Hydration Tips

Playing tennis is not just about skill and strategy - it's also about maintaining peak physical condition to ensure you can give your best on the court. At the RA Tennis Academy, we emphasize the importance of hydration as a cornerstone of our training regimen. Taking small breaks between exercises to sip water is a simple yet effective way to stay hydrated, enhance performance, and safeguard your overall well being while performing on the courts.

The Importance of Hydration in Tennis

Tennis is a physically demanding sport that requires agility, endurance, and quick reflexes. During intense rallies and long matches, your body loses fluids through sweat, which can lead to dehydration if not replenished. Dehydration can impair your performance by causing fatigue, reducing coordination, and decreasing your ability to concentrate. In extreme cases (rare), it can lead to heat-related problems such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Benefits of Staying Hydrated

  1. Improved Performance: Adequate hydration helps maintain your energy levels, enabling you to play at your best throughout the match.
  2. Enhanced Recovery: Staying hydrated helps your muscles recover more quickly after intense exercise, reducing soreness and the risk of injury.
  3. Better Focus: Proper hydration ensures that your brain stays sharp, improving your decision-making and reaction times.
  4. Temperature Regulation: Water helps regulate your body temperature, keeping you cool and preventing overheating.

Hydration Tips for Tennis Players

  1. Drink Before You’re Thirsty: Thirst is a late indicator of dehydration. Drink water regularly, even if you don’t feel thirsty, to stay ahead of dehydration.
  2. Small Sips, Often: Instead of gulping down large amounts of water at once, take small sips frequently. This is why at RA Tennis Academy, we take small breaks in between exercises for quick sips of water.
  3. Use Electrolytes: During long matches or training sessions, you lose electrolytes through sweat. Consider sports drinks that contain electrolytes to help maintain balance.
  4. Monitor Your Urine: A simple way to check your hydration level is by observing the color of your urine. Light yellow is a good indicator of proper hydration, while dark yellow or amber signals dehydration.
  5. Hydrate Before and After Play: Ensure you are well-hydrated before stepping onto the court and replenish fluids lost during play immediately after your session.

Hydration Breaks at RA Tennis Academy

At the RA Tennis Academy, we have integrated hydration into our training sessions to ensure our athletes perform at their best. Between exercises, our players take short hydration breaks to sip water. These breaks are strategically timed to prevent dehydration and keep energy levels high. By making hydration a habit, our players learn to listen to their bodies and understand the importance of maintaining fluid balance. WHile taking those breaks we encourage our players to also do small stretching exercises.

Conclusion

Hydration is a key component of athletic success, especially in a sport as demanding as tennis. By taking regular hydration breaks and staying mindful of your fluid intake, you can significantly improve your performance and overall well-being. At the RA Tennis Academy, we are committed to promoting healthy hydration habits, helping our athletes stay ahead in the game. Remember, staying hydrated is not just about drinking water - it's about enhancing your performance, recovery, and focus on and off the court. So, grab that water bottle and keep those sips coming!

Stay hydrated, play hard, and see you on the court!

 


Our Junior Summer Tennis Program

Are you ready to take your tennis skills to the next level this summer? Our Junior Summer Program is designed for dedicated young athletes who want to refine their game, enhance their tactical understanding, and master their strategy on the court. Running every weekday from 09:00 to 11:30 AM throughout July, this intensive program is perfect for intermediate to advanced players aged 13 to 18.

Why Join Our Program?

Focused and Intense Training

Our program is structured to provide concentrated training sessions that emphasize tactical, strategic, and gameplay aspects of tennis. Each session is designed to challenge you, improve your skills, and prepare you for competitive play.

Open to All

Whether you're a part of our academy or an external player looking for high-quality training, everyone is welcome. This is a fantastic opportunity to train alongside like-minded peers who share your passion and commitment to the sport.

Flexible Enrollment Options

We offer flexible enrollment to fit your summer schedule. Join us for one week or extend your training up to four weeks for the best value and most comprehensive development experience.

