Nadal opens up his academy to victims of flash flooding in Mallorca

#54
It will be interesting to see how many players will jump on public stunts because of/along with Nadal (Federer will, he is like that).

Very recently 2000 people died as a consequence from a tsunami.

Didn't hear much from either Nadal or Zverev.

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#77
So, what you are suggesting has nothing to do whether they are unwashed or washed, but with whether they live in the same place.

I have never been a fan of caring for the community like an owner cares for his dog, and that is what Nadal seems to be doing.

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That was not my point. Federer could have been seen playing soccer with children of African origin, many of them refugees, in Switzerland. That would not sit well with others. Flying to Africa for photo ops is much easier.
 
#79
That was not my point. Federer could have been seen playing soccer with children of African origin, many of them refugees, in Switzerland. That would not sit well with others. Flying to Africa for photo ops is much easier.
He is actually paying for various programmes for their education, health etc., and he could save himself the trouble to even meet them.

He doesn't get anything back, unlike Nadal, who will get a nod from the local authorities and community for his business projects, and probably financial benefits on a local and national level, because of his PR campaign.

:cool:
 
#80
He is actually paying for various programmes for their education, health etc., and he could save himself the trouble to even meet them.

He doesn't get anything back, unlike Nadal, who will get a nod from the local authorities and community for his business projects, and probably financial benefits on a local and national level, because of his PR campaign.

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Probably writes it off in his taxes
 
#83
How sad, but not really surprising considering how close the islanders are to each other. :(

Genny SS Retweeted
Gavin Lee @GavinLeeBBC

Rafael #Nadal’s family tell me that a cousin of Rafa’s best friend has died in the #Majorca floods.

The tennis star has been helping with the clean up operation + today gathered students and staff together for a minute silence at his sports academy, next to the worst hit area of #Santllorenç.



 
#84
It is his money...

BTW, some time ago I predicted that the so called "academy" will entangle more and more taxpayer's money by receiving lucrative assignments from various governmental and local sporting authorities, and I was absoltely right.

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Boy, you're something else. The Academy is going to profit from a natural disaster that caused untold damages and took ten lives????

(And don't bother replying to this post as I will not lower myself to discuss it with you.)
 
#85
Companies and individuals make fortunes out of war, whether just or unjust, so nothing should surprise ... but there is no reason to believe Nadal wouldn't sincerely feel for his compatriots.

Boy, you're something else. The Academy is going to profit from a natural disaster that caused untold damages and took ten lives????

(And don't bother replying to this post as I will not lower myself to discuss it with you.)
 
#86
Josep Pons @JPonsR wrote:
Un equip d'@IB3noticies també l'ha trobat fent feina, però ens ha demanat que no el gravàssim, i ho hem respectat, zero 'postureo'

Translated:
An IB3 News team also came across him working, but he asked them not to film him, and they respected that, zero 'posing'.
 
#89
He is actually paying for various programmes for their education, health etc., and he could save himself the trouble to even meet them.

He doesn't get anything back, unlike Nadal, who will get a nod from the local authorities and community for his business projects, and probably financial benefits on a local and national level, because of his PR campaign.

:cool:
Fed doesn't get anything back? Hmm. Fed doesn't do anything for nothing.
 
#90
From Reuters - As a comparison, sending your child to Eton College would cost you USD20,000 less than the Nadal Academy:

The Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, which opened last autumn on the Spanish island of Mallorca, is charging kids 56,000 euros ($62,000) a year for tennis lessons and school.

Patrick Mouratoglou’s new academy on the French Riviera, where his protege Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have trained, will set you back close to 40,000 euros a year, while the IMG Academy in Florida costs $78,250.

With a cool 31.6 million pounds ($40 million) up for grabs at Wimbledon, including 2.2 million pounds for the singles winners, tennis at the top is a highly lucrative sport.

But with most players now peaking in their late 20s and teenage grand slam winners few and far between, the cost of developing a tennis pro is rising while there are no guarantees that your child will make it as a professional.

With half of all 14,000 professional tennis players making no prize money at all, are big-name academies worth it?
 
#91
From Reuters - As a comparison, sending your child to Eton College would cost you USD20,000 less than the Nadal Academy:

The Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, which opened last autumn on the Spanish island of Mallorca, is charging kids 56,000 euros ($62,000) a year for tennis lessons and school.

Patrick Mouratoglou’s new academy on the French Riviera, where his protege Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have trained, will set you back close to 40,000 euros a year, while the IMG Academy in Florida costs $78,250.

With a cool 31.6 million pounds ($40 million) up for grabs at Wimbledon, including 2.2 million pounds for the singles winners, tennis at the top is a highly lucrative sport.

But with most players now peaking in their late 20s and teenage grand slam winners few and far between, the cost of developing a tennis pro is rising while there are no guarantees that your child will make it as a professional.

