Tennis is a hot topic in Turin less than two months before the Nitto ATP Finals. Six parks and famous sites will serve as the settings for “Tennis in Piazza” throughout the months of September and October in order to get ready for the year-ending event, which will take place at the Pala Alpitour stadium from November 13–20.
This activation, which spans six different events and is being organised by the Italian Tennis Federation in partnership with the Municipality of Turin and the Piedmont Regional Schools Directorate, invites members of the public to become familiar with a sport that is currently enjoying an extraordinary period of popularity in Italy.
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Following the success of “Tennis in Piazza” in 2021, the event returns this year with a cutting-edge setting in line with the design of the Nitto ATP Finals. There will be a 10×16-meter court at each location, and instructors and managers from the Istituto Superiore di Formazione “Roberto Lombardi” (ISF) will be there to help kids and young aspiring players as well as teenagers and adults who wish to begin studying the game of tennis. Thirty schools have already confirmed their involvement in this programme as a result of the partnership between the ISF, the City of Turin, and the Schools Directorate of Piedmont.
This year, “Tennis in the Piazza” will also provide participants the chance to play table tennis, another racquet sport. Four additional playing spaces with smaller tables that are specifically made for tennis beginners will be built up next to each tennis court. The assistance of the Federation’s technical specialists and cooperation with the Piedmont Regional Committee and the Italian Table Tennis Federation allowed for its activation.
The six competitions for “Tennis in Piazza” 2022 will be spread out across three days, from Friday to Sunday. Children from elementary schools will be the focus of the first day, secondary school kids will be the focus of the second day, and teenagers and adults of any age will be the focus of the third day.
The series will begin on September 16 at Parco del Valentino under the sponsorship of the Municipality of Turin and will continue as planned:
September 23–25: Parco Ruffini
Piazza d’Armi, 30 September–2 October
Park of the Confluence, 7–9 October
October 14–16: Parco Dora
October 28–30: Piazza Castello