Star Guests

It is no accident that our academy in the mountains is regarded as one of the world’s top tennis facilities, with demand from across the globe: countless world-class players use or have used “the mountain” for training, recuperation or to prepare for important tournaments. They include the following top ten players from the last 25 years:

Anke Huber
Jakob Hlasek
Tomáš Šmíd
Nicolas Kiefer
Rainer Schüttler
Emilio Sánchez
Andrea Temesvári
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Bettina Bunge
Magdalena Maleeva
Andrea Petkovic
Angelique Kerber
Patty Schnyder
Anna Kournikova



They also include the following former World No. 1s:

Steffi Graf
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Victoria Azarenka
Boris Becker
Stefan Edberg
Thomas Muster


From 1984 onwards, German tennis legend Steffi Graf used to come to the academy especially to prepare for major tournaments. She learned Spanish in the German School right next door at the same time.

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, three-time Grand Slam champion, came to us aged 12, lived at the academy for over two years and learned German at the German School.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka is also a former student; she came to us aged 15.