The TDC Series, protagonists in El Cortijo

The halls of the Yellow Bowl Sports Club, in El Cortijo de San Ignacio (Telde), hosted the official launch of the Tennis from the Canary Islands (TDC) event for the 2024 season, taking advantage of the celebration of the tournaments integrated into the ITF world circuit that , during this month they are disputed in the Teldense club within the framework of the TDC Series PRO. Up to six competitions with a prize pool of $15,000 each, two of them in the male category and four in the female category, which brings together in Gran Canaria an important cast of professional players and emerging stars of the international competition. A unique opportunity for local tennis players to compete with them.

The presentation was attended by José Manuel Sanabria and Ángel Sabroso, deputy ministers of Tourism and Sports, respectively, of the Government of the Canary Islands; José Juan Sepúlveda, president of the Canarian Tennis Federation; Acaymo Medina, director of the ITF TDC Series PRO tournaments, and Juan Andrés Ruiz, director of the national youth circuit TDC Series by Bidi Badu.

The Tennis from the Canary Islands initiative aims to catapult the local youth team into competition, facilitating the dispute in tournaments belonging to national youth circuits, which are the tournaments that provide the highest level of points to players for the ranking of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federationas well as allowing the participation of island players in professional competitions in their early stages in their own environment so that, once the experience and level have been acquired, they can then establish themselves in the professional circuits.

For this purpose, a national youth circuit is organized, the TDC Series by Bidi Badu, and the largest series of ITF tournaments held on Spanish soil, the aforementioned TDC Series PRO.

National youth circuit

This 2024 season constitutes the consolidation of the national youth circuit TDC Series by Bidi Badu, already incorporated into the calendar of the Royal Spanish Federation, which allows competition in male and female categories, and for the youngest (under 10), junior age groups (under 12), children’s (under 14) and cadet (under 16), from different tournaments, half of which are played on Canarian soil (two in Gran Canaria and two in Tenerife).

The rest It is celebrated in peninsular territory: Zaragoza, Murcia, Gijón and Valladolid. Each tournament distributes a large number of prizes, being one of the youth circuits with the largest prize pool. It grants the players, based on their results and the tournament rank (Diamond or Ruby), a number of points that they will add in the internal classification.

At the end of the regular season, the eight best-ranked players who meet the requirements set out in the rules will compete, in October, in the final master’s degree, in which the tennis players will compete for succulent prizes.

The season began with the dispute in the months of January and February of the first tournaments, held in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, where it is worth highlighting the excellent participation of non-canarian playerswhich increases the competitive level of local tournaments.

The results obtained in 2023, the first edition, suggest that the initiative will once again be a success. In the national youth circuit, there were more than 1,500 registrations of players from all the Spanish autonomous communities, and more than 3,000 registrations in the TDC Series PRO, with athletes of 70 nationalities.

2024-04-11 19:16:58
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