Spanish tennis star Rafa Nadal to create a new sports complex in the city of Malaga

Spanish tennis star Rafa Nadal to create a new sports complex in the city of Malaga

Image of Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal. Credit: Maxisport/

The creation of a new sports complex is being planned in the city of Malaga by the Spanish tennis legend Rafa Nadal and Sierra Blanca Estates.

Spanish tennis legend Rafa Nadal has chosen the city of Malaga to build one of his big sports clubs. This fantastic news was announced on Friday, March 31 and has been greeted with great excitement in the Costa del Sol capital and throughout the province.The star from the town of Manacor on the Balearic island of Mallorca reached an agreement with the developer Sierra Blanca Estates to make this project a reality. It will be located next to the Palacio de los Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena and the Athletics Stadium ‘Ciudad de Malaga’. This is an area of the city with an already clear sporting impact, as the Inacua complex is also very close by.

Malaga’s new complex will be the first Rafa Nadal Club to be established outside the Balearic Islands. It will have 33,000m² of facilities, incorporating a tennis and paddle tennis club and a school.

The centre will also have an underground car park to compensate for the parking spaces that would be lost in the area with its construction. This is a project that, if carried out definitively, will give a great boost to this area of the capital of Malaga.

“The future Rafa Nadal Club de Malaga planned by Sierra Blanca Estates would incorporate semi-covered clay courts, outdoor hard courts, numerous paddle tennis courts, a central court with stands to host sporting events, an outdoor swimming pool”, said the promoters of the sports complex.

They continued: “The multi-purpose building will incorporate facilities such as a fitness and crossfit area, a sports shop, restaurant, spa and a museum dedicated to the figure and career of Rafael Nadal, among others”.

Speaking about the project on Ser Deportivos, Noelia Losada, the Sports Councillor of Malaga City Council, said excitedly: “The land belongs to the City Council, it would be another concession like the ones with the private universities. I have taken part in many meetings about this possibility in Carpena’s dissuasive car park”.

“A car park would have to be built underneath because those spaces cannot be lost. Different options were discussed and it was decided that the sport would be tennis. It will be put out to tender. I think it’s great news that the car park will be used”, added the sports councillor, as reported by


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Chris King

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