Acapulco, Gro., February 22, 2020. – Grupo Mextenis explores new horizons for its commitment to tennis. It is not enough to organize the best tournament in Latin America, now seeks to venture into the development of this sport; and the first step is to offer a seminar called the “Tennis Talks”, which will be held within the framework of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presentado por HSBC, on Friday 28th and with the participation of players and former players such as Carlos Moya, David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez.
“We wanted to start getting involved with parents, although we are not a company dedicated to the development of tennis, we believe we can contribute important things, as a tournament we have the tools, and the good relationships we have with the players allow us to “steal” these minutes, dedicated to a project that has already started and hopefully the answer will be good and the public will come, because there are few opportunities to ask Carlos Moya or David Ferrer”, explained Raul Zurutuza, director of the tournament.
One of the reasons for this new challenge is that next year the tournament will open a new house, whose larger dimensions will allow for more full-time work on tennis and its development.
As for the new complex, called Arena Mia, Zurutuza admitted that there is a mixture of nostalgia and emotion for moving. “There are 20 years here, the first great anecdote of the tournaments was that it began to pour rain one Friday in 2001, it was the first big challenge for Mextenis as a company, because we had to keep going; at that time they were clay courts and it was more difficult to dry them. In that sense it causes a bit of nostalgia, but very motivated because it is always exciting moving to a brand new home, it will be worthwhile”.
Another challenge that goes hand in hand with the premiere of the new building is to spread in the new generations the seed of love for tennis, “this sport has this very important challenge worldwide, there is a clear decrease of people playing tennis in countries where tennis is not top three or four; but in nations like ours, where this sport is suffering, we need to get more involved, we no longer need to have two major tournaments (Acapulco and Los Cabos), now we have to deal with the “bull” that is development and contribute our bit of sand to it”, he concluded.