Abedallah Shelbayh, a member of the Rafa Nadal Academy, recently heard some extremely wise advice from school founder and 22-time Grand Slam victor Rafael Nadal,
who thinks Shelbayh has the potential to become a "great player." The legendary Spanish tennis player exhorted
Shelbayh to maximize his potential by training hard every day and imitating athletes who have become role models for younger players.
A recent event in Manama, Bahrain, saw Jordan's 19-year-old player, who has been with the Mallorca academy since he was 14 years old,
make history by being the first representative of his nation to ever win a match on the ATP Challenger Tour.
Every day, do your best. You have the talent to become a great player. "I don't have to tell you that if you really want to accomplish it, you will do it," Nadal said Shelbayh.
Use positive examples rather than negative examples, because there are both.
There are professional tennis players with incredible skill but are unable to execute things properly in order to become stars.
It is up to you to decide what sort of players you wish to watch," he continued.