About Us

About Us

who we are


Vanguard Stars is a program that aims to support the practice of sports by the younger layers.

We sponsor the organization of sporting events, with a professional structure and unusual prizes, as a way to stimulate disciplined and focused training, dedication and perseverance as well as enhance the competitive spirit, self-esteem, ambition and confidence. In the initial phase, we will support the tennis, with the organization of a circuit destined to the age groups  Under10 and  Under11.

In 2018, we organized the Vanguard Challenger 2018, that consisted of three stages taking place in Lisbon, Porto and Vilamoura and a Masters in Lisbon.

After the success of the first edition in 2018, we have raised the bar with the Vanguard Stars International Circuit 2019. In this edition we go further, making the circuit international. With 5 tournaments in Portugal (Lisbon, Oporto and Vilamoura), Spain (Madrid) and France (Paris). Its international dimension is proof of the success of this unique event in the world of tennis.

Vanguard Stars is a brand and initiative promoted by Vanguard Properties, one of the largest national investors in the real estate investment promotion and management businesses, with a strong presence in Lisbon, Oeiras, Comporta and Algarve. 


The Vanguard Stars program aims to promote sport and competition by creating unique conditions.

We believe that practicing sports encourages young people to improve their performance, especially their leadership, focus, physical and mental strength, among other important factors for their future professional careers.

Vanguard Stars, aims to motivate young people to practice competitive sport as well as support the Parents through the contribution of attractive and unique "prize money" and "Package Players" in Portugal and Europe.

In this first phase we will support the tennis sub 11 and sub 10, being able in the future, to include other sport modalities.

Our Team

  • Tatyana Bezukladnikova
    Tennis player having attended several international academies, namely of Juan Carlos Ferrero, Rafael Nadal and Patrick Mouratoglou. Graduated in Public Administration and Licentiate in Oil and Gas Management and Economics, by Technical University of Perm Russian Federation. She has several years of experience in the commercial and marketing area in Russian and Portuguese companies.
  • Javier Viguera
    Special Sport Advisor
    Bachelor of Law and MBA in Sports Management. He is a tennis expert at all levels, thanks to his experience as a tennis player and later as Director General of the Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy, Director of events and tournaments in China and Director of Promotion and Development of the Spanish Tennis Federation, among other positions. Born in Badajoz, he is well acquainted with Portugal and its customs, and has an international profile for his experiences abroad and his language skills. Team Manager, with deep commercial vision and broad coordination skills, aiming to achieve the objectives.
  • Diogo Lourenço
    Tournament Director
    Diogo Lopes Lourenço, is 25 years old from Vilamoura, Algarve. He was part of the national team of juniors, where he represented Portugal, in the European team championship, reaching 3rd place. It was top 5 in the national ranking of juniors and seniors. He obtained an ATP classification for singles and pairs, counting with 2 ITF-Futures finals in the curriculum. The most important tournaments he played were the Guimarães challenger in 2013, Seville and Belem in 2017. He is currently tennis coach and director of tests for the 2018 Vanguard Challenger. It has the level 1 and 2 of trainer of the Spanish Federation of Tennis.
  • Marta Bilstein Sequeira
    Coordination Manager
    Bachelor Degree in Sport Science in FMH, Certificate IV in Project Management in Australia and currently attending a Post-Graduation in Sports Management and Marketing in INDEG-ISCTE. She has plenty of national and internacional experience in the logistics and organization of events, mainly in the sport industry and weddings. Responsible for planning and developing Vanguard Stars' Circuit and for coordinating and managing the team for the accomplishment of the events.
  • Diogo Vasconcelos
    Consultor de Comunicação
    Bachelor degree in Social Communication from the Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu and currently attending a Master's degree in Marketing Research, Diogo Pestana Vasconcelos is 25 years old and has extensive experience in promoting sports and cultural events, crisis management, social media and in business communication. Former director of Marketing and Communication for a professional football team, Diogo is the communication consultant for Vanguard Stars' Circuit.


Partners & friends


  • Procurement and assessment of real estate investments

  • Concept definition for each project

  • Study and risk analysis of potential projects

  • Financing solutions analysis partners:

    • Architects, engineers, contractor, quantity surveyors
    • Brokers, Advertising & design agencies, communication & image agencies
  • Technical & commercial project management, coordinating with these partners throughout construction and marketing phases.

  • Economic, financial & accounting project control

  • Licensing process management

  • Coordination of legal advisors - Vieira de Almeida & Associados

  • Coordination of tax and audit advisors - PKF International

vanguard properties

Vanguard Properties occupies a top position in the ranking of the largest Portuguese real estate developers. It develops about fifteen projects, distributed by Lisbon, Oeiras, Comporta, Algarve and other cities / regions in Portugal. Currently, the value of the projects exceeds € 600 M.

The main focus of investment is in the residential and tourism segments. In process, several projects of co-working, commerce and services.

Vanguard Properties develops both root and rehabilitation projects. Despite the large number of ongoing projects, Vanguard Properties, with the support and management of Vanguardeagle Asset Management, continues to actively invest. All acquisitions are financed through equity.

Vanguard Properties is Official Sponsor of the Millennium Estoril Open 2019 and Sponsor of the Challenger 2019 Belém.