From July 9 to 23, the city’s tennis club is organizing its 51st major summer tournament which promises to be full of twists and turns.
After a good dynamic for the 50e edition, all the members of the office are mobilizing to offer a colorful tennis tournament with new features. The first concerns the tennis tournament itself, which this year will no longer be limited to 0, but 2/6 in terms of level of players. The club is already announcing a great game: “The first registrants give us a glimpse of a dynamic and high quality tournament“, rejoice the co-presidents Alain Prost and Rudy Sougné, surrounded by a team of volunteers motivated to make this tournament a new success.
The vital forces of the club at work
Behind the scenes, work to improve the site is continuing and has given rise to a new space for conviviality: the terrace of the Club House. This one already enchants the regulars and does not fail to welcome the public of the tournament in optimal conditions. Various developments and renovations, the façade, the upkeep of the courts and their surroundings also contribute to a quality welcome for players and visitors. The members of the club spare no effort in the communication campaign, the search for prizes, the sponsorship, without which this summer event could not take place. In addition, the prize pool remains exceptional nationally since it amounts to 1,000 euros for the male and female winners. The two presidents take care of a great mobilization around the tournament and are delighted to count new faces under the impetus of recent padel lessons.
Tennis, padel and festivities
In parallel with the tennis tournament, the management committee has set itself the challenge of organizing 4 official P100 padel tournaments, each over a single day, the first two Saturdays and Sundays of the fortnight. Twenty-four men’s doubles and twenty-four mixed doubles will cross swords and should delight the weekend crowd, which is already very lively. This 51e edition will be an opportunity to discover this very fashionable sport with mini tournaments also planned during the week for all (even non-licensed): “Regular or occasional participants, spectators from here and elsewhere, all are welcome to share a moment of exchange and conviviality while playing and also at our new terrace bar and restaurant which will welcome its guests.“, specify Alain Prost and Rudy Sougné.
The final: Lézignanais in focus
The opportunities to have a Lezignanais winner of the big tournament are real. The club’s teacher, Thierry Halemaï is expected, winner 2 years ago. Adopted by all club members, with its “powerful” style, it should be one of the attractions of this end of the fortnight. In the running, there is also the number 1 of the club, the Argentinian and Lézignanais half-time, Santiago Alvarez. Ranked 2/6 this year, he is keen to defend with all the “grinta” that characterizes him, the colors of his club. The new edition of the tournament promises a lot of fun and is one of the highlights of the city’s summer entertainment, supported by the municipality.