Luis Mediero (born in Spain on April 15, 1963) started playing tennis at age 6 and it wasn’t long before he started climbing the national ranking, reaching the Top 100 in the Open division.
At a young age he had the opportunity to teach his first tennis lessons, where he discovered his interest in teaching the sport and sooner than he thought he was realizing his dream of dedicating his life to his passion: teaching tennis.
His steps towards education consisted in an unmatched process in the tennis industry. He holds 8 International Masters and more than 150 tennis certificates, which places him in a privileged position to expand the sport of tennis around the world.
In addition, Mediero is also an expert at organizing events, sports consulting and management. In the early years of his career, he worked for the best tennis academies and tennis centers in different parts of the planet. He then started his own academy and was also in charge of the largest private organization in Spain, dedicated to the management of tennis centers, where he worked with players of all ages, skill and levels of play.
In 1989 he founded the RPT - Registro Profesional de Tenis, to offer educational programs, international certifications and comprehensive services to tennis teaching professionals and their academies. In the last 24 years, the RPT has become a world leader in its market, having certified more than 18.500 professionals in 121 countries.
His restlessness to promote the sport of tennis has driven him to organize programs and activities where more than 500.000 players have participated. In 1995 he was inducted in the Guinness Book of World Records for “instructing the largest tennis clinic ever recorded”. In 1996 he started the tournament “Circuito Nacional Jóvenes Promesas” (National Tournament for Up and Coming Juniors), for the Under 16 division, where Juan Carlos Ferrero won the first edition. In 1997 he developed the revolutionary program “Streetennis”, bringing tennis to the streets of Spanish cities and later on, ATP Smash Tennis, bringing tennis to the cities around the world. In 2000 he introduced “Charlytennis” for children who were just starting to play tennis; “Wheeltennis” was designed in 2001 for players in a wheelchair; “Academytennis” for competition level players in 2002, and “Adultennis” transformed the teaching methods for adult players in 2004. During 2006, he created an innovative teaching method named: “CDS: Concept Drive System”. In the year 2008, Mediero organized “Streetennis Cup” and “Adultennis Cup” tournaments and registered the “S2P” methodology: Simple, Sensible & Practical, which is now the foundation of all of RPT’s Educational Programs. In 2010, he patented WES: Web Education System, which uses the internet as a platform for all tennis professionals to be constantly connected and updated.
In 2012, a new technology is introduced: tetafime, composed of four interconnected, integrated and entwined pillars, TE: Technical, TA: Tactical, FI: Physical and ME: Mental, to help obtain the Ideal Performance State.
Mediero has been linked to the sport of tennis for more than 30 years and is considered to be one of 10 most influential people in tennis education worldwide (2005). He has also been recognized in two occasions as “Best Tennis Teacher in the World” (1994/1997) and in 1993 he was awarded the “Enterprise International Master”.
In his effort to promote tennis at all levels, Mediero has taught courses and given conferences in more than 80 countries. He has published 9 books, 24 videos, 22 teaching manuals, 20 CD-Rom’s, 30 DVD´s, booklets on “master classes” and written hundreds of articles about education for national and international media. His book “Initiation to Tennis” is now a “Best Seller” and considered to be the most sold tennis book in the history of Spanish speaking countries. He has also worked as a TV commentator for TVE (Spain), Tennis Channel (USA) and USPTA TV (USA).
He has been recognized as one of the top drivers of “Spanish Tennis”, and has taught and certified more than 4.500 coaches in all the autonomous regions and almost all the cities in Spain. The contribution to the development of tennis in the country speaks for itself, supporting coaches and academies that have generated all the wonderful players that have received so many international accolades in the last two decades.
Mediero owes his success with the RPT to three factors: First, to have developed a teaching methodology based on simplicity and easiness suitable for all levels, from mini-tennis to competition level players, reaching all the way to directing a tennis school; Second, to have certified coaches with an international accreditation, worldwide recognized; and Third, to being able to offer comprehensive services for all coaches and their teaching facilities, so they can develop their activities with maximum guarantees.
In 1989 he created Tennis Consulting International so he could offer a broad range of consulting services in the analysis, design, building and management of sporting facilities, as well as consulting in the integral management of sporting events, thanks to his experience of having traveled the world visiting hundreds of sporting clubs and tennis teaching facilities.
The possible growth and expansion of what started with tennis and branching out to other sports, drove him to change Tennis Consulting International into what we know today as the International Coaches Institute. Since 2002, the “ICI” started functioning as an umbrella organization of the different Registries of Professionals and to help them develop and expand at an international level in an effort to offer all the necessary tools to educate and develop people thorough sports.
Luis Mediero is the President of the Registro Profesional de Tenis and International Registry of Tennis Professionals.
Adrian Rattenbury (born in England on August 15th 1960)
started playing tennis at the age of 7 and now has more than 30 years in the tennis coaching industry.
He has overseen the training of more than 8,000 coaches from over 50 different countries including:- Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Jamaica, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, UAE, UK, USA.
Adrian was awarded the World, European, Middle East and UK Professional Coach of the Year Award and is one of only two coaches in the world to hold US and European Master Professional Status, he holds 6 Master Professional Awards.
He was Davis Cup Coach for the UAE National Team becoming the 1st National Coach in the UAE to train an International Championship Winning Team and to produce Junior World Ranked Players. Coach for 18 Davis Cup Ties and over 30 International Matches including winning the Junior Gulf Championships. Adrian also represented Great Britain and the UAE as non-playing captain in Junior World Ranking events throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Adrian produced and worked with ATP and WTA Tour and ITF Junior World Ranked Players travelling extensively with these players to International Tournaments in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Morocco, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE, UK, USA.
He was the joint creator of Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Science and Professional Tennis Coaching with the University of Greenwich and successfully gained funding from the European Union to introduce coaching programmes in Italy, Spain and the UK and National Funding for a range of private and Government funding agencies.
With 40 years of successful corporate sponsorship contracts and agreements Adrian became the first coach offered a contract by Nike in the UK.
He successfully created, manages and developed 4 limited companies, a partnership and sole trader businesses over the past 35 years and was the ATP DIrector of Programmes overseeing the ATP Tennis Camps throughout the world. Developing the coaching programme, course content, training coaches and the management of the ATP image.
Public speaking has become a big part of Adrian's career speaking to thousands of coaches throughout the world and delivering presentations at many National and International conferences.
In the world of coaching Adrian has gained a very high reputation and is a member of the LTA coaching committee and has consulted on Shaping the Future of Standards in Education and Sports Coaching in association with the Governments skills sector council. He is a member of the Advisory Panel to a National Awarding Organisation and is a Sports Ambassador for one of the countries leading Sports Law firms. His International influence includes being a a member of the
USPTA Player Development Advisory Council. Recently Adrian was invited to present to the All Party Committee for Sport at the House of Lords on the state of British Tennis.
Adrian is a member of the following organisations:-
Adrian is the President of the RPT Europe and Africa and was responsible for setting up the RPT in Asia