ITF M15 Tennis Tournament 2019

Rising stars of tennis set to descend on the campus at Quinta do Lago for $15,000 ITF M15 Tournament

The entry list has been confirmed for the $15,000 ITF M15 event at The Campus, Quinta do Lago in mid-March, with some of the brightest young players in the game on their way to Portugal for an eagerly anticipated tournament.

Played on the magnificent outdoor hard courts at The Campus, last year’s tournament was won by highly rated Spanish teenager Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who has gone on to make his mark on the senior ATP tour in the last 12 months as he knocks on the door of the world’s top 200.

The 2017 junior Wimbledon champion was in sparkling form as he won the first ITF event at The Campus last March and in the opinion of the club’s head coach Zé Pereira Lopes, this year’s event is set to be even more spectacular as some of the game’s rising stars look to gather ranking points that will allow them to enter more prestigious ATP Tour events.

We saw some fantastic tennis at the ITF event at The Campus last year and everyone is looking forward to another great tournament in 2019,” says Coach Zé, ahead of this year’s tournament that will run from March 18th until March 24th.”

ITF Winner Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

2018 winner, Spanish teenager Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and The Campus Director of Tennis and Head Coach Zé Pereira Lopes.

The standard of tennis at this level of the game is incredible and it shows the quality you need to have to make it in the professional ranks and move towards a top 100 ranking. “Our aim is to stage the best event possible and we feel we have some of the best courts and great organization for the players that come to play here. We are all so excited to welcome some great players to The Campus once again.”

A new-look ITF calendar in 2019 means competitions like the tournament at The Campus are being designed to provide a more effective pathway linking the ITF Junior Circuit and the senior professional game.

A large number of junior players are competing on the professional circuit, but the transition to the top 100 in the APT rankings is taking longer, so the ITF has come up with a more localised circuit structure that reduces costs for players and tournament organizers.

This will also increase opportunities for players from more countries to join the pathway and be supported in their transition to the professional ATP tour. The $15,000 prize money on offer at The Campus event is a lucrative amount of prize money for players which, combined with valuable ranking points collected, will assist players progressing to higher level ATP tournaments.

Players attending the ITF World Tennis Tour M15 event at The Campus can look forward to magnificent facilities. With the high quality hard courts in play, accompanied by the newly launched state of the art high-performance fitness center that includes top of the range gym equipment and world class recovery and wellness facilities, which will be welcome after a tough match.

Dano’s restaurant situated adjacent to the tennis courts will be the perfect place for players to unwind after a tough day on court, with the stylish The Magnolia Hotel offering affordable accommodation for a stay at Quinta do Lago.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH AT THE CAMPUS ITF M15 TOURNAMENT

Andres Fernandez Canovas (Age 19)

Sitting at the top of the draw for the M15 event at The Campus this Spanish teenager won his first ITF doubles title in 2017 and he will be eager to add singles glory to his record at Quinta do Lago.

Luis Diego Chavez (Age 23)

This Bolivian has been playing tennis since the age of five and he has been battling to make a break onto the main ATP Tour by playing on the ITF circuit in recent years.

Evan Morgan (Age 17)

A Portuguese player who is certain to have good support from local fans at The Campus, he is cutting his teeth on the ITF tour and is tipped to make his mark at a higher level.

If you fancy following the footsteps of the game’s rising stars by booking a tennis holiday at The Campus, call on +351 289 381 220 or check out the website here –
www.quintadolago.com/en/the-campus/

 

 


NOTES TO EDITORS

Press Trips in 2019
We have several press trip places available for influential national tennis or sports journalists to review the ITF M15 tournament at The Campus from 15th – 20th April 2019.

Please contact Richard Henman at Henman Communications for further information and high res images from last year’s event.

