Globe powers Rafa Nadal Academy Tennis Clinic | Inquirer Sports

Globe powers Rafa Nadal Academy Tennis Clinic

11:49 AM January 05, 2016


Rafa Nadal together with (leftmost) Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan, (2nd from right) Globe Vice President for Postpaid Business Erli Magtubo-Valdez, and (right most) Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto

Clinic aims to inspire promising Tennis players with proper training and access to aca- demic education Organized by Topspin Ace PH, the Academy’s representative in the country and exclusively presented by Globe, It was a by-invitation only clinic personally conducted by his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, who also heads the academy. The clinic was held at Colegio de San Agustin in Makati last December 6, 2015.

“At Globe, every effort we undertake lets us bring our customers’ passions closer to them. From mu- sic to movies, and now sports, we’d like to give our customers who are al- so major tennis fans the best access so they can meet and see live their fa- vorite players. Through the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy Clinic, not only will our customers see Nadal live, they also get to be a part of a worthy cause by sup- porting our young tennis talents,” said Globe Vice President for Postpaid Business Erli Valdez.

As a primer for the fans before the live tennis clinic, Globe held a Nadal fan- night ‘Vamos Rafa!’ where attendees who are also die-hard Nadal fans partic- ipated in an exciting quiz night for a chance to win tickets to meet and see Nadal live during the ten- nis clinic. Valdez continues that “It truly is gratifying for us to see our cus- tomers happy with activi- ties like this. This further inspires us to pursue sim- ilar partnerships that will bring them closer to what they love.”

Rafa Nadal poses with the kids who were very overwhelmed by everything that they learned from the tennis champion

The invited participants for the clinic were athletes aged 6 to 16 years old, and have been nominated by their coaches to attend the workshop. Joining them are also homegrown tennis champions, siblings Miko and Alexandra Eala. Both of them br ok e records and won champi- onships in competitions such as the Casely Interna- tional Tennis Championship and the Little Mo International Grand Slam Championship, among others.

The Academy, inspired by the achievements of Rafa Nadal in the field of tennis, combines tennis and education so that students can continue their pathway to professional tennis. One of the main objectives of the academy is to maximize the potential of every player so that they have the opportunity to become professional players without the need to abandon proper studies.


World Champion tennis player Rafa Nadal together with his uncle and coach Toni Nadal training the kids at the by-invitation Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy clinic at Colegio de San Agustin in Makati

Rafa Nadal, dubbed as ‘King of the Clay’ is a 14 Grand Slam Singles title holder, an all-time record holder of 27 titles in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and has one of the most titles for Grand Prix Super Series. He is currently ranked 5thin the ATP Singles ranking.

The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, located in his hometown, Manacor (Mal- lorca), Spain, will officially open its doors in May 2016. To capture some of the most wonderful moments in sports, Globe recently launched the new iPhone 6s 16GB available on Plan 1799 with P450 monthly cashout and the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB available on the same plan with P650 monthly cashout, both on a 24-month contract period. To know more about how to get the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus from Globe, visit

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