The ONTIER Cup is an international tennis tournament, holding its 84rd Edition next year and taking place the first week of September at the Oviedo Tennis Club.
’The Cup dates back to 1920. Many famous Spanish tennis players have joined the tournament over time, including Manuel Orantes, Juan Avendaño and Carlos Moyá’ explains Eutimio Martínez, Managing Partner at ONTIER Oviedo.
First of all, we’re talking about an official tournament organised together with the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation and the International Tennis Federation. It’s also a prestigious event, since it was one of the first tennis tournaments ever organised in Spain. And last but not least, it’s a young tournament taking part in the Men’s Futures category. That means the cup takes part in a program aiming to launch the career of future talents in professional tennis, making it possible for them to obtain ATP scores (in order to enter the ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals).
But the most important fact about the cup are the values it promotes: hard work, persistence and loyalty, all of them values that really fit the ONTIER philosophy.
Mini ONTIER Cup
The Mini ONTIER Cup, for little tennis players of under 12 years, takes place at the same time as the ONTIER Cup, which is a professional tennis cup taking part in the ’Futures’ programme of the International Tennis Federation.
The main purpose of holding both competitions at the same time is getting the young stars to share a space with the players of the ONTIER Cup so that they can get inspired by them and keep on playing tennis. The Mini ONTIER Cup also makes it possible to find new young and promising tennis stars in their first years playing and help them become professional players.