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BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN SPAIN

 

Rafa Nadal Academy

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Crta. Cales de Mallorca s/n,
km 1,2. Torre dels Enagistes,
Manacor 07500,
Illes Balears,
Spain

Rafa Nadal has transformed his training base into a high-performance academy where, together with his team, he will develop young tennis players. The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar opened its doors in June 2016.

Description of Academy

Located in Manacor (Mallorca), Rafa Nadal’s home town, the Academy combines tennis and education so that students can continue their pathway to professional tennis without having to neglect their academic studies. The Academy has its own training system based on the experience acquired by Rafa and his technical team during his years on the ATP circuit, and including the values that have been fundamental to his achievements and success.

Website

https://www.rafanadalacademy.com

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Sánchez-Casal Academy

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08820 EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT (BARCELONA)

Founded by Emilio Sánchez Vicario, former #7 ATP in Singles and #1 in Doubles and Sergio Casal, former #31 ATP in Singles and #1 in Doubles.

Description of Academy

A successful model created by Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal in 1998.

Using tennis and education within the “Academia” framework as the vehicle for personal development, our student athletes will continue to be good citizens of the world, long after they leave our care. The Sánchez-Casal Academy is considered as a well known reference for its unique training system established by coaches with worldwide reputation and for developing elite players such as Kuznetsova, Murray, Dimitrov, Hantuchova, Mónaco, among others.

Website

http://www.sanchez-casal.com/default.aspx

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Ferrer Tennis Academy

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Avenida del Pla,
nº 118,
03730 Jávea,
Alicante

In 2010, Ferrer Tennis Academy was born in Jávea, specifically in the Jávea Tennis Club, from the hand of Javier Ferrer Ern, one of the current directors of the same and brother of the professional tennis player David Ferrer, Top 10 of the ATP rankings.

Description of Academy

One of the facets of the Player Development Program is to develop a brilliant technique. With a combination of personal training and the latest and best tools to analyze strokes on video, it develops an impeccable technical skills base together with an arsenal of weapons for each player to use at decisive moments in a match. The trainings include a detailed supervision ofhow to play points and matches, where the tactics and strategies are analyzed and then tested again in competition. This gradual introduction to pressure and competition situations, develops technical expertise, tactical skills and mental toughness in the players, required to win championships.

Website

http://www.academiatenisferrer.com/en/

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Bruguera Tennis Academy

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Carrer de les Orenetes,
08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló,
Barcelona, Spain

The Bruguera Tennis Academy was founded in 1986 and is run by ex Spanish Davis Cup captain, Lluís Bruguera and former World no.3, Sergi Bruguera.

Description of Academy

The Bruguera Tennis Academy offers high performance tennis programs for young professionals and futures players, as well as weekly tennis courses to players of all levels. The Academy is located within just 18 kilometres from Barcelona city centre, in the ideal Mediterranean climate which allows for year-round tennis training outdoors.

Website

http://brugueratennis.com/en

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Barcelona Tennis Academy (BTA)

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Club Tenis Andres Gimeno
Avenida Castelldefels,
58, Castelldefels,
08860 Spain

The Barcelona region of Spain has an international reputation for producing some of Europe’s and the world’s best tennis players and the BARCELONA TENNIS ACADEMY aims to provide full-time or holiday players, whether they are with us for a week or for a year, with the opportunity to enjoy a world-class training program in a beautiful setting.

Description of Academy

The BARCELONA TENNIS ACADEMY offers programs for all ages and levels. Whether you just want to polish your game for one week during the holidays, or you are looking for a yearly program to make it on the professional tour, we have a program for you. While you are with us, you will receive personalized attention from our staff to help you maximize your chances to reach your goals. Both our directors will be directly involved with your training program. Contrary to directors in other tennis academies, at the Barcelona Tennis Academy, both Juan Carlos and Raphael spend most of their time on-court, making sure that players reach their full potential.

Website

http://www.bta-tennis.com/

 

Global Tennis Team Academy

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Carrer d´Atenes, 1,
Urb. Sa Planera-Marratxi,
07141 Mallorca,
Islas Baleares, Spain

The academy is led by Jofre Porta, renowned for having had professional links with Carlos Moyá and Rafa Nadal. He is a student and philosopher of tennis, he dedicates a big part of his time and effort investigating on how to help tennis players maximise their potential.

Description of Academy

The loyalty of our pupils, the large number of technical staff who visit us to see our work and the results of our players, endorse our enthusiasm and these form our distinguished way of understanding what an Academy is. In this Academy the programs are flexible and personalized and range from beginners to professional, from holiday tennis up to the pre-season tournament preparation, from young players to adult tennis, from the formation of a coach or a physical trainer to anybody keen on
tennis but with ambition to learn.

