About Us

About Us

who we are


Vanguard Stars is a program that aims to encourage sports, especially among young people, through the organization of several national and international competitions. The initiative will concentrate, in a first phase, on tennis with the realization of a circuit for the age groups of U10 and U11 (F/M).

The first tournament, Vanguard Challenger 2018, consisted of three tournaments in Lisbon, Porto and Vilamoura and a Masters in Lisbon. The first edition was a huge success, which contributed definitively to the realization of the event in the following year.

The 2019 event raised the bar by promoting a circuit for U10 (F/M) and U11 (F/M) classes, with tournaments in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto and Vilamoura), Spain (Madrid) and France (Paris). The huge adherence of the athletes, and the unanimous positive reactions, led the organization to add two new stages: Lyon and Seville, the first ending not having a place due to the pandemic.

Despite the exceptional context in which it took place, Vanguard Stars 2020 still had 585 registrations which demonstrates the success of this unique event, with tournaments in Porto, Lisbon, Vilamoura and Seville.

Vanguard Stars is a brand and initiative promoted by Vanguard Properties (VP) one of the largest companies operating on the sector of promotion and management of real estate investment in Portugal.


The Vanguard Stars program has as its main purpose the promotion of sports competition. We believe that the practice of sport enhances the abilities of young people, namely physical and mental resistance, focus, and leadership, which are important elements for their future careers.

Vanguard Stars, thus intends to contribute to the motivation of young people to practice sports through an event held with an unusual level of demand and quality in these levels. While promoting a healthy lifestyle, social and family life, which transforms, the prizes and the Welcome Pack, unique in Portugal and Europe.

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, currently the largest real estate developer operating in Portugal in the residential area, was born in 2017 as a result of a partnership established between a European family office led by the Swiss-French investor Claude Berda and José Cardoso Botelho, a manager with extensive experience in the real estate sector national.

Vanguard Properties has a highly qualified team that works in all stages of the process, from prospecting investment opportunities to selling properties.

The group currently has 18 urban and tourist projects in its portfolio. Divided by privileged locations in Lisbon, Oeiras, Algarve and Comporta, which add up to a gross construction area of about 885,000 m2 above the ground, in a total investment of over 945 million euros.

In addition to Vanguard Stars, in the sports area, Vanguard Properties is also an official sponsor of the Millennium Estoril Open and the Lisboa Belém Open.