After a year of stoppage, the Bayer international under 18 tennis club starts again with its 38th edition
of Salsomaggiore Terme from 21 to 29 August 2021.
It resumes with many new features, including a larger tents village than in other years, for employees and players, an attractive multi-colored decoration of the fields, a renewed website and finally evening sessions.
The image of the tournament will be shown on all the material: posters, programs and t.shirts that will be sold and the proceeds of which will be donated to Telethon.
Very young talents have passed through the tournament, now champions. 36 players who, from Salso, entered the top 10 in the world. An average of one per year. Among these Berrettini, winner in 2014, winner at Queens and finalist at Wimbledon, permanently in the top-ten. Sinner, who made a fabulous start to the season and on Sunday won the ATP 500 in Washington and then Musetti, winner in 2018 (the youngest of the top 100 in the world). And among the foreigners Alexander Zverev and Belinda Bencic Olympic gold.
Participants in the tournament are 513 representing 49 nations (266 boys and 247 girls).
Only 32 boys and 32 girls will play in the main draw.
Among the prizes: in addition to a plaque with the image of the tournament, the winners of the men’s and women’s singles will win a week with their coach at the Riccardo Piatti academy in Bordighera.
Two 16-year-old Frenchmen, Antoine Ghibaudo and Artur Gea and a 15-year-old Belgian Giles Arnaud Bailly are to be observed carefully. Among the Italians Daniele Minighini and Niccolo ‘Ciavarella.
Among the girls, the Turkish Melisa Ergan and the Russian Anastasia Grechkina, both fifteen and then our Giorgia Pedone and Virginia Ferrara.