This afternoon has taken place the act of presentation of the VI International Marsh-Mercer Trophy Volkswagen Passat. The terrace of the Spa of the hotel NH Eurobuilding has been the stage chosen to give the kick-off of salina for the tournament, which takes place until Sunday at the City club Racket (Avda. Monastery of The Paular, 2 Madrid) and whose final phase will be played from tomorrow, Wednesday, may 25. The good weather has been the protagonist of the event, attended by many media.
When you spent ten minutes to twelve, has opened the act D. Paul Neira, ceo at Vision Projects & Events, organiser of the test. “Seen the success of last year, the main effort of the organization for this issue has led to a significant increase in capacity that has reached nearly 4,000 locations,” he explained, “although we are convinced that one more year will be small” given the great fans of Madrid for this sport. Paul Neira has highlighted the return of the women's competition and the important impact of the event on the four social networks in which it is present. “We are faced with a real event 2.0”.
Then you have taken the word D. Benito Perán, ceo of Volkswagen, who wanted to highlight “the six years that the network of dealers and own-brand Volkswagen we have been sponsoring this sport. We are delighted with the support of this great tournament.”
D. Albert Bridge, Partner and Director of Mercer, thanked “all the sponsors that support the test,” their collaboration and has underlined that “to see the mount of this year has been impressive.”
The presentation closed with the words of Mr. Luis Docio, Managing Director of Marsh and chief promoter of the competition. “We have been eight years in the world of paddle tennis, six out of the hand of the Padel Pro Tour (from their start) and since then has tripled the size of the tournament.” It has also explained that “from Marsh-Mercer, we have chosen this sport because we identify with the values they represent: effort, team, risk”. “I wish you to enjoy this magnificent sport and the weather is good,” he concluded.
At the end of the participation of Mr. Luis Docio, the intervenors have made the traditional family photo accompanied by the four professional players, a few minutes later would be held a clinic with the representatives of the media attendees.
Sebastián Nerone (four times World Champion and current ranking #11), Daniel Gutiérrez (current ranking #13), Maria Pilar Sanchez-Alayeto (current ranking #9) and Maria Jose Sanchez Alayeto (current ranking #9) have been the players responsible for to dispute a clinic with the press, offering them the possibility of living in first person the experience of the best paddle in the world.
The event was concluded with a Spanish wine for all attendees.
SCHEDULES OF GAMES
16:00 hours. Round male
10:00 am: Round in male
15:30 hours: Quarter male
15:30 pm: Round female
10:00 hours: Quarter female
15:30 pm: 1st Semi-final female
16:30 pm: 2nd Semi-final female
18:00: 1st Semi-final male
19:00: 2nd Semi-final male
Sunday the 29th:
10:30 am: women's Final
12:30 pm. Final male
Cecilia Rivera Gomez
Responsible for Communication
Group of Companies Vision