Mallorca Championships 2022: “Much more than a tennis tournament”. 

Recently the official presentation of the ATP250 Mallorca Championships took place. The tennis tournament which is hosted in Calvià from the 18th to the 25th of June and once again will place the island at the forefront of world sport. The Mallorca Country Club will welcome for the second consecutive year the best ATP players in the world. Five of the world’s top 20 have already confirmed their attendance. Catalina Cladera, president of the Consell de Mallorca; Iago Negueruela conseller de Model Econòmic, Turisme i Treball; Alfonso Rodríguez, major of Calvià; Edwin Weindorfer, CEO and founder of e|motion group; and Pilar Carbonell, director of e|motion Sports Hispania have proudly presented the ATP Mallorca Championships today.  

Toni Nadal, tournament director, announced: “Feliciano Lopez will receive an invitation to play the Mallorcan tournament. We are happy to receive each year an extremely good player field. Surely because of the quality of our grass courts, but luckily the island is also well known for its beauty and and stunningly beautiful environment”. Feliciano, famous for being an expert player on grass, returns to Mallorca where he won his 500th victory on the ATP circuit.  

Sustainability as a fundamental pillar of the event 

Tennis has been the focus of the presentation but not the only one, “we will have the best players in the world but the ATP250 Mallorca Championships is more than a tennis tournament” expressed Edwin Weindorfer, “we want to be an event of reference for Calvià and for the whole island; therefore this year we have taken a step forward in sustainability.”  

In this way, the tournament today introduced the Austrian hydration brand waterdrop®, as one of the main sponsors of the event. For the tournament this is a great sustainable alliance as one of the main drivers of the tournament. The brand aims to encourage people to drink more water and, in a sustainable way.  For this purpose, waterdrop® will provide Mallorca Championship with smart hydration player’s benches on the court, but also innovative hydration solutions, including hydration stations and bar for the public. In addition, the tournament and waterdrop® will donate €1 to the Mallorca Preservation Fund for every refillable bottle purchased at the tournament. It is expected that with the sale of these bottles the tournament will save the use of more than 50,000 plastic bottles during the event. “Our mission is to inspire people around the world to drink more water in a sustainable way. We are developing ecological solutions to promote responsible consumption of tap water and avoid the outdated idea of having to bottle and ship unsustainable and mostly unhealthy beverages. “added Martin Murray, CEO & founder of waterdrop® 

The spectators of the tournament will be provided with free filtered water provided with the help of a local partner named KM Zero. 

One of the sustainability initiatives is the recycling of most of the tennis balls that we will use in the tournament. In Spain more than 19 million tennis balls are used every year and the main part of them goes into landfill. Thanks to GreenBall the tournament seeks to raise awareness of this problem by recycling and converting into energy more than 1000 balls that will be used during the tournament.   

Mallorca Championships Opening Gala: An event for Ukraine 

“Much more than a tennis tournament.” The opening ceremony of the tournament will be held on Friday, June 17. The kick-off of the tournament will consist, as last year, of an exhibition match followed by a VIP Gala. The exhibition will be attended by former top players like Tommy Haas plus current top ATP players. All the revenues from ticket sales will go directly to a good cause, the “Tennis Plays for Peace” program that ATP created in collaboration with WTA and four Grand Slams, with the idea of helping the Ukrainian people. The Mallorca Championships does not forget the situation Ukraine is going through. Massimo Calvelli, ATP CEO, said: ‘We are delighted to see the Mallorca Championships rally behind our Tennis Plays for Peace initiative in support of the Tour’s humanitarian relief efforts for Ukraine. More than US$ 1.1m has been raised so far, and we would like to thank the tournament organisers in Mallorca for this valuable contribution towards our collective efforts. We wish everyone involved with the Mallorca Championships the very best ahead of what will undoubtedly be another successful tournament.’ 

The tournament also proudly announces that our ticketing partner Eventim España will donate to the Ukrainian people all the expenses of the ticket sales of the event. “From Eventim Spain, we would like to thank ATP and Mallorca Championships for launching this initiative. We are delighted to join actions that contribute to improve, as far as possible, the humanitarian situation that is taking place.” Lourdes Barrios, responsible for communications in Eventim Spain. 

Substantial Institutional support 

Mallorca and Calvià in particular will, once again, have a world-class men’s tennis event. The president of the Consell Insular de Mallorca Catalina Cladera wanted to emphasize in the presentation: “We are pleased that Mallorca is, with an event in the municipality of Calvià, the epicenter of world tennis with the best players, thus putting the island on the international sports map“.   

On the other hand, Iago Negueruela, conseller de Model Econòmic, Turisme i Treball, wanted to emphasize that “the public-private initiatives, are vital for destinations like the Baleric Islands to lead the necessary transformation, als supported by the media impact that will be projected with such an important international sport event. Thanks to e|motion group that already last year took a risk, in a complex situation, believed and invested on the tournament despite difficulties. Therefore such initiatives should also be supported from the institutions“. 

The mayor of Calvià, Alfonso Rodríguez Badal, thanked the organization for once again choosing Calvià to host the tournament, and also the other administrations for their support. “Calvià is distinguished for it´s quality brand, and it is in these aspects wich administrations should put their focus on”. The mayor added that it will be dates when “everyone will talk about how extraordinary our destinations, Calvià and Mallorca are. Without any doubt, it´s great opportunity for Calvià to show the world it´s potential as a destination“. 

 Tournament information. 

As part of the grass swing leading up to Wimbledon, the ATP 250 Mallorca Championships will receive some of the best players of the circuit such as world number 2 and former champion, Daniil Medvedev, the Australian Nick Kyrgios or the Spanish tennis players Pablo Carreño or Roberto Bautista. You can check here the full entry list. The courts of the Mallorca Country Club, located in Santa Ponça (Calvià), will host a total of 28 players in the singles draw and 16 couples in doubles. The last available tickets can be purchased at the official website of the tournament. The event is expecting up to 3,500 tennis fans during the seven days of the tournament.