Just a short 200-meter stroll from the Malvarrosa beach, The VTC offers urban convenience and coastal beauty. Founded in 2019, the academy provides a wide variety of tennis programs, camps, clinics, and academic offerings tailored for individuals pursuing professional sports careers. These programs address players of all ages and skill levels, strongly emphasizing individual coaching.
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The academy provides flexible training options: full-day training, morning sessions, and afternoon sessions. Strong emphasis on individual coaching. Among the notable players who were coached by VTC’s team are Pedro Martinez Portero, Marc Giner Rodriguez, and Albert Montañez.
Meet the team
Carlos Betró (Head Coach and director)
Carlos Bertó has mentored players like Pedro Martinez Portero, winner of several RafaNadaTour events; Tamara Pichkhadze, a former top Under 16 player in Europe; and Marc Giner Rodriguez, who reached an ATP ranking of 240.
Juanse Martínez (Head Coach, head of PRO department)
With over 15 years in tennis coaching, Juanse Martínez leads the PRO department, tailoring the programs for future tennis players. During his career, he has been training top 100 ATP players like Albert Montañés, Guillermo García López, Dusan Lajovic, Pere Riba and Egor Gerasimov.
Carlos Calderón (Premium Coach)
Carlos Calderón, a top-level coach with over a decade in tennis, recently joined the Valencia Tennis Academy. Famous for mentoring top players like Pedro Martínez and Marcel Granollers.
David Estruch (Tennis Coach PRO)
A top-level coach, David has 15 years of experience as an ATP tennis player with national championship titles and 8 years of coaching experience.
Vicent Egea (Tennis Coach PRO)
a former tennis player with multiple national tournament victories, Vicent furthered his career as PRO tennis coach. He works with all player levels.
Luis Criollo (Tennis Coach)
Luis, with over 10 years of experience, is coaching both beginners and advanced players. He also mentors players at tournaments, both in Spain and internationally.
Osmel Rivera (Tennis Coach)
Osmel is a former tennis player who participated in national tournaments, the Davis Cup, and the Central American Games. After finishing his professional player career, he continued as a coach, working with children and adults of all levels. Speaks English and Spanish.
Yusleydis Smith (Tennis Coach)
as a tennis player Yusleydis represented Cuba’s national team. She works with children and adults of all levels. Speaks English and Spanish.
Guillem Tomàs i Giner (Head Fitness Coach)
Once represented Spain in the Under 14 World Team Championship and clinched runner-up titles in Spain’s Under 16 categories. After his competitive years, he transitioned to fitness coaching, drawing from his position as a professor of Physical Education at the Universidad Europea de València and holding certifications from PTR and LTA. Guillem worked at David Ferrer’s academy, the LTA in London, and collaborates as a travel coach with ATP and WTA talents like Sesil Karatantcheva, Nuria Parrizas, and Anastasia Gasanova.
Valencia Tennis Center Facilities
Clay Courts: 8 high-quality clay courts. They suit those who prefer prolonged rallies at a slower pace compared to hard surfaces.
- Fitness Center
- Racket Stringing equipment
- Serve up – a machine that helps to work effectively on serve.
- Cafeteria: good for light snacking and coffee
- The Recreation area is next to the courts, letting players take a break and view other matches.
- Shop: a range of tennis and padel rackets, basic equipment, and sportswear
- Restroom facilities
Valencia, being the third-largest city in Spain, is not a big, exhausting megapolis – it’s cozy and comfortable. It has everything: the relaxed atmosphere of a coastal city with a 5 km promenade and wide sandy beaches, the noise of the city center, the remarkable architecture of the historic downtown, cultural and educational events, concerts and exhibitions, universities, and activities for children.
1. City of the Arts and Sciences: A mesmerizing collection of futuristic buildings, surrounded by reflective pools, houses cultural hubs and attractions like L’Hemisfèric, an IMAX cinema and planetarium, and the awe-inspiring L’Umbracle. Oceanogràfic, also located in the City of the Arts and Sciences, is the biggest aquarium in Europe. This place faithfully reproduces the most important marine ecosystems.
2. Valencia Cathedral: A central cathedral from the 13th century, it has witnessed various architectural modifications. It’s home for the Holy Grail, used by Jesus during the Last Supper. Interestingly, the Vatican officially recognized the genuineness of the Grail. Apart from visiting the Cathedral, there’s also a museum housed right inside the church, as archeological excavations are still on, with artifacts from the early Roman period
3. The Church of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir: Often referred to as the ‘Valencian Sistine Chapel’ the church is among the earliest Christian churches in Valencia. Initially established after Jaume I’s reconquest, it underwent Gothic transformations led by the Borja family. Later, its interiors were adorned with Baroque designs, featuring frescoes showcasing the lives of Saint Nicholas and Saint Peter Martyr.
4. Malvarrosa Beach: Malvarrosa’s wide sandy beach offers outdoor sports just 200 meters from the tennis club. The long promenade alongside the beach is lined with inviting restaurants.
5. The Cabanyal neighborhood: El Cabanyal was a fisherman’s village and not a very safe neighborhood. However, it is changing its image thanks to the increasing number of expatriates who chose this place for living. Cabnyal maintains its architectural mix, from colorful fishing houses to modern cottages. The area has a distinct social vibe rarely found in big cities. Over the last five years, Cabanyal has also become a culinary hotspot with numerous cafes, gastro bars, and restaurants.
Frequently Asked Questions
May I rent a court, and what would be the cost?
No court rental services are being offered.
Do you provide any programs for children, and if so, starting from what age?
Children ages 6 years old and above can participate on their different tennis programs.
I’m not familiar with how to play tennis. Are there options available for beginners like me?
For students between 6 and 16 years old who start their activity in the practice of tennis can take introductory courses.
Is there parking available?
Parking slots are available outside the academy.
Do you offer group training sessions?
Group sessions are formed according to their ages.