The team from Catalonia wins the III Campeonato de España de Tenis Playa por Comunidades. This was the case this Sunday in the grand final in which they faced the Canary Islands team on the main court of the Lope de Vega International School. In the end, it was the Catalans who were victorious, taking the trophy for the third consecutive year in this national tournament.
More than 130 players
More from 130 players from 17 teams from all over Spain have participated in Benidorm in this III Campeonato de España de Tenis Playa organised by the Lope de Vega International School and the Real Federación Española de Tenis with the collaboration of Benidorm Town Hall.
The newly appointed councillor for Sports in Benidorm, José Javier Jordá, together with the head of the school, Vicente Fuster, presented the trophies to the winners of the tournament on Sunday. This is the third championship of this kind to be held in Benidorm “thanks to the commitment of the school and the support of the Town Hall”.
As explained by the Coordinator of the Sports Department of the Spanish Tennis Federation and responsible for Beach Tennis in Spain Carles Vicent “This third edition has once again been a great experience, the organisation has been improved and some new features have been implemented. We want this Spanish Beach Tennis Absolute Championship to stay in Benidorm and stay at the Lope de Vega International School because the organisation has once again been great”.
The prize-giving ceremony took place at 15.30 on Sunday after the victory, for the third consecutive year, of the Catalan team. Second place went to the representatives of the Canary Islands and third place to the representatives of the Autonomous City of Melilla.
The head of the Lope de Vega, Vicente Fuster, congratulated the winners and thanked all the teams for their participation, stressing that “we have managed to consolidate the tournament this 2023. Our commitment with the Spanish Tennis Federation is until 2024 and every year we are improving both in performance and number of participants; The Lope de Vega International School has hosted all the participating teams during their stay in this championship”.
Combining tourism and sport
For his part, the councillor for Sports of Benidorm Town Hall, in his first weekend in office, stressed that “we are very happy that for the third year this championship is being held in our city”.
José Javier Jordá wanted to emphasise the importance of combining tourism and sport. “This Beach Tennis Championship is a clear example. The combination is perfect, the city is ready for it and we have qualified people to organise events such as this tournament, which has been a great success. We will continue to support it and we will also continue to support the Lope de Vega in its sporting events”.
In the words of Alfonso Bacaicoa, coordinator of this Championship and manager of Costa Tennis, it is worth highlighting “not only the high level of participation which we can qualify as a resounding success, but also the large number of fans who have attended the different matches during these days”. Bacaicoa pointed out that “this tournament has been agreed with the RFET for the coming years with the Lope de Vega International School, with a view to consolidating it and creating a very strong point of tourist and sporting interest on the beaches of Benidorm and in the facilities of the Educational Centre and for all lovers of the sport of racket”.
High-level sporting competitions at the school
For these summer months the Lope de Vega facilities are already prepared to host a good number of high level sporting competitions.
Vicente Fuster explained that “this year we will have the Carmen Pérez González 8-a-side Football Tournament which kicks off this Monday, with teams from all over the region taking part. Then, a week later, we will have the Memorial Juan Fuster Zaragoza; a tradition that has now reached its 24th edition; In August we will have an ITF and we will finish the summer with the Tennis Tour Europe Juan Fuster Zaragoza. In total we will have five tournaments with the aim, as we always do from this school, to promote sport in our city,” concluded Fuster.