High Performace Tennis and Academics
The GSM Academy Program is geared towards players who are committed to an intensive training schedule in an effort to maximize their potential both on and off the court.
Players have a Coach and an Educational Counselor (through our partner school) assigned to them that are going to monitor and advise each student on both their tennis performance as well as academics.
Students typically enroll in the GSM Academy Program on an annual basis and have an academic schedule that is custom tailored to suit the players individual needs without compromising studies.
Access to the program is limited and only granted after an initial evaluation and on court assessment is completed by the High Performance Director, as well as successful application to one of our educational partners. Coaching staff will determine the individual direction of each student and implement a detailed developmental plan and a tournament schedule. Short and long-term strategy is discussed in order to achieve each student’s goals. Representatives from each department, tennis and academics, observe and evaluate progress and make sure individual needs are being met. Parents will receive regular progress reports from their respective Coach-Mentor.
What you need to know about our academy school program
We are experts in developing student athletes.
Our academic partner schools understand the challenges involved in managing a demanding schedule of sports and study and knows how challenging this can be when you are far from home competing. They are leaders in private education with committed staff that are available and committed to support students to balance all aspects of their educational and athletic goals to achieve their highest potential.
Class sizes at our partner schools are small to maximize classroom time and to tailor lessons to specific needs. Teachers get to know their students well and know how to motivate students to reach their highest potential in all subjects and allow them to train full time as well.
Our tennis training facility is located in the CORE lifestyle and Recreation Complex. The Core Lifestyle & Recreation Complex is more than a Soccer Field, Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Fitness Centre, Tennis Court, Meeting Room, and Banquet Hall. It is a world class facility that will inspire everyone from a young child being introduced to a sport for the very first time, to the high performance athlete whose passion for sport and a healthy lifestyle burns stronger than ever. Nestled in the woods directly adjacent to Highway 401 in the south end of Kitchener, the 65,000+ square foot year round facility is nothing less than world class.
GSM Academic Partners
Academics at the GSM Academy are provided by one of our partner schools. Ontario Secondary School Diplomas are granted by the players’ school of choice upon completion of diploma requirements.
Shaping the minds of our next generation is at the forefront of everything Blyth Academy does. With schools designed to to inspire, a staff-to-student ratio of 1:8, and classrooms that offer personalized learning environments, Blyth Academy provides a unique opportunity for young minds to reach their fullest potential through a comprehensive full-time program, as well as part-time, private, semi-private, summer school, and online classes.
Blyth Academy follows the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum, but what makes us unique is our ability to tailor education to the individual student, not the other way around. Our curated classrooms are an average size of eight pupils, which allows teachers to take into account each student’s learning style and extra-curricular responsibilities when customizing an academic plan unique to them.
With 14 campuses located across Ontario, as well as our Global High School and International Summers credit programs, we continue to expand global academic opportunities for students.
We invite you to discover the signature Blyth Academy experience.
Waterloo Independent Secondary School (WISS) is an independent school in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada that offers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The school is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education and undergoes rigorous government inspections of its academic programs. Graduates continue their studies at post-secondary institutions in Canada and across the world.
WISS has graduated many students who are now in universities such as the University of Waterloo, McMaster University, University of British Columbia (UBC), and the University of Toronto. Our grade 12 university preparation programs have earned an excellent reputation among colleges and universities.
It is a young school under the leadership of a highly experienced and successful management team. Waterloo Independent Secondary School’s Board of Directors establishes and directs policies for the school, oversees its financial affairs and appoints the Principal.
Its downtown location, next to City Hall, allows for easy access to community facilities such as the public library, art galleries, bus terminal, banks, shops, restaurants and entertainment centres for basketball, skating, and swimming. Our neighbours include the University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University and Conestoga College.
The GSM Tennis Academy is the leading provider of High Performance Tennis training in region. With several current top ranking players our results speak for themselves
From the vision of our Head Pro – Eduard (Eddie) Miron, the GSM Tennis Academy was born. Eddie is an ITF and Italian Federation Certified Level 3 Tennis coach and Physical Coach. He is Tennis Canada Coach 3 Certified. He obtained a Coaching Certificate from Palmer College Academy in Tampa Florida. He is a P.T.R. professional in Adult Development and Performance as well as a I.F.S.W.A Master trainer.
All of our pros bring unique and unmatched skills and experiences to our Academy players. Each pro has their own expertise from being a top ranked junior, to training in the academy setting and even playing tennis at the university level in the United States.
See our coaches bios here.
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YOUR SUCCESS. Our mission.
We know how important it is for our student athletes to develop in both sports and at school.
Our goal is to guide and support all our student-athletes with respect, passion and dedication to fulfill their tennis and academic ambitions.
Whether you dream of becoming a professional tennis player or to go to college/university on a tennis scholarship, we will equip you with the skills:
Selection to Academy Tennis training is done exclusively by the Head Pro at GSM Tennis Club.
STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED TO ONE OF OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS AND TO GSM TENNIS CLUB PRIOR TO COMMENCING THIS PROGRAM
For details or to apply please contact us.
Your success is our mission.
GSM Academy Daily Schedules
Our Daily schedule is almost completely customizable due to our educational partners ability to accommodate the needs of our players.
Through a daily regimen of technical, tactical, mental, and physical training, the GSM Academy Program systematically addresses every aspect of a player’s game. Morning training session are composed of drills, strength and conditioning training. Afternoon sessions focus towards competition and tactics. Combined with physical conditioning, mental toughness and nutritional training, the Academy Program aims to reach individual goals.
A Sample Full time training schedule can be
7 am to 8 am breakfast
8 am to 10:30 am tennis
10:30 to 1 pm school
1 to 2 pm lunch
2:00 to 4:30 pm tennis and conditioning.
4:30 to 6:30 study hall and homework (school)
6:30 pm dinner
Several variations and part time schedules are available.
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