Benidorm, home of the Spanish Beach Tennis Championship by autonomous communities

June 12, 2021
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The first Spanish Mapfre Beach Tennis Championship by Autonomies will take place in Benidorm on 25th, 26th, and 27th June. This was announced by the Councilor for Sports, Mariló Cebreros, at a press conference attended by the sports director of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), Javier Soler, and the tournament director, Alfonso Bacaicoa.

Cebreros has indicated that the games will be played the first two days "in the sports area of ​​Poniente beach and on the 27th on the track of the Lope de Vega international school." They have registered "A total of 126 athletes from 16 mixed teams" made up of eight participants each. 

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The championship will be a competition of "special relevance", the councilor stressed, because "it is the first to be held in our country."
The RFET has proposed to spread the modality of beach tennis. They have seen "enormous potential" in it. It has 700 licenses and more than 500 players in the ranking. Some athletes who "are demanding to have competition", Javier Soler has pointed out. The federation manager considers Benidorm to be an "idyllic place" in which "perfect conditions exist" for this sporting practice and has advocated "perpetuating" the championship there "for many years."

For his part, Alfonso Bacaicoa has valued "the involvement" of the Department in the preparations for the event and thanked the City Council and the entire Sports area for the facilities provided, giving an example of the transfer of "most of the material" necessary. for your organization and development.