El Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona

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El Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona

Considered Spain’s most prestigious tennis club, the Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona is nothing less than an institution in Pedralbes, its local neighbourhood. Every year since 1953, the club has hosted the famous Comte de Godó Trophy, although its long history dates back to the late nineteenth century, when tennis began to arouse the interest of Barcelona’s residents in the wake of the International Exhibition of 1888.

The beginnings of a sport

With the distinction of having been the first club to inspire a love of tennis in Spain, the Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona is today a highly prestigious institution. With over one hundred years of history, it has been the setting for many an exciting moment in the history of the sport. Forty-five Davis Cup preliminaries have been held at the club's facilities, where players of the calibre of Conchita Martinez, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Carles Moya have trained, as has one of the greatest champions in history, Rafael Nadal, among others.

Historical Background

Founded by several English families in 1899, the Reial Club de Tennis Barcelona was a pioneering club that enjoyed its heyday in the 1950s with the creation of the Comte de Godó Trophy and the Davis Cup triumphs on the legendary Talisman Court.

The club facilities in the Pedralbes neighbourhood offer a range of options, including learning to play tennis and paddle tennis, attending competitions, swimming in the pool and, above all, enjoying the pleasure of sport in a unique environment.

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