Mission statement

The new tennis training center in Burgenland gives tennis players a complete offering, allowing them to travel the path from beginner to professional while staying in Burgenland.

Academy Director Wolfgang Thiem and his team have developed a six-pillar concept to implement the philosophy of the Burgenland Tennis Academy.

The six-pillar


Tennis training


Wolfgang Thiem is in charge of the talent development from Burgenland, Austria and abroad. Indoor hard courts and outdoor clay courts allow training on different surfaces. Accompanying measures like fitness training, physiotherapy and mental coaching in the on-site fitness and conference facilities ensure optimal training The boarding school on the Academy grounds provides the perfect conditions and creates an all-in-one sports campus for aspiring tennis professionals.

Conditioning & fitness training


Under the management of sports scientist and CEO of Sport Burgenland GmbH Anton Beretzki, the cadre players receive complete general and tennis-specific physical conditioning. Tests based on medicine of sports and sports science, the support of sports psychologists and regenerative measures complete the offering.

Tournament support


Experienced touring coaches accompany and support the athletes at selected national and
international competitions. This essential service is already included in the training package of the Burgenland Tennis Academy and provides the perfect tournament support at an unprecedented price-quality ratio.



We brought on BSSM Oberschützen as the optimal school partner to enable a dual-track education and training of the young talent. The Burgenland Tennis Academy maintains a close collaboration with the BSSM, allowing it to provide an exceptional training offering. Blocked schooling (academy players will attend face-to-face classes 4 days per week and homeschooling in accommodation 1 day per week). , learning packages, time off for tournament travel give the players the opportunity to be internationally competitive – a NOVUM in the Austrian sport/school system. This type of schooling /education allows the upcoming talent to have an additional 1-2 training units per week.



The already existing infrastructure of the Sporthotel Kurz guarantees the accommodation of the athletes directly on the academy grounds – The All-In-One Sports Campus. In the future, the Academy players will be supported on site by trained social educators and will be housed in the hotel rooms of the Kurz Sports Hotel in Oberpullendorf. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be offered as buffets. The spa and fitness area is open to the players.



The outstanding training package of the Burgenland Training Academy is rounded off by the partnership with smarthlete. Academy players who prefer not to take the jump into professional tennis after graduating from school have the possibility to receive a scholarship to a US college. Academy partner smarthlete, headed by Yannik Weihs, takes care of all the organizational tasks.
Jan Hemetsberger spielt eine Vorhand währen Pascal Brunner aufmerksam beobachtet

This six-pillar model was specifically developed to promote tennis players from the age of 15 in order to provide them with the best possible support on their journey towards becoming tennis professionals. For the under-14, a concept was developed in conjunction with the Burgenland Tennis Association BTV to ensure their later entry into competitive tennis at the Burgenland Tennis Academy.

Drei junge Tennisspieler unterhalten sich
U14 Concept

In collaboration with the BTV

All BTV cadre players aged between 10 and 14 years will train twice per week together at the Burgenland Tennis Academy in Oberpullendorf or at a regional base with association coaches, under the leadership of Wolfgang Thiem.

The BTV will nominate up to four coaches who will be in charge of implementing the training. Furthermore, joint tournament trips to national competitions will be organized. Regular technique and condition check-ups will be carried out under the leadership of Wolfgang Thiem and his team of coaches.