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We are about to welcome you in Madrid for the XV edition of the Madrid Tennis Open, a GLTA event organised by Madpoint. This year we are Masters thus, we have prepared what we want it to be a masters experience for you. We hope you will enjoy it!
The support of the Madrid’s City Hall has allowed us to lower the fees while maintaining the core of our services and even enhancing some others such as a 50 per cent discount to the girls or an enhanced transportation schedule that now covers every day of play (and also every night!!). That’s why we want to explicitly acknowledge our gratitude and to the Madrid City Hall for supporting our tournament, our sport and its values of diversity, freedom and equal rights for all.
And now…here is the Guide! You can download it here in PDF format
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Click here to check here your matches schedule, draws, regulations and more
A The matches
Singles and doubles A, B and C will be played on the outdoor GreenSet courts. Open, D and all consolation matches from all categories will be played on covered clay courts.
Players must report to the tournament desk and be ready to play at least 15 minutes BEFORE each match.
Friday and Saturday matches will start at 8 AM SHARP, which means that players must be at the tournament desk at 7.45 and FULLY READY to get into the court and play.
Match Format: super tiebreak in the third, both singles/doubles. Consolation: pro set, tie break at 8-8)
Please hydrate and eat properly before, during and after the matches. High protection sunscreen + white clothes are recommended
B Tournament Schedule
4.30 – 6.30 PM. Training courts, 8 green set courts and 4 clay courts on a first-come-first-serve basis.
8.00-1130 PM Welcome party, Hotel Vincci 66. Calle Gran Vía 66. (Closest Metro stations in order of proximity: Santo Domingo, L2; Plaza de España, L3 and 10; Callao, L3, Gran Vía, L1)
7.15, 8.45 and 10.15 Shuttle Bus NH Alonso Martínez (Calle Santa Engracia, 5)– Tennis Venue.
8 AM – Midnight. All matches must start the first point at 8 AM and players ready for warming up at 7.45.
2 PM – 4.30 PM Pool Party Music + aquatic show + lunch (included in your fee).
4.30 PM Players check-in at the tournament desk.
4.45 PM Play resumes.
10.30 PM, 00.00 and 1 AM Shuttle bus tennis venue – NH Alonso Martínez Hotel (city center).
11 PM: Last round of matches.
7.15, 8.45 and 10.15 Shuttle Bus NH Alonso Martínez – Tennis Venue.
8 AM – 10 PM Tennis.
2 PM – 4 PM Play will be suspended, free time. Our photographer will be taking portrait pictures of all players in one of the covered courts.
9.30 PM and 11 PM Shuttle bus tennis venue – NH Alonso Martínez Hotel (city center).
Midnight: official party at Boite Club Calle Tetuán, 27. Metro Sol (L 2,3) or Gran Vía (L1).
8.20 and 9.45 Shuttle Bus NH Alonso Martínez – Tennis Venue.
9 AM – 4.30 PM Tennis.
5 PM Trophy ceremony.
C Transport schedule
Friday and Saturday:
Route NH Alonso Martínez (official hotel) – tennis club. Three buses: 7.15, 8.45 and 10.15.
Route Tennis club – NH Alonso Martínez.
Friday: 10.30 PM, 00.00 and 1 AM.
Saturday: two buses 9.30 PM and 11 PM.
Route NH Alonso Martínez (official hotel) – tennis club 8.20 and 9.45.
Tennis Club – Airport: Transport will be offered to those who provided their travel details in due time.
D How to get to the venue by public transport
By Metro: the tennis venue is around 6-7 minutes away from Paco de Lucía metro station (last stop of line 9. Once outside, just turn left and follow the road uphill and then turn left again).
There is free WiFi available for all players
A professional physiotherapist will be available during the tournament at the price of 20 euros per service. Please ask at the tournament desk how to book an appointment.
Video and photo:
Daniel, our photographer, will be filming and shooting pictures that will be shared on our Facebook and YouTube channel. IF YOU DO NOT WANT to be pictured, please let us know.
This year’s raffle will benefit “Helem”, a Lebanese LGTB group providing social services and legal representation for LGBTQ individuals detained by Lebanese police – including refugees, sex workers, and migrants. It also engages in advocacy with national and international stakeholders to remove discriminatory laws from the Lebanese penal code and increase awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ+ in Lebanon.
Ciudad de la Raqueta (tennis venue): Avenida Monasterio del Paular, 2
Hotel NH Alonso Martínez (official hotel and shuttle bus meeting point): Calle Santa Engracia, 5
Hotel Vincci 66 (welcome party): Calle Gran Vía, 66
Disco Boite (Saturday party): Calle Tetuán, 27