved its results in the last 35 years, RPT has played a key role in developing more than 8.500 coaches in Spain (26.400 coaches in 130 countries) and partnering with ES Academy since their foundation in 1999.

To participate in ICI courses, every coach must be previously certified by United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Registry of Tennis Professionals / Registro Profesional de Tenis (RPT), National Association / Federation, College – University Coach, or being an ATP & WTA ranked player.

The ICI offers a job board for all of its partners, counsel to any tennis club or college linked with the competition, opinions and advise by experts, materials and latest trends. Soon ICI will provide other services to help coaches with a team of experts. The International Coaches Institute would like to collaborate with you and we are sure to find ways to work together.

ES Academy Naples (Florida) is the home of ICI America and is proud to host coaches and players an share with them the knowledge and materials of our successful courses. Since 2007 the ICI has trained and certified more than 2,000 coaches in the United States.

With this initiative we want to give credit to Tim Heckler, our American mentor and promoter of high performance courses and the improvement of coaching in the United States, and William “Pato” Álvarez who was one of the coaches who laid the foundations for the success of Spanish tennis. We hope to contribute and improve upon his legacy as the largest contributor to the biggest coaches organization.