Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre
Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre
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The RAFA NADAL TENNIS CENTRE opens its doors with amazing sports facilities and great tennis program offer for kids and adults. Offers an unforgettable experience for tennis lovers who can be immersed in a professional setting with the best technical team in the world and experience first hand what it means to train with the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar method, a high intensity Academy from the tennis player, Rafael Nadal.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • momof2ws
    Santa Fe, New Mexico3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Experience!
    We had a blast at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre last week. My husband and I booked 4 days of total tennis clinics and were impressed with the facility and the level of instruction. The instructors, Alejandro, Monica, Osvaldo, Arturo and Alex were all wonderful and provided great insights on technical skills with individual attention - all while making the drills fun and engaging for players of different levels. The facility is great with clay courts (easy on the knees!) and a shade structure over three courts. Overall, a fantastic experience and we cannot wait to return.
    Thank you for sharing your experience at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the level of instruction provided by our instructors. We are also glad to hear that you found the facility and clay courts to be great. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to having you back soon!
    Written March 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • JojoRockville
    Washington DC, District of Columbia261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, amazing tennis experience
    Amazing 2 days of total tennis. Monica, Osvaldo, Arturo, and Alejandro (I think) were all excellent, drills and workouts were challenging and fun. At times I thought I would die from running, but I survived. Lots of appropriate emphasis on footwork. They maintained a 1 to 3 or 4 coach to student ratio as promised. Good mixture of feeds and live balls. We elected to use their rackets and they took care to match the specs of my own racket as best they could. The facility is top notch and we really enjoyed the experience. I can't speak highly enough of the coaching staff. I wish we could have done more days, but now I know to be in better shape for the next time. I don't think my legs would have held up a third day.
    We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing tennis experience with us! It's great to know that Monica, Osvaldo, Arturo, and Alejandro were all excellent and made your drills and workouts challenging yet fun. We're glad that there was appropriate emphasis on footwork and that they maintained a 1 to 3 or 4 coach to student ratio as promised. We're also happy to hear that you found the mixture of feeds and live balls to be good, and that we were able to match the specs of your own racket as best as possible. We're proud of our top-notch facility and are delighted that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. We'll make sure to pass along your compliments to our coaching staff! We're sorry that you were not able to do more days this time, but we look forward to seeing you again soon when you are ready. Thank you for choosing our centre for your tennis training, and for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
    Written March 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • Dimitry B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tennis facility
    Very nice facility, the staff were helpful to reserve our lessons / court time in advance. We played on four separate days during our weeklong stay at the resort. The pros are knowledgeable and very good tennis players. I am a 4.5 usta player and enjoyed playing with Alejandro. My 4.5yr old is a beginner and had a great time also.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 2, 2023
  • Christina B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tennis Paradise!
    I got a fantastic deal on our 5-day resort stay by booking through the tennis center! (Somehow cheaper even with tennis than booking through the room block we were offered for a friend's wedding!) I was so thrilled to play here. Definitely look at the pricing if you are staying at the Grand Palladium. The reservation was very easy to make, had a generous cancellation period, and I paid exactly what was quoted at the end of our stay. I'm an adult recreational tennis player (USTA 3.5) and I did two days of Total Tennis in June. There were three other adults in my classes and the drills were challenging and fun. Everyone was about the same level. The instructor Monica was really cool and engaged and gave many insightful suggestions to us. If we hadn't been visiting for a wedding, I would have signed up for more days. The facility was the nicest I've ever played at, and the whole experience was amazing! Both mornings I woke up and walked over through the beautiful resort. The courts were great and we played under the pavilion, which was very welcome due to high heat and humidity. After the lessons, the friendly staff at the bar were serving coffee and light breakfast, part of the all-inclusive. As I mentioned, I was there in early June and several of the staff and guests were watching Roland Garros on the tv- which was above a case with some of Nadal's awards! I really felt like I was in tennis paradise!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Eugene L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scared at first of embarrassing myself
    I'm not a tennis player and hadn't picked up a racket in over 20 years, but had so much fun doing tennis drills for 2 hours, few times during my week stay. The staff was very friendly and supportive. I highly recommend checking out this Tennis Academy.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Ricardo S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good
    Being a good player doesn't make you a good coach. However, that's not what I found at the Rafael Nadal Academy Costa Mujeres. My coach Monica is an incredible player and even better teacher. I took 3 classes with her, 2h per day. I learned a lot. Highly recommend the academy and Monica classes. Looking forward to practicing my new technique back home.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Mohsin H
    Houston, Texas4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tennis players dream... get sleep before because you will work !!!
    This is a tennis players dream. The minute you enter, the staff is there to check you in and are beyond professional and welcoming. The Centre is very clean and modern. Thankfully they have an espresso bar to make sure you are ready and alert for Osvaldo to work the hell out of you. I came to the RNTC with a crappy backhand. Osvaldo deconstructed my game and I left with a pretty killed backhand after his amazing instruction. Osvaldo pushed me hard and was very results oriented and boy did he get them from me! Will be back in the fall. Pro Tip - One thing is...no Ubers, get a cab and then it is very reliable to get back and forth from your hotel ( I used VIP cab..Alan was the man!!)
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 9, 2023
  • MomOnTheRun
    San Francisco, California15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience! Definitely will be returning!
    I had a wonderful experience here. We did clinics five days in a row and absolutely loved our experience. The pros were excellent. They kept the clinics moving and we loved the pace. They gave great tips without talking too long. The quality of instruction was top notch. We also really enjoyed the other players. We were all around the same level which was amazing. The facility was very nice. We are hoping to make this a yearly experience!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Matteo_9
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great facility with great coaches
    My 9 year old son and I were both booked for the 5 day group course. I enjoyed the coaching so much that I ended up doing 7 days. I can happily say that now I am back in the UK my tennis has improved significantly. My son, who is only a beginner, ended up having 10 hours of 1:1 training with Monica who was very patient and has helped him progress a lot. The facility feels quite new as it is very well maintained. I will find a reason to come back soon.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 10, 2023
  • Kilby F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tennis program at a beautiful facility/hotel
    This was a fantastic experience. Every member of the staff was dedicated to ensuring players had a positive experience. The desk staff and coaches all were friendly and helpful. The coaches were hands on and made sure every player, regardless of level, got some development from the sessions. I highly recommend for anyone looking to improve their game...the hotel was also beautiful which was a nice plus.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 14, 2023
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phumigator
Oro-Medonte, Canada73 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
If you are really hoping to improve your game, this is not the place. At least not the Total Tennis.

