Nadal congratulates 15 year old RNA student Alex Eala for her first Pro Title

octogon

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Rafael Nadal congratulated 15 year old Alex Eala (who lives and trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca) for winning her first professional title in the ITF Manacour Pro Tourney. Eala beat 28 year old Yvonne Cavalle- Reimers to win the title in 3 sets.



The question is, how much do these students pay in this Academy. Must ve humongous
 

octogon

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The question is, how much do these students pay in this Academy. Must ve humongous
I don't imagine attending any tennis academy full-time is cheap. The parents either sacrifice a lot to be able to pay for it, or are wealthy to begin with, or are able to organise some sort of full or partial tuition scholarship with their local federation. For example, Alex Eala is from the Philippines. If the Philippines tennis federation were made aware of her talent, they may be helping pay the fees for Alex to attend Rafa Nadal Academy. It will benefit the Philippines in the long run if Alex goes on to be a top player in the women's game.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Students at the RNA pay less than students at the IMG Academy in Florida founded by Nick Bollettieri that charges $75,900 for tennis training and private tuition at high school age.
In fairness, Nick's Academy (and Nick himself) groomed 10 future #1 players and many slams:

Agassi 8
Courier 4
Rios 1 final
Not to mention Hingis, Sharapova, Seles, the Williams sisters and helping Boris late in his career.

Yes, Rafa has won 20 slams but his Academy was founded after the bulk of those were won. So maybe Nick has a proven and long track record of producing world class tennis players. Maybe the Rafa Academy will someday get to that level, but for now, Nick's Academy remains the gold standard based on results.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
How much less? You must know the answer or you would draw the conclusion. So what is the RNA fee in American dollars?

Students at the RNA pay less than students at the IMG Academy in Florida founded by Nick Bollettieri that charges $75,900 for tennis training and private tuition at high school age. (Source: CNN, October 18, 2016)
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
In fairness, Nick's Academy (and Nick himself) groomed 10 future #1 players and many slams:

Agassi 8
Courier 4
Rios 1 final
Not to mention Hingis, Sharapova, Seles, the Williams sisters and helping Boris late in his career.

Yes, Rafa has won 20 slams but his Academy was founded after the bulk of those were won. So maybe Nick has a proven and long track record of producing world class tennis players. Maybe the Rafa Academy will someday get to that level, but for now, Nick's Academy remains the gold standard based on results.
So what?! I answered the question: "how much do these students pay in this Academy." (Post #2)
 

ND-13

Hall of Fame
So what?! I answered the question: "how much do these students pay in this Academy." (Post #2)
You were the one who first brought up the IMG comparison. BeatlesFan merely said the comparison does not make any sense as Nadal Academy has not produced any player of note yet. They could , in future and the comparison will be apt then.
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
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Yes, Rafa has won 20 slams but his Academy by MOVISTAR was founded after the bulk of those were won. So maybe Nick has a proven and long track record of producing world class tennis players. Maybe the Rafa Academy by MOVISTAR will someday get to that level, but for now, Nick's Academy remains the gold standard based on results.
;)
 

octogon

Hall of Fame
You were the one who first brought up the IMG comparison. BeatlesFan merely said the comparison does not make any sense as Nadal Academy has not produced any player of note yet. They could , in future and the comparison will be apt then.
Iga Swiatek has trained at Rafa Nadal Academy on two seperate stints as a junior, before she won her first Professional Title (which was the French Open). She makes constant mention of this in interviews. Other coaches may have developed her as well (which is common in tennis), but it seems Swiatek herself does not mind crediting Nadal Academy for some of her progression.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
So what?! I answered the question: "how much do these students pay in this Academy." (Post #2)
What do you mean, "so what?" You don't recognize that a greater service is more expensive? You're going to pay the same for a potato as you do a steak dinner in Monte Carlo? That was the salient point. Let's make it easier for you. Which car would you pay more for? The top is $300,000, the bottom is $35,000. Both great vehicles, but Nick Bollitierri is on top and Rafa is on bottom in terms of coaching academies. You pay more for the history and quality of the product you're purchasing. Simple economics lesson.

A)


B)
 

octogon

Hall of Fame
What do you mean, "so what?" You don't recognize that a greater service is more expensive? You're going to pay the same for a potato as you do a steak dinner in Monte Carlo? That was the salient point. Let's make it easier for you. Which car would you pay more for? The top is $300,000, the bottom is $35,000. Both great vehicles, but Nick is on top and Rafa is on bottom in terms of coaching academies. You pay more for the history and quality of the product you're purchasing. Simple economics lesson.

A)


B)
People pay for the value of the brand if we are going to make this an exercise in capitalism. The Head Coach Of Rafa Nadal Academy is Toni Nadal, who personally coached his nephew to something like 16 Grand Slam Titles.

The brand of Rafa (who is less hands on because of his active tennis career) and Toni (who is a hands on coach at the Academy) probably has far more value to prospective parents/students these days than Bolleteri, despite his illustrious roll call of alumni. The prospect of getting personal coaching from the man who coached the GOAT (as many believe Rafa is) is more enticing to many than spending 75 Grand to be coached by an old man in Florida. Times change.
 

Dolgopolov85

G.O.A.T.
What do you mean, "so what?" You don't recognize that a greater service is more expensive? You're going to pay the same for a potato as you do a steak dinner in Monte Carlo? That was the salient point. Let's make it easier for you. Which car would you pay more for? The top is $300,000, the bottom is $35,000. Both great vehicles, but Nick Bollitierri is on top and Rafa is on bottom in terms of coaching academies. You pay more for the history and quality of the product you're purchasing. Simple economics lesson.

A)


B)
I'd take the B option. OK not that specific one but just a nice, midsize sedan with decent HP will do for most real world driving conditions. Unless you live in Germany and would like to regularly do 300 ks on the autobahn. For normal roads, luxury/sports cars are a sheer waste.

PS: Yeah, I know, car A is way more loaded and has more engineering in it than car B. The point I am making is it is nevertheless not worth what they make you pay for unless you intend to invest in vanity. Just as a Les Paul is better in some ways than a Tele, but it's also not worth double a Tele. And Stevie Ray Vaughan never needed a Les Paul anyway.
 

JustMy2Cents

Professional
What do you mean, "so what?" You don't recognize that a greater service is more expensive? You're going to pay the same for a potato as you do a steak dinner in Monte Carlo? That was the salient point. Let's make it easier for you. Which car would you pay more for? The top is $300,000, the bottom is $35,000. Both great vehicles, but Nick Bollitierri is on top and Rafa is on bottom in terms of coaching academies. You pay more for the history and quality of the product you're purchasing.
Federer seems to have a different perception of Rafa's academy:
Roger Federer – “I Would Like To Teach Tennis at Rafa Nadal Academy”
Roger Federer: career after? "Would like to train in Rafael Nadal's Academy"
Cheeky response from Rafa's academy:laughing::-D :
 
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