On 7, 8 and 9 February, the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC) in Barcelona will be hosting the 21st Indoor Tamburello European Cup.
The INEFC will host an international competition sport, still little known in Catalonia but has a lot to follow countries like Italy, France or Brazil, among others. The tamburello is a sport that has its roots in the 16th century in Italy and France, and is considered the precursor of tennis.
Participating teams a total of 19 male and female winners of each league organized by each of the federations are member of the Fédération Internationale de Balle au Tamboruin (FIBaT). This year participating clubs in France, Italy, Hungary, Germany, England, Spain, Scotland and Catalonia. Catalan team’s debut as host of the competition after a prominent role in the World Tamburello held in early December in Mantua (Italy), where the Catalan women’s team won the bronze medal and the men came in fifth.