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Invest in the future of 20 children

Special Interview with the coaches and the clubs of the 20 selected!

Special Interview with the coaches and the clubs of the 20 selected!

I Tennis Campus

The non-profit
tennis academy

I Tennis Campus
I Tennis Campus

I Tennis Campus

The non-profit

tennis academy

A new model of school with an exclusively humanitarian purpose: an innovative lab, inspired by the principles of solidarity and meritocracy, consisting only of fellows who will fight to emerge in the tennis world.

Goal

Hosting the best Italian and European talents belonging to less fortunate families, educating, training and supporting them in their integration into the tennis pro, the academic and working field.

A unique plan based on

Talent and Meritocracy

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

20
scolarships
6
europe countries
involved
1
unique great project
TO REALIZE TOGETHER

Plus of the Academy

  • it is more people-friendly → it hosts 20 kids from only 6 nations
  • it is more meritocratic → it hosts only the most gifted kids
  • grants more stability for the kids’ education
  • aims to train all students and support even those who will not be selected for professional tennis
  • 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
  • it is more people-friendly → it hosts 20 kids from only 6 nations
  • it is more meritocratic → it hosts only the most gifted kids
  • grants more stability for the kids’ education
  • aims to train all students and support even those who will not be selected for professional tennis
  • 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

The academy will be inaugurated in 2021, the year of the pandemic, and will open its doors to the best Italian tennis players with the Little Tennis Champions 2021 Summer Master, a training programme within the I Tennis Campus aimed at 20 talented Italian kids born in 2008 and belonging to less wealthy families.

The 2021 Summer Masters is a preview of the Little Tennis Champions 2022-2026 international scholarship programme, a 4-year sports and education programme that provides young people with the opportunity to follow a long-term training plan, with the aim of entering a professional career.

The Scholarships

Little Tennis Champions

1. Selection phase

Little Tennis Champions is the scholarship programme through which the I Tennis Foundation will provide 20 scholarships to finance the educational and tennis training of the most deserving children.

The selection will take place through a contest that will be presented in Italy and in the countries with the lowest income per capita in Europe and will reward the talent of young people from less fortunate families.

2. life at the campus

The I TENNIS CAMPUS academy is a completely renovated area within the Forte Village Resort, where the children will attend secondary school and tennis activities.

The technical direction of the academy is handled by Academia Sanchez-Casal who will cooperate with the FIT and other coaches supporting the I Tennis Foundation.

ES International School will provide high school education for the students and, after graduation, support them in getting into the best American universities.

3. pro career

At the end of the four years of high school, through an internal tennis competition, 8 students will be selected (4 boys and 4 girls) who will be introduced to a professional career in the ITF, ATP and WTA circuits.

I Tennis Foundation, in collaboration with its sponsors, will provide the 8 students with a support team to enable them to take part in international competitions and to climb the world rankings, and will fully finance the pathway.

The Scholarships

Little Tennis Champions

1. Selection phase

Little Tennis Champions is the scholarship programme through which the I Tennis Foundation will provide 20 scholarships to finance the educational and tennis training of the most deserving children.

The selection will take place through a contest that will be presented in Italy and in the countries with the lowest income per capita in Europe and will reward the talent of young people from less fortunate families.

I Tennis Campus

2. life at the campus

The I TENNIS CAMPUS academy is a completely renovated area within the Forte Village Resort, where the children will attend secondary school and tennis activities.

The technical direction of the academy is handled by Academia Sanchez-Casal who will cooperate with the FIT and other coaches supporting the I Tennis Foundation.

ES International School will provide high school education for the students and, after graduation, support them in getting into the best American universities.

3. pro career

At the end of the four years of high school, through an internal tennis competition, 8 students will be selected (4 boys and 4 girls) who will be introduced to a professional career in the ITF, ATP and WTA circuits.

I Tennis Foundation, in collaboration with its sponsors, will provide the 8 students with a support team to enable them to take part in international competitions and to climb the world rankings, and will fully finance the pathway.

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 6 nations
  • it is more meritocratic → it hosts only the most gifted kids
  • grants more stability for the kids’ education
  • aims to train all students and support even those who will not be selected for professional tennis
  • 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

SUPPORT US

You can support the activities of I Tennis Foundation and become our associate with a little donation of € 20,00.

How? It’s simple!

With a payment to the bank account of ASSOCIAZIONE I TENNIS with Italian IBAN IT60D0848701000000260102127
(Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Cherasco – Soc. Coop., filiale di Torino) specifying “2021 membership fee” in the reason for payment

Or by making a payment to our PayPal account.

“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

Main Sponsor

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