ATP ACES For Charity: Tommy Robredo
The Tommy Robredo Foundation organises activities which allow sport training for disabled people.
Charities and Causes
Inspired by the death of his close friend, Santi Silvas, Tommy Robredo’s Foundation organises activities which encourage sports training for disabled people, in particular wheelchair tennis. It also creates awareness of the importance of sport as beneficial to mental and physical health, and at the same time as a stimulant to personal growth and wellbeing.
Former World No. 5 Tommy Robredo launched his foundation and in 2009 he was involved in the first edition of the Santi Silvas Open. This international wheelchair tennis tournament is in memory of Robredo’s close friend, Santi Silvas, who died in 2008 without having been able to organise such a tournament. The tournament (ITF2) includes the world’s top male and female wheelchair tennis players. The tournament, which celebrated its fourth year in 2012, has become an important part of the international tournament calendar.
“From the contacts and notes that Santi left three years ago, I was able to create the Tommy Robredo Foundation and make his dream come true," said Robredo. "I think we have achieved it thanks to the response we got from the players, sponsors, volunteers and the public who enthusiastically follow the matches. I am so sure that if Santi could see it, he would be very happy.”
In 2011 the Tommy Robredo Foundation was awarded one of the inaugural €10,000 grants from ATP ACES For Charity.
In 2013, Robredo's Foundation received a second €10,000 grant from ATP ACES For Charity.