The Rafa Nadal Tennis Center on the Sani Resort in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece, opened in 2019. It’s the primary and simplest Rafa Nadal Tennis Center in Europe.
Carlos Moyá, Rafa Nadal’s trainer, and himself a former international No.1 and Roland Garros champion, spoke to Euronews about what it takes to assist anyone achieve the head in their recreation.
“I’m very proud of being part of that team that tries to motivate him and try to make him still better that what he is. He is a human being, he is not a machine. You have to be brother sometimes, you have to be a friend, some other times you need to be hard on him and you need to push in order to get his 100%.”
Academies equivalent to this are cropping up all the world over. According to fresh figures from the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the collection of tennis golf equipment globally has nearly doubled since 2019. So, do we be seeing extra Rafael Nadal’s someday?
“It’s hard to get new Nadals, I think it’s once in a lifetime… But of course having this kind of facilities in such a beautiful place like the Sani Resort, to have the Rafa Nadal Tennis Center here, it’s amazing. I’ve been with the kids today and I see how the atmosphere is here. I think it’s great for the kids, great for tennis and the more we have, the more biggest chance there is of having more professional tennis players.”
Europe accounts for over part of all professionally ranked tennis gamers. But ranges of minor participation are decrease in comparison to different portions of the arena, particularly Asia.