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Old 02-10-2008, 09:31 AM   #41
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Sanchez-Casal is a very good academy, with a good name (and all the coaches are RPT!!!). However there is a danger that it is becoming a bit like IMG Bolletieri in that the name is now bigger than the results and that you need money rather than talent to train there. In fairness, academies are a business and the mass players pay the bills for the talented ones to train.

In terms of the coaching, it's mostly built on repetition and drills - actually the same drills repeated over and over again. The work ethic instilled in the players is phenominal.

If you want to see a less commercial academy in action try Elitennis at Club de Gimeno as discussed earlier in the thread. Smaller in scale but more personal for it.
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