Rafael Nadal laid the first brick of his tennis school in Manacor, his hometown on the island of Majorca, which is expected to open in the summer of 2016 and house 140 boys and girls each year.
The aim of the tennis school, where Rafa plans to work when he retires, is to “bring the best” out of young players, but above all to “prepare them for the future” on a human and academic level because becoming a professional is an objective very few achieve.
“The main thing is to educate them as persons”, said Rafa after planting the first stone of the “Rafa Nadal Academy”, which will have a floor area of 258,000 Sq ft and 18 tennis courts, a school and a residence for young players from around the World.
Rafa, you are such and amazing person–thank you for your kindness for all those children.
Rafa Nadal Academy is owned by Rafa and family? I am rather confused by some of the press information.
Magnifique projet on espère pouvoir venir en 2016 bonne chance
Once a dream & now a reality…..you are such a beautiful man & countless young kids globally will be eternally grateful & appreciative. May your Academy live on for many many years to come.
spanish tennis gets tougher…
Rafa, you are the Greatest Player of them All. God will bless you more. what you will do to all young players around the world. They will have a better future to your Academy that you build. Vamossssssssssss Rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
I continue to be overwhelmingly impressed by Rafael Nadal! After laying the first brick for the construction of his Mallorca School for tennis, he emphasized the first order of business for his students: the proper development of their characters as people! It’s no wonder Rafa is so loved all over the world. He exudes respect, sportsmanship and loyalty to family and friends–the quintessential model of a worthwhile human being. Congratulations, Rafa, for doing all you do for the average developing child and the children with disabilities! We all know how competitive you are, but if you were never ever to win another grand slam, your life would still be honored as the No. 1 champion for having positively touched so many other human beings. I am honored to be your everlasting fan! VAMOS RAFA!!!
Good job Rafa. You a such a great man..love you.
Good for Rafa…and lots of future tennis players. His ethical outlook on life alone is of value…….He will ,I think, always show that huge respect for others and loyalty to the tenets of good sportsmanship. I do hope he will continue playing. Has he had surgery for his appendix problem or not? Please keep us up to speed on our darling man. Peace to all…..Jean Palmer .
Well done Rafa,,,,,every young player will want to be at your academy,,,,