Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura
Little Tennis Champions

An innovative lab that rewards top talents!

Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura Little Tennis Champions 2023-2024 is a unique combination of solidarity, planning and innovation, with an exclusively humanitarian purpose.
The scholarship programme is designed to fully adapt to the needs of the youngsters who will become future tennis champions.
The selection of the youngsters is not done in a business perspective, but only on the basis of a solidarity and meritocratic principles and is aimed at hosting the best Italian talents from less fortunate families, training and supporting them.

The programme
June 2023 - May 2024

We believe in talent, we prepare young talents

Technical assistance and training of the boys’ technical, tactical and athletic preparation and coordination of the IT technical committee with the boys’ teachers and athletic trainers.

  • Hospitality, escorting and assistance at Tennis Europe tournaments
  • Mental coaching course
  • Course in sports communication and journalism
  • Advanced English Language Course
  • Civic education course and learning by the champions


Annual scholarship


June 2023 - May 2024


Turin - Santa Margherita di Pula - Tennis Europe tournament venues - Ljubicic Tennis Academy


12 boys/girls 2008 and 2009 selected in Italy

The Venue


The selected young players will be accompanied on a one-year journey, from June 2023 to May 2024, which will take place between Turin, Sardinia, Croatia and the Tennis Europe tournament venues.
In fact, I Tennis chose Turin, the Ljubicic Tennis Academy and the beautiful Sardinia as venues to develop the Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura LTC 2023-2024 format.
For 12 young athletes the Little Tennis Champions scholarship
will consist of tennis training and international programming coordinated by the I Tennis Foundation technical committee composed of Emilio Sanchez, Ivan Ljubicic, Gipo Arbino,
Rocco Loccisano and Stefano Massari
The 2023-2024 programme will include tennis training and Tennis Europe tournaments in Lithuania, Austria, Greece and Spain, as well as participation in the Italian Championships.


  • Hospitality for boys in I Tennis venues
  • Technical equipment and clothing
  • Technical and tactical preparation through the IT and PTR technical committee
  • Athletic preparation
  • Mental preparation
  • Tennis Europe tournament support through IT coaches
  • Video analysis and game technology
  • Expert nutritionist assistance
  • Support teacher for school activity
  • Annual civic education course e-learning by the champions
  • Annual English language course
  • Year-long course in journalism, communication and sports management
  • Annual tennis history course
  • Lectures on insurance protection and protection by Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura
  • Lessons in sustainability and environmental care

Intesa Sanpaolo Insures Little Tennis Champions 2023-2024 in Turin

I Tennis is based in Turin, and its members are professionals from Turin who value their ties with the city.

The Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura LTC project was born and developed in Turin. 

The first edition of Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura Little Tennis Champions was inaugurated in the summer of 2022 and in July 2023 the second edition will be presented at a press conference in Turin in the presence of the authorities, partners, honorary members and supporters.
Turin will be the venue for the start of the students’ scholarship programme with an introductory period in which the group of scholarship holders will be created and initiatives will be organised in the area in cooperation with our partners and sponsors.

The City of Turin, the Piedmont Region, the Region of Sardinia, the Ferrero Foundation, the Cecilia Gilardi Foundation, the Laureus Italia Foundation and Sport and Health have sponsored the project and intend to support it.

The President of the Region Alberto Cirio, the President of FIT Angelo Binaghi, the  ex-Mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino, the President of the Egyptian Museum and former head of the Turin 2006 Olympic Committee Dr. Evelina Christillinthe President of the Pietro Ferrero Foundation, Mrs. Maria Franca Ferrero, the historic Davis Cup captain, Corrado Barazzutti, the former n° 3 tennis player in the world and current coach of Roger Federer and Matteo Berrettini, Ivan Ljubicic, the former WTA n°4 and 2010 Roland Garros winner, Francesca Schiavone, the former tennis player and current chairman of the honor committee of the ATP Finals in Turin, Gianni Ocleppo, the former chairman of BNL and president of Luiss Business School, Luigi Abete, the CEO of Openjobmetis S.p.A. Rosario Rasizza, and the CEO and General Manager of Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura, Alessandro Scarfò, were awarded honorary membership of the I Tennis Foundation and strongly support the project.

Important Turin brands are linked to the Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura Little Tennis Champions 2022-2023 project and support the I Tennis Foundation in this magnificent initiative. 

Events will be organised in the city during the three-year period and the citizens and all local institutions will be invited to participate.


Turin and the Nitto ATP Finals

From 2021, Turin hosts the ATP Finals, the tournament that brings together the world’s eight best tennis players at the end of the season. 

It is a historic event for the city, which for a two-week period every year become the world capital of tennis!

I Tennis, in synergy with its partners and in particular with the City of Turin, organise an intensive internship training in the city for the young athletes of the Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura LTC 2022-2023, who will be able to take an example from the greatest champions ever.

All the Italian kids selected for the 2021 edition were invited to the Nitto ATP Finals 2021 and, for the next editions, the same opportunity will be given to the students coming out of the Italian 2022 selections.

Our little fellows will get to know the city and the people of Turin will get to know them!