My friend and I signed up for Total Tennis for 3 days. Glad I didn’t sign up for more. It was supposed to be 1:4 coaching ratio but I was often in a group of 5.

They had you switching coaches every 20 min or so with a new drill. Arturo and Alex were good. But though the drills were not complicated, we spent the first few rounds trying to figure out what they wanted. Then they want one person picking up balls which I complained about. I said you run the risk of being hit and then you wasted time waiting for a break i the drill to drop off the balls you pick up in the hopper. So finally one of our last days I told my group not to pick up the balls until we needed to and that was much better. Alex was especially good about that, he just asked someone to pick up balls when he was running short. I know this is a petty complaint but I know I wasted 1/4 of my time just picking up balls.

The surface is too slippery. I belonged to a club that had green clay courts and I enjoyed playing on it as it was easy on joints and I felt I had time to get to the balls. This court I felt I had no time at all and it was so slippery. I do not know how to slide and that is a level I will never get to. It is very hard to change direction on this court as every step I take I felt I was unbalanced. So I couldn’t make a proper shot.

Though all the coaches are very friendly, I have had way better coaching at my local clubs. Some of the coaches were no better than a ball machine. One coach even said, “In a group lesson, you need to figure out what you are doing wrong and correct it yourself”!!!!

The group lesson was good that we met another couple of people to play doubles with outside of the lessons.

But I leave the clinic feeling like I have played the worst tennis of my life.

