Tennis - Spain's Albert Costa will be part of the last day of Street Tennis of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals. Costa will take part in the initiative with children and the activity will be free of charge. The Spaniard will also offer a technical introduction to tennis for the children besides playing with them on the day.
The organizers of the tennis tournament, which brings together the top tennis nations, will install mini-tennis courts tailored for children and will also have other activities managed by professionals on the Paseo del Prado.
Also, there would be technical material, sports equipment and raffle tickets for the Davis Cup Finals which will be held in Madrid from November 18 to 24. The Street Tennis Initiative is part of a program organized by the Davis Cup organizers that aim to popularize the sport of tennis among children and across the general public in Madrid.
The organizers have also provided a special discounted rate for tickets for children for the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid. The 18 teams that will be part of the first edition of the revamped competition include Germany, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Spain, the United States, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Russia and Serbia.
This is the first time that the competition is being held in one location across one week. Till last year, the tournament was spread out throughout the year and played on a home-and-away basis. 44-year-old Costa is best known for winning the French Open in 2002 and has joined Kosmos Tennis’s team as Competition Director and Davis Cup by BNP Paribas finals Tournament Director.