SUCCESS IN THE START OF THE 11TH EDITION OF THE RAFA NADAL TOUR BY SANTANDER, WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF 566 YOUNG TENNIS PLAYERS IN THE FIRST STAGE IN BARCELONA
From Tuesday, January 2nd, to Wednesday, January 10th, the first tournament of the 2024 Rafa Nadal Tour by Santander took place at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 for the sub-12, sub-14, and sub-16 categories.
- The Rafa Nadal Tour by Santander continues to establish itself as the premier youth tennis circuit in the country.
- The circuit is charitable, with the entire registration amount directed towards developing projects for the Rafa Nadal Foundation in Spain and India.
Spain, January 10, 2024. The start of the year marks the commencement of the eleventh edition of the Rafa Nadal Tour by Santander, a traveling tournament that will span eight iconic cities in Spain. From Barcelona to Manacor, passing through Sevilla, Valldoreix, Gran Canaria, Valencia, Madrid, and Asturias, this circuit provides a competitive tennis platform for the sub-12, sub-14, and sub-16 categories, both for male and female players.
The Rafa Nadal Tour by Santander has solidified itself as the benchmark youth tennis circuit in the country and stands out for its charitable commitment by directing the total value of registrations towards projects driven by the Rafa Nadal Foundation, both in Spain and India. Beyond tennis skills, it values the attitude and exemplary behavior of the participants, promoting value-based activities that run parallel to the competition.
Rafael Nadal himself assures that “the intention was not to create just another tournament, but a tournament with something more,” and after ten successful editions, one more begins with the same enthusiasm as always.
The Real Club de Tenis Barcelona has been the venue for the first tournament of this year, hosting outstanding young tennis players from January 2nd until the current date. A total of 566 talented athletes have competed in this event, aiming to secure their participation in the Mallorca Masters taking place at the end of the year.
After more than 560 matches, the winners are:
- Caterina López – Sub-12 Girls
- Marc Saornil – Sub-12 Boys
- Paula Cortés – Sub-14 Girls
- Izan Bañares – Sub-14 Boys
- Sofia Kryvoruchko – Sub-16 Girls
- Agustín Siancha – Sub-16 Boys
Banco Santander, the official sponsor of the tour, demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by manufacturing trophies using recycled tennis balls from previous editions, thus promoting environmentally friendly practices.