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Los Monteros reopens its legendary tennis club

Al-Farkh, Tobaruela, and federation presidents at the opening .
Al-Farkh, Tobaruela, and federation presidents at the opening . / Josele-Lanza
  • The Set3 company will run the courts, which can be hired by the general public and will also host major events

Los Monteros has just paid off a debt with its own history. The Grand Luxury five-star hotel, one of the oldest in Marbella, has now reopened its tennis club, which was inaugurated in 1971 but has been closed and abandoned for nearly 30 years.

This is thanks to an agreement with the Set3 Sports&Events company, which will run the club and aims to make it a benchmark for sports on the Costa del Sol once again.

The club, which has eight tennis courts, six padel courts and a sand one which can be used for beach volleyball or beach padel tennis, is reopening under the name Los Monteros Racket Club and will be aimed at three different markets: the general public, who can use the facilities without being members and just pay to hire the courts; the hotel clients; and for major events.

Healing a wound

The hotel manager, Fernando Al-Farkh, says the reopening of the club will be like healing a wound which occurred years ago when it was closed down, and it will be excellent for the hotel guests became they will be able to practise sport without leaving the complex.

He stresses that the facilities are top quality, with latest-generation technology. Four of the tennis courts have the 'top-play' system, which consists of a layer of artificial grass covered with clay, the latest of its type.

The head of Set3, Sebastián Tobaruela, says the reforms which have been carried out will make this a benchmark for racquet sports in Spain. So far, three events have already been agreed for early next year: a company padel tennis circuit, another 'Padel Experience' amateur circuit, and one for junior tennis.