Creating a Tennis Academy in Spain

Tennis Works were proud to present 'Creating a Tennis Academy in Spain!' Webinar in November 2011. It was presented by Dan Kiernan live from Sotogrande on the Costa del Sol, Spain.

During the webinar Dan shares his experience gained from establishing an academy that has Grand Slam level players using it as their base.

At the end of the presentation, Dan held an open session to allow coaches and listeners to ask questions.

Dan has been playing tennis since he was 7 years old and at 14 was one of the top juniors in the world. As a junior he won 8 different national championships and the 14 and Under Doubles World Championships, and represented Great Britain in all age groups and  competed in junior grand slam events.

At 18, Dan was the national junior number 1 and was awarded a tennis scholarship to Louisiana State University and during his four years there, he was part of one of the most successful college teams in the USA. Dan achieved a senior national ranking of 5 in doubles and 25 in singles.

After graduating, Dan spent three years travelling the world on the pro tour. During that time he won more than 20 professional singles and doubles titles, and competed at Wimbledon. He was consistently ranked inside the top 15 in Great Britain in singles and the top 700 on the ATP tour. He excelled in  doubles, and as well as being former British doubles number 1, he was ranked inside the top 150 in the world.

Since retiring from the pro tour in 2005, he has coached several young players up to international level in their age groups and in 2009 he captained the Great Britain Under 12's team in the European Nations Cup in Italy. He also continued to compete competitively in the German Bundesliga league, partnering Michael Stich in doubles, and coaching top ATP players during their matches. In May 2010 he set up Soto Tennis  Academy in Spain to create individual and tailored  programmes for his  players specific needs and they now have Grand Slam level players etablished there.