The Centenary Tennis Clubs Association Committee of Management met this week at the Real Club de Tennis Barcelona-1899. Amongst other matters, the agenda of the meeting included the confirmation of this season’s competition calendar, which will be highlighted by the 2017 CTC Seniors Winners’ Group in Athens, where the various group winners from 2016 will battle it out for the organisation’s most coveted title.
Defending champions I.CLTK (CZE) will be joined at the Winners’ Group by two Spanish clubs – RC Polo and RST La Magdalena – TC Geneve (SUI), TC Padova (ITA) and the host club, which also topped its group in 2016. Across Europe, 16 other clubs will compete in this year’s groups, which will be staged at Leimonias (NED), Wiener Park (AUT), Malahide (IRL) and one other venue to be confirmed.
The CTC calendar will also include junior competitions across Europe in three age groups (under 12, under 14 and under 16), while international senior events are set to take place at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club (ARG), the Royal South Yarra (AUS) and the West Side Tennis Club in New York (USA).
The President and founder of the Association, Juan Maria Tintore, was joined at the meeting by Lars Myhrmann of KLTK (SWE), Guido Schulz of Rot-Weiss Berlin (GER), Donald Macleod of Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club (GBR), Mr. Marco Gilardelli, CTC Counselor , Mr. Pedro Navedo from RST La Magdalena (ESP) and Petr Simunek, CTC Vice President and representative of I.CLTK (CZE).
Founded in 1996 by eight European clubs, the CTC currently has 69 member clubs in four continents. Affiliated to Tennis Europe and recognised by the ITF, the Association’s main partner has been EFG International since 2010.