The Rafa Nadal Tennis Heart on the Sani Resort in Chalkidiki, northern Greece, is hoping to encourage the subsequent era of superstars.
Opened in 2019, it is the primary and solely Rafa Nadal Tennis Heart in Europe. It goals to supply gamers with the identical world-class coaching strategies that helped twenty-two time Grand Slam champion rise to the highest of the game.
“I’ve been with the children as we speak and I see how the ambiance is right here. I believe it’s nice for the children, nice for tennis and the extra we’ve got, the extra largest likelihood there may be of getting extra skilled tennis gamers,” Nadal’s head coach, Carlos Moyá, informed Euronews.
Moyá, himself a former world No.1 and Roland Garros champion, is aware of all there may be to learn about nurturing expertise. He says that getting one of the best out of your gamers requires rather more than simply teaching.
“You need to be brother generally, it’s a must to be a pal, another instances you must be laborious on him and you must push with a purpose to get his 100%.”
Academies equivalent to this are cropping up all internationally. In response to current figures from the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF), the variety of tennis golf equipment globally has virtually doubled since 2019.
So, will we be seeing extra Rafa Nadals sooner or later?
“It’s laborious to get new Nadals, I believe it’s as soon as in a lifetime… However after all having this type of amenities in such a stupendous place just like the Sani Resort, to have the Rafa Nadal Tennis Heart right here, it’s superb,” mentioned Moyá.