The Association and the Government of the City of Buenos Aires have come to an agreement. The complex will be built in Manuel Belgrano Park.
September 26 will be marked in the history of Argentine tennis as a day of historical reparation and fulfillment of a long-sought dream: the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) and the City Government of Buenos Aires signed a very important cooperation agreement that will lay the foundations for the construction of National Tennis Centeran emblematic project that will transform national sports.
This Tuesday, the President of AAT, Agustín Calleri; Vice President Mariano Zabaleta; the Minister of Economic Development and City Production, José Luis Giusti; the Secretary of Sports of Buenos Aires, Carlos Retegui; and the Chief of Staff of the City Sports Secretariat, Santiago Pattyn, toured the facilities of Manuel Belgrano Park (aka KDT)
where the project will be carried out.
“The House of Tennis” will change the panorama of our sport in Argentina, by being the center of the development of high-performance tennis and the training of new generations of tennis players, as well as the headquarters of national and international tournaments of all. categories, including the prestigious Billie Jean King Cup or ATP Challenger Tour dates. “This is a historic payoff for Argentine tennis,” expressed by Agustín Calleri.
“This is a fight we’ve been fighting for years, and we’re finally seeing it come to fruition. Several federations in the country “They have the possibility to have their own training center, and this represents a significant advancement for our sport.”he added.
The National Tennis Center is not only a training ground for Argentina’s best tennis players, but also a space for comprehensive education. AAT will use the new facilities as a training center and faculty headquarterspromoting the continuous training of coaches and the education of young talents.
Details of the National Tennis Center facilities
- 6 clay courts
- 1 microstadium with a capacity for 1000 spectators
- 2 fast courts
- 3 mini tennis courts for early competitive development
- AAT’s new multifunctional offices
- Applied Sciences classrooms, video rooms, and offices
- Multipurpose space and dining room
The project will cover an area of 10,000m² and will begin with the first phase of improvements to the property. In addition to receiving competitions from various circuitsthe training camps for the national teams will also be held there, training and activities outlined in our social tennis programs.
“This is the most important work in the history of the Association. In more than 100 years and after many failed attempts, this marks a milestone in the development of the sport in the country and promises to push Argentine tennis towards a bright future,” concluded Mariano Zabaleta.
Carlos “Chapa” Retegui expressed his joy for the agreement: “It is always our decision to open the doors of our parks and sports centers for sport, and that is why having the best Argentine tennis in this space makes us very happy.”
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