Mallorca Open 2019: June 17th – 23rd
On Tuesday November 6th, the Mallorca Open officially launched the 2019 edition of the tournament, which will be played in Santa Ponsa from the 17th to the 23rd of June.
The presentation took place at the stand of the Balearic Islands at the World Travel Market in London, an unrivalled setting to announce the many news and updates of the event, and was attended by Isabel Oliver, Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism; Cosme Bonet, Counsellor of the Consell de Mallorca; Alfonso Rodriguez, Major of Calvia; Toni Nadal, tournament director of the Mallorca Open; and Richard Stoakes, Board member of Wimbledon.
Cosme Bonet outlined the importance of having prestigious international events like the Mallorca Open being played on the island: “This kind of events are of great importance as they help Mallorca stand out globally and being related to distinguished professional sport events. This can only be very positive for the Island. It also serves to continue outlining the strong connection between the island and tennis, and between tourism and sport. It is an honour to be received at Wimbledon and to count on the support of the most distinguished sport event in the world in Mallorca.”
After the presentation, a delegation of the Consell de Mallorca and representatives of the Mallorca Hotel Federation (FEHM), made its way to Wimbledon to enjoy an exclusive tour around the facilities of the British Grand Slam, which concluded with an exclusive group picture at the Royal Box of the prestigious Centre Court of Wimbledon.
Earlier, at Wimbledon´s Board Room, the delegation had the opportunity to meet with Richard Lewis, CEO of Wimbledon, who emphasized the full support and the strong interest in the Mallorca Open by the Grand Slam. “The Mallorca Open is very important for us and for the grass court season leading to Wimbledon.”
It was back in 2016, when E|motion -promoter of the event- together with Wimbledon, strategically chose Mallorca to host a women´s tennis tournament to help consolidate and strengthen the swing of grass court tournaments that lead to Wimbledon.
And that is precisely the goal of the Mallorca Open for 2019, to keep growing and consolidating as a benchmark event in the professional circuit.