Our Philosophy



We are very excited to offer you the opportunity to pursue your dreams as a member of the SVB Academy. Regardless of which sport you have chosen, we are eager to help you reach your athletic and educational goals. Whether your dreams include being recognized on the world stage or you are seeking an opportunity to just become the best student-athlete you can be, we are ready to design a program that meets your needs. We are excited to have the opportunity to help build a customized plan, focused on your mental and physical wellbeing.  

Having been involved in the ultra-competitive sports world ourselves for years now, we understand and appreciate the details.  It is the minute details that help create champions.  Our staff of passionate, world-class coaches also understands this and know what is needed to build a foundation for success.  

We also know how powerful it is to take care of the athlete as a whole person. Not just in their chosen sport, but also in their education and the balance of mind and body. Although we know the importance of physical training, the recovery, nutrition, and mental aspects are equally important. We have crafted a system of support that caters to the whole athlete and promotes a healthy lifestyle, that will set our student-athletes up for success in sport and most importantly in life.



After successfully serving as a Director of Tennis across Europe, at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy, and, most recently, in Philadelphia at the prestigious Merion Cricket Club, Pascal has returned to Florida to offer his experience in developing student-athletes and the sport stars of tomorrow.

Pascal is an innovative thinker, and an extraordinary leader. He prides himself in successfully building tennis clubs/academies, and curriculums by providing strong programming, highly qualified professionals, and excellent customer service.


A sports management and coaching expert, Andy was most recently the Director of Racquet Sports at Aronimink Golf Club, a top-ranked platinum country club in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Andy also served as the Head Men’s and Women’s Varsity Tennis Coach at Temple University winning two Atlantic 10 Team Championships and twice being named conference “Coach of the Year” and claiming the title of USPTA College Coach of the Year. 

A top developmental coach Andy has mentored dozens of Division I College players as well as players currently competing on the ATP and WTA Tours. His top-tier experience yields a strong vision for The Academy@SVB.

“We will create a unique environment for sports enthusiasts of all levels. Our staff will develop a culture of learning based on the latest science of teaching and wellness. We will stay on the cutting edge of sports training and maintain the highest level of performance for all levels with a focus on developing the entire student-athlete.”


We look forward to working with you as we share in the pursuit of your dreams. 


"The decision to choose SVB over other academies came after evaluating coaches during our tryout period. They are held to high standards, and they are transmitting and instilling those to players (and parents). Each athlete is treated individually, in order to allow them to blossom into the player and young adult they work so hard to become.

The approach reflects a slight “European academy flair” and it makes it completely different than any other academy in USA."

Francisco Rodriguez
Montreal, Canada

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