The Spanish team was made up of Rafael Segado Esteve, Martin Landaluce and Carles Córdoba.
Rafael Segado, one of the most promising talents of the JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy, became European Champion on August 3 and once again put the Academy in the spotlight as the exceptional former of great tennis players the academy is.
The final phase of the U16 European Team Championship was held in the city of Le Touquet, France. The Spanish team first beat Great Britain, then the Czech Republic and finally Italy. The final against the Italians will be something that will live forever in the memory of Rafa and the entire Academy, since it ended up being defined by 17-15 in the super tie-break of the doubles match. Rafa was decisive in that match.
It should be noted that another of the player members of the Spanish team during this championship has also trained on some occasions at the Academy. This is Martín Landaluce, another player with a bright future.
This is not the first time that the Academy has managed to make one of its players the champion of Europe under 16. In 2016, Carlos Sánchez and Rafael Izquierdo did the same in the city of Pilsen, Czech Republic. This time in the Individual Championship instead of the Team Championship: Both Spaniards, who had been training at the Academy for some time, reached what is currently the only final of a Junior European Championship with two Spanish finalists. The JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy works continuously to continue training high-performance players.