A Dream Come True ...
Everyone that knows me from my tennis background knows that Rafael Nadal is my favourite tennis player, so it was an amazing experience to visit his academy! All I wanted to do was pick up a racket and get on the court again!
Located in Manacor (Rafa's home town) the high performance tennis centre offers a unique training system. Combining tennis and education; facilities include an international school, players gym, 3000 sq metre fitness and wellness centre, 19 hard courts, clay and indoor courts, padel and squash courts, sports cafe and accommodation.
As a visitor you can explore the "Museum Experience" showcasing so many of Rafa's achievements, and memorabilia from other athlete's, explore the shop and enjoy a drink or lunch on the outside balcony overlooking the complex. Adult museum ticket was €15.
Looking for a full tennis experience? Full week, half week and total tennis weekend packages are available to book onto. On my "to-do" list!
Just a 15 minute drive from the academy is the small coastal town of Portocristo. A quiet, laid-back working fishing village, home to Rafa's luxury catamaran and most commonly known for the "Coves del Drach". Definitely well worth a visit and wander, especially for some dinner.
Take a look at my video below...