Website

http://www.globaltennisteam.com/academia.php

 

SOTO Tennis Academy

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Soto Tennis Academy
Paseo del Rio
Sotogrande, 11310
Cadiz, Spain

SotoTennis Academy is led by former British Number 1 Doubles player Daniel Kiernan.

Description of Academy

STA has established a reputation for tennis excellence and sporting development in Spain and Europe, attracting high-quality coaching staff and players. Here at STA we offer full-time tennis training programmes combined with education to players aged 12 and above as well as options of weekly/monthly access to supplement your programme at home.

Website

http://www.sototennis.com/page/435/STA-Tennis-Camps

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BTT Tennis Academy

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Club Esportiu Valldoreix,
Calle Pintor Goya s/n,
08197 Valldoreix,
Barcelona, Spain

Founded in 2004 by Francis Roig, Alvaro Margets and Jordi Vilaró, all three continue to direct and personally oversee the daily running of the BTT TENNIS ACADEMY, recently strengthened in 2010 by the incorporation of Alberto Riba who has brought to the academy all his high performance tennis experience previously acquired in his position as Managing Director of the Spanish Tennis Federation.

Description of Academy

BTT TENNIS ACADEMY is a high performance centre situated in the grounds of the Club Esportiu Valldoreix in the town of Valldoreix near Barcelona. The principle aim is an integral preparation of student- tennis players of all standards and ages, looking to achieve their personal development as well as academic and optimum athletic skill enrichment.

Website

http://www.barcelonatotaltennis.com/indexeng.html




 

Vilas Tennis Academy

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Palmanova Beach,
Calvia,
Mallorca,
Spain

Was founded with the same philosophy that brought Guillermo Vilas to the top, revolutionizing the world of tennis, introducing a new style based on the principles of hard work , dedication and winning mentality leading to a path that includes 62 ATP titles, 4 Grand Slams and 1 Master.

Description of Academy

Academy is located in Palmanova Beach, municipality of Calvia The club count 10 clay courts, and 2 sintetic courts with last generation surface from IBEROSPORT courts. Facilities are approved by the ITF, and develop in our center various local or international tournaments. These two surfaces allow the preparation of players for every kind of tournaments of the ITF, ATP and WTA calendar. Vilas Academy and IBESPORT develops and build courts and sport facilities all around Europe.

Website

http://www.vilastennisacademy.com/

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JC Ferrero Tennis Academy

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Paraje Casas de Menor,
44, 03400
Villena,
Alicante,
Spain

Juan Carlos Ferrero is the Sports Director of the JC Ferror Tennis Academy and in 2003 ranked the no.1 ATP player in the world.

Description of Academy:

The JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy was founded by Antonio Martínez Cascales in 1995 to continue the work that he and a group of collaborators had been carrying out at several schools in the area since 1980. Between the 1980’s and the mid-1990s, these schools were among the best in Spain for training young players and they produced several national male and female champions.

What started in 1995 as a modest and small academy with only a few tennis courts, is now one of the best academies in the world. Humility, familiarity and hard work, coupled with natural talent, are the three virtues that took Juan Carlos Ferrero to the world number one ranking in tennis.

The JC Ferrero tennis academy provides different types of programs for players and adults: summer camp, year round training, short term training and adult programs.

Website

http://www.equelite.com/

 

Elite Tennis Academy

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Autovia de Castelldefels km 17, 5
Castelldefels,
Barcelona,
Spain

Everyone who seeks a tennis academy aims to reach the top. Everyone who has been successful is because it works with passion, dedication and humility. These are the three most important values at Elite Tennis Academy.

Description of Academy

ELITE TENNIS ACADEMY in Barcelona, Spain, is a professional Tennis Academy, where a tennis player can develop as a person, in addition to improving his/her tactical, physical, technical and specially psychological skills. Our professional coach team adapts unique tennis training method for every single player. We are developing, creating and using the most innovative tennis training system: NEUROTRAINING this mean, use the Neuroscience in tennis training.

Website

http://www.elitennis.com/

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BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN FRANCE

 

Mouratoglou Tennis Academy

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3550 Route des Dolines,
06640 Biot,
France

Founded by Patrick Mouratoglou, the current coach of Serena Williams and who has also coached players such as Marcos Baghdatis and Grigor Dimitrov.

Description of Academy

Sponsored by Jeremy Chardy, our Tennis and Study program, launched 10 years ago, offers our students both a high level athletic training and an outstanding academic education. Our program enables to harmoniously combine intensive training, tournaments and school curriculum. The goal is to enable our students to build a long term project around sports and education, leading to a professional tennis career or to the enrollment into an American University sports program.