Pricing

Our pricing is designed to reward commitment - for the group training:

  • Academy Members:
    • 1 week: €80
    • 2 weeks: €75 per week
    • 3 weeks: €70 per week
    • 4 weeks: €60 per week
  • Non-Academy Members:
    • 1 week: €150
    • 2 weeks: €140 per week
    • 3 weeks: €135 per week
    • 4 weeks: €125 per week
  • Non-Academy Members incl individual
    • €25/hr

How to Register

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to improve your game this summer! Register at any time by contacting us via email or phone. Our friendly staff will assist you with the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have.

Program Schedule

  • Dates: Every weekday throughout the entire month of July
  • Time: 09:00 - 11:30 AM

Invest in your tennis future this summer with our Junior Summer Program. We look forward to seeing you on the court and helping you achieve your tennis goals!

FAQs

Who can join the program?

  • The program is open to all intermediate to advanced players aged 13 to 18, both academy and non-academy members.

What is the focus of the training sessions?

  • The training sessions will focus on tactical, strategic, and gameplay elements to enhance your overall performance on the court.

How can I register?

  • Registration is easy! Simply contact us via email or phone at any time to sign up for the program.

Join us this July and experience a transformative tennis training program that will elevate your game to new heights. See you on the court!

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On a side note, our junior pro development program which usually takes place in the afternoon, has moved to the morning hours at the same time as our summer program. It will remain as such throughout July and August. We may introduce evening sessions in August again.


Tips for Staying Cool on the Court

Playing tennis on hot days can be a challenging yet rewarding experience, especially when you're on vacation in beautiful destinations like Cala Millor, Mallorca. Whether you're a seasoned player or a tourist eager to enjoy some time on the court, staying cool is essential for both performance and health. At the RA Tennis Academy and Club, we understand the importance of keeping our players comfortable and safe in the heat. For example, starting next week we will changing our Academy schedule and starting at 18:00 rather than our usual time at 16:00.

That being said, here are some practical tips and advice to help you stay cool while playing tennis on hot days.

Understanding the Heat

Before diving into specific tips, it's crucial to understand why playing tennis in hot weather can be particularly taxing. Especially when on vacation, high temperatures can lead to heat exhaustion, dehydration, and sunburn, all of which can negatively impact your game and health. This is fairly straight forward, nonetheless many of us, while on vacation don't take this into account. In sports, the combination of physical exertion and exposure to the sun can quickly deplete your energy levels and lead to overheating if precautions are not taken.

So here are a few thoughts in regards to playing in the heat.

Dress for Success

Lightweight and Breathable Clothing

Choosing the right clothing is your first line of defense against the heat. Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like polyester or nylon, which wick away sweat and allow for better air circulation. Avoid cotton, as it tends to retain moisture, making you feel heavier and hotter. At the RA Tennis Academy, all our alumni receive a lightweight breathable fabric from Joma as a small thank you. Either way, we recommend gear from reputable sports brands that specialize in moisture-wicking technology.

Wear Light Colors

Light-colored clothing reflects, rather than absorbs, the sun’s rays. Whites, pastels, and light grays are excellent choices for staying cool. Dark colors, on the other hand, absorb more heat and can make you feel warmer.

Protective Accessories

  • Hats and Visors: A wide-brimmed hat or visor can provide shade and keep the sun off your face.
  • Sunglasses: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses with UV protection to shield your eyes from the sun's glare.
  • UV-Protective Clothing: Consider wearing clothes with built-in UV protection. Many sports brands offer these to help prevent sunburns.

Hydration: The Key to Performance

Start Hydrating Early

Begin hydrating well before you step onto the court. Drink plenty of water in the hours leading up to your match. This will ensure that your body is well-hydrated from the start. This doesnt mean drinking a liter of water right before practice. This does mean start sipping on water in bit sized sips ca. 30 - 45min before practice starts.

