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Kim Clijsters Academy – A Great Academy By Wimbledon Champion Kim Clijsters

The Kim Clijsters Academy (KCA) is located in the city of Bree, Belgium. The academy is the perfect place for every young aspiring tennis player to reach his or her goals in professional tennis. Each player is important for the academy and the objective is to get the maximum out of every player.
“It’s my goal to use my years of experience and bring them together with all necessary facilities under one roof.” – Kim Clijsters
Facilities and Services
The facility offers 8 indoor courts and 10 outdoor red clay courts. Within the facility there is also the Energy lab, which is a major asset to any athlete looking to get the best out of their workouts. Energy lab offers screenings using the Hawk Eye technology for tracking the ball and filming the player in order to measure your tennis specific physical endurance, provide a bio-mechanics analysis as well as a tactical analysis of your game. Furthermore there is nutritional and mental advice available as well as a fully equipped gym of course. Under the guidance of her former fitness coach and osteopath Sam Verslegers there is a whole team of therapists available including acupuncturist, dentist , physiotherapy, massage etc… This holistic approach makes sure that every athlete can perform at his/her optimal level!The further uniqueness of this academy is the personal touch and inspiration that one of the leading ladies in Women’s tennis history gives to this place. She is the heart and soul of this place and yes , you will see and meet Kim when she is around!!
Tennis Programs
KCA is offering various programs for international players.
For visiting players there are weekly pricesthat include :
• Up to 5 hours of training per day
• Bio-mechanical and tactical analysis with Hawk Eye
• Unique worldwide tennis specific endurance testing with Hawk Eye
• Clinical and Functional body analysis
• Nutritional and Mental profiling
For traveling pro’s there are weekly prices if they travel more than they actually train at KCA. Most services are included in this program with variables regarding the travel cost of the player.
Discounts apply according to level and commitment to KCA.
There are monthly prices for international players that train full time at KCA.
Most services are included in this program with variables regarding the travel cost of the player.
Discounts apply according to level and commitment to KCA.
Please contact KCA at +32 474 13 00 96 for more information or email at info@kimclijstersacademy.be
Coaching Team
The international coaching team is led by Academy Director, Carl Maes. Carl was previously coach to Kim Clijsters for more than 10 years. He has also held the position of Belgian Fed Cup captain, Head of Womens’ Tennis in Great Britain, author of many internationals articles and speaker for Tennis Europe and ITF as well being former WTA board member. In Belgium he was founder and director of his own tennis academy MacTen in Gistel, Belgium as well as TV commentator.The team of coaches under Carl has experience at all levels of the game, working with players at events from ATP, WTA, ITF and Tennis Europe. – Rick Vleesschouwer have all got professional playing experiences and TE , ITF en WTA/ATP coach experience with Xavier Malisse, Kirsten Flipkens and Yanina Wickmayer.
Performance Camps
KCA organizes Performance Camps throughout the entire year with or without tournament coaching. You can easily become affiliated and experience competition with new Belgian players. During these performance camps you can have extra focus on Fitness or Technique … Or have the holiday feeling by staying in our nearby Centerparcs facilities (5km) with the rest of the family or your group that want to do other things than just tennis!!
The city of Bree, is located approximately one hour drive from Brussels, and is an important city in the northeast of the province of Limburg. It is centrally located in Europe, close to Dutch and German borders.
Address : 3960 Bree , Watertorenstraat 16
Contact : info@kimclijstersacademy.be
Phone KCA : + 32 474 13 00 96
Accomodation and Transportation
KCA can offer accommodation in accordance to your needs. We have limited housing available walking distance from the club and a hotel at 1km distance from the club. Our main accommodation partner is Center Parcs (Erperheide) with self-catering cottages, the subtropical swimming pool and lots of its other attractions. Renting on more long term basis is also possible as well as host families who might be available. Please request information if needed via info@kimclijstersacademy.be.