Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is pictured during the inauguration of the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre at the Palladium Hotel in the Mexican seaside resort of Cancun, on Feb 18, 2019. (ERICK MARFIL / AFP)
MADRID - The Rafa Nadal Academy is to open a new facility in Hong Kong that offers "high-quality tennis training", the organization confirmed on Tuesday.
The Hong Kong facility will be the third Rafael Nadal tennis center, following similar facilities in Costa Mujeres in Mexico and on the Halkidiki peninsula in Greece.
Nadal also runs an academy on the Spanish island of Mallorca, where he is from.
We are very excited about this new international project in Hong Kong.
Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player
In a press release, the organization said that the decision to open a center in Hong Kong was reached with the help of the Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy.
"We are very excited about this new international project in Hong Kong. Since the opening of the academy in Mallorca five years ago, we have always found it very interesting to be able to expand our methodology to more countries in order to reach as many people as possible," said Nadal.
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"The facilities are spectacular and we will have great coaches at the head of the Rafa Nadal Tennis Center. I am convinced that it will be a success and that little by little we can continue to increase our international expansion," he added.
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