Tennis Europe has announced an extension of its partnership with the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, with the two organisations due to continue their close cooperation until the end of 2019.
The partnership, first announced in June 2016, has already been a great success. Now into their third year, the ‘Mouratoglou Cup’ 12 and 16 & Under tournaments have established themselves as firm favourites on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, while the Academy has also hosted the final rounds of the continental team competition for 12 & Unders, the Tennis Europe Nations Challenge by HEAD. Earlier this week it was announced that the Academy will host the 2018 Tennis Europe Coaches Conference in October, which is set to be the biggest-ever edition of the event and will feature the Academy’s President and Founder Patrick Mouratoglou (also coach to 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams) as keynote speaker.
The latest triumphs for the Academy came at Roland Garros, where its students claimed both junior titles. Several of the Tennis Europe Junior Tour’s top players train at the Academy, alongside Junior Tour alumni such as Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Located near Nice on the French Riviera, the 12,000 m² academy is Europe’s largest and most advanced training facility.
Tennis Europe Chief Executive Officer Thomas Hammerl commented, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Mouratoglou Academy, which provides incomparable facilities for players. The Tennis Europe Junior Tour represents a first step to a successful professional tennis career, and the Mouratoglou Academy enables these players to train for their goals with the best possible resources and support.”
Patrick Mouratoglou said, “I am very glad to announce that the Mouratoglou Academy pursues its partnership with Tennis Europe for another year. Fostering the development of future champions is in the DNA of the Academy and the Tennis Europe Junior Tour constitutes an amazing pathway for young players. This partnership makes perfect sense and will surely bring great opportunities for the next generation.”