With half of all 14,000 professional tennis players making no prize money at all, are big-name academies worth it?
I wonder what's you comment has to do with the topic of the thread, but it reminded me that I wrote about tennis academies' fees 2 years ago.
According to CNN, the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy costs $60,000 (€54,250) a year, not €40,000.
CNN, October 18, 2016:
¤¤ - The Rafa Nadal Academy charges $62,000 (€56,000) a year for budding tennis pros. That includes tennis training (€26,500), accommodation and food (€19,000) and enrollment at an American International School (€10,500).
- A similar program at the recently opened Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Nice, France will set you back $60,000 (€54,250) a year.
- The IMG Academy in Florida founded by Nick Bollettieri charges $75,900 for tennis training and private tuition at high school age. ¤¤
https://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/18/tennis/tennis-academies-simona-halep-madison-keys/index.html

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/rafa-academy.575831/#post-10741795
 
#92
Boy, you're something else. The Academy is going to profit from a natural disaster that caused untold damages and took ten lives????

(And don't bother replying to this post as I will not lower myself to discuss it with you.)
You already lowered yourself by quoting something that hasn't got anything to do with your implication (and adding drama to your implications by involving unnecessary the memory of the victims).

I had to go down and explain that to you, so today I feel like Nadal: my humanitarian effort helped.

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#93
Exactly. People who Nadal is helping live nearby.
Yes. San Llorenç, the most affected town by this week's flooding, is located only approx. 9 km / 5.5 miles from Manacor:



As for Rafa's home, he mainly lives in his family's house in Porto Cristo, a small seaside town. It's approx. 14 km / 9 miles from Manacor.
Porto Cristo:
 
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#94
He is actually paying for various programmes for their education, health etc., and he could save himself the trouble to even meet them.

He doesn't get anything back, unlike Nadal, who will get a nod from the local authorities and community for his business projects, and probably financial benefits on a local and national level, because of his PR campaign.

:cool:
In reply to the first part of the quote, Federer is not alone in doing this. I think many players have foundations that support similar projects. Nadal certainly does both in his own country and in India.

The second part of your quote is probably typical of the response I would expect from you. You seem unable to give credit where it is due when Nadal is involved. I will refrain from saying more because I think you come into the category of 'there are none so blind as those that will not see'.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
#97
Nadal's Academy can afford to be more generous, so that is the point of my comment.

Trying to bolster the reputation of your idol demonstrates your devotee status.

Let him do what he wants to do out of the public eye and far from acolytes like you.

Apart from that, your information was mostly in the material I quoted so you are adding nothing.

I wonder what's you comment has to do with the topic of the thread, but it reminded me that I wrote about tennis academies' fees 2 years ago.
According to CNN, the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy costs $60,000 (€54,250) a year, not €40,000.
CNN, October 18, 2016:
¤¤ - The Rafa Nadal Academy charges $62,000 (€56,000) a year for budding tennis pros. That includes tennis training (€26,500), accommodation and food (€19,000) and enrollment at an American International School (€10,500).
- A similar program at the recently opened Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Nice, France will set you back $60,000 (€54,250) a year.
- The IMG Academy in Florida founded by Nick Bollettieri charges $75,900 for tennis training and private tuition at high school age. ¤¤
https://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/18/tennis/tennis-academies-simona-halep-madison-keys/index.html

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/rafa-academy.575831/#post-10741795
 
#98
Nadal's Academy can afford to be more generous, so that is the point of my comment.

Trying to bolster the reputation of your idol demonstrates your devotee status.

Let him do what he wants to do out of the public eye and far from acolytes like you.

Apart from that, your information was mostly in the material I quoted so you are adding nothing.
Fed devotee, I'm sure Rafa knows better than you do about how to live his life.

I'm proud to be a Rafa fan.

I wrote that I posted info on academies' fees already 2 years ago (when Rafa's academy was launched), and I corrected your data.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
#99
You are here to promote the Nadalek because you are the devotee.

You are simply exploiting your idol's completely peripheral involvement in this tragedy to luxuriate in your own infatuation.

If you want your narcissism stroked, I suggest you return to Nadal News 2.0 and not re-emerge.

Fed devotee, I'm sure Rafa knows better than you do about how to live his life.

I'm proud to be a Rafa fan.

I wrote that I posted info on academies' fees already 2 years ago (when Rafa's academy was launched), and I corrected your data.
 
You are here to promote the Nadalek because you are the devotee.

You are simply exploiting your idol's completely peripheral involvement in this tragedy to luxuriate in your own infatuation.

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I'm here to support Rafa because I'm his fan.



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If you want your narcissism stroked, I suggest you return to Nadal News 2.0 and not re-emerge.
This is a Rafa thead. I suggest you to stick to Fed devotees' churches.
 
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