After 25 year of absence, international tennis tournaments are back in Abruzzo. From 22nd to 28th of April, Francavilla al Mare will host the third edition of the ATP Challenger 80 called “Internazionali di Tennis d’Abruzzo”. The tournament – with a prizemoney of $ 54.160 – is also known as the “Adriatic Foro Italico”, and has become the most important tennis events of the Adriatic coast, from Rimini to Lecce.
Parma reached a top-ranking place in the international tennis panorama, hosting for the first time an ATP Challenger tournament, and becoming a stepping stone for any young players as well as a unique occasion to admire renowned names in the tennis world.
From 8th to 14th of July, international tennis lands in Perugia for the fifth edition of the ATP Challenger named “Internazionali di Tennis – Città di Perugia”. This is one of the most important sport events in Umbria. During this week, this tournament will be the only one of this kind to take place in the whole of Europe offering a prestigious prize of $54.160
The four best italian teams, two female and two male, are vying for the Italian Championship title. Matches are taking place in a three-day challenge and Lucca (Tuscany) is the host city. A one of a kind indoor big show for fans and tennis-addicted.
2018 symbolized the beginning of our partnership with the Italian Tennis Federation. MEF tennis events became FIT technical partner for the Fed Cup match between Italy and Spain. The Palatricalle Arena was the stage of an epic win of the Italian team, who earned the access to play-off for the World Group I.
Classifiable as a “Junior Davis Cup”, the Valerio/Galea Cup is the most important Under 18 competition in Europe. Inaugurated in 1970, the Valerio/Galea Cup was the stage of young famous tennis players, such as Lendl, Gunthard, Noah, Mansdorf, Tulasne as well as Italian names like Ocleppo, Rinaldini, Cancellotti and Camporese. Each year the tournament site alternates between France and Italy and in 2018 MEF tennis events was given the responsibility to organise the Italian stage.
Born in Todi (Umbria) on 9th October 1990, Elena is the co-founder of MEF tennis events, for which she has built the entire image and communication strategy.
Born in Todi, Umbria, on 9th October 1990 Federica is the co-founder of MEF tennis events, and she is in charge of the logistics and organisational aspects of the business, including managing ticketing and accreditation.
Marcello, co-founder of MEF tennis events, was born in Todi, Umbria, on May 14th, 1961 and he’s the General Manager of the company.
Born in Todi on 7th June 1994, Marta is the official photographer and video maker of MEF tennis events.
Born in Todi on 14th April 1958, Paolo is the visual designer of MEF tennis events. Full of energy and a passionate drum player, his dynamism is always projected into his graphic works.
Born in Parma on 25 February 1968, Marco is the official stringer and manager of the stringing team for all MEF events.
Year after year the ATP Challenger Tournament – named “Internazionali di Tennis dell’Umbria” – reaches a higher level both in top-player participation and in management and organization. Today it represents one of the most important tennis stages in Italy. A big congratulation to Marcello Marchesini and Francesco Cancellotti for the competence and passion they have shown over the years.
It is a richness for our tennis to have tournaments like this in Italy. Todi has become a worldwide recognised high-level reality for top players. A renowned tournament all over the world.
I represented the Italian Tennis Federation during the Final Four event held in Foligno. A wonderful event crowned by an amazing final between Tennis Club Parioli and Circolo Canottieri Aniene. A big special thank you to Marcello Marchesini and his team for the flawless organization.
Inaugurated in 2008 in Bra, the Final Four of the Italian Championship are today held in Foligno. An awesome event managed by MEF tennis events, which is led by Marcello Marchesini. MEF manages the ATP Challenger in Todi, Perugia and Francavilla al Mare and it’s an unprecedented reality in Italy – professional managers who live and breath tennis 12 months a year and know how to set up top notch quality events!