Mampituba hosts one of the world’s largest children’s and youth tennis tournaments

Edition 51 of the competition began on Wednesday, 24 and will run until 7 March

The 51st edition of the Banana Bowl was launched, which was considered the largest tennis tournament for children and adolescents in Latin America and one of the five largest in the world. For children and adolescents ages 8 to 18, the game begins this Wednesday, 24, and continues until March 7 at Sokidade Recreative Mampituba.

As of Sunday, the 28th, there are the so-called pre-qualifying (pre-qualifying) and qualifying (qualifying) stages. The main stage of the competition is from first to seventh. During this period, more than a thousand tennis players from around 45 different countries are expected. Young athletes compete in the male and female categories from 8 to 18 years of age.

For the fifth consecutive year, Mampituba hosts the Banana Bowl. For the administrative chairman of the club, Adezio CarminatiThe feeling is one of pride and much respect.

“Five years ago, when we first hosted, coaches and athletes came to know our structure and requested themselves that the following editions be here. They know the structures around the world, so this recognition is very important for the club. Another detail that makes us happy is the warmth generated by the tournament to the local economy.

Event closed to public

Due to the epidemic, the event is not open to the public and each contestant is entitled to only one partner. The international protocol required by the International Tennis Association is also followed. Another change is that, for the first time all categories are concentrated in the same club. Mampituba offers athletes: 14 tennis courts, a gym, physiotherapist, an environment for rest, among other places.

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The banana bowl is organized by the International Tennis Federation (International Tennis Federation) in partnership with the Brazilian Tennis Federation (CBT) and is supported by the Santa Catarina Tennis Federation (FCT). See below the list of all the countries in which the representatives will be in the 51st edition:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, El Salvador, Ecuador, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Collaboration: Vanessa Amando | SR Mampituba Communications

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