These world-class facilities and specific training methods is what creates tennis players and is the necessity for a player to reach their ultimate level.
Andy Murray and British success
In 1999 at the age of 12 years Andy won the biggest Junior event in the world called “Orange Bowl” in his age category. Along with one of our Directors of Ethan Mason Sports, Arnaud Benidor whom at that very time had played in the under 18’s boys draw.
At the age of 15 in 2002, Andy moved to the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona where in just over a year his career had taken off. Other British players to join academies have included:
• Heather Watson – moved to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (IMG Academy), Florida in 2004 at the age of 12.
• Johanna Konta – moved to Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona in 2005 at the age of 14
• Dan Evans – trained at the Loughborough Academy in 2003 at the age of 13
Having had success in the minor leagues of professional tennis in 2003 (futures and challenger events), Andy Murray later that year won the US Open Juniors where he ranked number 6 in the world under 18’s. Moving on a couple years, he became the youngest ever player to represent GB in the Davis Cup in March 2005. Andy’s record at the Grand Slam events has mounted up since 2008:
• US Open: Finalist in 2008 and Winner in 2012
• Australian Open: Finalist in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
• French Open: Finalist 2016
• Wimbledon: Finalist 2012 and Winner 2013, 2016
• Olympics: Gold medallist in 2012 and 2016