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BISP RPT Tennis Academy Director Jeff LaMantia presents Adrian Rattenbury (in green) with an Academy shirt

From 8-11 February, British International School, Phuket (BISP) welcomed world-renowned tennis coach Adrian Rattenbury, who led the RPT Coaches Course at the BISP Tennis Centre, as well as spending time with junior players from the BISP RPT Tennis Academy.

Adrian co-founded the Registro Profesional de Tenis RPT, www.rpteurope.comin Spain in 1989, which has become a global leader in providing educational programmes and comprehensive services to professional tennis coaches, academies and clubs.

Since its beginning, the RPT has trained over 75,000 tennis coaches across the globe, delivering more than 1,000 courses and introducing almost half a million players to the game of tennis.

Last summer, BISP RPT Tennis Academy Head Coach Lee Austrin was appointed the RPT National Director of Thailand, and BISP is the country’s only RPT Center of Excellence.

Commenting on Adrian’s visit, Lee said, “We were proud to recently have Adrian at BISP. He is one of the world’s top coaches, and his knowledge of the game and work with some of the world’s top players, make him a much sought after expert. We look forward to welcoming him back to the BISP RPT Tennis Academy in the near future.”

BISP RPT Tennis Academy Director Jeff LaMantia added, “It’s amazing for our students and parents to have access to a coach of Adrian’s calibre, and we are proud to be the only RPT Center of Excellence in the country.”

For more information on the BISP RPT Tennis Academy, visit www.bisphuket.ac.th/tennis