Invest in the future of 26 children
A unique project based on
Talent and Meritocracy
I Tennis Foundation is the Italian charity organization that gives the opportunity to 26 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.
The phases of the project
Little Tennis Champions
1. Selection phase
The Foundation, with the Little Tennis Champions project, aims to provide 26 scholarships in order to fund the school and tennis training program of the children. The selection will take place through an international scholarship competition announcement that it will be presented in Italy and in the 7 countries with the lowest PIL per capita in Europe.
2. life at the campus
The Foundation will realize the Little Tennis Champions project at the I Tennis Campus, inside the Forte Village Resort, located a few kilometers from Cagliari International Airport. The Forte Village has set up a completely renovated area within the village and close to the tennis area where the foundation will host the children during the various school and sports activities. Fellows can take advantage of complementary tennis activities, such as football, swimming, basketball, athletics and of course they can enjoy the beautiful white sand beach located inside the resort.
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.
“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
N. 7 ATP Single Ranking, n. 1 ATP Double Ranking, Founder ASC Academia Sanchez-Casal "I have immediately decided to share the mission of I Tennis Foundation which is in line with the objectives of my ESV Foundation: I am pleased to make my experience in the tennis industry available to help grow the LTC project"
N. 1 ATP double ranking, co-owner ASC Academia Sanchez-Casal “Little Tennis Champions is a very beautiful, great and ambitious project: disadvantaged kids, who do not have the means, at last can have the chance to attend an international school and grow up in tennis sport"
Founder & director Top5 Management, Manager of Sofia Kenin (N. 4 WTA) and Elina Svitolina (N.5 WTA) “I am very happy to support this project because in my life I have always given importance to talent and meritocracy"
Owner of Maina Panettoni S.p.A. “I have always had a great passion for tennis and I believe that this unique project will bring great added value to the world of tennis through supporting the most disadvantaged social classes.”
Current n. 46 ATP“I am very pleased to support the I Tennis Foundation which is based in Turin, my city. The Little Tennis Champions charity project is based on values I do care most, such as meritocracy and solidarity with the underprivileged classes”
Coach of Lorenzo Sonego n. 46 ATP“After many years in the world of tennis I have appreciated the strategy of the I Tennis Foundation and the scholarship plan for the development of young talents belonging to the most disadvantaged classes”
Current n. 11 ATP“As a professional tennis player, I like the scholarship system realized by The I Tennis Foundation: it will create an interesting group of small scholars who will have an important opportunity for growth in their lives”
Former n. 6 WTA and winner of the US Open 2015“After spending my life in the world of professional tennis, whit whom I shared the values of discipline and meritocracy, I support with pleasure the I Tennis Foundation professionals and their vision: GIVE A CHANCE TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE POSSIBILITIES”
Owner Gruppo Colombo“My family has always been involved in sports and when I heard about Little Tennis Champions we shared their values and charitable goals by deciding to sponsor the project”
Secretary General of P. Ferrero Foundation“The goals of the charity project Little Tennis Champions are inspired by the same sensitivity: individual development, the promotion of talent, the attention to training are the highest, most challenging and necessary mission, always”
Professional Golfer“The Group of I Tennis Foundation with Little Tennis Champions has identified a new, innovative and rewarding format for underprivileged children; I share in full the values of the project, the same values that have shaped my career as a golfer so far. Talent and passion have no boundaries”
Global Legal Director of Gi Group S.p.A. “Life, like tennis, is a matter of timing: this is the right time to support this incredible charity project because children's dreams and aspirations must be never belittled. Even when they are "almost" impossible”.
Owner of Costruzioni Generali Gilardi S.p.A “Little Tennis Champions is a unique project that our Foundation has decided to support since it rewards talent and willingness of the most disadvantaged children through the awarding of scholarships aimed at international educational and tennis training”