Racquet City Hosts XXVIII Edition of National Master of RPT-MARCA Circuit Young Promesas Sub16
Racquet City is set to host the XXVIII edition of the National Master of the RPT-MARCA Circuit Young Promesas Sub16 by Wilson & Tennis Point in Memoriam “Casper Fernández,” organized by the Professional Tennis Registration. The event’s president, Luis Mediero, and the young talents recently sat down with MARCA to reminisce about the past 28 years and discuss their aspirations in the world of racket sport. Each of them dreams of becoming professional players, securing sports scholarships in the United States, or even pursuing coaching careers.
The Best Players Gather for the National Master
The National Master brings together the top eight players who have qualified through the 70 tournaments held across various parts of Spain. The demand for the circuit to expand to more cities is growing, with Mediero stating, “We have received between 20 and 25 requests for additional tests. We are working with MARCA to make it accessible everywhere.” Mediero expresses his immense happiness and pride in the tournament’s continued success after 28 years.
A Pioneering Circuit with a Rich History
The inaugural edition of this groundbreaking circuit in Spanish youth tennis was won by Juan Carlos Ferrero. Today, the circuit boasts over 5,000 participants, many of whom come from the academy of renowned coach Carlos Alcaraz. When asked about their favorite tennis player, 16-year-old players often mention Alcaraz. Additionally, young Coco Gauff has been a popular figure among the participants at the Ciudad de la Raqueta in Madrid since November 2. Notably, Pere Riba, the former coach of the brand new US Open champion, has also competed in this tournament.
Several prominent Spanish tennis players have emerged from this circuit. In fact, five of the players who will represent Spain in the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup have previously participated in this tournament. Furthermore, many of the tennis players who represented Spain in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals have also competed in this event.
U16 Masters Winners Earn a Direct Ticket to IBP National Tennis Master
The winners of the U16 Masters will secure a direct ticket to the IBP National Tennis Master, an elite tournament held at the Chamartín Tennis Club from November 16 to 19. This prestigious event will distribute over 18,000 euros in cash prizes.