The two back-to-back tournaments on the ATP Challenger Tour left their mark: intense emotions and spectacular tennis made for two unforgettable weeks on the island. Frenchman Enzo Couacaud and the young Spanish talent Carlos Gimeno Valero were the first to have their names inscribed on the competition’s respective Golden Books.
For the first time in the history of Parma and Montechiarugolo, a combined event took place: ATP Tour and WTA Tour made their landing in the Emilian cities, both with a 25o points tournament. Emilia-Romagna Open: the show was held from May 16 to 22 on the red clay courts of the Tennis Club Parma, the scene of a WTA 250 and, from May 22 to 29, on those of the Tennis Club President of Montechiarugolo, stage of an ATP 250 tournament also on clay, which was placed on the calendar as a prologue to Roland Garros. After two exceptional Challenger editions at President, the Region crowned Coco Gauff and Sebastian Korda as the first champions of the major circuit on Emilian region.
After the resounding success of the 2020 edition, the Internazionali di Tennis Città di Forlì followed the positive trail with the second edition, staged at Tennis Villa Carpena from 13 to 19 June. The tournament, part of the professional circuit ATP Challenger Tour, with 80 ATP points up for grabs, saw the German Mats Moraing lift the trophy to the sky, after the success of Lorenzo Musetti.
A great event in a great stage that in the past has seen on court legends such as Roger Federer, Ivan Ljubicic and Ivo Karlovic.
July 5 – 11, 2021: this is the date in which the international tennis is returned in scene, for the sixth edition, in the mother city of Umbria Jazz with the International Tennis Tournament City of Perugia. The tournament, denominated from the commentators of SuperTennis TV like a “Challenger of luxury”, is one of the more prestigious sporting appointments of the Region Umbria and guarantees every year to the public one sporting show from ATP 250.
Internazionali di Todi confirm their presence in the ATP Challenger Tour circuit also for 2021: after having been the tournament of the post-lockdown world restart last year, the thirteenth edition of the event proved, once again, to be an appointment of great tennis.
Over the years, players such as Lorenzo Musetti, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, Gaston Hugo, David Goffin, Grigor Dimitrov, Kevin Anderson, Benoit Paire, Marco Cecchinato, Matteo Berrettini, Thomas Muster, Gaston Gaudio and many others have challenged each other on the clay of the Tennis Club Todi 1971: a list that proves the importance of the Todi Challenger.
New stage for MEF Tennis Events: Tenerife, November 1 – 7, 2021. The Spanish islands, already home to two ATP Challengers at the beginning of the year, are ready to host the third event of the circuit, this time not on clay but on cement. The Abama Tennis courts are ready to welcome international tennis.
The four best italian teams, two female and two male, are vying for the Italian Championship title. Matches are taking place in a two-day challenge and Todi (Umbria) is the host city in 2020. A one of a kind outdoor big show for fans and tennis-addicted.
With the spread of Coronavirus, the world of sport has established a stop and the ATP and WTA institutions have suspended competitions at all levels until 31 July 2020. Given the unpredictability of the spread of the virus and the temporal advantage of Italy , hit in advance compared to the rest of the world, MEF tennis events has created, in collaboration with the Italian Tennis Federation and the top Italian players, a national circuit to return on court as soon as possible, in full compliance with hygiene and health regulations. The circuit starts from Todi, a Covid-free Umbrian town since 27 March, with the “Campionati Italiani Assoluti”, on 21 June. The second tournament, open to foreigners, will be held in Perugia on 29 June.
Facundo Bagnis and Andrea Collarini have signed the trophy of the first two editions, confirming Argentina as the best fighter on the L’Aquila territory. In 2020, the Abruzzo capital returns to host a tournament of the ATP Challenger circuit, coinciding with the most awaited week of the year, that of Celestinian Forgiveness. Great tennis, events and concerts make this week an unmissable appointment for the Abruzzo region.
The tennis show with $ 54,160 prize pool returns to Padua at the end of July. After the past editions of the tournaments of the ATP Challenger Tour and ITF circuit, in 2020 the curtain opens on the ATP Challenger 80 by MEF. The new stage of the circuit will be the Circolo Canottieri Padova.
After 25 year of absence, international tennis tournaments are back in Abruzzo. From 20th to 26th of April, Francavilla al Mare will host the fourth 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!