I was born in Burgos in 1979.
I began to play tennis at the age of seven and at the age of fifteen moved to Barcelona to attend a tennis academy on a full-time basis. I wanted to improve every aspect of my game and become the best player i possibly could.
Here I was the one of the youngest students, training regularly with professionals already in their twenties, and was lucky enough to spend time at different academies and learn from many top coaches.
And in the ATP Challenger level tournament later that year in Barcelona I lost a closely fought match against the eventual runner up Nicolas Cutelot of France, #110 on the ATP list by a score of 6-3 / 7-6.
But instead of improving my progress began to level off. I spite of all my dedication and effort eventually I had to face the painful reality that I would have to bring my career to an end, in many ways before it had really begun.
Soon I was travelling across Europe, competing in ATP Future events, and managing to win enough matches to obtain my first ATP ranking points in both singles and doubles.
By the year 2000 my technique and ability was of a high enough level for some of the best players in the world to ask me to spar with them. A memorable moment for me came at the ATP Bucharest when I performed this role for Alex Corretja who ATP Masters Champion only moths before and who number #5 on the ATP list at the time.
I started to make coaching in Barcelona in 2009.
I was working with players that wanted to get their first point ATP like Carlos Capel could get it and in the evening working in the Tarbes Program from the club tennis Moli.
I founded Coaching Tennis Barcelona in 2012.
In 2016 I came to UK and I founded Coaching Tennis London.
I was in Kings Langley and after that in Batchwood Tennis Center.
I feel very afortune to be able to play this sport all my life and carry on working in my passion.
I believe that any player can improve doesn’t mind the age, doesn’t mind the level, the most important the desire to improve.
Only I want two things in my classes
Do your best
After this I am pretty sure that the players will enjoy and improve their game.
Tennis is based in Technic, Fitness and Mental depends of the necessities of the player I work this three aspects or one more that others. I retired like tennis player with 26 years old , had many coaches and was in several Tennis Academies in Barcelona and something important I learnt in the end of my career that to be honest I would have to know it before.
I know the things that I made well and no so well and teach my players about my experiences to get their best level.
I have over 27 players each year growing a bit more of all kinds of ages and levels (95% yellow ball).
With more o less 43 Recommendations like tennis coach till this year 2019.
All the best
Francisco Bou Alameda is a great coach, a coach who offers a lot of quality in their training plan, with patience and dedication. He knows very well transmit knowledge for the player to get the best of oneself and pass through one of my best moments as a player, taking my first ATP point
Carlos CapelPlayer Competition
My son 13 years old kid has training at Francisco tennis academy in a last 12 months. During this time my son has improve, actually, everything: his tennis skills, his way to approach a game, his physical condition, his mentality.
Francisco was traveling with us at every tournament in Barcelona giving all the time good advice regarding the game. So we can see the results: My son start to reaching in the final at many tournaments and also win some of them, in Spain, Romania and Germany.
Thank you Franchi, we`ll definitely continue to training with you.
Grace’s experience in Spain with coach Fran was transformational! It was hard work with precision mixed with loads of fun. A very positive experience and we’re looking forward to the next one.
GraceTina - Grace’s mom
Trip to Barcelona was professional, fun and a great experience to be training like a pro on clay in the heat with other academy players. Loved Moli. Great atmosphere. Would definately do again.
PS Fran you were a great coach and you and your family a pleasure to be around.
Fran doesn’t just work with players on their technical game, he cares about every one of his players’ wellbeing, mindset and overall progress.
Fran coaches with passion and enthusiasm, always making sure to focus on the right areas and taking the time to speak with every player and parent. If things need tweaking, he will let you know in the most positive way.
Our youngest son has spent a few separate weeks with Fran in Barcelona and has really enjoyed it every time. There is good intensity, a good balance of tennis and S&C and some great clay courts to practice on. When coming back to England, our son feels a lot stronger. Myself, my wife and eldest son also practiced with Fran and learned so much.
I would always recommend Fran if you are thinking of training in Barcelona and we will be doing it again for sure.
25 08- 2019
LeonMarc - Leon´s dad
I also found the Barcelona trip that I went on with Fran this year incredibly valuable and beneficial. I loved training in Barcelona and was training with him for 5 hrs day in the lovely Spanish weather. It gave me great exposure and international experience.
The coaching was extensive and I felt that my game improved a lot after that. I definitely loved that experience and I can’t wait to go again next year! On the whole, Fran is an excellent coach as well as a great person. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who loves tennis like I do and wants to improve their game.
Ryan’s comments The thing I enjoyed most about the week was how different it was to what I would normally do in the UK because I don’t normally train for 5 hours everyday. I enjoyed this because it has helped me to improve my tennis and overall fitness. The tennis sessions worked well because the small group meant I was always hitting, either with Fran or other players. I really enjoyed playing against the other players from the academies and it was great experience to train and play on clay.
The days were very full which was good 3 hours of tennis and 2 hours in the gym.
I would’ve liked to do some more fitness on the beach because if found that very fun and challenging at the same time. Another thing I would’ve liked to do was a tournament because it would have been very interesting to play competitively against Spanish players. Overall it was a great week and I would like to go again. I wish that I was there for another week of training and maybe get the chance to spend more time at the academy getting to know other players.
Really great experience for Ryan. Interesting to see how the academies are run and the level of players at the academies. Both tennis clubs were great, amazing facilities especially at Gimeno. The tennis/fitness split worked really well, definitely improved fitness levels through the week.
Couple of thoughts, more hitting with academy players and use the beach a bit more for fitness – something they cannot do in England. Overall a fantastic week, Ryan definitely wants to do this again.
RyanJoannes - Ryan’s mom
This Summer I went to Barcelona and was coached by Fran. It was an amazing experience of 3 hours of non-stop intense and comprehensive training. Fran was a brilliant coach, spotting all the major and minor errors in my game and really helping me to adapt my game to different styles and surfaces. He also helped me become a more disciplined and composed player on the court as well as helping me expand my repertoire.
Amjid Riaz – Camran’s dad
We went on a personalised tennis training camp with Franscesco Bou again this year for 10 days which included participation on an ITF u12 tournament at Sanchez Casal tennis Academy.
Our son had a great time working daily on his tennis. He received 3 + hours of training. Hitting partners were arranged by Fran with local players. It was our second consecutive year of camp and it was again excellent.
His tennis improved and Fran was able to concentrate on specific goals and assess progress.
We would recommend this camp to all levels of players but it is important to be with players who have similar work ethics and goals.
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