GR Tennis Barcelona is a new academy based in the facilities of the Real Club de Polo, with a privileged location within the city of Barcelona. Thanks to our unbeatable location, the good weather we enjoy throughout the year and the facilities of one of the best clubs nation wide, we can offer our players some ideal conditions for their development.
We have an excellent technical staff with many years of experience in all phases of development, especially in ATP and WTA players.
This project was devised by Marcel Granollers and Pere Riba, two great friends and professional players. It offers what they consider that has helped them achieve their goals, as well as through their personal experience, provide what players need at every moment of their career.
And so this project was born in 2018. Despite the recent creation, we already work with several top 200 ATP and WTA players who have chosen our work system to help them achieve their goals.
Marcel Granollers Pujol is a native of Barcelona and was born on April 12, 1986. He started on the professional circuit in 2003.
Throughout his individual career he has won a title of the ATP 500 series, three ATP 250, and four ATP Challenger in singles. His best ranking was the position 19.
In the modality of doubles, he came to be 4 in the ATP ranking. He won 16 ATP titles, including the 2012 Masters Cup.
He was part of the Spanish team in the 2008 Davis Cup in the final against Argentina in Mar del Plata, and in the 2012 final against the Czech Republic in the O2 Arena of Prague
Pere Riba Madrid was born in Barcelona on April 7, 1988 and started on the professional circuit in 2004.
Throughout his individual career he has won seven ATP Challengers in singles. His best ranking position was 65.
In doubles, he reached 81 in the ATP ranking. Won 6 ATP Challenger titles.
In GR Tennis we consider our players the most important of our resources, for that reason we face our collaboration individually as a unique opportunity to contribute what is necessary to progress in their game and achieve new levels of excellence. Before starting the work, we hold meetings and specific tests to define the needs and concerns of each player, we also like to record technical gestures periodically to ensure a thorough monitoring of them, thanks to this we have material in the that support us to build the correct biomechanical evolution of the player.
Regardless of the level of the player, we seek to generate changes through specific technical work required by the player in a more personalized manner, usually with analytical or semi-analytical exercises using tools that help us achieve the improvement that is set as objective. Normally this type of work is done more intensively in the preseason, while during the season are addressed changes that are usually tactical or improving the pace of play or adaptation to the conditions of the tournament to play.
We also take care of actively advising on the realization of the tournament calendar, and we always prepare a specific work schedule that is fully adapted to the conditions and progression of the season. The advice of both Marcel Granollers and Pere Riba, based on their experience, always provides a bonus to exploit the calendar.
Due to the professional experience of our technicians, we have the habit of scouting in an intensive way, being able to fix adapted strategies of game for each of our players according to the rival and conditions in which the match is played. This is increasingly facilitated by the amount of visual material left in the networks of each of the players in the circuit, in addition to previous experiences with those players training or in game.
David De Miguel
Our head coach of the academy that was 81 ATP. With great experience in the training of professional players.nnPlayers: Marcel Granollers, Pere Riba, Arancha Su00e1nchez Vicario, Magu00fci Serna, Federico Gil, Marc Lu00f3pez, Steven Du00edez, etc ...
Current coach of Marcel Granollers and Gerard Granollers.nnHe has extensive experience in both the ATP circuit and the WTA. He has worked withnRoberto Carballu00e9s, Pedro Cachu00edn, Jordi Samper, Garbiu00f1e Muguruza, Carla Suu00e1rez, etc ...
One of our coaches. With experience in the development of young talents and professional players.nnPlayers: Pere Riba, Lorenzo Giustino, Dante Gennaro, Sylvester Emmanuel, David Pu00e9rez, etc ...
Our head of development of young talents, with great experience in this area. He is currently in charge of the tennis school of GR Tennis Barcelona.
Graduate on science in physical activity and sports, has extensive experience with professional players and competition groups.nnHe is the current physical trainer of Gerard Granollers and Dante Gennaro, he has also worked with Pedro Martu00ednez Portero and Ricardo Ojeda among many other players.
Our physical trainer and nutritionist, specialized in elite athletes.nnCurrently working with: Elite athletes from different disciplines and some ATP / WTA players.
Physiotherapist graduated from Ramon Llull University. Official Master's Degree in Sports Physiotherapy and Readaptation to Physical Activity by the Gimbernat University School (EUG). Specialist in myofascial pain and rehabilitation.nnPhysiotherapist with experience with elite players and with ATP ranking.
Doctor specialized in sports biochemistry and molecular nutrition (supplementation).nnCurrently working with: Qatar national teams, ASC Fiorentina and with more than 25 ATP / WTA players.