A Brief History
of Guillermo Vilas
Nicknamed ‘The young bull of the Pampas’,
Guillermo Vilas is one of the most iconic
sportsmen ever to emerge from tennis.
His success brought him unprecedented fame
and status on the continent, and some say he
is almost single-handedly responsible for the
popularity of tennis in Argentina today. A lefthanded baseliner, Vilas was the first South
American male player to win a Grand Slam
singles title. In all, he won four of them, the
French and US Opens in 1977, (both played
on clay) and the 1978 and 1979 Australian
Open (both played on grass).
Guillermo Vilas Profile
Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5’11" (1.80m)
Weight: 165 lbs (75kg)
Pro career: 1969 - 1992
Highest ATP Singles: 2 (April 30, 1975)
Highest ATP Doubles: 175 (January 3,
Vilas's best year on tour was 1977 when he
won two of the four Grand Slam singles
tournaments and 16 of the 31 ATP
tournaments he entered. His playing record for
that year was 130 wins to just 14 losses. He
also had a record 53-match winning streak on
clay courts in 1977, which stood until the
record was broken by Rafael Nadal in 2006.
That year Vilas also became the only man to
have won titles in five different continents in
the same year.
Despite his four Grand Slam titles, and recordbreaking winning streaks, Guillermo was
always kept from the World Number One
position by Jimmy Connors. Even in 1977,
when he won two of the four Grand Slam titles,
Guillermo finished the year as the world
number two in the ATP Rankings system. He
did, however, grace the world’s top ten for nine
ATP Career Highlights
Singles Titles: 62
Doubles Titles: 15
ATP Match Record
Grand Slam Record
Australian Open 23-3
Roland Garros 56-17
W (1978, ’79)
QF (1975, ’76)
of a Legend
Guillermo Vilas is a legend of tennis and
member of the Hall of Fame of Tennis.
Guillermo Vilas Tennis Academy was founded
with the same philosophy that brought him to
the top, Revolutionizing the world of tennis
and introducing a new coaching style.
Tennis programs are personalized and
focused to assist any level of player,
Vilas Academy has the primary objective of
obtaining the best performance for each one.
Clay Specialist Academy by definition.
46Clay court titles. 75Grand Slam matches on clay. 644Matches on clay.
Guillermo Vilas No1 Clay Surface current records.
“The clay multiplies the motions,
because as it sticks, it changes
the trajectory of the ball at impact.
Effects on clay are as important as
in billiards. If you don’t master
you can't win.”
Guillermo Vilas Interview
by Florent Torchut for
at Buenos Aires, Argentina
methods developed at Vilas Academy allow each of our
Clay Specialist Academy Training
players to complete both intensive tennis and school, receiving an
program based on the aspect developed by Guillermo Vilas
by definition. Unbeaten. intensive
on his career combined with physical training to get the best and
optimal condition for the game.
Facilities are located 100 meters of Palma Nova Beach,Calvia ,
Only 15 minutes from Palma de Mallorca Airport.
Legacy and passion
A personalized work with each player in order to get the best performance of each one,
Experts coaches selected by Guillermo work with each player:
•Specific techniques to improve every shot of the game
•Physical training sessions on court, designed for every age and level
•Search for the pattern of play for each player
•Specific movements and foot work on clay court
•Development of winning mentality
Achieve significant improvements on players level trough specific training plan designed by VILAS Academy professional staff.
For any level of player, the academy has the primary objective of obtaining the best possible result for each one.
Working with and advising the player in different aspects such as the specific technique of each shot, the movement on court, the tactical
play and proper physical preparation.
Every player will have a test level at the beginning of the stay.
Coaches make selection of members for each working group.
Development of program
Application of specific training plan according with every group: beginners, medium or advanced players.
The academy has specialists in each of these sections:
Provide specific techniques to improve every shot of the game.
Search for the pattern of play for each player
Specific movements and foot work on clay court.
Singles and Doubles tactics.
Development of winning mentality
VILAS Group program
Perfect mix: Improving your level in the morning , playing singles
and doubles matches in the afternoon.
Choose your program:
Morning Tennis Training with coaches :
2 hour tennis training .
Groups are for a maximum of 4 players, selected by level.
Includes Video analysis of players with coaches.
Afternoon: 2 hour session
Use of red clay court . Free hitting session
Single or doubles matches
FREE Transfer Airport Hotel. ( Available from 8 to 20 h )
Son Caliu Hotel & Spa ( click to see details ) , 4 stars superior , walking distance from Vilas Academy
Single Use or Double room,
6 nights / Breakfast included
Tennis program+ Hotel + Transfers included.
More nights ? Different category of hotel ?
Please note that this is a sample program and we can customize packages according with your needs.
Group package is available from 3 days of tennis training.
How video analysis with our coaches helps you improve?
1 . ANALYZE
Recording your tennis in HD and analyze on –court with experts
using slow motion
2 . COMPARE
Learn from the best using new tips at your shots and compare your videos
side-by side with professional athletes.
3 . IMPROVE
Recording your changes and applying specific drills