All I can recommend is if you really want a good experience perhaps having proper clay shoes and either do a private or arrange your own group and ask for specific instructors.

We liked Arturo and Alex. Alex had his own regular group so I only had 20 min with him but he was probably the best of them all.
Written February 12, 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Total Tennis did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your honesty and will take your comments into consideration as we strive to improve our services. We apologize for any confusion regarding the coaching ratio and the switching of coaches. We understand that this may have affected your experience and we will work to ensure that this is communicated more clearly in the future. We also appreciate your feedback regarding picking up balls during the drills and will take this into account when planning future lessons. We understand that the surface of the court was not to your liking and apologize for any discomfort you may have experienced as a result. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed meeting other players during the group lessons and had positive experiences with some of our coaches. We will take your comments into account as we continue to strive for excellence in our coaching services. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a better experience in the future.
Written March 17, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

greg s
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Sadly, I can't recommend these drills to adults. This was supposed to be an advanced drill. I was required to fill out a form giving my skill level before arriving (4.0 USTA). I've attended adult tennis clinics all around the US and most recently in Indian Wells. I would rate all of them higher than these drills! Courts were not swept or lines cleaned before the drills. What good is it to play if you can't see what you are aiming at.... Instructors spent way too much time teaching 3.0 players that shouldn't have been on the same court how to hold racquet, swing, and other basics that should be reserved for a private lesson. I was only there for a two-hour drill. Many other attendees were there for a week of drills or their kids were at the Academy. I get it- you have to cater to your customers spending the most money. However, it was very disappointing since the reviews were so great. Save your money and get a private lesson from a pro near you!
Written August 17, 2023
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DrTonyNeutron
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
Had the best lesson ever! These coaches really do know their stuff. I had 2 hrs for 6 days lessons with coach Ruben. It was physically exhausting, but hey, you come here to train and get better. This experience was totally worth it. I highly recommend getting private lessons here as it is difficult to learn in a group setting. It was so good that I have already made my trip to come back next month! Thank you Ruben!
Written September 20, 2020
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Jonathan H
Suffolk, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My daughter had 4 days at the RNTC and loved her time with the coaches there. The facilities are great and being located at the hotel we were staying at easy to get too. Surrounded by lush greenery giving us parents something to look at whilst she played. The Nadal museum is a great way to while away 30 mins or so with some interesting memorabilia, not just tennis related.
Written April 11, 2022
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Hello!!! Thank you so much for sharing your daughter's beautiful experience at RNTC. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tennis, the facilities and also the museum. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Mónica, Guest Experience Manager.
Written April 12, 2022
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Christina B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I got a fantastic deal on our 5-day resort stay by booking through the tennis center! (Somehow cheaper even with tennis than booking through the room block we were offered for a friend's wedding!) I was so thrilled to play here. Definitely look at the pricing if you are staying at the Grand Palladium. The reservation was very easy to make, had a generous cancellation period, and I paid exactly what was quoted at the end of our stay.

I'm an adult recreational tennis player (USTA 3.5) and I did two days of Total Tennis in June. There were three other adults in my classes and the drills were challenging and fun. Everyone was about the same level. The instructor Monica was really cool and engaged and gave many insightful suggestions to us. If we hadn't been visiting for a wedding, I would have signed up for more days. The facility was the nicest I've ever played at, and the whole experience was amazing!

Both mornings I woke up and walked over through the beautiful resort. The courts were great and we played under the pavilion, which was very welcome due to high heat and humidity. After the lessons, the friendly staff at the bar were serving coffee and light breakfast, part of the all-inclusive. As I mentioned, I was there in early June and several of the staff and guests were watching Roland Garros on the tv- which was above a case with some of Nadal's awards! I really felt like I was in tennis paradise!
Written July 7, 2023
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David
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My wife and I stayed at the TRS Coral hotel in this resort recently, and being fans of tennis we decided to check out the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre and take a lesson there. Upon arrival we were greeted by kind and helpful staff members who offered us racquets and towels and directed us to a court, which was conveniently covered. Once we got to the court we met a man called Osvaldo, who would be our teacher for the next two hours.