Hydrate During the Game/Practice

Bring a large water bottle and sip regularly, even if you don't feel thirsty. In hot conditions, you can lose a significant amount of fluids through sweat. Drinking small amounts frequently is better than consuming large quantities infrequently.

Electrolyte Drinks

In addition to water, consider having an electrolyte drink to replenish the salts and minerals lost through sweat. Drinks containing sodium, potassium, and magnesium can help maintain your energy levels and prevent cramps.

Timing is Everything

Play Early or Late

If possible, schedule your matches for early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Midday sun is the hottest and can make playing conditions uncomfortable, especially when it is all sunny.

Take Frequent Breaks

During your game, take regular breaks to rest and cool down. This is especially important if you're playing during the hotter parts of the day. Use the breaks to hydrate and find some shade. Our courts have umbrellas. Please use them and close them afterwards.

Cooling Techniques

Ice Towels

Bringing along a cooler with ice towels can be a game-changer. Place a towel on your neck or forehead during breaks to help lower your body temperature. Alternatively, who carries an ice towel around, utilize a small wet towel. Head to our bathrooms or showers, make it wet and place around your neck.

Cooling Vests

Cooling vests are another great option. These vests are designed to keep your core body temperature down and are especially useful in extreme heat. While they might not be a common part of your tennis gear, they can make a significant difference in maintaining your performance and comfort.

Portable Fans

Small, portable fans can provide a refreshing breeze during breaks. Battery-operated fans or those that can be attached to a water bottle for misting are excellent choices.

Adapt Your Game

Adjust Your Playing Style

In hot weather, it's essential to adapt your playing style to conserve energy. Focus on shorter rallies and try to end points quickly. Playing long, drawn-out rallies can lead to quicker exhaustion and overheating.

Take Advantage of the Shade

Whenever possible, position yourself in shaded areas of the court during breaks and changeovers. This small adjustment can help you cool down and recover faster. Our windbreakers, depending on the time of day, at times throw a shade on parts of the court. Utilize those aside from the umbrellas.

Slow Down the Pace

It's okay to play at a slower pace in extreme heat. Take your time between points and don't rush your serves. This will help you conserve energy and maintain a steady performance throughout the match.

Sunscreen

Choose the Right Sunscreen

Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays, which are responsible for skin damage and sunburn.

Apply Generously and Frequently

Apply sunscreen generously at least 30 minutes before stepping out into the sun. Reapply every two hours, or more often if you're sweating heavily. Don't forget areas like the back of your neck, ears, and the tops of your feet if you're wearing sandals.

Nutrition for Hot Weather

Eat Light Meals

Heavy meals can make you feel sluggish, especially in the heat. Opt for lighter meals rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Foods with high water content, such as watermelon, cucumbers, and oranges, can help keep you hydrated.

Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol

Both caffeine and alcohol can contribute to dehydration. Stick to water, electrolyte drinks, and natural juices to keep your hydration levels up.

Be Prepared: What to Bring

Essentials for Tourists

If you're a tourist visiting Cala Millor and don't have your gear, don't worry. Our Academy has you covered with rental equipment and on-site purchases. However, there are a few essentials you should consider bringing:

  • Reusable Water Bottle: Having your water bottle allows you to stay hydrated throughout your session. Otherwise, we have ice cold water on site.
  • Sunscreen: Pack your preferred brand and use it.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Pack lightweight and breathable athletic wear suitable for hot weather.

Rent or Buy Equipment

We have equipment on site including balls and rackets as well as apparel - shorts, shirts, wristbands, caps and more. You can find everything you need to enjoy your game without compromising on comfort or performance.

After the Game: Recovery Tips

Cool Down Properly

A proper cool-down routine is crucial after playing in the heat. Spend a few minutes walking or doing gentle stretches to gradually lower your heart rate.

Rehydrate

Continue drinking water and electrolyte drinks after your game. This will help replenish any fluids lost during play.

Take a Cool Shower

A cool shower can help lower your body temperature and refresh you after a hot match. It also helps remove sweat and sunscreen residues from your skin. We have showers on site in both our male and female changing rooms.

