Saint Andrew’s School is excited to announce its official partnership with the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy (RNA) by Movistar. The Academy will host tennis camps on the Saint Andrew’s School campus from Monday, July 1, 2019, to Saturday, July 27, 2019.
The Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy will offer its well-known, high-performance training program to juniors ranging from the ages of 7 to 18 years old for four separate, one-week camp sessions.
Rafael Nadal, the winner of 17 major titles, including 11 French Opens, a career Grand Slam and a 23-15 winning record over Roger Federer, along with his famed coach “Uncle Toni” Nadal, developed a coaching philosophy that is at the core of their training methodology.
At the Academy, coaches apply these training systems, combining them with the skills that have brought success to Rafael Nadal throughout his professional career, such as mobility, a winning spirit, intensity (during training and competition), concentration and a competitive mentality. With unique access to the Academy’s training philosophy and methodology, campers will experience modern and creative tennis – an attractive, technical, tactical, and forward-playing game.
The objectives of the camp are as follows:
- Development of technical skills to play fast, fluid and beautiful tennis
- Understanding of tactics and game situations to develop a solid and consistent game
- Experiencing the RNA philosophy and understanding the values that build a champion
- Development of mental skills to become the best competitor
- Creation of a unique playing identity that will develop talent to its potential
“The Saint Andrew’s School partnership with the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy is an amazing and unique opportunity for children and tennis athletes to get hands-on experience and learn from the best,” said Head Tennis Coach at Saint Andrew’s School, Reid Rafter.
“This is the first time the Academy will be in the state of Florida, and I believe it will truly be a gratifying and rewarding experience for any child involved,” said Coach Rafter.