HDN Academy

The HDN (Hauts de Nîmes) tennis academy in Nîmes, south east France, offers players great facilities, a Mediterranean climate, plentiful tournament play and a winning combination of family atmosphere and training excellence. At HDN, all these elements come together to help players fully enjoy the process of finding their feet in the world of tennis.

The HDN academy is located in the countryside, a twenty-minute drive north west of Nîmes, a city in the south east of France which is just an hour’s drive from the sea. The academy is surrounded by trees and nature and benefits from the advantages a Mediterranean climate offers tennis players.

The academy was founded in 1974 by George Deniau who would also captain the French Davis Cup team. Players such as Guy Forget and Jacob Hlasek trained there, the two professionals ranked four and five on the ATP tour respectively at points in their career.

Directors Cédric Nouvel and Pascal Courtois have been running their tennis and study programs at the HDN academy since 1997. The academy also offers students training in horse riding, dance, padel, golf and football.

HDN academy is not just a training center and school, it is also a home with a supportive family atmosphere where former students come back to help coach current ones.


Short-term tennis programs
Performance Course
(with accommodation & full-board)
€3,390 /4 weeks€1,840 /14 days€920 /7 days
Elite Pole Course
(with accommodation & full-board)
€5,990 /4 weeks€3,380 /14 days€1,690 /7days
Tennis + Tournament Course
(with accommodation & full-board)
€3,990 /4 weeks€2,380 /14 days€1,190 /7days
Long-term tennis programs
Tennis Studies – Full Time Competition €25,870 /8 months.





Mazet de charme sur les hauteurs de Nîmes

Agréables chambres d’hôtes au calme

Résidence Du Golf

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    May I rent a court, and what would be the cost?

    There’s no any court rental services being offered.

    Do you provide any programs for children, and if so, starting from what age?

    Kids ages 8 years old and above may take the different tennis courses the academy offers.

    I’m not familiar with how to play tennis. Are there options available for beginners like me?

    Beginners are welcome to join and take their Performance Course.

    Is there parking available?

    Yes, parking spaces are available in the academy.

    Do you offer group training sessions?

    Trainings sessions are conducted by group.