Rest and Relax

Give your body time to recover. Avoid strenuous activities and relax in a cool, shaded area. This will help prevent heat-related illnesses and ensure you're ready for your next game.

Enjoying Your Tennis Experience in Cala Millor

Playing tennis in Cala Millor, Mallorca, at the RA Tennis Academy can be an unforgettable experience, especially when you know how to manage the heat. By following these tips, you can stay cool, hydrated, and safe while enjoying your time on the court. Whether you're a local or a tourist, our facilities are equipped to provide you with the best possible tennis experience, even on the hottest days.

Remember, preparation is key. Dress appropriately, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. With the right precautions, playing tennis in hot weather can be both enjoyable and rewarding. Visit RA Tennis Academy and Club in Cala Millor to make the most of your tennis adventures in Mallorca!


Join the RA Racket Club

Are you a tennis enthusiast living in or around Cala Millor, Mallorca? Do you enjoy playing tennis regularly? If that's the case then you'll love the RA Racket Club!

Our tennis academy & club offers unbeatable value, world-class facilities, and an incredible community of like-minded players. At just 42 euros per month, joining our club is not only a smart financial decision but also an investment in your love for the game.

Why Join RA Racket Club?

  1. Unmatched Value: For just 42 euros per month, you get unlimited access to our pristine courts. This fee is inclusive of 21% IVA, making the actual cost even more economical.
  2. Cost-Effective Play: Compare this to renting a court individually at 18 euros per hour. If you play singles for just 2.5 hours in a month, you’ve already matched our membership fee. Play doubles and the savings multiply!
  3. Flexible Membership: Enjoy the freedom to cancel anytime before the 25th of each month. No long-term commitments, just pure tennis enjoyment.

Cost Breakdown: Play More, Save More

Singles Play

  • Hourly Court Rental: 18 euros per hour.
  • Monthly Playtime: Let’s say you play 2 hours per week.
    • Weekly Cost: 36 euros.
    • Monthly Cost: 144 euros.

By joining RA Racket Club, you save over 100 euros per month if you play singles regularly.

Doubles Play

  • Hourly Court Rental: 18 euros per hour, split between 4 players.
    • Cost per Person: 4.5 euros per hour.
  • Monthly Playtime: Let’s say you play 2 hours per week.
    • Weekly Cost per Person: 9 euros.
    • Monthly Cost per Person: 36 euros.

Now, imagine you play doubles more frequently or increase your session length to 1.5 or 2 hours. The cost quickly adds up, making our 42 euros per month membership an absolute steal!

Exclusive Benefits for Members

  • Unlimited Court Access: Play as often as you like without worrying about hourly fees.
  • Priority Booking: Members get priority when booking courts, ensuring you can always play at your preferred times. (Depending on court availability)
  • Community and Events: Be part of a vibrant tennis community with regular social events, tournaments, and coaching sessions.

Easy Sign-Up Process

Joining RA Racket Club is a breeze! Our hassle-free sign-up process ensures you can start playing right away. Simply visit the club page and sign up. Alternatively, visit our club in Cala Millor (Get Directions), fill out a quick registration form, and you're ready to hit the courts. Remember, you can cancel your membership anytime before the 25th of each month if your plans change.

The RA Racket Club Promise

At RA Tennis Academy & Club, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional tennis experience. Our high-quality courts, affordable membership, and vibrant community make us the premier choice for tennis lovers in and around the area of Cala Millor, Mallorca.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Join RA Racket Club today and elevate your game while enjoying incredible savings.

Contact us now to sign up and start enjoying unlimited tennis!


Tips for Playing on Each Surface

Tennis, a game of skill, strategy, and agility, is also deeply influenced by the surface it is played on. Each type of tennis court presents unique challenges and opportunities, shaping how players approach the game. Whether you're playing on the sun-kissed clay courts of our Academy & Club in Cala Millor in Mallorca or the hard courts of a local club in the area, understanding the nuances of each surface can elevate your game. In this post we want to dive into the different types of courts and give a few tips for each of them. Let us know in the comments below what your thoughts are.

