Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by Barca tennis, Jan 3, 2008.
Marco has a email
will get Jon boy to email it to you
Are you on the outdoor clay courts yet?
Yep yep, weather is great for the time of year now, yesterday 24°
We've played competition with the team, we have two wins in the bag, two more to go ;-)
Spain did me good although i have to admit i didnt play great, it's the stress of the game that takes control of me, hope it betters by playing more.
Barca, you seem like the right person to answer this, how do you deal with stress in the game?, i mean afraid to lose and by that you play awful :s
Glad the weather better for you now.
never never be afraid to lose!!
i was the stress king, broke many rackets!! but looking back now i guess i had to be pump up to play well, had many people try things to help my game but didnt help me much, i did start flooding my mind with off court things when my head was in a mess which did help me alot.
Hey barca. Xristos needs more detail. Contacts, dates etc.
Could you please reply to him Via MTF?
thanks for these favours you have been doing for us
will do baghdatis
very happy to help the guy
have not heard from Xristos,
the coaches and academies are starting to get booked up for the summer so he needs to get back to me asap
have booked in for two more weeks of training in July! cant wait to get back on the Barcelona clay! can you tell me about the Elitennis academy housing,is it a good place to stay?
Glad your coming back for some more hitting,
it is the best place to stay when your training,cheap and good food,couple of the coaches hang out there at lunch times times too,
see you again soon
Hi Barca, just wondering if you received my last email?
Haven't heard back, that's all.
Hopefully hear from you soon,
yes did get your email thanks, am waiting to hear back from the academy that you will be going to, will chase it up tomorrow.
Thanks Barca, Sorry to be in your case, just looking to get things sorted.
I look forward to tasting the red Spanish clay
"Sorry to be ON your case" i should say!
Thanks again, Dan
Have email with details
What is the weather like out in Barcelona? will be out in a few days to train at the academy! Vamos!
Hope we can meet up for some hard hitting again, are you in town the first couple of weeks of July?
weather has not been great over the last few weeks, but sure its going to start to warm up again any day!!
Will be about when your here so for sure will have a hit.
The academy have two new coaches in for the summer, so look out! what i saw of them training this week your in for a hard couple of weeks! prepare to die!!!
My daughter is 16y. and she is playing ITF tournamnet and 10000 futures. Could you compare where is better to send her for few month, to CAR academy or CIT? I find the web page of CIT but I could not find the CAR?:?:?
Hola yo vivo en Canada y estoy interesado en programas de varios meses. Existen programas menos intensos pero que duren por mas tiempo y que sea incluido estadia y comidas? Me puedes dar precios y la duracion de los programas. Gracias
my name is David. I am looking for the best place where I can study,work and play tennis. One of my goals is to play futures and win some atp points. Many peole recommend me Spain.... Any advise?
Guys, I was at the Equelite academy belonging to JC Ferrero. It's teh best place I've been so far and I can highly recommend it. But it is intensive and you gotta be committed.
Bruguera Tennis Academy
i was in Bruguera Academy. Nice place, good coaches.
Austro -- i've been thinking about going there. Can you add any detail?
Whats the yearly cost?
Crosscourt, they are only just beginning to open to outside players. It is mostly a junior academy. But that is what makes it so great. I was lucky to get the head coach training with me. He usually hits with JC Ferrero when he is there.... I had about 1 1/2 - 2 hrs coaching each in the morning and afternoon. Before and after each of these sessions, were dynamic warm-up, mobility and strengthening exercises. I have never played so much tennis and exercised that much while feeling so good. The physios and trainers there were really knowledgeable, very committed and caring.
The place itself is quite nice with hedges surrounding each tennis court. You can see the resort on their website. Around it however, there is close to nothing. But if you have a car, Alicante is about 1 hr away. The next village (10mns) is Villena. You can also stay in ferrero's own hotel which is 15 mns away and gorgeous. Bu that will b e more expensive.
