Originally Posted by Ash_Smith
^^^Nadal is a product of the "spanish system" insofar as Toni Colom, Francis Roig, Jofre Porta and even Toni Nadal are all RPT certified coaches.
If you are referring to "system" in the sense of the NGB, no spanish players are a product because RFET don't have a mission to produce players - they don't have the budget for it for one thing. There is a national academy, but in general they are picking up the 7th 8th 9th etc rated players as the top players have so many elite level coaches to choose from.
This man is 100% correct about this!
Ash I work with Porta in Mallorca...I didn't know of Francis Roig?
But question for you...do you know anything of Pro AB in Barcelona in terms of reputation?