Types of Tennis Courts

  1. Clay Courts
  2. Hard Courts
  3. Grass Courts
  4. Carpet Courts

 

Clay Courts: The Heart of Cala Millor's RA Tennis Academy & Club

At the RA Tennis Academy in Cala Millor, Mallorca, we pride ourselves on our six premium clay courts. Clay courts are beloved for their slower pace and high bounce, making them ideal for baseline players who excel in long rallies.

Playing on Clay Courts:

  • Movement: Players need to master sliding into shots, which can help maintain balance and reach difficult balls. Sliding effectively can reduce the risk of injuries. Hence, practice getting into your knees (house down) and maintaining a good center of gravity.
  • Strategy: Due to the slower surface, patience is key. Building points through careful shot selection and consistency often outweighs aggressive shot-making.
  • Topspin: High topspin shots are particularly effective on clay, as the surface accentuates the spin, making the ball bounce higher and more unpredictably for your opponent. Give it a try.

Considerations for Clay Courts:

  • Footwear: Use clay court-specific shoes with a herringbone tread pattern to improve grip and facilitate sliding. It's important to wear the right shoes on the court especially if your playing intensively. If your just here for a leisure holiday and don't have any shoes with you, then just be cautious of the surface.
  • Stamina: Matches on clay can be longer, so conditioning and endurance are crucial.

 

Hard Courts: Versatile and Popular

Hard courts are the most common type of tennis court, used in many major tournaments including the US Open and the Australian Open. They offer a good balance of speed and bounce. While we do not have any hard courts available at the moment, you never know what the future may bring.

Playing on Hard Courts:

  • Movement: Hard courts provide predictable bounces, allowing for precise footwork and positioning. Quick lateral movements and sprints are essential.
  • Strategy: Players can mix up their game with a balance of power and finesse. Both baseline and net play can be effective.
  • Shot Variety: Hard courts are ideal for utilizing a wide range of shots, from powerful serves and ground strokes to delicate drop shots and volleys. (Again, only suggestions)

Considerations for Hard Courts:

  • Footwear: Choose durable tennis shoes with good cushioning to protect against the hard surface. Your knees and ankles will thank you.
  • Injury Prevention: The hard surface can be tough on joints, so proper warm-up and stretching are vital.

 

Grass Courts: Tradition and Speed

Grass courts are synonymous with tradition and prestige, epitomized by Wimbledon. They are the fastest of all tennis surfaces, providing a low bounce and favoring serve-and-volley players.

Playing on Grass Courts:

  • Movement: Grass courts can be slippery, so quick, short steps and a low center of gravity help maintain balance. (an exercise we do at the Academy to remind our juniors to stay low is "house down")
  • Strategy: Aggressive play is often rewarded. Serving and volleying, as well as slicing, can be very effective due to the low bounce.
  • Adaptability: Players need to adapt quickly to the unpredictable bounces and faster pace.

Considerations for Grass Courts:

  • Footwear: Use grass-specific shoes with nubs for better traction.
  • Surface Maintenance: Grass requires regular maintenance, so always check for uneven spots that might affect the ball's bounce.

 

Carpet Courts: Indoor Advantage

Carpet courts are less common but offer a unique playing experience, typically found indoors and in countries where the weather is not as sunny as in Mallorca. They provide a medium-fast surface with a consistent, low bounce.

Playing on Carpet Courts:

  • Movement: Quick footwork and agility are crucial as the ball tends to stay low and fast.
  • Strategy: A balanced approach works well, with an emphasis on precise serving and quick net approaches.
  • Comfort: Carpet surfaces are gentler on the joints compared to hard courts.

Considerations for Carpet Courts:

  • Footwear: Opt for non-marking shoes to avoid damaging the surface.
  • Surface Familiarity: Spend time adjusting to the speed and bounce if you’re more accustomed to outdoor courts.

