Club Tennis Llafranc’s History

Agroup of friends and holidaymakers at Llafranc, headed by Jesús Serra Santamans, made their dream of building a tennis club in order to enjoy their vacations on the Costa Brava. To this end, on August 30, 1974 the Llafranc Tennis Club was born. One year later, the first clues had already been built and, in 1976, the social premises were inaugurated, by Joan Pericot García, assisted by the architect Joan Baca Llauradó. The architect, Carlos Leach, was commissioned to design sports facilities on an area of 6,000 m2: location and distribution of tennis courts. There were still 11,000 m2 more space where a football field was built.

First Board fo Club Tennis Llafranc

President : Jesús Serra Santamans
Vice president : Santiago Martí Llumá
Secretary : Eduardo Garrido Velasco
Vocal : Jorge Martí Llumá
Vocal : Jorge Cabré Homs
Vocal : Eduardo Cabré Homs
Vocal : Francisco Planas Vergés
Vocal : Jorge Luis Marsal Coromina
Vocal : José Mª Torres Millán

EVENTS HISTORY

1975

In 1975 the first Social Championship was held and the following year the first Tennis School was launched under the direction of Antonio Martínez López.

1978

In 1978 there was the first highlight of the Board of Directors, replacing Jesús Serra Santamans with the Germán Loewe Tarmann Club’s Presidency with a whole new government team.

1979

Under the chairmanship of Mr. Loewe, in 1979, built a sports court.

1982

In 1982, the second legislature of Germán Loewe began with a renewed Board. The following year, in the Annual Membership Assembly, the Board of Directors proposed appointing the first President of the Club, Jesús Serra Santamans, “Honorary President of the Club.” Proposal that was accepted unanimously.

1986

In 1986, the third governing board headed by Sixte Cambra Sánchez entered, and in that same year, the “1st Spanish Veteran Championship” was held at the Club facilities.

1988

In 1988 a new enlargement of the Club was approved with 4 more tennis courts and 2 paddles (the new sport from Argentina that is gaining fans among Club members).

1990

In 1990, Joan Figueras Ricomá joined the presidency. To emphasize as main work with its arrival the asphalt of the parking area of the entrance of the Club. And, at the sporting level: the creation of the Catalan West Tournament for the smallest of the Entity.

1993

In 1993, the Spanish Tennis Federation awarded the Llafranc Tennis Club the organization of the “Spanish Championship for Veteran Teams” that was developed in our facilities with a large number of registered people from all over Spain.

1994

In 1994 it is time,  again, for elections. On this occasion, the presidency lies with the founding partner Eduard Cabré Homs, accompanied by a new Board of Directors.

1996

In 1996, again the Spanish Federation entrusted the Club with the organization of the “Championship of Spain by Veterans’ Teams”.

1997

In 1997, the Club instituted and awarded the first gold badge to Jesús Serra Santamans. This year, the Club already has 19 tennis courts and 4 paddle tennis courts.

1998

We arrived in 1998, the Club has a new President: Ferran Porta Jacques.

1999

Under its presidency, the following year 1999, the International Tennis Federation awards the Club the celebration of the “Britannia Cup” and the “Kitty Godfree Cup”, championships of the world of veterans.

2000

That same year, the Club celebrates its “25 Years”. But the anniversary celebrations are celebrated the following year, in 2000.

2002

In 2002 the central tennis court is baptized as the “Pista Jesús Serra Santamans”.

2003

In 2003, in the facilities of the Club the “Memorial Simón Mateo” tournament was developed.

2007

In 2007, the Club has the honor of disputing the elimination of the “Fed Cup for Teams” between Spain and the Czech Republic at its facilities.

2010

In 2010, the 3rd presidency of Ferran Porta ended, taking over at Carlos Galceran Homet. That same year works of remodeling and extension of the Social Local Work are carried out.

Replaces Carlos Galceran for a period of 6 years at the head of the Board of Directors of the Tennis Club Llafranc, in Jordi Cumellas Hugas, current President.

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