Tennis Europe & La Manga Club renew partnership
Tennis Europe and La Manga Club have announced a two-year renewal of their longstanding partnership arrangement.
Under the terms of the agreement, the award-winning resort in Murcia, south-east Spain will continue to be recognised as an ‘Official Resort Partner’ of the European Tennis Federation until 2018 and will enjoy a range of benefits aimed at creating new business opportunities at the resort, directly servicing it with key groups such as tennis clubs, tournament organisers, and Tennis Europe’s 50 European constituent national tennis federations.
Tennis Europe will continue to arrange international events and conferences at La Manga Club. Current plans include the September 2017 staging of the the Tennis Europe Junior Tour and Pro Tennis Conference at the resort.
Olli Mäenpää, Chief Executive Officer of Tennis Europe, said: “La Manga Club is a long-standing and valued partner of Tennis Europe and has been a key location for many of our important events in recent years. We are delighted to be able to continue this fruitful relationship and look forward to continuing to showcase the world-class facilities of La Manga Club in the future.”
A former host of Spanish Davis and Fed Cup ties, La Manga Club has been the location of the flagship European Senior Club Championship event for the last four years. Several of Tennis Europe’s member nations have gone on to establish training bases at La Manga Club since the two organisations began their cooperation in 2009.
Jose Asenjo, General Manager of La Manga Club, says: “The resort has a rich tennis heritage having hosted some of the world’s leading players and tournaments, and we’re certain that this partnership will add to the prospects of making this resort the best tennis destination of Spain and of all of Europe."
The Tennis Centre at La Manga Club contains an exceptional tennis academy, which is only a small part of all that is on offer at La Manga Cub, which includes the High Performance Centre (HPC), a Spa of 2,000 m² and a fitness centre, in addition to a five-star hotel, four star apartments, 3 18-hole golf courses, 8 football pitches and more than 15 bars and restaurants.
Tennis Europe (by constitution European Tennis Federation) is the largest regional association of the sport’s governing body, the International Tennis Federation. As a non-profit organizing body of European tennis, based in Basel, Switzerland, Tennis Europe is comprised of 50 member nations and cooperates with constituent national federations to sanction, manage and support over 1000 international tennis tournaments each year across the continent. Tennis Europe maintains excellent relations with the ATP and WTA Tours, European Union, and the wider tennis industry.
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LA MANGA CLUB
La Manga Club – www.lamangaclub.com – is an unrivalled sports and leisure paradise which sits between the low hills that separate the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor Sea, just 20 minutes from Murcia airport and an hour from Alicante.
Set out over an area of some 560 hectares (approx. 1,400 acres), it enjoys a mild year-round Mediterranean climate and offers visitors a prestigious five-star hotel, luxury vacation apartments and extensive sports facilities, including three championship golf courses, a new Leadbetter Golf Academy – the only one in mainland Spain – a 28-court tennis centre and eight grass sports pitches. The resort is also home to innumerable leisure facilities, such as the 2,000m2 Spa La Manga Club with its 13 luxurious treatment rooms, comprehensive fitness centre and 25m indoor swimming pool; meeting, banqueting and incentive facilities, and more than 20 restaurants and bars.
As well as hosting both Davis and Fed Cup tennis matches, La Manga Club has signed a long-term deal to be the overseas training resort of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) until 2016. It has also staged the Spanish Open golf championship and regularly attracts professional and international football teams to the first-class year-round training facilities which are also used by rugby and cricket sides.
As a result of more than 40 years of continued investment, innovation and commitment to excellence, La Manga Club is widely recognised as Spain’s flagship resort and as one of the finest sports and lifestyle destinations in the world. Evidence of this is provided by its numerous awards and accolades.
La Manga Club was the proud recipient of a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, for the facilities and service on offer at its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe. The resort has been voted ‘Best Golf Hotel/Resort in Spain’ by UK readers of Today’s Golfer magazine for the last four years and
was named ‘Best Golf Hotel in Spain’ at the 2014 World Golf Awards. La Manga Club has long been a staunch supporter of women’s golf, being the official overseas resort partner of the English Women’s Golf Association for three years as well as hosting the Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifying School from 2009-12. La Manga Club was also the venue for the Ladies Murcia Open, an LET Access Series event, and regularly hosts top women’s amateur events and teams.
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