From 18 to 24 November, Madrid will host the Davis Cup Madrid Finals - but there is plenty going on before the excitement of the tournament.
The Davis Cup Madrid Finals together with the Region of Madrid and the Madrid City Council will take the Clinics of Tennis Health to more than 30 schools - a series of workshops introducing tennis to the youngest members of society, and promoting sports activity and healthy lifestyle habits.
It is part of the Tennis Health programme within the Collaboration Agreement between the Region of Madrid and Kosmos Tennis, related to the organisation of the Davis Cup Madrid Finals 2019 and 2020. With the aim of bringing tennis closer to all the municipalities of the Region of Madrid and its capital, the programme places special emphasis on promoting the values of sport in general and tennis in particular among Madrid's students through different educational centres, so that children and sportspeople can experience this extraordinary sporting event at the closest of quarters.
With great pedagogical value, the activities will teach more than 10,000 children between the ages of 6 and 12 to know their bodies, coordinate movements and improve spatial control. In the area of nutrition and health, children will receive information about the foods needed to grow in a balanced way, so that from a young age they are aware of the importance of following a healthy diet.
Albert Costa, Director of the Davis Cup Madrid Finals, says: "We want everyone in Madrid to feel the Davis Cup Madrid Finals are their own. Therefore, through Tennis Health we will bring tennis and the promotion of healthy lifestyle to all corners of the Region.”
He continues: “Tennis is a sport activity related to positive values. Starting with its promotion with the youngest is key so that they can acquire healthy habits and an active lifestyle, and they can apply the values of sport in their day-to-day life.”
A group of coaches, physiotherapists, players and former tennis players will teach children the importance of values such as respect, effort, friendship and humility - all part of the tennis DNA. In addition, the week before each clinic, schools will have an informative exhibition about the Davis Cup Madrid Finals, where they will find out everything they need to know about the event.
For more information about the program and the schools where the Clinics will be held, please visit http://www.tennishealth.es/