Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade vs Rafa Nadal academy in Manacor! Which tennis center is better?

Not really comparable to be honest. Rafa's organisation is already a bit of a juggernaut with multiple campuses and everyone from elite juniors to major winners using their services.

Another very impressive Spanish academy is Equelite.

I think if you are in Europe, and have youngsters in a junior developmental program and unlimited funds, those two academies in Spain are better choices than Serbia (and obviously significantly more expensive).

From what I have heard, Novak's tennis centre is providing very valuable services to a lot of the Serbian players who are actually already pros but don't have access to elite training facilities so that alone is an extremely important contribution.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Rafa has built his academy (facilities and courts).
The Novak Tennis Center is located on the reconstructed city-owned tennis courts "Milan Gale Muškatirović". I wonder, whether he owns anything there or it just bears his name.
 
All depends on the vaccination rules for each.
The Novak center is offering vaccination for players, trainees and other visitors on site at their facilities and I didn't heard about similar offerings in the Nadal's center. So if you're pro vaccination, your choice should be pretty clear, I would say. ;)
 

ND-13

Hall of Fame
The Novak center is offering vaccination for players, trainees and other visitors on site at their facilities and I didn't heard about similar offerings in the Nadal's center. So if you're pro vaccination, your choice should be pretty clear, I would say. ;)
Haha , I guess Novak’s family is so philanthropic that they gave out all vaccines and didn’t find any for themselves:)-
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
The Novak center is offering vaccination for players, trainees and other visitors on site at their facilities and I didn't heard about similar offerings in the Nadal's center. So if you're pro vaccination, your choice should be pretty clear, I would say. ;)
Rafa's sports centre offers more than that.


 

pj80

Hall of Fame
Rafa's sports centre offers more than that.


somehow they failed to detect injury before the RG 2021 SF
 
Rafa's sports centre offers more than that.


But it doesn't offer an on site vaccination like the Novak center. ;)
 

BlueB

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Those clay courts can be flooded lol
Clay courts need watering, no?

Kidding aside, they cannot be flooded. The road you see behind is on top of a dike. Those dikes were built and improved over few centuries. There was only one real flooding (river overflowing the dike) in this century and not of Danube (in the pic), but nearby river Sava.

My friends padeling a canoe on a major street, paralel to river Sava, at the flooded spot:

 

BGod

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Nadal academy is just more posh and complete. Though I've only been to the Belgrade facility myself, it's nice but more standard and so it's more for general public while the elitist Mallorca facility is obviously going to be nicer overall.
 

ForehandRF

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Clay courts need watering, no?

Kidding aside, they cannot be flooded. The road you see behind is on top of a dike. Those dikes were built and improved over few centuries. There was only one real flooding (river overflowing the dike) in this century and not of Danube (in the pic), but nearby river Sava.

My friends padeling a canoe on a major street, paralel to river Sava, at the flooded spot:

Oh yeah, the historic floods of april 2006, on the Danube and its tributaries.I remember that very well :)
 

ND-13

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All kidding aside, I dont even think these are even comparable.

Rafa's venture is highly professionally driven, likes of IMG , Bolliteri and Evert Academy.

Novak's is more some facility where established players can practice.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Nadal academy is just more posh and complete. Though I've only been to the Belgrade facility myself, it's nice but more standard and so it's more for general public while the elitist Mallorca facility is obviously going to be nicer overall.
Elitist? How dare you. Humble Bull built that place with his own hands brick by brick for the masses to enjoy, no?
 

skaj

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Djokovic family was allowed to build on what was a part of a public park. They were friendly with the city officials at the time, as they are friendly with the current government which is even worse(the one that let them organize a tournament in the middle of the epidemic).
 
Djokovic family was allowed to build on what was a part of a public park. They were friendly with the city officials at the time, as they are friendly with the current government which is even worse(the one that let them organize a tournament in the middle of the epidemic).
Wow, thats disgusting. I didn't know public greenspace was used for that centre.
 

nemala

New User
Djokovic family was allowed to build on what was a part of a public park. They were friendly with the city officials at the time, as they are friendly with the current government which is even worse(the one that let them organize a tournament in the middle of the epidemic).
Corruption seems to fit Srdjan's character perfectly.
 
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Fabresque

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Nadal Academy looks amazing. Super polished, clean, and offers so much more than just tennis.

Novak Center looks boring, I don't know how much more they offer outside of just tennis, and I don't even think Novak's involved in it. It just has his name.
 
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