Calabrian tennis and padel, the federation rewards the best athletes of 2023. Sunday ceremony in Lamezia


By John

Calabrian tennis and padel resume a tradition interrupted due to the pandemic emergency. In fact, it will take place next Sunday 25 February, at the Politeama “Franco Costabile” Theater in Lamezia Terme, from 10.30 amthe awards ceremony organized by the Calabrian regional committee of Italian Tennis and Padel Federation. On this occasion, the Calabrian federation will reward the athletes and teams (both tennis and padel) who have achieved the best results during the 2023 season.

The growth of Italian tennis, moreover, is there for all to see, but the results obtained by Davis’ Italy and Sinner inevitably derive from the work carried out in recent years by the entire movement, which, even in Calabria, is experiencing a period of great and continuous growth both in terms of numbers and quality.

Next Sunday will also be a time to meet to discuss some issues affecting the 2024 season, which has just begun.

Alongside the prizes aimed at the best players and teams, FITP Calabria, on this occasion, awards special prizes. The most important is the “Maurizio Quintieri” awardwhich this year will be delivered to one of the great protagonists of the Italian victories, that is Michelangelo Dell’Ederateam manager of the Italian team that won the Davis Cup, director of the “Roberto Lombardi” Higher Training Institute and deputy general secretary of FITP.

Also noteworthy the “Gianfranco Riga” awardwhich this year will go to Radio Rai journalist Emilio Mancuso.

Authoritative representatives of FITP, civil and sporting institutions will be present.

The last edition of the usual regional awards ceremony took place in 2019; since then the stop due to Covid and now the return in an extraordinary moment for Italian tennis.