30 May 2023

"I hate to see empty tennis courts": Ivan Ljubicic on his Passion

In an exclusive interview with tennis-academies.com, former professional tennis player and current coach, Ivan Ljubicic, opens up about his journey from war-torn Croatia to establishing his own successful tennis academy. With a career-high ranking of number three in the world and experience coaching players like Milos Raonic and Roger Federer, Ljubicic's name has become synonymous with excellence in the tennis world. His academy, nestled in Lošinj, offers a unique blend of rigorous training programs and a supportive environment for aspiring tennis players of all ages. Ljubicic shares his deep commitment to the sport and the joy he finds in nurturing the next generation of tennis talent. Discover what sets Ljubicic's academy apart and why he is driven by a genuine dislike for empty tennis courts.

24 May 2023

Veli Lošinj, Croatia hosts European Senior Championships

Following the success of last year's tournament, which brought together leading ITF World Tennis Masters Tour players from around the world, this year's championships are expected to deliver another unforgettable experience.

5 December 2022

Devotion, empathy, location and price. Why train in Portugal?

João Cunha e Silva talked in our podcast about the development of his tennis academy in Lisbon, Portugal. He shared what makes his facility unique for professional players. We learned that four things are standing out: 1) Devotion of him as a Head Coach, 2) Empathy between the coaching team and players, 3) Beautiful location by the sea and 4) Very good price-to-performance ratio in comparison to other countries.

5 December 2022

Diego Nargiso knows how to build up a professional player. Interview with Max Ballotta.

During our visit in the Nargiso Tennis Academy we met with Max Ballotta, the father of 14 year old Nicole who is training here part-time around 10 weeks a year. Max shared with us how appreciative he is of Diego Nargiso's tennis knowledge, technical competence and the chemistry between the coaches and players in his academy. Plan A? "The purpose is professional career", says Max.

2 October 2022

US Open live! Watching Alcaraz’s first slam win courtside!

From time to time we visit major world tennis events such as ATP/WTA or ITF tournaments. This time, we made it for the final Grand Slam of the 2022 season,

25 August 2022

European Clay courts can be a surprise. From Cambodia to Italy and London.

Yeunji Ma only took up tennis two years ago, at the age of 28, and, as she learned to play, she dreamed of one-day training at one of Europe’s tennis academies

25 August 2022

Escape from war. Tennis saves. The boy was also helped by the Plíšková sisters.

When the coronavirus pandemic imprisoned him in quarantine last year and he was not allowed to go to the court, he at least hit the balls against the wall at home. "One day without tennis means disaster for him," says his mother, Nadia, a French teacher.

16 August 2022

Monthly tennis podcast: Talk with Cédric Nouvel (HDN Academy)

Cédric Nouvel who is a director of HDN Tennis Academy in the south of France talked with us about his personal professional coaching experience on the WTA Tour and his transition to developing a high-performance tennis academy in Nîmes, France.

20 July 2022

Stan's throwback: My 1st ATP Tour experience

Founder of tennis-academies.com is looking back to his first experience on the ATP Tour, when he agreed to come as a volunteer to the Skistar Swedish Open in Båstad.

15 April 2022

How to save time when choosing the right tennis academy?

Interview with with Stanislav Nemecek, the founder of tennis-academies.com, who aims to offer tennis players and their parents an easy way to pick the most suitable tennis program.