Website

http://www.mouratoglou.com/

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BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN ITALY

 

Bob Brett / Fabio Lavazza Tennis Academy

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Strada Solaro,111
18038 – Sanremo (IM) – Italy

With the creation of the Bob Brett / Fabio Lavazza Tennis Centre, internationally respected tennis coaches Bob Brett and Fabio Lavazza brings their experience and vision to the service of young players committed to their tennis development.

Description of Academy

A maximum of 24 full-time participants are accepted each year, ensuring a small programme of exceptional quality that responds to each player’s individual needs and aptitude. Week-long focus programmes are available throughout the year for those players wishing to benefit from the coaches advice and concentrate on specific skill sets.

The Centre is located in San Remo, Italy, renowned for its beautiful natural setting and mild climate. With cultural attractions and international airports within close driving distance, the Centre is a vantage point from which to explore the vibrant culture and history of the Italian Riviera.

Website

http://brettlavazzatennis.com/

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BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN USA

 

IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis

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5500 34th Street West,
Bradenton,
FL 34210,
USA

Nick Bollettieri, one of the most influential people in the world of tennis and a legend who has transcended the sport.  In 1978, he founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida. In 1987, Nick expanded his vision when he joined forces with IMG to turn the Tennis Academy into a multi-sport training facility, now known as IMG Academy. Located on over 400 acres, the IMG Academy complex trains over 13,000 junior, collegiate, adult & professional athletes annually, including families and corporate groups, from over 75 countries annually.

Description of Academy

IMG Academy camps are anchored by coaches with years of collegiate and professional experience. They provide the most complete and individualized instruction available in the game today. With innovative training programs and a state-of-the-art training complex that rivals most pro training complexes, everything player needs to succeed is at their fingertips.

Website

http://www.imgacademy.com/sports/bollettieri-tennis/bollettieri-tennis-camps/multi-week

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Rick Macci Tennis Academy

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9045 Vista del Lago
Boca Raton,
Florida
33428

At the Academy, with one of the world’s top coaches (in Rick) and one of the world’s top stroke analysis experts (in Brian Gordon, PhD.) and a fitness program used by many professional sports teams and athletes…you can see why the Macci Philosophy provides the best on and off court development in the industry.

Description of Academy

RMTA is conveniently located at the luxurious Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. The Macci Academy is a very personalized program… it is not a factory. Each day students receive individual instruction with a small student/pro ratio for drilling, point play, group fitness and athletic enhancement.

Website

http://rickmacci.com/

 

John McEnroe Tennis Academy

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Locations in Manhattan, Westchester and Long Island, USA

Founder and Director, John McEnroe is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He held the #1 world ranking in singles for 170 weeks between 1980 and 1985, and was the #1 doubles player in the world for a record 257 weeks.

Description of Academy

Under the guidance of JMTA Director Lawrence Kleger, and inspired by the vision and daily presence of Johnny Mac, JMTA now offers its training programs and world-class staff of teaching professionals at three locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Coaches, including former ATP and WTA professional players Fritz Buehning, Hana Sromova and Phil Simmonds have joined Academy Directors Felix Alvarado, Greg Bolitsky, Cosmin Cotet, Nate Emge and Greg Evans to bring the Mac way to promising players from all across the greater NYC area.

Website

http://www.johnmcenroetennisacademy.com/

 

Nick Saviano Tennis Academy

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9101 Northwest 2nd Street Plantation,
FL 33324,
USA

Internationally recognized as one of the top developmental coaches and coaching educators in tennis. Over 29 years, Saviano has coached and developed more than 50 ATP & WTA players. Ranking in the top-50 in singles with wins over top-10 players on multiple occasions en route to four ATP Tour titles.

Description of Academy

SHPT limits program sizes in order to uphold the integrity of our world-class training program. Coach-to-player ratio is one coach to 4 or less players. Students are taught using The Saviano Method, a comprehensive, efficient and effective developmental program. Strategy, Tactics, Shot Selection and Pattern Development. Each player will develop a clear understanding of their basic strategy as a player. Additionally, major emphasis will be placed on a player learning high percentage “generic” tactics and shot selection, as well as, personalized tactics which highlight the player’s individual weapons.

Website

http://savianotennis.com/

 

Evert Tennis Academy

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Evert Tennis Academy
10334 Diego Drive South
Boca Raton, FL 33428

As the proud home to more than 15 Grand Slam participants and 100 Division I college athletes, Evert Tennis Academy (ETA) has a proven record of success in developing champions at the highest levels. Chris Evert, tennis legend and winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, and John Evert, world-renowned developmental coach and ETA Director, believe in designing personalized programs that consist of a strategic balance between technical, tactical, mental, and physical training.

Description of Academy

The Evert Tennis Academy’s mission is to pass on to future champions the same knowledge, passion and competitive spirit that drove Chris Evert to win 157 single’s titles, 18 grand slams and to reign for 7 years as the # 1 player in the world. By combining the experience of a champion with world-class coaching, cutting-edge training methods and premier facilities the Evert Tennis Academy is able to offer unrivaled programs for players of all ages and abilities.

