Leading Academy Adopts UTR Powered by Oracle As Official Rating and Tournament Management System
September 6, 2018 – Today, Universal Tennis (UTR) and Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar announced a partnership to enhance its world class tennis training program with the adoption of UTR Powered by Oracle’s tools and technology to support the growth and development of aspiring professional tennis players.
Based in Rafael Nadal’s hometown of Manacor, Spain, Rafa Nadal Academy is one of the world’s top tennis training programs. The Academy combines premier coaching and technology with an intensive education program to ensure student-athletes can follow their tennis career without forsaking academics.
“At Rafa Nadal Academy, we provide our players and coaches with the best tools, technology and training to provide an unparalleled program for our athletes,” said Toni Nadal, Director of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. “The UTR Powered by Oracle system allows us to accurately evaluate skill level and create a multitude of engaging tournaments and events at our Academy. UTR will enable better training and match playing opportunities for talented players here in Spain and around the world.”
The Academy will leverage UTR’s suite of community tools and technology, including its tournament and event management system, to organize and run competitive, level-based tennis events on a year-round basis. The organization’s professional coaches and staff can get players rated and use the UTR Powered by Oracle tennis rating to compare, evaluate, track, and communicate with players with a single system that works across age, gender and geography.
“We are honored to have the support of Rafa Nadal Academy and are excited to provide our tools and technology to players, coaches and organizers at their world-class academy. We are committed to supporting the growth and development of the sport to make tennis better in Spain and around the world,” said Mark Leschly, Universal Tennis Chairman & CEO.
Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar is a world-class high performance tennis center for juniors and adults located in Mallorca, Spain. The Academy was founded by Rafa and Toni Nadal in 2016, who created a unique training system based on their experience and learnings while on tour.