Mariana Duque - Top 100 in WTA singles
Alejandro González - Top 100 in ATP singles
Juan Sebastián Cabal - Top 20 in ATP doubles
Robert Farah - Top 50 in ATP doubles
During this period, Marc worked with the Davis Cup team of Colombia, as Captain in 2011 and 2012. Colombia qualified for the Play Offs to challenge for entering the Global Group.
In December 2012, Marc returned to Europe to work with the Dutch Robin Haase until May 2014. Robin was a doubles finalist with Igor Sijsling at the Australian Open 2013 and a finalist in singles at the ATP 250 in Gstaad and Vienna. His best ATP singles ranking in the period was position 42.
In June 2014 Marc went to work with young Italian player Gianluigi Quinzi for two months, and in August of that year was contracted by the Chinese Taipei Tennis Federation to prepare the national Team for the 2014 Asian Games. In that period he also worked with young local players.
In 2015 he formalized an agreement with the Mexican Tennis Federation to work on the development of young player Lucas Gomez. Lucas rose 250 positions in the ATP singles ranking.
In 2016 Marc joined the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar project, joining the organising team for this new phase.
Joel Figueras was selected as coach for the Mexican Davis Cup team in 1989, in the qualifying round of the world group which played in Marbella between Spain and Mexico, made up of the following players: Leo Lavalle (ranking 51 ATP), Francisco Maciel (ATP ranking 35), Jorge Lozano (ATP ranking 51) and Agustín Moreno (ATP ranking 25 in Doubles).
Before joining the USTA, Joel worked for 20 years as Director and Manager in the tennis department of RC de Polo Barcelona, a Club with 120 years of history, with over 10,000 members and with one of the largest tennis schools in Europe (900 players and over 50 coaches).
Joel Figueras holds the highest title granted by the Spanish Tennis Federation (Level 3 National Coach). Figueras was selected as best Spanish professional in 2009, awarded by the RPT (Professional Tennis Registry). In previous editions this award was granted to renowned tennis players such as Toni Nadal, Albert Costa, Gabriel Urpí and Antonio Martínez Cascales.
His extensive knowledge in tennis has allowed Joel to teach at tennis clinics and conferences around the world, for federations, entities and tennis clubs.
Joel began his tennis career at a young age in Barcelona, his home city, and represented his country at different team and individual competitions in the under-16 and under-18 categories, competing in the World Junior Circuit and ending in position 17 in the world ranking.
At 18 years old, Joel Figueras had to interrupt his dedication to tennis for 15 months, being sent to the Canary Islands to complete Compulsory Military Service. Upon completing it, he competed for several years on the professional circuit of ATP Futures and Challengers in Europe, America and Africa, before dedication to his teaching career as a tennis coach.
Joan Bosch was born in Menorca on the 2nd of July 1975, and spent the majority of his youth as a player at the Balearic Government School, sharing training sessions with Carlos Moyá. He graduated as a Physical Education Teacher from Alberta Giménez University and became a national tennis instructor for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation.
His debut as a coach was at 17 years old at different clubs in Menorca and Mallorca, until, thanks to his skills, he moved to the technification centre of the Balearic School of Sport where he worked as an instructor and tutor of the Calanova residence. During his time working at the Balearic School of Sport he met Toni Nadal and Rafa Nadal, and also professional tennis player Nuria Llagostera.
After his phase at the School, he worked for 7 years with the former ATP world number one Carlos Moyá, one year with Jose Higueras and another with José Perlas.
During the careers of Joan Bosch, Carlos Moyá ended up among the best eight players in the world for three consecutive years, in addition to winning the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and Rome, competitions such as the Conde de Godó Tournament and the Umag Tournament, among others, ending up in fifth position of the world ranking in his best year.
After the phase with Carlos Moya, he began a new phase as Director of the Sports Technification Programme of the Balearic Government within the programme dedicated to tennis, in which athletes such as Jaume Antoni Munar and Guillermo Alcaide participated, the latter reaching position 300 in the ATP ranking.
Over the last two years, Joan Bosch has been training Javier Vázquez, who participated in the qualifiers for the Spanish team.
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:
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!