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Invest in the future of 20 children

A unique project based on

Talent and Meritocracy

I Tennis Foundation is the Italian charity organization that gives the opportunity to 20 European children belonging to disadvantaged areas to be included in an international program for completion of the secondary education and for a high-level tennis preparation.

20
scolarships
9
europe countries
involved
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unique great project
TO REALIZE TOGETHER

The phases of the project

Little Tennis Champions

1. Selection phase

The I Tennis Foundation, with the Little Tennis Champions project, aims to provide 20 scholarships in order to fund the school and tennis training program of the kids.

The selection will take place through an international scholarship competition announcement that it will be presented in Italy and in the countries with the lowest PIL per capita in Europe.

2. life at the campus

The I TENNIS CAMPUS is a completely renovated area within the village, adjacent to the tennis area, where the children will attend school and tennis activities.

Our academy I TENNIS CAMPUS:

  • has a solely humanitarian purpose with a total lack of business perspective
  • allows the development of an innovative lab made up only of scholarship holders who will fight to emerge in the tennis field
  • it is more people-friendly → it hosts 20 talents from only 9 nations
  • it is more meritocratic → it hosts only the most gifted kids
  • grants more stability for the kids’ education
  • provides a school sports programme that includes all tennis-related activities (sports journalism, coaching, match analysis, technical commentary)
  • provides for social integration by connecting the children with the local community

3. pro career

At the end of the secondary school, through an internal tennis competition, 8 students – 4 males and 4 females – will be selected to begin a professional career on the ITF, ATP and WTA circuits. I Tennis, together with its sponsors, will provide the 8 students with a support team in order to allow them to participate in different international competitions, climbing the world rankings as well as financing their entire career.

What differentiates us
from other Academies

Business academies are often unsuitable environments for children because they are too large, fragmented and isolated from local communities.

Our academy:

  • it is more people-friendly → it hosts 20 kids from only 9 nations
  • it is more meritocratic → it hosts only the most gifted kids
  • grants more stability for the kids’ education
  • has a solely humanitarian purpose with a total lack of business perspective
  • allows the development of an innovative lab made up only of scholarship holders who will fight to emerge in the tennis field
  • provides a school sports programme that includes all tennis-related activities (sports journalism, coaching, match analysis, technical commentary)
  • provides for social integration by connecting the children with the local community

“We established the I Tennis Foundation to support disadvantaged kids who have tennis talent but unfortunately do not have the adequate means to practice this magnificent sport… let’s make the Little Tennis Champions project together!”

Simone Bongiovanni – President of I Tennis Foundation