32 of the world’s best wheelchair tennis players participated in the first Santi Silvas Open. From the 7th to the 14th June the first edition of this championship took place at the Club Natació Olot (La Garrotxa), the most important championship in the Spanish State. Stefan Olsson in the men’s singles draw and Aniek Van Koot in the women’s singles started the winners’ track record of the Memorial, where, in the doubles category, the winners were Aniek Van Koot – Lucy Shuker and Frederic Cattaneo – Martin Legner.
150 volunteers helped make possible the first edition of the Santi Silvas Open, which received unconditional support from the public. A high level of tennis was seen on the courts, as was the excellent turnout in the stands, accompanied by numerous parallel activities. From the professional experts’ conferences with different subjects relating to sports practice for the disabled, to the attendance of 450 school students from La Garrotxa, clinics with famous tennis players such as Albert Costa and Conchita Martínez as well as the number 2 in the world of wheelchair tennis, Stephan Houdet. Other elite sportsmen who also wanted to accompany Tommy Robredo in the first Santi Silvas Memorial were drivers Carles Checa, Nani Roma and Marc Colomer, the cyclist Joan Llaneras and football players Gerard López and Albert Dorca.
Institutions, companies and entities have given support to the first Santi Silvas Memorial. The tournament had the commitment of numerous sponsors and collaborators without whom none of this would have been possible.