Advantage Spain: Marbella Masters 2011 set to serve an ace for tourism this week
Following on from last year’s success, the Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella will once again play host to this year’s Marbella Masters Tennis Tournament from the 25th-27th August with a grand slam line-up of tennis legends including Bjørn Borg and Yevgeny Kafelnikov battling it out on the famous clay courts.
Joining the 11 time Grand Slam Champion, Bjørn Borg who managed the club after it first opened in 1979 and former World Number 1, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, will be Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash and past top 15 players Younes El-Alanoui, Ronald Agenor and Iranian tennis star and entertainer Mansour Bahrami.
As a member of the ATP, the Puente Romano Tennis Club, situated in the heart of the Golden Mile, a residential district between Marbella and Puerto Banus, about a 35-minute drive from Malaga International Airport has hosted some prestigious matches including the Davis Cup and the WTA with some of the biggest stars of the tennis world gracing its courts over its 31-year history.
Indeed, it is likely that this year’s tournament will surpass last year’s 15,000 spectators, with fans flocking to not only view the entertaining sporting action but to bask in Marbella’s perfect setting, one that provides sunny skies, dazzling scenery and rich culture for such an esteemed event.
Angel Mora, City Councillor of Sports in Marbella has this month been encouraging tourists to visit the city to experience all the area has to offer and to enjoy the admired event that is unique in Spain. Of course, with well know events such as the Marbella Masters 2011 coming to town Marbella, already voted the third trendiest and most fashionable city in Spain as well as having the best beaches in the country, will not be short of visitors this August.
Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of leading house builder Taylor Wimpey de España, explains,
"International events of such magnitude help boost Marbella’s and indeed Spain’s global appeal and of course, it doesn’t hurt that world events such as these are located in parts of Spain where the sun always shines, and where visitors can relax on the many blue flag beaches, and enjoy the numerous gastronomic delights available.
“Of course, while Marbella hosts tournaments for past legends, the Spanish island of Mallorca boasts an impressive history of cultivating championship tennis stars including Carlos Moyá and most famously former World Number 1 Rafael Nadal. And for the next generation of budding tennis stars, we have a fully furnished ready to move in property on Mallorca located just 5 minutes from superb tennis courts, ideal for practicing your serve.”
The new Cala Anguila residential development is located on the east coast of Mallorca near Porto Cristo and benefits from being one of the last few plots of land for a home next to a beach in Mallorca with tennis courts found within 800m of the resort.
Cala Anguila, costing from €225,000 consists of 25 two-bedroom apartments designed to reflect the beauty of the surrounding area all equipped with a private outside parking space.
For more information on finding the perfect Spanish property to practice your skills contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.