Rafael Nadal’s June 3rd birthday is now a national tennis bash.
Fittingly, the board of directors of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) unanimously approved National Tennis Day to be celebrated annually on Nadal’s June 3rd birthday.
Celebrating National Tennis Day on Nadal’s birthday, the RFET aims to create a national tennis movement across the entire spectrum of the sport.
“It is about all the clubs (more than 1,500 in Spain), the Territorial Federations and the fans from all over Spain celebrate tennis with different activities: social tournaments (mixed, male, female, children, veterans, etc.), Master classes, wheel chair tennis, beach tennis, exhibitions, etc,” the RFET said in a statement. “The idea came up in a broadcast on Eurosport (a chain that offers several RFET Challengers and ITF Women Tour tournaments) during the Roland Garros match between Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet, held on June 3, the birthday of the Manacor tennis player.”
Spain’s inaugural National Tennis Day is set for June 3rd, 2022 and will featured tennis-related activities at clubs across the country—and hopefully plenty of birthday cake for Rafa and fans.
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