 

Tips for Transitioning Between Court Types

  • Adapt Your Game: Recognize that each surface requires a different style of play. Flexibility and adaptability are your greatest assets.
  • Practice: Spend time on each type of court to get a feel for the unique characteristics. This will improve your overall game and prepare you for various playing conditions - noting that most courts you'll probably play on is hard surface or clay.
  • Conditioning: Tailor your fitness regime to account for the demands of each surface. For instance, work on endurance for clay and quick sprints for grass.

Embrace the Variety

Whether you’re honing your skills at our Academy’s clay courts in Cala Millor, Mallorca, or competing on a hard, grass, or carpet court, understanding the distinct features of each surface can significantly enhance your performance. Embrace the variety and let each surface sharpen different aspects of your game, making you a more versatile and formidable player on any court.

At RA Tennis Academy, we encourage our players to embrace the unique challenges of clay courts and develop their game through dedicated practice and expert coaching. Join us in Cala Millor and experience the joy of playing tennis on amazing clay courts under the beautiful Mallorcan sun.


Unveiling the RA Racket Club

Today marks a significant milestone for tennis enthusiasts in our community as we proudly launch the RA Racket Club at 11:00 am. With top-tier courts and unparalleled facilities, the RA Racket Club is poised to redefine the tennis experience for players of all levels.

At the heart of the RA Racket Club is a commitment to providing exceptional value and access to our members. Whether you’re a seasoned player honing your skills or just starting out on your tennis journey, our club offers a vibrant community and state-of-the-art amenities to support your passion for the sport.

Membership Made Simple

One of the hallmarks of the RA Racket Club is our straightforward membership model. For a basic monthly subscription of €60, members gain access to our premium tennis court facilities with nearly no limits*. Gone are the days of worrying about court availability or exorbitant fees – our members can conveniently book their courts online at any time, ensuring maximum flexibility and convenience in their tennis pursuits.

But the benefits don’t stop there. We understand the joy of sharing the game with friends and family, which is why RA Racket Club members can extend invitations to up to three additional guests for a nominal fee of €9 per hour session. Whether you’re itching for a singles match or craving the camaraderie of doubles, the price remains the same, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – enjoying the game.

Community, Convenience, and Cost-Effective Tennis

At the RA Racket Club, we believe that tennis should be accessible to all. That’s why we’ve streamlined our membership fees to ensure affordability without sacrificing quality. With a one-time registration fee of €35 (except this month of June) and monthly subscription options tailored to individual (€60) or family (€125) memberships, joining our club is a no-brainer for anyone looking to take their tennis game to the next level. THe cost savings are enormous! Book a court for €18/session or join the club for €60? If you play more than 4x in a single month it has already paid off.

Exclusive Club Benefits

As a member of the RA Racket Club, you’re not just gaining access to premier tennis facilities – you’re joining a dynamic community committed to fostering growth, camaraderie, and, of course, fun. In addition to unlimited court access and guest privileges, members can take advantage of exclusive discounts on Diadem Club Gear and Equipment, BB Club Apparel, and private lessons.

Join Us at the RA Racket Club

Whether you’re a die-hard tennis fanatic or a casual player looking to elevate your game, the RA Racket Club welcomes you with open arms. Step onto our courts, immerse yourself in our vibrant community, and experience the thrill of tennis like never before. It’s time to serve, volley, and ace your way to greatness at the RA Racket Club—where passion meets purpose, and every match is a victory.

More information can be found on www.raclub.net

 


Join Us for Rackets and Relax Friday

This Friday night, unwind with us at RA Tennis Academy's signature event: Rackets and Relax Friday! From time to time, we open up all our courts exclusively for our members and their guests, creating an evening of fun, fitness, and fantastic company. This special event runs from 18:00 to 20:00, so mark your calendars and get ready for an enjoyable evening.

