Welcome to the Centre Internacional de Tennis (CIT)
Thursday, 29 January, 2009
The Centre Internacional de Tennis (CIT), managed by the Catalan Tennis Federation (FCT), is a professional tennis academy with a world-wide reputation.
The academy´s main goal is to prepare players to take the step towards professional competition level on the ATP and WTA circuits. CIT also has the honour of being Official Academy Partner of Tennis Europe, training their most promising young scholars throughout the year.
Located just 15 minutes by car from Barcelona International Airport, CIT has over 31.000m² dedicated to one of the best sports facilities in Europe. Boasting 31 tennis courts (13 clay courts, 14 hard courts and 4 indoor courts), on-site residences for boys and girls, a 300m² gymnasium, an all-weather swimming pool, restaurant and school, CIT has all the necessary facilities to offer a first-class training programme for young professionals.
Our training programmes at CIT are supervised by Albert Costa (CIT Director) and Jordi Arrese (Sports Director of the Catalan Tennis Federation). Working side by side, Costa and Arrese lead a team of professionals who have wide experience coaching young players on the international ATP and WTA Tour circuits.
Younger players at the academy can attend local secondary schools in partnership with the Catalan Tennis Federation. Players who wish to study modern languages or American high-school courses can do so with America International, The Athlete´s Learning Centre.
The academy focuses on the global preparation of our players through personalised training programmes which target technique, tactics and physical fitness. These programmes include taking part in year-round tournaments appropriate to the player’s age and level.
CIT also has a partnership with MAPFRE, a pioneering sports medical centre, one of the most important in Europe as far as prevention, diagnosis, injury recovery and maximising performance are concerned.