“They’ve been working well for a couple of weeks. They arrived in Paris after playing another final [at the $25,000 Platja d’Aro]”, explained Muñoz. “They started slightly hesitantly, a little distracted by singles defeats, but they were able to overcome that and they played increasingly well through the competition. They had some great matches and a good week. This win will give them a lot of confidence and energy to continue, because the work is tough and long, and these things always help you to keep working and believing in the process”.
Their next big challenge will come at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, where Alex will be back in the mix for the singles and doubles. Good luck at Wimbledon!
The RNA is happy to announce its first RNA tennis camps in Philadelphia (at Swarthmore College), Chicago (at the Oak Brook Park Tennis Center), and Miami (at Barry University) from June 28 until July 17th, 2021 in partnership with Avanza Sports.
The Academy will also be present in Thailand from December 27th, 2021 until January 8th, 2022, delivering its programs at the British International School of Phuket, also with Avanza as the operator.
Youth players and adults in both the US and Thailand will train with the official Rafa Nadal Academy training staff to improve their game and maximize their potential under the Academy's unique methodology of training.
Avanza Sports is one of the main sports event operators in the US with a presence in 26 cities through its partnerships with the Real Madrid Foundation and the Rafa Nadal Academy. Avanza has years of expertise bringing - through its events - fans and sports enthusiasts closer to the brands and athletes they love, and offering its participants unique international travel experiences linked with the world of sports.
Before making the trip to Monte Carlo for the start of the clay swing, Rafa Nadal wanted to see for himself the progress in the construction of the new sports facilities at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.
During his visit, Rafa had the opportunity to evaluate the quality of the 7 covered clay courts, which are now very close to completion. He also inspected the progress on the indoor fast courts and the new spaces for fitness training, physiotherapy, psychology, nutrition and sports medicine and office zone, which will be in the centre of the new building.
In recent months Rafa has been very involved in the decision-making process for this extension, paying close attention to every detail so that the new sports facilities can set a global benchmark. The goal is for the extension to be ready for the start of the Annual Programme in September. The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar currently has 140 students living in the Academy, where they combine their training with their academic studies.
The new courts will also be available for use by all Mallorcans that are currently members of the Rafa Nadal Club, a Fitness, Tennis, Padel and Swimming club that was opened in September and has been well received by the local public.
After the extension, which is expected to be completed in the coming months, the complex will have the following facilities:
- 19 outdoor hard courts
- 15 outdoor clay courts (7 of which will be built in a second phase)
- 4 indoor hard courts
- 7 covered clay courts
- 1 football pitch
- 7 outdoor padel courts
- 6 indoor padel courts
- 1 Padbol court
- 2 squash courts
- 1 semi-Olympic swimming pool
- 1 outdoor pool
- Fitness Centre
- Spa and aesthetics centre
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The facilities of the Academy have been adapted to comply with the safety and hygiene protocols established by health authorities. Thanks to synergy with QuirónSalud (healthcare partner of the Academy), during the last few months, the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar has been considered a success story by the press and international institutions, and an example of safety and trust thanks to its management during the health crisis caused by COVID-19.
Below are some of the safety measures that will be implemented to prevent COVID-19 contagion during the coming summer months:
To guarantee a safe environment, all players and guests of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar must comply with the health measures approved by the Government of the Balearic Islands, which include restrictions on the entry of passengers to Mallorca.
The preventive measures associated with the current pandemic for our players enrolled in the Junior Programs will be confirmed by the Players Desk team before the arrival of the players and their families, according to the context upon arrival. In coexistence with the official measures decreed by the health authorities to access the island of Mallorca, an antigen test may be carried out upon arrival in order to guarantee the safety of the player community. The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar will cover the entire cost of these tests.
Today we are winning the matches that we will play tomorrow.
We want you to know how important you are to us and to remind you that together we will come out on top.
For this reason, and to adapt to your personal circumstances, at Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar we offer you the possibility of modifying or cancelling your new reservations at no cost if you do so at least 48 hours before starting your stay with us. We will play again soon!
Get ready – your best matches are yet to come!