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Josep Ferrer Peris, who was president of the Catalan Tennis Federation for 27 years, died on Thursday at the age of 86, as reported by the federative entity itself, which has expressed its “deepest condolences” to his family and friends.

Ferrer Peris, champion of Catalonia in various youth categories both in individual and team competitions, began to be interested in management in the mid-sixties, when he joined the board of directors of the Barcino Tennis Club.

Shortly after, He also joined the Catalan Tennis Federation as a member of the Youth Committee, becoming vice president of the FCT in 1975.

Six years later, in 1981, Ferrer Peris was appointed president, a position he would hold until 2008. During his long mandate, he modernized the management of the federation and consolidated it as a benchmark entity at the state level.

Further, Josep Ferrer Peris was also a member of various committees of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Tennis Europe.

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