I explained to Osvaldo that although my wife and I did have some experience playing tennis during our younger years, we were rusty and needed a lot of refreshing. Osvaldo confidently and calmly told us, “no problem” and watched us hit some balls to determine our skill level. Without wasting any time at all, he set up some drills and critiqued our technique, giving us detailed guidance on how to improve, shot by shot. The level of detail and attentiveness he showed us was incredibly impressive!

It quickly became apparent to us that not only is Osvaldo an exceptional tennis coach, he also cares deeply about helping his students to improve their game and achieve the highest level that they are capable of. I can truly say that I learned more about tennis within two hours than I had done in all the years prior. His knowledge of the technical aspects and subtle things you can do to make an enormous difference to your game are nothing short of amazing.

Osvaldo, I’m not sure if you will ever see this message, but thank you so much! You are a great teacher and I am truly honored to have shared the court with you. We hope to come back and see you again some day!
Written September 10, 2022
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Dear family, Thank you very much for coming to enjoy tennis at our center and for living an authentic experience with Osvaldo. We are very grateful for your kind words and very excited to see you again. We hope to see you soon. Best regards,
Written October 21, 2022
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Arthur K.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Everything that I wanted from a tennis center: friendly staff, pro instruction and perfect courts. I worked with Oswaldo for a week and he's an ace teacher: pinpointed drills, focused solutions for technique, intense workouts and a passion for the game. And, somehow, he still made it fun. They have a high, curved roof over three courts that is open at the ends -- the shade is important for workouts on hot days and the occasional rain. I'm trying to figure out how to go back as soon as I can.
Written September 4, 2022
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Hello! Here, of course, we are waiting for you with open arms whenever you want to come back!! Thank you very much for your positive comments towards Osvaldo. See you!!
Written October 21, 2022
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Nastia Kol
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
The tennis centre is gorgeous! Very well maintained facilities, perfect clay courts, super friendly and helpful staff, and coach Monica was absolutely the best coach I’ve ever met.
Monica is so knowledgeable and passionate about tennis; was keeping the lesson super fun while pushing me to the next level and giving really helpful tips and advice that I could clearly feel how fast my game was improving during the hour. Cannot thank her enough for this awesome and super educative experience!
Really hope to come back soon!
Written September 28, 2022
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Hi!! Thanks a lot for your nice comments!! :) See you soon
Written October 21, 2022
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Johanne J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
This place is amazing and will improve your tennis skills in a matter of days. The training is high intensity and the coaches are extremely good at giving specific feedback and tailoring drills to make you understand how to move and improve your tennis. This is a welcoming and friendly environment, but at the same time the coaches are very professional and do not waste any time. All the coaches are very skilled both at the game itself and at teaching to others. The location is also beautiful and secluded. Truly tennis heaven. I would go back any day. This place is also great for families, even if the whole family does not play tennis.
Written May 8, 2022
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Hi! Thank you so much for your nice comments about our coaches and facilities! We love to receive messages like yours that show what a great job the team is doing. Thank you so much for sharing them with us and future travellers. We will be happy to see you again here and also with your family, see you soon! Mónica (Guest Experience Manager)
Written May 13, 2022
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Helen C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Wonderful facilities located at TRS Coral hotel group (that’s why we chose to stay there; you can also stay at other hotels and come for the tennis program). My husband and I enrolled in the Total Tennis 3-day program (1:4 ratio). Despite the different playing levels (they tried to put people in a group with more comparable players), the instructors were able to run it effectively providing high quality instructions and individualized pointers. Every day focused on slightly different aspects of tennis. Feel like I could easily have done a 5-day program with plenty to learn, and mixed it with some private lessons. Better yet, as the hotel guest, you can book the gorgeous clay court and just play. Great support staff from front desk to cafe operations makes the experience extremely smooth. Can’t wait to go back!
Written January 10, 2023
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