Germán started playing tennis when he was only 6, displaying motivation and passion. He went through all the levels of tennis, starting at beginners level through to juniors, then playing National tournaments combined with some Satellites (now called Futures).

In the years that followed he combined Satellite tournaments and Challengers.

 

He finally reached professional level, playing ATP tournaments, winning himself a place among the world’s 100 best players- his dream became reality.

 

At the beginning, his most impressive resultswere: Catalonian Champion and Spanish JuniorFinalist. During his professional career he won 8 Satellite tournaments (Mallorca, Murcia, Barcelona, Oviedo…) He also won several titles at Challenger level, such as Linz, Ulm, Barletta... He was a semi-finalist at the ATP tournament in Prague and quarter-finalist in several other ATP tournaments like Casablanca and Bastad.

 

In doubles he won 10 Challenger titles: Venice, Braunschweig, Barcelona , Furth, Barletta.

He also played in 9 other finals: Graz, Zagreb, Sao Paolo, Seville, Santiago, Montevideo. He also reached the semi-finals at the ATP tournaments in Acapulco (Mexico) and Bastad (Sweden)

At most of the tournaments he partnered Albert Portas.

 

In 1993 he was a semi-finalist at the Spanish Championships in singles.

 

Germán became a coach in 2004.  Since thenhas been sharing his experience with players of all levels: ranging from junior, to players even younger, reaching many of their goals and giving them the opportunity to become professional players. 

 

Currently, together with Albert Portas, he has set up the Ad In Portas-Puentes Tennis Academy, collaborating with the Malaysian Tennis Federation.

 


“It wasn’t an easy journey, but luckily, tennis has no age barriers I could fulfil the dream I had since I was a young boy. In the end that was what gave me the strength to keep on going during difficult times and enabled me to keep my head up. I want to thank everyone- especially my family- and in particular, my wife, who believed in me every step of the way.” 

                                                                                                                                Germán Puentes


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Albert started playing tennis at the age of 7 and thanks to his daily efforts, perseverance and passion for the sport, he turned professional at 19.

As an example of his consistency, he was in theworld’s top 100 ATP players for 10 years, 7 of which were consecutive.

 

His greatest success in singles came during the ATP Masters Series in Hamburg. Other remarkable ATP final tournaments came in San Marino, Sopot  and Barcelona- his last final in 1997. This final  marked the beginning and the end of his professional career.

 

In doubles he won the ATP title in Umag and reached three other finals (in Santiago, with theother two also in Umag).

 

During his professional career he also won 8 Challenger Tournaments: Prague, Cairo, Barcelona, Furth and Vigo to name just a few. He also played in 11 other finals.

 

In doubles he won 12 Challenger Tournaments,including Tashkent, Graz, Venice, Braunschweig and Barcelona. He also played in 10 other finals.In most of them, his doubles partner was German Puentes.

 

In 2007 he was runner-up at the Spanish Championships in singles. 

 

Albert started as a tennis coach in 2008:training, mentoring and travelling with payers during their junior career as well as their professional career: for example, Daniela Hantuchova.

 

Now, together with Germán Puentes, he has set up the Ad In Portas-Puentes Tennis Academy, collaborating with the Malaysian Tennis Federation.



“Despite not having a promising future at junior level and not having natural talent, the desire to become a part of Professional Tennis was stronger and got me through several difficulties like long term injuries, bad moments…but in the end I fulfilled my dream.”

Desire and willpower can overcome anything.” 

                                                                                                                                 Albert Portas

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Dani Navarro

Dani has over 10 years training to players in several prestigious Academies of Barcelona getting many of them to become professionals.

Currently in Ad in Tennis Academy providing all his experience and knowledges to our players and accompanying many ITF and ATP tournaments.


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Andreu Guilera has really passion for this sport,his struggle to stay in the elite of tennis led him to overcome various injuries to get back on track, but this time instructing the most important figures of the Spanish scene like Garbiñe Muguruza, with whom he worked for two years, no less important are players like Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Nuria Llagostera-Vives, Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Arantxa Parra-Santonja singles or Alexandra Cadantu ,all of them on the top 100 WTA.

On his last stage he was working with Silvia Soler (54 WTA and FED CUP player in several matches).


Currently he is coach of Ad in Portas-puentes tennis academy.

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David has over 25 years of experience training at pretigious academies in Europe. He has worked with  young players competing in ETA and ITF circuits. During this period, he has also worked with professional tennis players,  standing out P.Andujar (Top 30 ATP),  A.Smashnova   (15 WTA),  R.Oprandi (40 WTA) and R.Kulikova (80 WTA).

He is currently coach at Ad in Portas-Puentes Tennis Academy.

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Carlos holds a degree in Physical Education and another one in Physical Activity and Sports Science. He also has completed two Masters: first one of High Performance (UB) and another one of Osteopathy. Moreover, he teaches about rehabilitation of injuries at the University of Girona and he works as an osteopath in his own center.

He has been working for more than 10 years with professional players, standing out  Ribarikova (Top 20), Ivanovic (Top 10), Bovina (Top 10), Sakkari (Top 50) and Sorribes (WTA 80). He is currently responsible of the physical training at Ad in Portas-Puentes Tennis Academy.

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