Today has seen the first training sessions for the thirty students from Olot’s Escola Pia, who will be acting as ball boys and girls for the third Santi Silvas Memorial tournament. According to Magalí Ruiz, the director of the Tommy Robredo Foundation, “after last year’s very good results we are giving the responsibility to the Escola Pia for the third time”. Most of the students, who are aged between twelve and eighteen, participated in another edition of the tournament. As Pia’s professor Xevi Coma explains, the students selected “are or have been tennis players or if not have been trained as sports leaders at the Catalan Plan for Sports in Schools”. Federation rules stipulate that ITF2 category tournaments such as the Santi Silvas Memorial must have ball boys and girls. The tournament is being played at Club Natació Olot from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 June.