ITF Tournamets 2022 at Forte Village Resort
Forte Village Tennis Project: ITF tournaments make a stop in Sardinia
From September 12 to October 23, 2022, the Tennis Academy of the Forte Village Resort will host the ITF Tournaments, a series of tournaments by the International Tennis Federation.
The clay courts of the Tennis Academy of Forte Village, the award-winning resort surrounded by the splendid Sardinian sea, will be the scene of the ITF Tournaments. From September 12 to October 23, 2022, the tennis event, which includes 12 tournaments in six weeks and 2 Combined Weekly Tournaments, is giving away a prize pool of $ 300,000.
The Forte Village Tennis Project started in 2013 and at its debut the FV Sports Academy organized 10 Combined tournaments, worth 10,000 dollars, at the tennis club in Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari. A year later, ITF Futures tournaments have grown to 44, spread throughout the season from March to May and September to November.
The project, which focuses on the winning combination of sport and tourism, has grown from year to year, becoming one of a kind. In fact, the Forte Village Tennis Project is the only tennis event in Italy and in the world to guarantee consecutively, in the same location, such a high number of Combined tournaments with prize pools of $ 50,000 per week, for men and women. In addition to 13 tennis courts (12 in clay and 1 in concrete) all equipped with artificial lighting, the resort also boasts spaces and sports equipment at the highest levels for every sport.
The ITF tournaments at Forte Village are an exceptional opportunity to extend the tourist season until early November and to increase the national and international visibility of Sardinia through the media. In addition, they have a positive effect on the local economy, which benefits from extra employment in the hospitality and tourism sectors. Finally, they promote professional tennis. In fact, the event allows athletes, especially the younger ones, to improve their ranking to access the most prestigious tournaments. The ITF Tournaments are the springboard for international talents: consider that the last edition attracted athletes from 41 different countries.
Furthermore, thanks to the patronage of the Italian Federation and the support of the Sardinia Region – which has promoted the activity of the Forte Village Sports Academy – young international athletes, who later became tennis champions, have benefited on the clay courts of the resort of Santa Margherita di Pula in the past. Among them: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini.
Forte Village: the Sport Resort surrounded by nature
Not just tennis: at Forte Village there is space for every sport. Guests can try new disciplines or continue their usual training. The resort offers wide spaces, regulation fields and the best coaches for useful tips to improve technique, both in team and individual sports.
Furthermore, for sports enthusiasts who do not want to give up a competitive training, Forte Village organizes every year the Sport Academies. Thanks to them, guests have the extraordinary opportunity to train with great international champions as their coach.
Taking part in the Sports Academies means participating in specific training courses and personalized training sessions, discovering the pleasure of training outdoors surrounded by the island’s uncontaminated nature, overcoming personal limits and living a memorable experience. In addition to the most popular sports, such as tennis, football and basketball, Forte Village offers courses in boxing, fencing, teqball, climbing and coastal rowing, just to name a few.
The ITF Tournamets are not the only example of a sporting event held at the five-star resort on the white southern coast of Sardinia. Indeed, Forte Village will be the second stage in Italy, after Cervia, of the most prestigious international Triathlon competition: the IRONMAN® 70.3® Sardinia, scheduled for October 23, 2022. It is an unmissable event for athletes from all over the world. This spectacular race will end the tourist season in an inimitable location, with miles of fine white sand and turquoise waters that offer postcard views.
Do you want to attend the ITF Tournaments 2022 and live a dream vacation in a real paradise? Discover the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia.