In cooperation with the Laureus Foundation and Ukranian Tennis Federation

A charity project to host Ukrainian girls together with their mothers in Turin for a year

The scholarships include tennis training, school training and international programming coordinated by the I Tennis Foundation technical committee made up of Gipo Arbino, Emilio Sanchez, Ivan Ljubicic and Stefano Massari.

Supporting the project are top players Anhelina Kalinina (n° 25 WTA), Marta Kostjuk (n° 33 WTA), Italian champion Lorenzo Sonego.


Together we will write the history of this sport by allowing the young athletes to realize their dreams!


You can make a donation with a transfer to the account in the name of ASSOCIAZIONE I TENNIS with Italian IBAN code: IT60D08487010000260102127
(Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Cherasco – Soc. Coop., Turin branch) 
Or by making a payment to our Paypal(by credit card) or Satispay account.

Risorsa 1

Help the ukrainian girls

I Tennis Campus

I Tennis Campus

L’academy di tennis no profit

A new format with an exclusively humanitarian purpose: an innovative lab, inspired by the principles of solidarity and meritocracy, consisting only of scholarship holders who will fight to emerge in the tennis field.


Offer a scholarship to top Italian talents from families who cannot afford a competitive tennis career for their kids.


  • innovative → allows the development of an innovative lab consisting only of scholarship holders who will fight to emerge in the field

  • on a human scale → dedicated to 12 Italian talents (6 male and 6 female) from 2008 and 2009
  • meritocratic → intended only for the most gifted and deserving children
  • integrated and comprehensive → includes all the most important tennis-related activities
  • has an exclusively humanitarian purpose with the absence of a business perspective
  • provides important supplementary support to the children’s teaching activities
  • provides for social integration by connecting children and the local community

  • è più a misura d’uomo → ospita 20 ragazzini di sole 6 nazioni
  • è più meritocratica → ospita solo i ragazzini più dotati
  • garantisce più stabilità per l’educazione dei ragazzi
  • ha l’obiettivo di formare tutti gli studenti e di supportare anche quelli che non saranno selezionati per il tennis professionistico
  • ha un fine esclusivamente umanitario con l’assenza di un’ottica di business
  • consente lo sviluppo di un lab innovativo costituito da soli borsisti che lotteranno per emergere in campo tennistico
  • prevede un programma scolastico – sportivo che include tutte le attività correlate al tennis (giornalismo sportivo, coaching, match analysis, commento tecnico)
  • prevede integrazione sociale mettendo in collegamento i ragazzi e la comunità locale

In 2021, the year of pandemic, Little Tennis Champions opened its doors to Italy’s best tennis players, with a programme targeting 20 talented Italian athletes from families who could not afford a highly specialised tennis programme for their kids.

The 2021 edition was the preview of the Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura Little Tennis Champions 2022-2023 scholarship programme, a programme that ensures that students follow a plan that includes technical-tactical tennis training, athletic training, mental coaching and participation in international Tennis Europe tournaments.

The Scholarships

Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura Little Tennis Champions

1. Selection phase

Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura Little Tennis Champions  2022-2023 is the programme through which the I Tennis Foundation will provide 12 scholarships to finance the tennis training of the most deserving children.

The selection will take place through a contest that will be presented in Italy and will reward the talent of young people coming from families who cannot afford a specialized tennis course for their kids.


The kids will be hosted at the venues selected by I Tennis and at the Tennis Europe international tournaments, and provided with technical equipment and clothing. The technical-tactical preparation will be guided by a technical committee, which will also preside over the athletic, mental and video-analysis preparation alongside the coaches. The young athletes will be assisted by an expert nutritionist and will benefit for support for school activities both during tournaments and throughout the year.

3. Not only TENNIS

I Tennis Foundation, in collaboration with its sponsors, will provide the kids with a support team to enable them to take part in Under 14 and 16 european competitions  and will fully finance the pathway, without forgetting more educational aspects, which constitute the basis for pursuing an academic and professional 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

Title Sponsor