Spanish tennis beacon Rafael Nadal has launched a new tennis academy christened after him in Spain capital, Madrid.
The Manacor-born has a similar set-up in his native community and has no doubt his latest project will succeed. The academy’s objective is to build teenagers who have flair for the sport into professionals and at the same time, well rounded personalities.
According to The King of Clay, the training is built to go beyond life in the courts; stressing that his main goal is to provide the young stars with an all-round education
The state-of –the-art Rafael Nadal academy boasts of up-to-date teaching techniques, over twenty courts, swimming pool and a gym.
“The academy itself is something special. It has great sentimental value for us because we have worked hard on it and it’s built basically on the hard day to day work.
“The fact is that mself and my team have experienced tennis through all its stages, therefore we do understand what young people need, not only regarding tennis but also on a personal and human level,” the 30-year old said.
No doubt, this must have brought the clay king some solace after having to deal with another disappointment of familiar failure culminating in the premature termination of his 2016 season, no thanks to the depressingly recurring wrist injury. The 14-time Grand Slam winner hopes to make a comeback at the Mubadala world tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi in time in build up to the Australian Open next year.