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Rafa Nadal to Build Tennis Center in Manacor

2/19/2011Rafaholics ™

Rafa Nadal signed cooperation protocol with Antich and Pastor.


Nadal puts the firm to build a tennis center in Manacor

Nadal said that this training center for young players is an idea that had for years and hopes he can begin to be build "very soon"


The tennis player Rafael Nadal today has signed a cooperation protocol with the regional institutions Islands that is the first step in building an international tennis reference that bears his name in his hometown of Manacor.

Nadal has said that this training center for young players is an idea that he has in his head for years and he hopes he can begin to be built "very soon ", for which it will in collaboration with the City of Manacor, the council of Mallorca and the Balearic Government to expedite the necessary paperwork.

"Today is an important day for me because presenting this international center is a source of great personal satisfaction to me, " Nadal said in a press conference at the headquarters Fundación Antoni Maria Alcover in Manacor, where he highlighted the fact that will be built in his hometown makes it even more relevant.

Nadal aims to attract his academy to "players from all over the world " and provide the center of "all the facilities needed for an athlete to grow and train. " Has detailed have between 15 and 20 tennis courts, facilities for other sports and a residence of 70 to 100 rooms.

The center will be funded entirely by the player and he said he did not know exactly the cost that will entail but has admitted that "a significant investment. "




Nadal to open International Tennis School in Mallorca


It has been announced that tennis star Rafael Nadal, with the collaboration of the City of Manacor & the Consell de Mallorca, is to create an international tennis centre in his home town of Manacor. The construction is expected to begin at the end of the summer 2011 and will be entirely funded by Nadal.

The facilities will include 15-25 tennis courts, a football ground, swimming pool, medical centre and accommodation for 70-100 athletes. The site earmarked for the project is at the sports centre of Torre dels Enagistes to the south of the city. The government is delighted that the world's number one tennis star has committed to such a project, saying that the centre will put Majorca on the map, not only for tennis, but for sport at all levels.

Rafa Nadal hopes his school will attract players from all over the world and become a place where young talent can be nurtured and transformed into professional tennis players. He told a press conference that this tennis academy is something that he has thought about for many years and that the opportunity to create such a centre in his home town gives him great personal satisfaction.

The centre will also become the headquarters of the Foundation Rafael Nadal.
Nadal firmly believes in encouraging young people, especially those in socially disadvantaged situations, to become involved with sport so that they can develop personal skills such as self-esteem and confidence.

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