Emilio Sánchez is President of the Academia Sánchez-Casal, located in Barcelona Spain and Naples Florida. The Academia Sánchez-Casal uses a unique training system, based on the Spanish method of understanding tennis, focused on maximizing the strength, balance, speed, stamina and agility of the student’s lower body. It incorporates specific exercises used by successful Spanish players, which have boosted the game of students including Svetlana Kuznetsova, Andy Murray, Daniela Hantuchova, Grigor Dimitrov, Juan Monaco, among many others.
As a player, Emilio won three Grand Slam doubles titles and the men’s doubles silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. He achieved an ATP world #7 ranking in singles and #1 ranking in doubles. He was the coach of multiple Grand Slam winner (and sister) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. He also captained Spain’s Davis Cup team to success in 2008. In 2012 Sanchez was a tournament director for two wheelchair tennis events.