NAPLES, Fla. - "Florida is the place where there is more centers of this type and we are the top academy in Europe," said EMilio Sanchez, the founder of the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy.
But Emilio Sanchez said an intensive training academy was missing from southwest Florida.
"We had to be here," he said.
He's opening the second Sanchez-Casal Tennis Club and Academy on Airport Pulling Road, inside the Naples Bath and Tennis Club.
"We thought we had to where there's the most players and the most people trying to play."
He and his academy in Barcelona, Spain are so well known, aspiring tennis stars are moving to this area to be a part of the program.
"I think at the moment already 5 or 6 families, they move here, they buy houses, they stay here, they go to schools, they go to public or private schools, they go to restaurants. So the economy is more niche but it's going to be moving," said Sanchez.
His students will be moving as well. In addition to working on the tennis court, they will live here, going to school and training.
"In the end, this journey is going to be very tough for them."
The club part of the academy is already open. The school is continuing to accept students and will officially open in August.