Academics

HOW TO PREVENT TENNIS INJURIES

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The 2018 season has started with a somewhat disheartening array of injuries among the top players. Murray has not been able to play since sustaining a hip injury at Wimbledon. Djokovic has had continued problems with his elbow in Australia, after having already spent a number of months off the courts. Rafa Nadal was forced to retire from the Australian Open after battling muscular problems during a match against Cilic. And they aren’t the only ones. During 2017, Wawrinka, Nishikori and Raonic have also suffered from different injuries. A question to consider is, are injuries inevitable for professional tennis players?

HOW DOES COMPETITION HELP MY ADOLESCENT CHILD?

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I have two teenage kids who play sports. Both of them compete in the sport they chose, both of them study languages and, of course, as an absolute priority, both of them go to school and attend to their academic obligations. All of these activities will reap their benefits, not only now, but also in their future, and I am convinced that it is the best training at all levels that I can provide for them. However, it can be tough for them to keep up, as they often do not have time for anything else, and sometimes I wonder if it is all too much.

All I want for Christmas is this!

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Sometimes I wonder why I engaged in this adventure of dreams in which I involved myself, my family and so many people who give everything for our students-athletes at Sánchez-Casal. Every holiday, when I review the year, I wonder if it’s worth it. 2017 was terrible, so many tough things happened: Casper, our little angel, left us; Irma visited us, leaving innumerable damages; we had to internally improve and grow in order to maintain our position.

TECHNOLOGY IS A CRUCIAL PART OF EDUCATION

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Many students’ lives today are filled with technology which gives them infinite access to information and resources, enabling them to pursue their interests in their own way and at their own pace. The opportunities are limitless.

LEARNING HOW TO EAT

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The vast majority of people who have lost weight and maintained their new weight over time have not followed a particular diet; they have simply learned how to eat well. How did they do it? They have quite simply changed their eating habits.

Open letter from Corey Hart to Emilio Sanchez

Emilio Sanchez is not a man who pulls any punches. He wears his heart and passion on his sleeve.

A proud Spaniard who will never sugarcoat an answer to curry-favor an over zealous parent promoting their son’s unbelievable talent. An inveterate champion who will never camouflage his true thoughts by spinning “a fools paradise” prediction about a child’s future prospects on the Pro Tour just to be polite or for potential business.

No, not Sanchez. He’s blunt and honest. When you entrust your impressionable teenager into his tennis domain, Emilio’s aim is simple, direct and straightforward—namely to nurture, develop, and transform each individual athlete he works with into the highest-caliber performance tennis player.

The Svetlana Kuznetsova Cup

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“Believe in your abilities, be humble, but also be hungry for success”.

“I hope this tournament will help young players to have their chance to compete” Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The Sánchez-Casal Academy is currently holding the Svetlana Kuznetsova Cup series, a $25,000 Women’s Pro-Circuit tournament held over two weeks. The series made its debut last week with a highly competitive draw, including rising stars Taylor Townsend, ranked No. 134 in the word, Kayla Day (WTA No. 143), and Samantha Crawford, once ranked No. 98 in the world. It is the first time that an event of this kind in women’s tennis has been held in Southwest Florida.

ANDY RETURNS TO SÁNCHEZ-CASAL ACADEMY

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“Where’s the ice-cream machine that used to be here?”, was one of the pressing questions posed by world number one Sir Andy Murray when he came to visit his old training grounds at ASC in Barcelona. In town to play the Godó Open, Sir Andy Murray came to our Barcelona campus for a ceremony dedicating court number one in his honor.