Presentation of the 6th TRAM Barcelona Open - ITF1


In this 6th edition it reaches the maximum ITF1 category and becomes the first tournament of this level in Spain, and one of the 10 in the world, consolidating itself as a reference tournament in the international circuit.

With the slogan "Our only limit is the court", the TRAM Barcelona Open has been presented this morning, the International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament that reaches its 6th edition. Once again this year, the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona will host the best tennis players of the speciality from the 24th to the 28th of May. The sixth edition of this event, which is organised by the Johan Cruyff Foundation and sponsored by TRAM, Barcelona's tramway, with the collaboration of Moventis, La Vanguardia and Uniqlo, will have the participation of 70 players of more than 15 different nationalities.

The TRAM Barcelona Open has been presented this Friday at the Real Club Tenis Barcelona with the participation of Mr. David Escudé, Sports Delegate of the Barcelona Provincial Council and Sports Councillor of the Barcelona City Council; the General Manager of TRAM, Mr. Humberto López Vilalta; the Corporate Vice President of Moventia, Ms. Silvia Martí; the Sports Director of the Spanish Tennis Federation, Mr. Javier Soler; the President of the Catalan Tennis Federation, Mr. Jordi Tamayo; the Head of the Tennis Section of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, Mr. Javier Moreno; the Director of the Cruyff Foundation, Ms. Pati Roura, the player and the director of the TRAM Barcelona Open, Mr. Jose Coronado.

Tournament of world reference.

In its sixth edition, the TRAM Barcelona Open reaches the highest international ITF1 category, becoming the first tournament of this category in Spain, and this year again presents a luxury registration that includes the number 1, 2 and 3 of the world ranking in the three categories men, women and quad. The tournament has thus consolidated its position as one of the 10 most important tournaments on the Uniqlo Wheelchair Tennis Tour world circuit and as the tournament of choice for preparing for the clay court tour prior to Roland Garros.

Wheelchair tennis is presented as a spectacular sport, with more than 1,000 internationally ranked players and 180 tournaments per year in 40 countries around the world. The only difference with standing tennis is that in wheelchair matches the ball is allowed to bounce twice, if necessary. Despite this, players at this level of competition only use a bounce on 80% of the points and the service speed can reach up to 150 km/h. With the TRAM Barcelona Open, the capital of Catalonia, considered a world reference for the world of sport and tennis, becomes for five days a major annual event for adapted sport and will host on Saturday 27 May the finals in the doubles and quad categories and on the morning of Sunday 28 May the grand finals of the men's and women's categories.

In addition to the sporting objective, the TRAM Barcelona Open does not forget its social objective, making wheelchair tennis and the values it represents, such as equal opportunities and social inclusion, known to society, with a special focus on children and young people, through exhibitions, clinics, talks to schools and different activities parallel to the tournament.

  The TRAM Barcelona Open will be open to the public and tickets, free of charge, will be available with a prior reservation through its website ( and can be followed live through its official mobile application (TRAM Barcelona Open) available for both iOS and Android.

Presentation of the 6th TRAM Barcelona Open
David Escudé (Sports Delegate Barcelona Provincial Council and Sports Councillor Barcelona City Council) and Jose Coronado (Director TRAM Barcelona Open)
Alex Corretja (Ambaixador TRAM Barcelona Open) and Pati Roura (Director Fundació Cruyff)
Presentation of the 6th TRAM Barcelona Open