A New School Year Begins for the “More Than Tennis” Project

At the Rafa Nadal Foundation, we are thrilled to kick off a new school year in our “More Than Tennis” project. This program, conducted in collaboration with Special Olympics throughout Spain, is dedicated to supporting youth with intellectual disabilities through regular tennis training. This year, we are steadfast in our mission to provide opportunities and assistance to these young individuals across 20 schools in Spain.

“More Than Tennis” Schools:


  • Estepona – 16 youths
  • Alcalá de Guadaira – 16 youths
  • Granada – 16 youths
  • Seville – 16 youths


  • Vilagarcía de Arousa – 10 youths
  • Vilagarcía de Arousa – 15 youths


  • Getafe – 15 youths
  • Madrid (SO Madrid / A la par) – 15 youths
  • Madrid (SO Madrid / A la par) – 10 youths


  • Tarragona – 10 youths
  • Lleida – 14 youths


  • Gijón – 15 youths
  • Gijón – 15 youths

Castilla-La Mancha:

  • Campo de Criptana – 8-10 youths

Castilla y León:

  • Valladolid – 10 youths

Balearic Islands:

  • Manacor – 10 youths
  • Manacor – 8 youths
  • Manacor – 8 youths


  • Murcia – 15 youths
  • Cartagena – 15 youths
  • Caravaca de la Cruz – 15 youths
  • Prometeo – 10 youths

Valencian Community:

  • Ontinyent – 17 youths
  • Ontinyent – 16 youths
  • Requena – 17 youths
  • Aspe (Alicante) – 14 youths


  • Zaragoza – 17 youths
  • Monzón (Huesca) – 10 youths

A Fresh Start:

This new academic year signifies an exciting beginning for all our young participants in “More Than Tennis.” Our objective is to promote personal development, inclusion, and well-being among these youth through the sport of tennis.

Each school serves as a community where they can learn, grow, make friends, and, of course, enjoy the sport.

Moreover, as is the tradition every year, we eagerly anticipate the National “More Than Tennis” Meeting, a tournament held at the Rafa Nadal Academy, in which athletes from all the schools participate. It’s a very special weekend where we spend time together, compete, have family dinners, and even go dancing. This year’s event will take place in December, and we are looking forward to welcoming all the participants.

We want to express our gratitude to everyone who makes this roject roject, from coaches and volunteers to families and affiliated organizations. We roj work tirelessly to make this new school year a rojectu opportunity, growth, and fun for our youth with rojectual disabilities.

We are excited about what the future holds and look forward to a year filled with achievements and successes in the “More Than Tennis” roject. Let’s continue building a more inclusive world full of possibilities for all!

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