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  1. Ash_Smith

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    Sorry, have only just seen this reply!

    Yes I spent some time there working with Enrique, was very impressed with his philosophies as a coach. I have heard through the grapevine since I was there that there are now several academies operating out of Gimeno, all competing with each other? Maybe Barca Tennis can set me straight if this is false info?

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  2. Barca tennis

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    Great your still playing! hope you have some sun soon!
    Yes the two guys are still here living in Castel! its hard to leave as you know:)
    The house of fun is no longer.
    Thanks Barca:)
     
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    Yes I spent some time there working with Enrique, was very impressed with his philosophies as a coach. I have heard through the grapevine since I was there that there are now several academies operating out of Gimeno, all competing with each other? Maybe Barca Tennis can set me straight if this is false info?

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    Hello Ash
    Elitennis is the only only academy working out of Gimeno.
    some did try a few years ago but where not good and soon went.
    The club always has pro players coming in with there coaches like Marcel Granollers and Almagro did winter training here.
    The club has a small academy that work with children from the near by schools.
    Thanks Barca:)
     
  4. EAItennismum

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    Hi Barca tennis!!!

    Love reading ALL of your information! We are headed to Europe this summer (from Canada) and our daughter is a junior and plays u14 currently. We would llllove to enrol her into a tennis academy in Barcelona for 2-3 weeks in July but we are SO confused as to what will be the BEST for her. She is a hard worker and passionate about tennis. She would like to work on her technique, consistency, mental game and fitness. In December she will enter u16 (she has a bad birthday!!!) and we really would like to offer her as much positive training as possible so she is prepared for tournaments and can feel confident and really enjoy herself. We have looked at Sanchez (quite expensive), bta tennis, bruguera and Global in Mallorca. Any thoughts on what would be the best academy for her? Any information would be MOST helpful.
     
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    Barca Tennis

    Hi Barca Tennis - I sent a reply to your listed email not sure if it is the correct one. My email is tabathv1@yahoo.com.
     
  6. Ash_Smith

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    Gracias Barca, must have been a couple of years back when I heard there were a few academies renting courts from the club at the same time.

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  7. Barca tennis

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    Hi EAItennismum
    If you email me i am happt to help you all i can.
    Many thanks Barca:)
     
  8. EAItennismum

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    Hi Barca Tennis,

    I wrote you an email and it bounced back. Would it be possible for you to send me your email. I tried ltjtennis(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk is there another email I should try as I do not have instant messaging? Sorry to be a pain.
     
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    I'm from a land where they have more then 800 different beers ;-)
    yes we have clay indoor and outdoor courts...
    much slower then in spain due to humid and colder weather in general, great for long rallies though!
     
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    Say hi to them next time you see them, hope all is well...
    Castell is indeed a nice place ;-)
     
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    Barca Tennis - thanks for the links - will have a good look through and see if I can find a nice furnished apartment for a 1 to 2 month stay.:)
     
  12. Barca tennis

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    Hi EAItennismum
    My email is ljtennis not ltj.
    Hope i can help

    Thanks Barca:)
     
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    Will say Hi to them!
    Thanks ericsson!:)
     
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    Hi tabs!
    Hope you find and email me if you need more help.
    thanks Barca:)
     
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    will also be very interested in hearing your results. Are you going solo or looking to go with a group?
     
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    Ok thanks for your response! That doesn't surprise me. Enrique was kind, serious & the only thing I wasn't in like with was the area. But I was also in the market for a semi different product.

    Salud amigo!
     
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    Hoping to be back in Barcelona for a month this August but my wife is pushing for Mallorca and the Vilas academy! My son really enjoyed Barcelona and doesn't really want to go to a new academy though.
     
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    Hey barca. Im heading to Barcelona at the start of june. Im from the philippines and been playing for over a year. Do you know any place in Barcelona where i can play and easily find/book a hitting partner? Thanks
     
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    An academy called 4slam have just moved to new premises in Gava Mar. Anyone had any experience of them and their costs?
     
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    no but Laeita does...contact me....well worth it. Match play here is excellent.
     
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    So Barca... your thoughts on Pro AB and Laeita for Adults? Interested to hear
     
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    Hey again Moz... I have an english site :)

    But seriously i have some cool affordable ideas for you with excellent caliber in Barcelona now if you are interested.
     
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    wow! it took me a while to read the whole thread.lol

    im in the same boat like some of the members here... i have an 8yr old kid and playin for a lil over a year now with a personal coach. im thinking of sending her to a tennis camp in Spain late this year when turn 9 since we been planning to have a trip in Spain, might as well add the camp to our itinerary.
    i only got this idea because we usually get to the club early to do her routine before she trains. while she does her thing, i usually get to chat with other coaches, players and some parents too, and then usual comment i get from them is that my kid has "potential" and would be great if i can send her abroad to train. now what kind of potential? i dont know because i didnt bother to ask too. the funny thing is, my kid haven't competed in any tournament. so i was thinking these people are full of bs.lol

    but when seeing my kid from a far when she trains, im seeing the reaction of people that watches her and i see that they're a bit impress or they like what they sees on her. her coach is saying that shes tournament ready now but we'll have to wait till she gets 9 in time to do a lil polishing.

    im just thinking, since we're goin on a trip, i'll gonna bring her to an efficient and effective camp that will fit her. I'm not lookin for a fancy camp. we're just gonna go for a camp that solely for tennis for the main purpose of putting her skills on a higher level and take it from there.
     

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