According to this article on hindu.com, Rafa’s foundation is working in conjunction with Fundacion Vincente Ferrer to build and establish a tennis school in Anantapur.
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is setting up the Nadal Tennis School (NTS), the first of its kind in the world, at the Anantapur Sports Village (ASV) in the southern Andhra Pradesh town.
This announcement was made recently by his mother Ana Maria Parera, who’s President of the Fundacion Rafa Nadal (the Rafael Nadal Foundation).
“We don’t want mega projects, but to keep our feet on the ground and do our bit,” she said of the venture, work on which will begin in September.
The magnificent Mallorcan’s well-known fondness for children prompted him to embark on this project, Ana Maria Parera said.
Equal emphasis will be laid on education in the scheme, which it is hoped, will become residential over time.
“It is easier to teach a child through sport than without it, because children are real sponges and learn faster when having fun,” she reasoned.