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The school for pro tennis - attracting the world's best tennis talents

The Justine Henin Academy and St. John’s International School are partners in The School for Pro Tennis, aimed at attracting the world’s best tennis talents age 11 and over to Belgium. It combines the high level academic programmes of St. John’s International School with the Justine Henin Academy programme, renowned for turning young tennis talents into professional players.

“The high quality education and boarding programme offered at St. John’s provide the world’s best tennis talents with a unique combination aimed at reaching their full potential in tennis and academics,” says Justine Henin, tennis legend and successful coach of young talent. “Players can pursue a professional tennis career, while keeping their options open to attend top universities around the world.”

Athletes reside in the boarding house at St. John’s and follow personalised academic plans, with individual teaching support, to successfully accommodate tournaments and intense practice schedules alongside the academic requirements.

“We are honored and excited to extend our partnership with the Justine Henin Academy on this programme, that will create a world class opportunity for tennis talent,” according to Elaine Purves, Head of School at St. John’s International School. “Our holistic approach and focus on each student as a unique individual ensures the each of these tennis talents will have the emotional, physical and academic support they need to combine their dream of becoming a professional tennis player with an International Baccalaureate (IB) education.”

The Justine Henin Academy welcomes students who have a serious project for personal development and sports. Most of the Justine Henin Academy players are aged 12 to 18. A team of consisting of a fitness coach, trainer and tennis coaches are working together, with individualized programs. The Academy also organizes travel tours with chaperoning coaches around the world to play international tournaments (Tennis Europe 14, Tennis Europe 16, ITF Juniors). Since 2009, players from the Justine Henin Academy have won 4 Single Junior Grand Slam titles, reached 3 finales Single Junior Grand Slam, won 6 Double Junior titles, reached the place of No. 1 junior in the world and World Junior Champion.


ST. JOHN’S LIONS GOLF - Team of champions

St. John's Lions Varsity Golf Team - ISST champions 2016 and 2017, plus ISST individual champion 2017 and 2018.

The Jérôme Theunis Golf Academy and Hulencourt Golf Club are proud of their partnership with the St. John's Golf team. This program is for the advanced aspiring junior golfer looking to improve his/her long game, short game and mental game. The program is structured to prepare juniors for competing successfully at a national level. The combination of range and on-course instruction will teach our juniors to practice and play efficiently.

  • Coach: Jérôme Theunis (coach of Belgium's three best golfers: Thomas Pieters, Thomas Detry and Nicolas Colsaerts)
  • Assistant Coach: Naima Ghilain
  • Physio: Eric Dhaeseleer (on demand)


  • Age 13 (before 1 March 2019) to 18 yrs old
  • Golf experience and a Handicap of max 24 (exemptions possible on availability)
  • Attendance to all practices during the spring season
  • Attendance to all friendly matches during the spring season
  • Represent St. John's at the International Schools Sports Tournament
  • Senior students passing their IB will be given permission to occasionally miss practice and matches


Practices are held at Hulencourt Golf Club on Thursdays from 16:30 to 18:00

Team Outfit

Players are asked to wear the St. John's golf shirt and sweater during trainings, friendly matches and ISST's. Jeans are prohibited at Hulencourt golf club.

St. John’s Lions Golf - for students aged 8-12, any level

Coach: Naima Ghilain

Timing: Fridays from 16:30 to 17:30

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Sunday soccer clinic at st. john's

St. John's is proud to partner with UEFA licensed coach and former professional soccer player Axel Smeets and Sebastien Golfa Sambay to offer the Sunday Soccer Clinic year-round.

Players of all levels are welcome to participate in practices to improve their skills. The clinic is open to children from 6 to 17 years of age. 

Training sections based on individual technical
• Personalized training sections based on position
on the field (forward/defence/midfield).
• Advice and test every three months.
• Confidence improvement.

The sessions focus on three key areas:

Physical Condition:  Explosive Speed, endurance, athletic ability and timing are at the heart of our approach.

Mental Strength: Vision and tactical intelligence, safe and controlled aggressiveness, focus

Basic skills: Ball Control, coordination, peripheral vision and technic work under pressure.

The soccer clinics take place each Sunday afternoon from 14:00-16:00 at St. John’s.


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