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IE Tennis Club Activities

Written on July 12, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

I would first like to take the opportunity to thank the past club coordinators and president Natasha Savic and Henry Chao for their outstanding work throughout the year. During the past months, the IE tennis team attended several tournaments and can report great achievements, for example the IESE Spring games in Barcelona and another tournament in La Baule, France, where they reached the semi-finals. This was also because of the great team spirit which we established throughout the months.

After their graduation this summer, the IE Tennis Club had some restructuring at the board and we would like to welcome the new club officers Stuart Barraclough and Thibault Apollis, who joined the board in July.

After the break in August, the tennis club is planning to start session with all students who would like to have a good hit, want to have fun or just want to meet people who are passionate about sports and share the same interests.

We are also happy to invite all new students, who will join IE in September, to join the tennis club and become part of a great community! We are planning to promote our club at the club fair at the beginning of the semester and will provide a list where students can sign-up to a WhatsApp group. There the coordinators organise hitting sessions, will offer help in booking the courts, and people can also arrange hitting times by their selves. Worried that your hitting partner might not fit your level? On our blog we uploaded a list of all members, their contact details and level of play, in order for everyone to find potential sparring partners and coordinate matches on their own.

Later this year, we will again arrange try-outs for the next IESE spring games in 2019, because we want to defend our title for sure – stay tuned! 



Written on May 7, 2018 by Campus Life in Social, Sports

Last weekend, our IE Tennis Club under the lead of Henri Chao has placed first during this year’s IESE Spring Games. Both of the teams have shown an outstanding performance and we are truly proud of this achievement and thank all participants who represented IE in Barcelona.

The event was held from Friday till Sunday and organised by IESE Business School. Before attending the games, the Tennis Club organised tryouts where the players have been selected to form the IE team. The games itself were in Davis Cup style where two singles and one double were played. Amongst IE, other leading business schools were participating like Wharton, Bocconi, Rotterdam and Esade. The tennis club was represented by 2 teams, team number 1 won the whole tournament and team 2 made it to the semi-finals.

The teams have consisted of: Anastasiya Halaburda, Angelika Sobiecka, Valeria Clivaz, Antoine Plumey, João Rafael Marques de Almeida, Leandro Completa, Sacha Toledano and Henri Chao


IE Tennis Club

Written on December 15, 2017 by Campus Life in Sports

With the cold winter days arriving the IE Tennis Club is getting quieter. However, as true tennis lovers such this doesn’t discourage us to hit the court.

We have organized our session in a two-fold fashion. One is to match and meet players casually whenever it suits their calendars. The other is a tennis ladder that organises competitions amongst players acco rding to their level. Thanks to our very active member base ranging from professionals to beginners the Tennis Club is able to match players with similar levels for the ladder games. Also, we are happy that we could implement the idea for the ladder into our Club which emerged from our members itself.

Our plans are to keep practicing in the beautiful sun of Madrid after the winter break and organise more sessions with a professional trainer. We plan to bucket members according to their level so we can arrange separate courts for different levels, with or without a trainer. Another exciting target is the collective attendance of the Madrid Open taking place in May 2018.

We are very proud of our diverse community who keeps enriching the IE tennis experience and looking forward to welcome more members!

Pick up your racquet and join IE Tennis Club!



Autumn for the IE Tennis Club.. Getting ready for MBAT!

Written on December 15, 2017 by Campus Life in Sports

After a busy Autumn, the IE tennis club is looking forward to its winter physical preparation before coming back on courts early next year. Objectives lying in front of us are the MBAT 2018, which is the main sports event for Business schools held Barcelona. During the MBAT tournament, Tennis is played in the Davis cup format and gathers around 20 teams.

IE Tennis club has welcome new members from all levels this year and a new coordinators’ team is in place. Nata, Henri and Louis will replace Camille and Joseph from January 2018 onwards.

The craze for the tennis team has been quite important in the last few weeks, with players from every program gathering to play tennis together. Students from the MiM, the MiF, the IMBA, Master in Big Data etc have enjoyed the Madrid sun, playing in various locations such as Retiro, Pradillo, where the courts are of high quality.

We have also created a WhatsApp group for club members as a communication medium to meet, practice and play tennis. The group has been very active, and participants are bringing a lot of ideas. One of them concluded to bring a tennis teacher for players to level up and improve their technique.

In addition, an informal tennis championship is taking place between all members, allowing us to play in friendly competition and improve our technique and mental aptitudes.

2018, IE tennis club is coming for you !


First IE Tennis Tournament

Written on December 16, 2015 by Campus Life in Social, Sports

torneo tennisThe IE Tennis club organised the first ever IE Tennis tournament for members of the IE Tennis club ( Students & Alumni) on 5th and 6th December 2015 at Fuencarral indoor arena. As this was the first time that the club was organising a tournament we were a little apprehensive but thanks to the club coordinators (Jose Luis Lazo Visbal, Vivian Krall, Julien Somogyi, Marcos Gómez Abal, Corrado Rota Zumaglini, Lázaro Manuel Hermoso Beltrán) and their hard work, enthusiasm and dedication we managed to pull it off.  Also a special mention goes out to Vivian Krall, with whose support we were able to secure a sponsor CoppelDental for the tournament.


The surface for the tournament was “Hard-courts” and the Gentleman’s single was played in the elimination format while for the Ladies’ singles we had a round robin format. We had a surprisingly large turnout with twenty players registering to participate in the event. The group of players comprised of various nationalities true to IE’s essence and intermediate level of tennis players. The participants were treated to a goody bag on arrival at the venue to keep them hydrated and energised during the tournament and we also had prizes in the form of medals for the top 3 finishers as well as a rolling trophy for the champion.


Tennis Tournament Sponsor 1The Ladies single was won by Ciria Mariscal Vallado who dominated the tournament with Ayse Berna Bedirhan finishing the runner-up after a close fight with Xianpei pan who finished third. The men’s singles produced hard fought matches with some remarkable tennis and often scintillating points. Rob Langan took the top honours finishing first from Nicolas Diaz while Jaime Mato finished third from Jose Fernandez-Castaño.


We ended the two days of Tennis with a get together for some beers (Thank you Campus Life) and bites at the venue restaurant. The event not only gave players a chance to display their tennis skills but also to meet and get to know people who share a similar passion for tennis. We would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, supporters, our sponsor CoppelDental  and Campus life (especially Micaela Garcia-Lomas, Lynn Yates and Giedre Pavalkyte) for making this event a success. We had people come up and congratulate us on the organisation and smooth execution of the tournament and it even spurred a few to sign up to be officers in the Tennis club. We also had the sponsor Mr Antonio Fdez-Coppel Garcia (CoppelDental), a sports enthusiast himself, visit us during the tournament and he was very happy with how the tournament was run.


Learning from the organisation of this event and the feedback we received from the participants the club is looking forward to organise even bigger and better tennis events for its members going forward. Thanks to the amazing response and resounding success of this tournament the IE Tennis Club is further motivated to host many more similar events in the years ahead.

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