Hope this helps!
Austro -- very helpful thank you. What I really want to do is to get away, play some tennis, and still not be too far from London in case I have to get back in a rush. This sounds ideal.
Eminently possible. The closest airport there is Alicante, although Valencia is feasible too. I live in London as well. It's a very nice place that I can only recommend. The rate was Eur250 (Eur200 after some haggling) per day incl. accommodation, breakfast, dinner, snacks and all training (if they like you, you'll also get massages and T-Shirts for free). I was only there for a few days, so for longer periods they may well be able to give you a better deal. All the more so in the current financial environment...
Just a quick note:
Way to go Spanish Davis Cup Team!
Austro -- it sounds better and better. Did you deal with them direct or go through an agent?
I always do things direct. Just emailed them from the site. the guy handling these things there is Pedro Rico: firstname.lastname@example.org
How long and when are you aiming to go for? What's your standard if I may ask?
Austro-- thank you. I plan to go for one week, and would like to go in Spring. Hopefully when the weather wil be reliable but it will not yet be too hot. But I think that they only have certain weeks available for adults. I am a good player by non-professional standards.
You can go any time. But there is only one indoor court... So main - albeit small- risk is rain.
The yearly cost depends on what sort of tennis programe you are looking for,
If you can email what you are looking for that would help.
many thanks barca
Thank you DrTennis
Barca amigo!!! long time no see, como estas?? how are things in Castell?
Good thanks, raining here today, have been away alot, but am back for the next few 6 months
Can you pass me on some information about Elitennis academy in Spain,
I am looking to train for six weeks at Easter.
What acedemy are you representing Barca tennis?
Hi hit and hope,
If you pm me your email i can said details,
Many thanks Barca
I dont represent any academy in Barcelona,
I have good friends that train and work at alot of the academies out here,
Such as Elitennis, Sanchez and FCT Barcelona where you have trained.
Hola Barca Tennis!
Just got into Barcelona and am awaiting my racquet to arrive.
I will be here for a Month and would like to get in a lot of hitting.
Wanted to know where i can get a pair of Adidas Barricade 4 shoes in Barcelona??? I have been unable to find a tennis shop anywhere???
Also do you know anything about finding hitting partners??
I found the website Barecelona-tennis. It looks good??
Just wanted to get your opinion as you seem to be the man in the know in Barcelona.
You can get Adidas shoes in El corte ingles in the centre of barcelona, they have a very large sports section. you will find it hard to find any tennis shops as most of tennis sales are done with in the clubs.
Barecelona tennis is the best site to find players, just sign up and you will get emails every day with people who wants a hit.
Many thanks barca!
Clay courts open in Barca?
When do most clubs and hotels in general allow for use of the clay courts in Barcelona..? are they maybe already in use?
in some other places in europe its like in late april or evn may in some case.. denmark for example due to the colder climate
My play on the clay all year long!!!
As far as i know it's open all year, it doesn't really freeze in Barca so no problem, the biggest problem with clay is frost.
You back on the clay yet in your country???
Hola amigo, Qué tal? no not yet, lucky we have clay indoor but i don't really like to play indoor, i like to play in the open, damn i miss Castelldefels
You still travelling a lot?
ps: courts open in about two weeks...
I sent you an email referring to this thread and playing tennis in Spain
Hey Barca man,
on thE off chance do you know if any of these academies do an intensive weekend course for adults and if so what would they cover and an idea of £.
What with 3 young kids to do more than this aint gonna happen.
Level NTRP 4-4.5
Thanks and look fwd to hearing from you
Hi O Jumper!
If you email a guy at email@example.com he will be able to sort out good coaching for you at the weekend.
Not travelling so much.
I miss Castelldefels too!!! so am trying to stay here more!
I am thinking of spending a week at the Sergi Bruguera academy. Does anyone have any experience with that? Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a nice hotel in the vicinity (a bit more upscale)?
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