Spartak Tennis Club

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Spartak Tennis Club, also known as Shiryaevka,[1] is a tennis training ground located near Sokolniki Park in Moscow, Russia. Built in 1979, it formerly formed part of the Spartak sports society.[2] It has 15 outdoor clay courts, which remain open for four months during the year, and two indoor courts.[3] The club is known for training a number of top Russian tennis players who have gone on to win Grand Slam titles.[4][5][6] Competition for places at the academy remain high due to its rigorous training program.[1][7]

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How to make Wimbledon champions". RT. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Теннис большой". Спартак 70. Retrieved 19 January 2013.  (in Russian)
  3. ^ Fein, Paul (2008). TENNIS CONFIDENTIAL II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies. Potomac Books. pp. 112–113. 
  4. ^ Coyle, Daniel (4 March 2004). "How to Grow a Super-Athlete". New York Times. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Osborn, Andrew (1 July 2004). "How Boris Yeltsin served up a tennis revolution in Russia". The Independent. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  6. ^ AFP (30 September 2005). "New generation of girls follows in Sharapova's wake". Taipei Times. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Fagan, Kate (11 January 2013). "From Russia with topspin". espnW. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c Царев, Владимир. Сафин откроет академию (in Russian). Life.ru. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Дурсунов, Александр (April 2004). Русский испанец. Argumenty i Fakty (in Russian) (Moscow) (4). 

Coordinates: 55°47′54″N 37°40′55″E / 55.79833°N 37.68194°E / 55.79833; 37.68194