After over 250 tournaments in 13 countries and more than 20,000 tennis players involved, the Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy has celebrated its conclusion at the Rafa Nadal Academy from the 1st to 9th November, with a double International Master: the finals of the 2021 trophy have been played along with the 2020 finals, cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency.
The fifth edition of the Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy, played from April to October 2021, was "more than a trophy". The absence of umpires, the focus on fair play and friendship, the active participation of parents and the various opportunities for fun have testified the uniqueness of this manifestation, that is much more than a sporting event.
The 125 players, aged 9 to 12, selected from the national preliminary rounds were able to give their best on the court, testing their fairness and integrity, putting into practice the Fair Play code, the foundation of the whole tournament, which is represented with the Fair Play Trophy, awarded to the player and coach who most distinguished themselves for honesty and sportsmanship.
The Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy International Master was also characterized from many moments that have involved the participants in meeting and socialization: from the opening parade to the award ceremony, from the parent-child matches to the activities inside the Kinder Joy of moving village, a dedicated area where expert trainers engaged children and families in movement activities based on the Joy of moving method.
There was time also for cultural exploration with the visit to the MUSEUM Xperience and the tour of the Caves of Drach in Mallorca.
The Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy was invented in Italy in 2006 by former tennis player Rita Grande along Kinder Joy of moving. In 2017 the tournament opened to other countries, promoting an active lifestyle among younger generations at an international level. It is one of the main initiatives supported by Kinder Joy of moving, because it reflects its mission and philosophy, through the promotion of movement as personal and relational growth.
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