Tennis & Friends returns to Foro Italico: Musetti also on court for health

ROME – A 1960s-style ‘legend’ match in homage to Nicola Pietrangeli, free screenings and check-ups as well as a ‘word corner’ to meet doctors, numerous sports personalities, solidarity and entertainment, all of this with a common denominator: prevention. In fact, it returns to the Foro Italico in Rome, on Saturday May 14, with a special edition ‘Tennis & Friends – Health and Sport’, the event born more than ten years ago from the intuition of Professor Giorgio Meneschincheri, specialist in Preventive Medicine and professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. For this reason, from 10 to 18, in the area adjacent to fields 7 and 8 of the Foro Italico, visitors will be able to carry out screenings and free visits, as part of the health programs organized in collaboration with the Sports Medicine Institute of Sport and Health SpA., with volunteer medical specialists available for cardiovascular and nutritional check-ups. As is tradition, the event features numerous sports, solidarity and entertainment personalities: in this case, the blue Next Gen also takes to the pitch lorenzo musettiwhich holds the 51st position in the world as the best ranking.

In the field in the Forum champions and celebrities

In addition to the 20-year-old from Carrara, the organizers Veronica Maya, godmother of the event, Francesco Totti, Max Biaggi, Filippo Bisciglia, Paolo Bonolis, Matilde Brandi, Paolo Calabresi, Vincent Candela, Cristina Chiabotto, Roberto Ciufoli, Gigi D joined at the invitation.’Alessio, Eleonora Daniele, Maria De Filippi, Dolcenera, Anna Falchi, Beppe Fiorello, Tatiana Garbin, Jimmy Ghione, Max Giusti, Edoardo Leo, Alberto Matano, Diego Nargiso, Paola Perego, Andrea Perroni, Carolina Rey, Marzia Roncacci, Monica Setta, Marco Tardelli, Paola Turci, Mara Venier, Bruno Vespa, Filippo Volandri and Adriana Volpe. The institutional representation was also nurtured, starting with the president of Federtennis, Angelo Binaghi, the president of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti, the undersecretary for Sport and Youth Policies, Valentina Vezzali, the Capitoline councilor for Sport, Tourism, Events and Fashion, Alessandro Onorato, the president of Sport e Salute SpA, Vito Cozzoli, the president of Coni, Giovanni Malagò, and the honorary president of the event and ambassador to the world of tennis, Nicola Pietrangeli.

Professor Giorgio Meneschincheri

Professor Giorgio Meneschincheri

Meneschincheri: “The world of sport meets prevention”

“Being present at an event like Tennis & Friends, in which the health and well-being of people are at the center of everything, is an important sign – says the professor. Giorgio Meneschincheri -: Once again, the world of sport meets the world of prevention. During our events, visitors, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, can take guided tours and free screenings. Prevention and its early diagnosis are a right of the entire population”. In addition, in this case, Tennis & Friends extends its solidarity, supporting the fundraising campaign of the Italian Red Cross for the emergency in Ukraine: the Director of Emergency Operations and rescue of the Italian Red Cross, Ignazio Schintu, who will talk about his experience on the front line.Tennis & Friends will continue its commitment in Turin, from September 16 to 18, where it will be present as Official Charity of the Nitto ATP Finals and in Rome, from October 7 to 9, for the 12th edition of the event.

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