Tennis returns to Verona. A stage of the ATP Challenger Tour will take place from 10 to 17 July at the Circolo Tennis Scaligero.

Viktor Galovic pictured

The Verona International Tennis Championships will take place from 10 to 17 July 2022, a competition included in the Challenger-80 Tour ATP which will attract professional players from 100 to 300 in the world ranking.
The Tennis Internationals will take place under the patronage of the Municipality of Verona and the collaboration of the Scaligero Tennis Club in Viale Cristoforo Colombo, which will host the event on its courts.

“After the success of last year – underlined the mayor Federico Sboarina – with the 2022 edition the validity and strength of an important sports project is decreed, which returns to the Veronese tennis courts with the proposal of an even more new tennis challenge. awaited by enthusiasts and not. The city of Verona is in great organizational ferment, ready to offer many and varied cultural and sporting events. Great international tennis is a very important opportunity for a city that has sport in its DNA and that welcomes these unmissable events with enthusiasm “.

“With this tournament – continued the councilor for sport, Filippo Rando – Verona is regaining possession of the great international tennis, with an event that promises to be even more exciting than last year. A heartfelt thanks to the organizers, who believed and continue to believe in this appointment. Their enthusiasm has given life to something truly unique, in a difficult economic and social moment. This event puts Verona at the center of the tennis world “.

To direct the tournament the Croatian tennis player, Veronese by adoption, Viktor Galovic (best ranking ATP nr 172), winner of the Davis Cup 2018 in the national team of Croatia.

Viktor Galovic: «The Challenger-80 is an important tournament that selects young talents willing to conquer the highest positions in the world ranking. There is a strong interest in our city which deserves to remain firmly on the ATP calendar ».

To follow up on the words of Galovic, the winner of the past edition Holger Rune who wanted to send a good omen message: «I hope everything goes well in Verona. It was a great tournament and I had a lot of fun, great fans / supporters. I wish you a super / wonderful tournament this year. My best wishes to all ».

For Carlo Piccoli, of VK Events, the company that owns the rights and organizer of the tournament: «After the success of 2021, we expect a great response from the public in Verona and its province. It is a source of pride and an opportunity for great sport to be able to create an event of this magnitude. All fans and curious people will be able to watch the tournament live with the professional tennis champions, in a moment that sees, after a long time, many Italian players appear in the top positions of the world ranking, fueling the passion of hundreds of girls and boys in ours. Country for this magnificent sport. I thank the Municipality for the support and the Scaligero Tennis Club for the precious collaboration ».

Andrea Bonomini, president of the Circolo Tennis Scaligero commented: “The board of the Circolo tennis Scaligero is proud and satisfied that VK Event, by Carlo and Viktor, has chosen us to host such a far-reaching international event. It will be an opportunity for the Veronese and all those who participate in it to rediscover the sport of tennis. During the week, preparatory events for tennis will be organized, dedicated to the youngest. The accommodation capacity of the Scaligero was recognized, its size, the greenery, the swimming pool and all the surrounding spaces, the large parking lot as well as the seriousness and ability of a management who immediately started working with the VK Event for the total success of the ATP Challenger tournament ».

The Tennis Internationals support the Hippocampus Foundation for the care of autistic children.
“VK Events is also close to autism – concluded Piccoli – thanks to the support of the Circolo Scaligero, TENNIS AND AUTISM will start on Saturday, the pilot project promoted by the Ippocampo Association, coordinated by the team of psychologists of Professor Leonardo Zoccante of the university hospital integrated in Verona. Together with his staff he will be the first to create an experimental course that will allow autistic children to be able to approach tennis ».

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