Tennis - Sven Groeneveld and Nick Bollettieri have been added to the global ambassador programme of the REBO company. REBO founder Adrian Hutchins commented, "Sport is integral to thriving communities. It can do more, when we see smarter ways to fit it into the fabric of our neighbourhoods.
REBO’s range of multi-sport practice walls are innovative and, as a purpose-driven company, with world-class coaches like Sven Groeneveld and Nick Bollettieri, we’re creating opportunities for beginners, enthusiasts and professionals to play, practice and be active”.
Sven Groeneveld, who is one of the top coaches currently in the sport, commented, "In all my years in tennis, there is no other method that I found that allows you to work on your technique in a more consistent, deliberate way.
Joining REBO allows me to honour my past and countless hours working on my game against a wall as a young, ambitious kid. It’s the same for many other athletes. I’m excited to bring this opportunity to more people around the world through REBO.
It’s more than a wall. It's about creating a positive legacy for others to try out a sport with no rules or fear of doing it wrong – and for amateurs and professionals to grow and improve their game”. Nick Bollettieri commented, "Reaching your potential is about training and repetitions.
The backboard is the perfect place to get those repetitions and make improvements to your game. The wall is the undefeated champion. It’s a lot of fun too. With REBO, we’re creating places where individuals can hone their skills, or come together, on or off court, and experience the satisfaction of consistently connecting with the ball.
You get more chances with a REBO wall. REBO has created a simple and effective solution, with great potential for development. I’m pleased to get behind its purpose and efforts”.
Groeneveld is currently working with former US Open champion Sloane Stephens and has earlier worked with stars such as Mary Pierce, Michael Stich, Nathalie Dechy, Greg Rusedski, Fernando Verdasco, Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova.
Bollettieri is the founder of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, which is now known as the IMG Academy and has worked with tennis greats such as Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and Mary Pierce.
Other ambassadors on the programme include Judy Murray, Sir Geoff Hurst and Leon Smith.
REBO designs the REBO wall which is an adjustable angled-faced practice wall that can be used at tennis clubs. REBO walls are being used around the world from prestigious sports venues to communities, schools and residential properties.