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Did you know that players from Spain win 15% of ATP Tour events?

April 15, 2003 11:26 AM

Did you know that this is the 7th year that Spain is the country with the most players on the ATP Tour, with 14 in 2002 and 17 in 2001?

In 2002, 3 out of every 10 ATP finalists were from Spain, and that is not even counting the players that live and train in Spain, including Younes El Aynaoui, Marat Safin, Hicham Arazi, and many others.

Barcelona is a great city and capital of European tennis. It has more tennis Clubs than the rest of Spain together. Every week there are tournaments for all levels within 25 km distance.

For juniors looking to take their game to the next level, Barcelona is a paradise. Players come to Barcelona from all over the world to train at the best academies in the world. A combination of clay court training, combined with tremendous coaching makes Barcelona the Mecca of world-class tennis.

One of the best-known tennis academies in Spain is the Sanchez – Casal Tennis Academy. Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal have teamed up with a group of coaches that includes 6 former Davis Cup players and coaches: Pedro Rebolledo, J.Aguilera, Angel Gimenez and Pato Alvarez. Our staff will take care of the details to make players feel like a pro during their time in Barcelona, and our training system guarantees great results.

If you are looking for a great tennis experience, you can choose from both short and long term programs. Also, American education is available for those looking to combine schooling with training.

For more information on the Sanchez-Casal Academy visit www.opentenis.com, or in the USA call 305-554-1124 or e-mail usp@universitysports.com




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