Image copyright is retained by The Campus. Please credit: The Campus, Quinta Do Lago, Portugal. For social media please use our hashtags: #thecampusqdl, #qdlresort, #quintadolago

ITF M15 will be at The Campus:

  • Sign in 15th March from 9:00 – 10:00 AM
  • Wild Card Tournament – 15th, 16th & 17th March 2019
  • Main Draw – 18th – 24th March 2019
  • Info: tennisshop@quintadolago.com

The Campus 

  • Registration fee : €35
  • Tournament Winner : Wild Card to Main Draw
  • Runner Up: Wild Card to Qualifying
  • Prize Money: $15,000

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ABOUT THE CAMPUS

Built in the summer of 2017, The Campus provides training, coaching and wellbeing facilities to Quinta do Lago residents and guests alike. The sports and wellbeing hub and high performance training centre caters for adults and juniors and families enjoying a family sports holiday, through to elite professional athletes is designed to cater for elite professional athletes, Olympians and international sports teams.

The Campus is located just 15 minutes from Faro airport and the resort offers guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate. The resort offers a variety of lifestyle and sporting pursuits, a strong sense of community and offers residents, guests and holidaymakers alike the chance to train, exercise and socialize.

What’s on offer:

  • Stadium quality DESSO GrassMaster hybrid pitch
  • Technical area – High-performance gymnasium
  • Centre for active living and sports medicine
  • Recovery suite including hot/cold plunge pools and sauna and steam room
  • Studios for cycle and group exercise
  • Stadium specification locker room
  • Team rooms with high tech analysis capability
  • 25m heated indoor swimming pool
  • Four acrylic tennis courts
  • Two synthetic clay tournament specification tennis courts
  • Four padel courts with shock pad features
  • The Bike Shed – a hub for cycling
  • Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

ABOUT THE MAGNOLIA HOTEL

Guests can stay at The Magnolia Hotel, situated on the doorstep of The Campus and Quinta do Lago resort. It has a range of accommodation including 74 luxury rooms, three suites and seven cottages.

The rooms have been recently been fully refurbished and the five-star service will help guests unwind and destress at the end of their day.

The Magnolia Hotel offers a beautiful heated outdoor pool and the pool area is at the heart of the hotel. Guests can also visit the spa and holistic rooms and reconnect with mind and body. A team of expert therapists are on-hand to soothe away any tired and achy knots.

For guests that are feeling energetic and in need of a good stretch then there is a fully equipped gym with premium quality equipment. The experienced personal trainers are available to help guests work out. There’s a shuttle bus service to The Campus for all guests too. The Magnolia Hotel – http://themagnoliahotelqdl.com

 

ABOUT QUINTA DO LAGO

Synonymous with elegance and privacy, Quinta do Lago is an exclusive golf and residential estate of nearly 2,000 acres bordering the Atlantic Ocean and nestled within the privacy and security of the Ria Formosa nature reserve.

Quinta do Lago is one of the most desired resorts in Europe and allows you to live an active outdoor lifestyle all year round, offering real estate plots between deserted dunes, sheltered pines, breath-taking beaches surrounded by three award-winning golf courses.

Since its inception, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of European golf with three award-winning championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only Taylor Made Performance Center in Southern Europe.

Among its recent accolades, the resort was voted ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 and 2016 World Golf Awards. Quinta do Lago has enjoyed the honor of hosting eight Portuguese Opens as well as numerous other international golf tournaments and its world-class golf facilities are some of the best anywhere in the world.

Away from the fairways, Quinta do Lago now adds to its portfolio extensive state-of-the art leisure and racquets facilities guaranteed to keep families occupied with regular tennis and padel tennis events, cycling tours of the West Coast, family bike trips, a wide range of water, beach and lake sports as well as cultural and nature trips.

The resort’s stunning location by the beach offers the perfect place to relax and unwind while its wide array of restaurants, both formal and informal, take advantage of the fresh Mediterranean produce that the resort has become famous for.

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Press Trips in 2019

We have several press trip places available for influential national tennis or sports journalists to review the ITF M15 tournament at The Campus from 15th April – 20th April 2019.

Please contact Richard Henman at Henman Communications.

Image copyright is retained by The Campus.

Please credit: The Campus, Quinta Do Lago, Portugal. For social media please use our hashtags: #thecampusqdl, #qdlresort, #quintadolago