Josep Ferrer Peris began his relationship with tennis at the Barcino Tennis Club. He was champion of Catalonia in various youth categories, both in individual and team competitions. As a young man, he already showed interest in management and in the mid-sixties he joined the board of directors of the Barcino Tennis Club.
Shortly after, he also joined the Catalan Tennis Federation as a member of the Youth Committee. But it was in 1975 when Ferrer Peris began his relationship as leader of the Federation, becoming vice president. In 1981 he was appointed president, a position he would hold until 2008. During these almost 30 years of mandate, Ferrer Peris modernized the management of the Catalan federation and consolidated it as a benchmark entity at the state level. In addition, Ferrer Peris was also a member of several ITF and Tennis Europe committees.
Jordi Tamayo, on behalf of the Catalan Tennis Federation, wanted to convey the enormous sadness at the news: “A great leader of Catalan tennis leaves us; took his first steps to professionalize the professional structure of the Federation and was one of the first leaders to carry out promotional activities to popularize our sport. Without a doubt, Catalan Tennis would not be the same without the great work done by him ”.