2014 Visit to Barcelona

Visit Real club de tenis Barcelona 1899

During the weekend of 8-9 March 2014, a CTC friendly match was played between Real Club de Tenis Barcelona & HLTC Leimonias. The two clubs had previously played in the Hague last September and greatly enjoyed the possibility to play each other again.

The visit started with a "strategy dinner" among Leimonias players in the well known fish restaurant La Botafumeira. The expectations and spirits were high, especially after the round of Cava offered by Niqui and Harro on the occasion of their wedding celebration.

The RCTB prepared most attractive program that combined tennis with social activities. Individual matches were played on the Saturday morning, followed by a delicious lunch at the club’s renowned restaurant. The trophy room was visited and the players were able to hold for example the legendary trophy of the tournament Barcelona Open, Trofeo Conde de Godo. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the old town and cathedral area of Barcelona was given to the visitors. The cultural activity was followed by a joint dinner at a well-known Barcelona restaurant at the seaside.

Sunday saw the players pose for the official photo before the doubles and mixed doubles teams took to the courts. A farewell late lunch was then served, at which the presidents of the two clubs exchanged commemorative plaques and expressed their admiration of the event. The atmosphere was overwhelmingly pleasant during the whole visit. It was agreed to continue friendly exchanges within these two tennis clubs in the future as well.

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