Website

http://www.evertacademy.com/

 

BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN AUSTRALIA

 

Margaret Court Tennis Academy

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1 Dalgleish St,
Wodonga,
VIC 3690

The Margaret Court Tennis Academy officially started in 2008. Coach Phil Shanahan ( nephew of Margaret Court) was amazed by the number of juniors in his local area that did not know who Margaret was, let alone the sheer magnitude of her achievements. Phil met with Margaret and formed the Margaret Court Tennis Academy.

Description of Academy

The Margaret Court Tennis Academy offers coaching for all ages and all abilities all over our region.

Website

http://mctennis.com.au/

 

Pure Tennis Academy

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M29 Sports Road,
Mount Gravatt QLD,
4111

Marc Kimmich – Director

Marc is the director and joint partner of Pure Tennis Academy. He has been on the professional circuit for the last nine years. He brings a vast amount of knowledge, which only comes from experience at the highest level possible. His direct and honest approach is very refreshing which creates a great learning environment.

Description of Academy

Pure Tennis Academy was founded in December 2009. We are a full service tennis management company for all levels of play, offering state-of-the-art technology with a personal touch for each client and with a commitment to excellence. At Pure Tennis, tennis is more than a sport – its a passion. We are committed to providing superior services that focus on results for every player, whether you have just taken up the game or are looking to make a career on the professional circuit.

Website

http://brisbane.puretennis.com.au/

 

BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN THE NETHERLANDS

 

10S Academy Amsterdam

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Boechorstraat 38,
Amsterdam,
Netherlands

Founded in 2011 by Maria Sharapova’s coach, Sven Groeneveld and fellow Dutch coach, Roland Laurense

Description of Academy

Tennis Academy Amsterdam has created all the necessary conditions to reach the full potential of tennistalents. TAA has a safe and inspiring environment, where the development of the individual, in the broadest sense of the word, plays a central role. A tailor made program will be made for everyone who has the ambition to reach his full tennispotential. So an optimized development for every tennisplayer can be guaranteed. Next to an on-court development as a player, TAA also takes care of an off-court development as a global citizen.

Website

http://www.tennisacademyamsterdam.com/

 

BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN SWEDEN

 

Good to Great Tennis Academy

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Good to Great World AB,
Mjölnarvägen 1,
177 401 Järfälla,
Sweden

The founders of Good to Great Tennis Academy are Magnus Norman, Nicklas Kulti and Mikael Tillström, who have all won the Davis Cup for Sweden and have been ranked among the best in the world.

Description of Academy

Good to Great Tennis Academy is a small tennis academy with a very limited number of spots available. The player-coach ratio is maximum 3-1 and we put a lot of time into the personal touch. We focus on quality. We have 9 full-time coaches taking care and travelling with the players to tournaments as well as staff taking care of administration. Our goal at Good to Great Tennis Academy is to be an outstanding base for player development where all players have the maximum possibilities to reach their full potential. Our vision is also to build our own world class facilities in the near future so that we can offer this possibility to more players.

Website

http://www.goodtogreatworld.com/en/

 

BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN BELGIUM

 

Justine Henin Academy

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Club Justine Henin,
Avenue Léon Fournet 20,
1342 Ottignies,
Belgium

In 2007, former world no.1, Justine Henin decided to create her tennis academy. After her remarkable career as a tennis player, she wants to support a range of concepts built and lived during her long experience. She aims to convey a range of values of sports training like courage, fighting spirit, respect, discipline.

Description of Academy

Today we welcome students / players from around the world who have a personal development project and tennis. The philosophy of Justine Henin Academy is based on the fact that the performance should not be seen as an end in itself. The result of an activity is essentially the result from a state of mind.

Website

http://www.iclub.be/home3.asp?ClubID=132&LG=EN&LG2=EN

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BEST TENNIS ACADEMIES IN UK

 

Bolton Tennis Academy

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Arena Approach Horwich,
Bolton,
Lancashire,
BL6 6LB,
United Kingdom

Dedicated and professional coaches that have a track record of producing players in all age groups and from national, European, International & professional levels.

Description of Academy

Players in the programme progress through our coaching team as they reach the appropriate levels, this ensures that players are working with coaches who have the relevant experience for players to achieve the next level. The yearly squad syllabus is age and level specific. All squad have a tennis specific physical session included which focuses on the physical components within the set syllabus. The squads are run over a number of courts to allow all players the variety of hitting with other players of their level. All players begin the squad with the Bolton Arena warmup which ensures players are physically ready to meet the demands of the squads.

Website

http://www.boltonarena.com/

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