Puerto Vallarta will host three tennis events in December as part of “Vallarta Open 2014”, including tournaments and workshops that will be attended by an estimated 5,000 players and fans.
At a press conference, Secretary Enrique Ramos Flores, tourism director Charles Gerard, Alvaro Garciarce Monraz and Martin Parra of the Dreams Puerto Vallarta Hotel Tennis Club, and Luis Angel Cantu, representing the OCV, gave details of events to be held from 4 to 7 December.
Under the direction of former Davis Cup Lozano Jorge Marquez, the 2014 Open Vallarta will distribute $30,000 pesos in prizes. Tournaments will host 24 professional players, including those from AMTP (Association of Mexican Tennis Professionals).
With over 100 tennis courts in Puerto Vallarta and a nearly perfect climate, the area is considered one of the country’s tourist destinations with the greatest ability to practice tennis, or the so-called “white sport”.
At the conference, it was announced that Puerto Vallarta hosted numerous of well-maintained tennis courts and infrastructure to host major tennis events in the area. There is an expectation that more events in the “white-sport” will be brought to the area next year, making the tennis a pillar in tourism for the area.