Polina is very motivated coach who does not hesitate to spend more time on the court with the players, until she achieves her goals. She is young, she has a lot of energy, and she has a very good tennis level. This helps her to work on details with her students, as she can play easily with all of them, regardless of the level. As a head coach, the most important thing for me is that she cares a lot about the technique of everyone she works with. During her time in the academy, I have received only positive feedback from all the players that she has worked with, as they have all felt cared for by Polina, and felt that everything was always organized. Also, she is a great team player. She works great with other people, and she always respects the rules. She has experience working with adults, with young tennis players, and currently working with junior’s who are aiming to become professionals.
Juan Bosch (Head coach at Rafa Nadal Academy, former coach of Carlos Moya)
My name is Harry Hines, I am a 19-year-old player at the Rafa Nadal academy, who is trying to go pro. I´ve worked with Polina for the last 2 years and it’s been a great experience. Polina is a fantastic coach who is dedicated, determined, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and is also a very kind caring person. She has helped me progress as a tennis player massively with both technical and the mental part of the game. She’s always giving her all to the player she’s with on court and it’s a very enjoyable experience! I have enjoyed my experience with Polina and would love to continue working with her.
(5th year student of the Rafa Nadal Academy)
Polina is one of the most dependable coaches we’ve had the pleasure of having at the academy. She’s willing to go above and beyond without being asked to nor be thanked for it.Polina is a very diverse coach seeing as she has experienced coaching at every level, from adult social players to players competing on the international stage. Throughout her time at the academy, she has been constantly exposed to a multitude of high-pressure situations, making her problem-solving exceptional. Her openness and empathy give her the ability to communicate effectively to a plethora of types of personalities, an ability that is so often overlooked but that is arguably the most fundamental in being an effective coach and mentor. Any coaching team, club, academy, or player would be fortunate to have Polina contributing to their lives and careers.
James Allemby (High performance coach at Rafa Nadal Academy, coach of top 10 ITF Junior players)