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A journey in tennis from 1878 in Bordighera to today’s champions

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The excursus dedicated today to the history of the sport will start from the Bordighera Tennis Club, born in 1878, up to the recent Piatti Center, as part of a webinar with champions of yesterday and today: Paolo Bertolucci, Gianluca Galeazzi, Paolo Lorenzi, Nicola Pietrangeli, Vincenzo Santopadre, Francesca Schiavone, Lorenzo Sonego, Fabrizio Maria Tropiano, Filippo Volandri.

Also invited was Gisella Merello, author of the book “Tennis in Bordighera from 1878 to today”, the writer, who presented the work at the Turin Book Fair: “I will talk about the first Club founded by the English in Italy, until to arrive at the legendary Sirt racket factory, built nearby, to conclude with the new great reality of the training center for professional tennis players founded in Bordighera by Riccardo Piatti ».

“From tennis” at tea time “to the” Tennista Company “” is the title of the webinar which, from 4 to 6 pm, will tell the evolution of the tennis world, retrace the extraordinary history of the first Italian club, second only in the world at Wimbledon. A journey through time that will accompany the evolution of the management of tennis players, who have become athletes and business owners over time.

Champions of the past and present will give their opinion on the Golden Age of Italian men’s tennis and on the concept of «Tennista Company».

The webinar, organized by Alessandro Belluzzo of Belluzzo International Partners and Trust & Wealth, president of the London Chamber of Commerce and legal advisor to many tennis players, will be attended by the protagonists of this sport: “Let’s talk about history, tradition, which Liguria can boast as a prestigious pedigree: the starting point. From Bordighera we have reached today, up to the ATP Finals in Turin, passing through many sporting and organizational successes that in recent seasons have strengthened as in the best moments the bond between fans, practitioners and top blue tennis, and who have placed the ‘Italy of the racket in the world showcase as never before – say the organizers – It will be an opportunity for a tribute to the great sports journalist Giampiero Galeazzi ». Info and registration on the Belluzzo.net site. –

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