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Rafael Nadal and Toni Nadal made Honorary Members of IC Spain

Juan Mª Tintoré Turull, President of IC Spain, welcomes world no. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal and his uncle Toni Nadal as Honorary members of IC Spain. They were presented with the IC Spain tie and flag at the recent Davis Cup match in Madrid - weekend of 19/20/22 September 2008:

During the semifinals of the World Group Davis Cup, 2008, played at the “ Plaza de
Toros de Las Ventas”, Madrid, in which Spain played against the United Sates”,
Rafael Nadal, number one player of the world and member of the Real Club de Tenis
Barcelona-1899, and Antonio Nadal, uncle and coach of the player original from
Mallorca, received from the hands of Mr. Juan Mª Tintoré, president of the IC of Spain
and President of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1889, the emblem, tie and banner
that recognizes them as members of the International Club of Spain.
“It is a great honour for me to be invited to belong to a Club with so much history in the
world of tennis, and I am very thankful for being recognized as one of its members.”
said Rafael Nadal. Toni Nadal also thanked Mr. Juan Mª Tintoré, and said “this
distinction is for me a great honour.”
The International Club of Great Britain was founded on November 26, 1924, with the
aim of promoting friendship and fair-play among tennis players. It was then
established that members of International Club would be players of International
Competitions, representatives of the Clubs and Universities in national or international
competitions and the Champions of the national Tournaments. It was considered a great
honour to be invited to wear the distinctive grey tie with single pink stripes.
After 1929, the International Club had a successful opening to other countries,
following the IC rules and regulations, all under the same ideals and runned by the same
board, the IC Council. On June 4, 1973, the IC of Spain was founded. Since then, the
Spanish IC runs yearly activities to promote the game of tennis under the IC philosophy.

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