Another Great Week at Cumbre del Sol Thanks to the Padel Tournament!

Another Great Week at Cumbre del Sol Thanks to the Padel Tournament!

Last week we had one of the best weeks of the summer at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol – with great weather, lots of sunshine and plenty of opportunities to make the most of the gorgeous natural surroundings. However, there’s something that made last week particularly exciting… The padel tournament we held in our courts!

This event was organised by the North Costa Blanca Padel Club and sponsored and hosted by VAPF. The tournament ran from the 6th of August to the 9th and it consisted of various daily matches. Everyone who participated was paired up and split between different categories of varying difficulties. Each match was more exciting than the last; it was a pleasure to watch people with a range of abilities try their best and truly enjoy playing sports in our facilities.

Every day, the matches began at 16:00 and lasted until late the evening. The players and audience got to enjoy the best of the Costa Blanca’s weather while simultaneously enjoying the game. Beautiful sunny skies melted away into a breathtaking sunset, which then gave way to the refreshing sparkling night sky.

Everyone involved showed stupendous sportsmanship. Even as the tournament became more and more competitive, the element of friendliness and community remained. It is a joy to see a wide variety of residents come together and enjoy Cumbre del Sol and all it has to offer. Regardless of who won or lost, everyone seemed more than satisfied to have gotten a chance to participate and give their all.

At VAPF, we are proud to host events such as this one which helps establish Cumbre del Sol as one of the benchmark residential developments on the Costa Blanca. As you can see, Cumbre del Sol is an idyllic place to live for much more than its unmatchable location. There are endless amounts of activities to enjoy nearby, from exploring nearby blue flag beaches to discovering hidden gems a stone’s throw away. If this left you wanting to pick up a racquet and put on your tennis shoes to play a few matches yourself, don’t forget, you can book a slot in our padel courts whenever you want. All you have to do is contact Gary at +34 634 351 671 or gary@ncbpadel.com.

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Enjoy your summer by signing up for the Evening Padel Tournament in Cumbre del Sol

Enjoy your summer by signing up for the Evening Padel Tournament in Cumbre del Sol

One of the best things about living at Cumbre del Sol is the endless activities you can take part in nearby. From hiking to horse riding, our idyllic surroundings and thought-out facilities are perfect for all kinds of hobbies. With picture-perfect weather almost every day of the year, Cumbre del Sol is ideal for anyone who likes to spend their days outdoors and lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

As you already know, our sports facilities are a fantastic option for all sports lovers. We kicked off the summer by hosting the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge in our tennis courts. The event was the first of its kind, as it was the first professional sporting event to be held in Spain during the COVID-19 crisis. At VAPF, we are happy to announce we are once again hosting a sporting event in our facilities! The North Costa Blanca Padel Club is organizing a padel tournament, sponsored by VAPF.

The tournament is set to start on the 6th of August and continue until the 9th. Each game will start at 4pm and carry on until late in the day. This will allow players to enjoy Cumbre del Sol’s lovely evening weather and have a picturesque Costa Blanca sunset as the backdrop throughout the entire tournament. There will be a minimum of three matches per day and the tournament is being divided into three categories of varying difficulties. The categories are coed, so if you register without a partner, you’ll have no problem getting one assigned to you.

Registration is open until August 2nd, so be quick and register now! It’s an ideal way to make the most of your summer while making some unforgettable memories. Registration is 15€ per player, per category. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Gary from the North Costa Blanca Padel Club at +34 634 351 671 or at his email, gary@ncbpadel.com. Additionally, everyone who signs up and participates will get a free t-shirt as a gift!

We look forward to seeing all of you take part in the tournament and enjoy your summer to the fullest. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! If you want to keep up to date with all the wonderful events and activities in the area, don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and to always keep an eye on our blog.

Enjoy a Literary Summer Without Leaving Cumbre del Sol

Enjoy a Literary Summer Without Leaving Cumbre del Sol

Summer is once again around the corner, and even though this year is a little different because of COVID-19, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time from your home at Cumbre del Sol. To make our summer more enjoyable, the Poble Noe de Benitachell Town Hall has launched a “Literature Online” programme through the municipal library.

This initiative aims to bring literature into homes across the municipality in the most entertaining way possible. From Thursday, June 11th to the 13th of August, the town hall will upload literary video workshops to its YouTube channel and social media profiles. “Literature Online” will delve into two main themes: literature-inspired recipes and feminist literature.

“Literature Online” Schedule Poster

First of all, the literary-inspired recipe workshops are designed to make the summer a blast for all the kids at home. These videos will also shine a spotlight on some of the most famous literary works. Children will learn to cook alongside Harry Potter, Games of Thrones and Don Quixote of La Mancha. Get ready and don’t miss out on this literary opportunity on the following Saturdays at 11:30 am:  June 13th, July 11th and August 8th!

This programme will also feature reviews of the most important literary works that feature women as their main protagonists. These video-workshops will include the following books: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; A Room of One’s Own by the famous British writer, Virginia Woolf; Like Water for Chocolate, an intense novel by the Mexican author, Laura Esquivel; and The Feminine Mystique by Pulitzer Prize winner, Betty Friedman. The workshops will be uploaded at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 11th and 25th, July 16th, and August 13th. Don’t forget to write it down so you don’t miss it!

Furthermore, the fun doesn’t have to stop when the videos are over. You can also send in photos and videos of your recipes, as well as participate in debates and conversations about the books that were reviewed.

