Welcome to
The Association of
Centenary Tennis Clubs

The Association of Centenary Tennis Clubs (CTC) is an umbrella group of clubs more than 100 years old, including some of the most prestigious clubs in the sport. Initially founded by eight clubs as a pan-European association, we now have an extensive and truly global membership and are recognised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

"All member clubs have a history dating back at least one hundred years, and have played a significant sporting tradition and social role in their communities."

Our aim at CTC is to uphold the traditions of tennis, as well as the spirit of fair play which is inherent to this great sport. We look to achieve this through organising competitions and other sporting and cultural events; arranging tennis workshops and seminars; and generally supporting the activities of member clubs around the world. We also strongly encourage the development young talent. We give our support to a range of junior events, and seek to foster the future stars of the sport.

From the original eight members, the CTC has grown to become a truly global organisation and in 2021 is comprised of seventy-eight affiliated clubs in twenty four countries and on four continents.

This website gives some more information on our activities and competitions, as well as details of our member clubs. We hope you find it interesting.


Our Founder

In memoriam: Juan Maria Tintoré

CTC Founder Juan Maria Tintoré Turull was born in Barcelona on March 9, 1927. He was born into a family of entrepreneurs, with a strong sense of responsibility. The Spanish Civil War was a painful interlude, with the family relocating to Varezze, Italy.


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