What to Expect

  • Open Courts for All: All our courts are free to use for our members during this event. Whether you want to practice your serve, engage in a friendly match, or just hit some balls, our facilities are at your disposal.
  • Bring a Friend: Members are welcome to bring non-member friends to join in the fun, as long as a member is present. It's a great way to introduce your friends to the academy and enjoy some quality time together.
  • Booking Made Easy: To ensure you get your preferred court, bookings are managed through our convenient academy app. Simply let us know when.
  • Music and Chill: To add to the relaxed atmosphere, we'll be playing some great tunes. It's the perfect backdrop to your game and a wonderful way to wind down the week.

Why Become a Member?

At RA Tennis Academy, we believe in creating a vibrant, welcoming community for tennis enthusiasts of all levels. By becoming a member, you gain access to a host of benefits designed to enhance your tennis experience:

  • Exclusive Events: Enjoy special events like Rackets and Relax Friday, member-only tournaments, and social gatherings.
  • Priority Court Booking: Secure your spot on the court with priority booking options.
  • Top-notch Facilities: Access our state-of-the-art courts and training equipment.
  • Expert Coaching: Benefit from discounted rates on coaching sessions with our experienced instructors.
  • Community: Join a network of like-minded individuals who share your passion for tennis.

How to Join

Becoming a member is easy! Simply visit our website and use the registration form to sign up. Our membership plans are flexible and designed to fit your needs, whether you're a casual player or a competitive athlete.

Don't miss out on the chance to be part of our amazing community and enjoy events like Rackets and Relax Friday. We look forward to seeing you on the courts this Friday evening!

See You There!

So, grab your racket, invite a friend, and come enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled Friday night at RA Tennis Academy. With great music, open courts, and a friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect way to kick off your weekend. Remember to book your court, and get ready for an evening of tennis and relaxation.


RA Open Day 3

As the RA Open Tennis Tournament entered its third day, the excitement reached fever pitch at the RA Tennis Academy. With the quarter-finals for the adult groups and the semi-finals for the children’s groups underway, accompanied by immediate elimination, emotions ran high as players fought tooth and nail for a coveted spot in the finals. But Day 3 wasn’t just about the intense matches; it was a celebration of tennis, camaraderie, and community spirit.

The day began with the quarter-finals for the adult groups, where players showcased their skills and determination in pursuit of victory. Simultaneously, the children’s groups battled it out in the semi-finals, with each match bringing moments of suspense and exhilaration. With immediate elimination on the line, every point mattered, leading to heart-stopping rallies and nail-biting finishes.

Amidst the intense competition, participants and spectators were treated to a delightful lunch provided by Royal Burger, fueling them for the action-packed day ahead. Adding to the festivities, music filled the air, while a bouncy castle and a football field provided entertainment for all ages. A small workshop allowed kids to unleash their creativity as they colored tennis balls, adding a touch of vibrancy to the event.

As the afternoon progressed, the excitement reached new heights with the arrival of professional players. They engaged with the crowd, offering tips and insights during small workshops and even joining in for a friendly game with attendees. The atmosphere was electric as spectators soaked in the expertise of these ATP professionals, marveling at their skill and finesse on the court.

As the clock struck 5:00 PM, it was time for the much-anticipated finals to commence. With tensions mounting and adrenaline pumping, players gave it their all in a bid to clinch victory. The matches were a testament to the talent and dedication of each participant, captivating the audience till the very last point.

Following the exhilarating finals, it was time for the awards ceremony, which was attended by local television crews, professional players, and numerous guests. The champions were crowned amidst applause and cheers, their hard work and dedication recognized and celebrated by all. It was a moment of triumph and camaraderie, marking the culmination of an unforgettable tournament.

As the curtains fell on the RA Open Tennis Tournament, it left behind memories of thrilling matches, heartwarming moments, and the enduring spirit of tennis. It was more than just a sporting event; it was a celebration of passion, talent, and community coming together to create magic on the court. Until next year, the legacy of the RA Open Tennis Tournament will continue to inspire and uplift all who were fortunate enough to be a part of it.


