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La Terraza Tennis Center hosted for the second year in a row the second stage of the 5th edition of the tournament Team Tenis RD 2018. On June 2nd and 3rd, Casa de Campo hosted 10 incredible tennis teams and welcomed numerous spectators who joined the lively activity at the tennis center. Team Tennis RD began in the country in 2014, modeling the league in the United States that dates back to 1973, under the name World Team Tennis. In the Dominican Republic, Team Tennis is based in Santo Domingo with the participation of teams and clubs throughout the country. The league plays using a doubles format and each team participates with 24 players (22 in the women’s division). These teams are separated into four categories to compete against other clubs or teams.
This is the second year in which Team Tenis RD, which had been dominated by men, includes a female division which was officially incorporated for the FIRST time last year! In the male category, the Santo Domingo Country Club was champion of 2014, 2015 and the 2017 editions, while the Club Naco team was champion in the 2016 season. In the female category, Team Praderas turned out to be the champion team in its first edition held in 2017. The Master Team captained by Sally Bogaert took the first stage of this year’s event by winning the women’s final at the Santo Domingo Country Club, while Team Naco, led by Eric Pimentel, won the men’s section by winning the final Santo Domingo Country Club.
While players served up tennis balls and fierce competition to their opponents, the Casa de Campo community and guests enjoyed a wonderful weekend of food, drinks, and tennis! Saturday was especially hot but all the players gave their all to pass on to the finals to be played the next day. On Sunday, the finals were everything everyone had expected and more resulting with Team Naco who played against Santo Domingo Country Club as Male champions. While the ladies in Team Santo Domingo Country Club took home the trophy!
Plenty of sponsors came together to make Team Tennis RD’s second tournament of 2018 a success. Four tournaments in total are held throughout the year and after a very successful event last year, it is to no surprise Casa de Campo will be hosting them this year again! The tournament is itself an excellent way to promote tennis throughout the country and Casa de Campo’s excellent playing facilities. With 13 Har-Tru courts, the resort is more than fit for the occasion.
The following gallery of pictures was taken by Melo Drone RD at La Terraza Tennis Center in Casa de Campo:
and Eurys Mercedes: