About us

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Our philosophy

We believe we can offer something new that sheds a different light on conventional attitudes to education and coaching.

We are all one of a kind, so each one of us must follow our own unique path in achieving our goals. As the world’s most popular individual sport, tennis is an excellent means of promoting the development of individuals even in a group setting, boosting the performance of each individual and allowing them to reach their potential.

We all need to look ahead to identify opportunities for development. We believe in determining trends rather than following them, so we need to be up to date with and build on the latest developments. Our holistic approach supported by the Non-Linear Pedagogy and the Dynamic System Motor Learning Theory, together with the continuous monitoring of development, are all fundamental elements of our methodology.

The History of M.E.S.E.

The Hungarian University Ski and Hiking Association (M.E.S.E.) was founded by two skiers a year after the dissolution of the BBTE (Buda Budapest Athletic Club) ski department in 2005. Their goal was primarily to ensure the values and experience established during their own sporting careers were not lost and could be passed on to future generations.

The M.E.S.E. tennis department was formed in 2013, when a couple of like-minded coaches found themselves working together. Building primarily on youth education, the tennis department multiplied its membership in a short time, and, thanks to the successes of the Hungarian and international youths and adults, became one of the best tennis clubs belonging to the Hungarian Tennis Association.

The backbone of the association has been the youth age group ever since. It is our intention to create the foundations for quality mass participation, starting with school tennis, so that as many children as possible get to know the sport and later make it an integral part of their lives. We pay special attention to talent management to give our players the opportunity to go on to achieve either a championship title or international success.

Tennis Talents

M.E.S.E. is a proud partner of Tennis Talents, a methodology that brings an internationally proven and innovative approach to coaching to Hungary.  We are very happy to introduce our partners Luca Appino and Davor Grgic, both of whom are internationally acclaimed professionals, as mentors and guests for coach and player development.

In contrast to most training methods, which teach standardized ‘one-size-fits-all’ movements, Tennis Talents focuses on tactical play as the foundation for technical development. This method is based on a holistic approach, so each element of performance is linked together. Through the use of Dynamic System Motor Learning Theory supported by Non-Linear Pedagogy, players are able to develop their technique through real-game situations, thus allowing plenty of room for their individuality and personal style to shine through.

Programunk bemutatása érdekében összegyűjtöttük a legfontosabb érveket, amiért a M.E.S.E. Tenisz által alkalmazott Tennis Talents metodológia gyorsabb és hatékonyabb tanulási folyamatot eredményez, mint más hagyományos módszerek:

Development pathways

We consider it important that everyone who plays at M.E.S.E. defines their own goals and discovers exactly, even from a very young school age, the goals that can be achieved by putting the time and energy into training. Or vice versa: what training is needed to achieve future dreams and goals.

To give a more accurate picture of each player (and parent), we survey all children twice a year to measure the extent of development. Depending on the result, we may assign them to a more suitable group or program.

In accordance with the recommendation of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), players at the red, orange, green and yellow levels and ages will practice on the court and with the ball that is right for them to allow us to develop their skills most effectively.

Those who come to M.E.S.E., may choose from the following long-term goals: