Juan Manuel
Esparcia
Birthplace
Albacete, Spain
Residence
Alicante, Spain
Speaks
Spanish, English
Coach Since
1996

Juan Manuel Esparcia

Status

  • Coaching Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

Coaching Career Highlights

  • Helped Guillermo Garcia-Lopez reach a career-high ranking of World No. 23 in 2011
  • Has worked with the ITF / GSDF teams
  • Has worked at the RFET (Royal Spanish Tennis Federation)

Personal

  • Co-founder of SPORTED (Sport & Education). This is a company focused on sports management, and the training of sports and business professionals who use sports as a learning platform. Esparcia is also responsible for the development of projects in the tennis area together with Feliciano Lopez. 
  • Co-founder of Essence Tennis Teams

Biography

Esparcia is an internationally recognized tennis coach and sports manager/agent. Long considered as one of the top Spanish coaches at the professional level, Esparcia was recognized by the RPT in 2010 with the award of “Best ATP Coach of the Year.” During his career, which extends for over 20 years, Esparcia has coached and or managed a wide number of ATP, WTA and Junior players throughout the world and has been influential in the player development of various prestigious tennis-coaching institutions across the world. He has organized several tennis summer and training camps in Spain and other countries for international players and has conducted hundreds of clinics and courses around the globe.

In addition to a distinguished coaching career, Esparcia is also adept at marketing and business management. His company, which has been operating for more than 10 years, Esparcia Sports Management, SL, has represented and promoted the image of various elite tennis and soccer players and organized many pre-season camps in Spain for different international teams. He also created an innovative integral consulting service for young tennis players as well as their parents and coaches, helping them achieve a smoother transition from the junior to the professional circuit.

Esparcia has written and published numerous articles in several different magazines, and has participated in over fifty coaching workshops that focused on player development - specializing in the elite tennis player and the Spanish tennis system. He has also been a Key Note speaker at various symposiums around the world, a development teacher for coaches at every level, and has vast experience in the management of tennis academies at every level.

Esparcia has received different international professional certifications, among them: Certification of Master Professional by the PTCA (Professional Tennis Coaches Association), Professional Coach and Tennis Director by the RPT (Registro Profesional de Tenis), Professional 1 by the USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association). Moreover, he is an ATP Player Agent, as well as RFEF / FIFA Agent for soccer players.