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Young tennis players aim for gold in World Games 

CT Pavilion tennis players will represent Spain in the United World Games 2019.

More than 10,000 young people from all over the world will participate in this competition, which will take place in the Austrian town of Klagenfurt in June.

The Mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Ber-múdez, received a represen-tation from the members of the Pabellón Tennis Club that will represent Spain in the United World Games 2019 within this sport discipline. This competition, which will involve 10,000 young people from 40 countries around the world, will take place in Klagenfurt from June 20th to 23rd.

The Santa Cruz Club delegation was accompanied, during their visit to the Municipal Palace, by the four tennis players of the Santa María Tennis Club (Mallorca) with whom they will form a team in this world competition. In fact, the young Balearic Islands visitors arrived in Santa Cruz last week to train together with the members of the Pabellón Tennis Club and, in that way, increase their level of understanding with a view to the tournament.

Councillor for sports, Verónica Meseguer, spoke with the mayor and with the people in charge of the team, Alfonso Martínez, Gelys Méndez and Julio García. The coaches of the young athletes indicated that the players will compete in the categories Sub14 and Sub18 and that, in this occasion, they aspire to repeat or improve the silver and bronze medals achieved in the 2018 edition.

The United World Games are sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and participants compete in a total of 13 sports disciplines: football, basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis, rugby, swimming , athletics, orientation, field hockey, ice hockey, curling and unihockey.