Less than two months before the Nitto ATP Finals, tennis in Turin is already in the spotlight. In preparation for the end-of-year event, which will be held at the Pala Alpitour stadium from November 13-20, six parks and iconic venues will be the venues for “Tennis in Piazza” in September and October.
Organized by the Italian Tennis Federation in collaboration with the Municipality of Turin and the Regional Schools Directorate of Piedmont, this activation will include six different events and invite members of the public to familiarize themselves with a sport that is experiencing a moment of extraordinary popularity in Italy .
Following the success of the 2021 edition of “Tennis in Piazza”, this year’s event returns with an avant-garde format, in keeping with the style of the Nitto ATP Finals. Each location has a 10 x 16 meter track, with teachers and supervisors from the Istituto Superiore di Formazione “Roberto Lombardi” (ISF) to help children and young aspiring players, as well as adolescents and adults who want to take the first step towards the learn the sport of tennis. Thanks to the collaboration between the ISF, the City of Turin and the Piedmont Schools Directorate, this initiative has already confirmed 30 schools’ participation.
This year, “Tennis in Piazza” also offers participants the opportunity to practice another racket sport: table tennis. Adjacent to each tennis court, a further four play areas will be set up with scaled-down tables specially designed for players in the early stages of the sport. This activation was made possible with the support of technical experts from the Federation and in collaboration with the Regional Committee of Piedmont and the Italian Table Tennis Federation.
Each of the six events of the 2022 edition of “Tennis in Piazza” will be organized over three days, from Friday to Sunday. The first day is for primary school children, the second day for high school students and the third day for adolescents and adults of all ages.
The series, with the patronage of the Municipality of Turin, will start in the week of September 16 in Parco del Valentino and continue with the following calendar:
Sept 23 – 25: Park Ruffini
September 30 – October 2: Piazza d’Armic
October 7 – 9: Parco della Confluenza
October 14 – 16: Parco Dora
October 28 – 30: Piazza Castello