2012 PLAYER NEWS
Nieminen To Open Tennis Academy In Finland
by Press Release|
Jarkko Nieminen will open the first high performance tennis academy in Finland this summer, fulfilling a dream to create viable opportunities for future tennis generations in his country to succeed at the international level.
The Jarkko Nieminen Tennis Academy (JNTA) aims to serve as a platform for talented players looking to pursue a professional tennis career. Nieminen, who captured his second ATP World Tour title at the Apia International Sydney (d. Benneteau) this year, will act as a mentor for the players and coaches while he continues his career on the ATP World Tour, but will expand his involvement in the coming years.
The 30-year-old Finn has appointed his trainer Jarmo Ahonen to oversee the physical programs at the academy. Among others brought on board include Director Federico Ricci, past Director of the Evert Tennis Academy in Florida, and former World No. 48 Veli Paloheimo, who will utilise his professional tennis experience to assist with player development.
JNTA will make use of its connections around the world to create a positive, yet competitive environment for the players both at the academy and when travelling abroad. A few foreign players will also be joining JNTA soon. Nieminen wants to thank all the sponsors and partners that have agreed to support this project for the benefits of upcoming players from Finland and Northern Europe.