RA Open Day 2

The excitement continued to build at the RA Tennis Academy as Day 2 of the RA Open Tennis Tournament unfolded. Today, it was the turn of the younger age groups – Benjamin, Alevin, and Infantil – to take center stage, and they did not disappoint. With registrations underway, welcome bags filled with goodies from esteemed sponsors like Diadem and 226ers awaited each participant, along with the coveted tournament t-shirt.

The day kicked off with the first round of matches played in a round-robin style, ensuring that every player had the opportunity to showcase their skills against a variety of opponents. However, what caught everyone by surprise was the level of talent displayed by the Benjamin group. With their swift footwork and impressive strokes, these young players engaged in intense rallies that kept spectators on the edge of their seats.

As the matches progressed, it became evident that the Benjamin group was not to be underestimated. Their tenacity and determination led to some unexpected results, causing a slight shift in the schedule as the matches extended beyond the anticipated time frame. Nevertheless, the delay did little to dampen the spirits of both players and spectators, who were treated to a display of raw talent and sheer passion for the sport.

Meanwhile, in the Alevin and Infantil groups, the intensity of the competition was palpable. Players engaged in riveting rallies, showcasing their skills with each precise shot and strategic maneuver. From thunderous serves to delicate drop shots, every aspect of the game was on full display, captivating everyone in attendance.

As the day drew to a close at nearly 22:00, it was clear that Day 2 of the RA Open had been nothing short of spectacular. The younger age groups had proven that age is no barrier to talent and determination, leaving a lasting impression on all who witnessed their performances. With each match, they showcased the future stars of tennis, inspiring hope and excitement for what lies ahead in the world of sports.

As the tournament progresses, anticipation continues to mount for the thrilling encounters yet to come. With each passing day, the RA Open Tennis Tournament reaffirms its status as a showcase of talent, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. Stay tuned as the journey towards crowning the champions of the RA Open reaches its exhilarating conclusion!


MARA Easter Camp Success

Spring in Germany always brings a sense of renewal and excitement, and this year was no exception. In a wonderful fusion of sport, training, and community spirit, Marc Raffel from MARA Consulting joined forces with RA Tennis Academy and hosted a memorable Easter Camp in Cala Millor. This event combined the expertise of MARA Consulting with the athletic excellence of our tennis academy, creating a perfect environment for growth and learning.

A Vision for Excellence

Marc Raffel, the visionary behind MARA Consulting, has always been passionate about fostering talent and encouraging personal development. His collaboration with RA Tennis Academy is a testament to his commitment to holistic growth. The Easter Camp was meticulously planned to offer a blend of rigorous training and engaging activities, ensuring that participants not only improved their tennis skills but also had a blast during the Easter holidays.

A Unique Partnership

The partnership between MARA Consulting and RA Tennis Academy is built on shared values and a common goal: to nurture and develop athletes of all ages and levels. Our coaches, known for their dedication and expertise, were thrilled to support the camp. They brought their extensive knowledge and passion for tennis to the training sessions, providing personalized guidance and creating an encouraging atmosphere.

Training and Activities

The Easter Camp was structured to cater to various skill levels, from beginners to advanced players. Our coaches led dynamic training sessions, focusing on different aspects of the game such as:

  • Fundamentals: Basic strokes, footwork, and positioning.
  • Advanced Techniques: Spin control, power shots, and strategic play.

Looking Ahead

The success of this Easter Camp has laid a strong foundation for future collaborations between MARA Consulting and RA Tennis Academy. We are excited about the possibilities and look forward to hosting the MARA team with more such events that inspire, educate, and entertain tennis athletes.

The Easter Camp was not just an event; it was a celebration of sport, learning, and community. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Marc Raffel from MARA Consulting and the skilled coaches at RA Tennis Academy, participants left with improved skills, lasting memories, and a renewed passion for tennis. Here’s to many more successful collaborations in the future!

Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming events. Until then, keep practicing and enjoy your game!