By Emilio Sanchez, CEO and Founder of the Academia Sanchez-Casal
COACHING SERIES: INTERVIEW WITH ASC BARCELONA HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAVELING COACH, VOVA NIKOLENKO
I want to take this opportunity to introduce you to Vovodymyr “Vova” Nikolenko, another great traveling coach who has been on the Sanchez Casal team for many years. He started playing tennis early on at the age of 7 in his home country, Ukraine and arrived in Barcelona as a student-athlete in 2003. After high school, he decided he wanted to continue being a part of ASC and started coaching in 2006.
Vova recently reached the top of the pyramid and had the chance to accompany our ATP player Ramkumar Ramanathan to world recognized tournaments. Traveling with players is never easy but Vova has overcome the obstacles, some months he’s had to travel with his students for 30 days leaving his family behind, but he doesn’t complain. Vova is a pleasure to have close, he is always to ready to take on anything with a smile on his face. There is nothing that inspires me more than seeing my students make the transition of being student athletes to becoming coaches in the academy. They never fail to leave the ASC legacy everywhere and that makes me even more proud.
CEO and Co-Founder of the Academia Sanchez-Casal