You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the greatest literary works and enjoy yourself to the fullest this summer, and all of this without having to leave home! Whether you’re on your terrace, sunbathing by the pool or lounging in your spacious dining room, you’ll be able to make the most of your two greatest passions: literature and summer on the Costa Blanca.

Wrapping Up the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge

Wrapping Up the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge

Last weekend we hosted the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge, a very important professional sporting event, given it was the first to take place in Spain after the state of alarm was declared in March due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Held in our Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol sports centre, four TOP 100 tennis players on the ATP circuit participated in the event: Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Alex de Miñaur and Pablo Andújar. During the two daily matches that were played, the players competed using the round-robin format in which the winner would be the best of 3 sets.

The event got underway on Friday, the 5th and it was De Miñaur who scored highest with 6-3, 6-2 over Andujar. The latter executed his plays very well and gave a good fight, but it wasn’t enough to beat De Miñaur.

During the second match, Carreño and Bautista competed in a close game in which Carreño defended his position expertly. However, in the end, it wasn’t quite enough, as Bautista obtained a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

The event continued into its second day on Saturday when Andujar and Bautista went head to head. Bautista sought his second consecutive victory after beating Carreño on Friday and achieved it in just two games with a score of 6-1, 6-1.

The match between De Miñaur and Carreño followed. The young Australian, who had already beaten Andujar on Friday, almost lost the first set, but then was able to recover during the second set with only one break. He rose to victory with a score of 7-5, 6-4.

Finally, on the third day of the event, the organization had to make the difficult decision to cancel the final matches due to heavy rain that made it impossible to finish.

At VAPF, we are proud to be able to take part in an event of this nature and this is why we are working to make Cumbre del Sol one of the benchmark residential developments on the Costa Blanca.

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Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol hosts the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge

Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol hosts the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge

If you live at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, you can say with confidence that you’re living in paradise. This isn’t a baseless sentiment, as the area boasts of nearly 365 days of sunshine, stunning beaches and coves, an unmatchable natural landscape and more. This isn’t all that captivates those who come to visit, as those who live here enjoy countless other benefits.

One of the main attractions to living here is that every service or amenity you might need is just a stone’s throw away from your home. We have one of the best international schools in Spain, The Lady Elizabeth school, as well as a supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser’s, bars, and even Michelin star restaurants nearby.

As a resident, we’re sure you’re already familiar with our fantastic sports facilities, such as our equestrian centre and tennis and padel courts. Cumbre del Sol has always been an idyllic place to practice sports, thanks to its pleasant weather and landscape. However, due to the health crisis, we have been facing the past few weeks, the possibility to enjoy sports has been limited. Which is why VAPF has teamed up with We Are Talent to host the first professional sporting event held in Spain during the COVID-19 crisis. And, as a cherry on top, the event is being hosted from our very own sports facilities!

The Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge consists of 4 highly ranked tennis players from the ATP circuit. They’ll be playing 2 matches a day, following a round-robin format. Matches will be played as best-of-three sets and the third will be a tiebreaker if necessary. The event will begin on Friday, June 5 and end on Sunday, June 7.  All matches will be held behind closed doors to ensure compliance with current safety regulations. In addition, players live in the area and all health requirements set by the government will be strictly adhered to.

The goal is to bring people together safely to enjoy the sport while also contributing to a good cause. At the end of the event, all donations and money raised through auctioning the player’s equipment will go towards helping Spanish victims of the COVID-19 crisis. At VAPF, we have always been committed to helping the most vulnerable. The event will also be environmentally friendly, to protect our planet as we give towards those in need.

The event will be broadcasted nationally as well internationally and will also be available on different streaming platforms. There will be live commentary in both English and Spanish and the broadcast will begin the moment the players step on the court until the moment they walk out. To maximize the event’s reach,free viewing has been agreed upon for all major national and international broadcasters and digital platforms, including:

  • Spain: GOL
  • Portugal: Sport TV
  • LATAM: ESPN
  • USA: Tennis Channel
  • Australia: Australian Open, Youtube, Nine’s Wide World of Sports
  • Russia: Telesport
  • Belgium: Eleven Sports
  • Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Globally: DAZN
  • UK, Ireland: Amazon Prime Video
  • Japan: WOWTV
  • Canada, USA, North Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Turkey: Bein Sports
  • Globally: ATP Tennis TV, LaLiga Sports, Eurosports, DAZN

The players who will be playing are Roberto Bautista (No. 12 in the ATP ranking), who has won nine ATP singles titles, the most notable being his victory at the Dubai Tournament in 2018. He also reached the Wimbledon Championship semi-finals last year. Pablo Carreño Busta (No. 25 in the ATP ranking), who has four ATP singles titles and was in the top 10 after his performance at the 2017 US Open.  Alex de Minaur (No. 26 in the ATP ranking), who at just 21 has 3 singles titles, awarding him the appropriate title of “Speed Demon” on the court. Finally, there’s Pablo Andújar (No. 53 in the ATP ranking), born in Valencia and has four ATP singles titles. Last year, for he reached the fourth round of a grand slam at the US Open for the first time.

It will be a thrill to watch these seasoned and famous professionals face each other in our courts, and knowing it’s for a good cause makes it even better!

If you’re excited as we are to watch their matches, don’t forget to tune in to the broadcast and keep an eye out on our social networks to get more information as it happens.