Rafa Nadal Tour Nationals Champ From Clayfield College Spain Stint

Rafa Nadal Tour Nationals Champ From Clayfield College Returns From Spain

Clayfield College student Ivy Lauder has just returned from her two-week stint at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain, as part of her winning the national finals of the 2021/22 Rafa Nadal Tour tournament. 

Ivy Lauder has recently returned from the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain as part of her winning at the Tournament’s Australian Masters Invitational for Girls 12/u event 2021/22 season held from 11 to 15 January 2022. She won against Zali Illitch in the final event (3-6, 4-6) with Scarlett Dattoli and Brooke Komorowski, taking third and fourth place, respectively.

Clayfield College Year-8 student, Ivy Lauder
Photo credit: Facebook / Clayfield College

Rafa_Nadal Tour is a nine-state premier event for juniors in the 12/u and 14/u held from April 2022 to January 2023. It is a junior tennis circuit that was launched in Spain in 2014 and has been running in Australia since 2019 in collaboration with the 22-time Grand Slam winner, Rafael Nadal.

The Rafa Nadal Tour focuses on sport and education, particularly the importance of sportsmanship, commitment, humility and resilience (updated fundamental values for 2022/23). With the Australian Tour, each state and territory event runs a Junior Gold Tournament. 

The four winners from each 12/u and 14/u singles event and the four selected winners of the Trophy of Values progress to the end-of-circuit Australian Masters event. The Trophy Values are awarded to players who have shown on- and off-court positive attitudes and behaviour, and who live the Values of the Rafa Nadal Tour.

A maximum of 16 players are invited to compete in each of the 12/u and 14/u boys and girls Masters event. At stake were Rafa and Rafa Nadal Academy prizes including flights to Spain and two free weeks of training in Mallorca, Spain.