June 30, 2017 / 1:01 AM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-The cost of tennis academies

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Here are some details about three top international tennis academies that aim to train some of the tennis stars of the future.

Mouratoglou Tennis Academy Biot, French Riviera, France Accomplishment: Founder & CEO Patrick Mouratoglou has guided more than 40 players into the Top 100. His most famous protege is Serena Williams, whom he has coached to 10 grand slam singles titles. Other alumni include Grigor Dimitrov and Marcos Baghdatis. Tennis training programme: €19,750 Full boarding: €13,250 School: €6,650 Total: €39,650 (Source: here) Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar Manacor, Mallorca, Spain Accomplishment: Opened in 2016. Toni Nadal, the long-time coach and uncle of 15-times grand slam winner Rafa Nadal, is the head of the academy and his famous nephew often trains there. Tennis training Programme: €26,500 Accommodation & catering: €19,000 Academic course at American International School: €10,500 Total: €56,000 (Source: here+Nadal+Academy+ANNUAL+PROGRAM+ENG.pdf/7de53a43-632e-4066-90cd-bf4b358c006b) IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis programme Bradenton, Florida, USA Accomplishment: 10 world No. 1 players developed including Maria Sharapova and Andre Agassi Full boarding (includes private school tuition, sport tuition as well as standard housing & meal options): $78,250 (€70,187) for high school

Source: here%20IMG%20ACADEMY%20TENNIS%20%28ACADEMY%20YEAR%29.pdf Editing by Gareth Jones

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