Out of the 22 mainboard athletes, 18 are international. The italians, including Luca Vanni, Salvatore Caruso, Simone Bolelli
and Stefano Travaglia
(still pending qualifications for Wimbledon), will face the strongest foreign rackets including Lukas Lacko, Blaz Kavcic, Mirza Basic, Sergiy Staklovsky, James Duckword, Adrian Menendez-Maceiras
and South Korean tennis star, Duckhee Lee
, so- called "baby tennis phenomenon”, the first young tennis player ever to enter the top 1000 athletes in the world rankings.
The prize for the Best Young Promise of the tournament will be awarded in memory of "Francesco Guzzini" on the thirtieth anniversary of his disappearance.
This challenger is the main event of the “Tennis Club Francesco Guzzini”
, founded in 1980 by Giannunzio Guzzini in memory of his son Francesco with the social mission of bringing young people closer to the values of sport and making tennis an activity accessible to everyone thanks to the support of the Group Guzzini-FIMAG and the local and national business system.
In the 2016 season, the Tennis Club played went to the male B-series national, and participated in the Under10 mixed, Under12 men, Under14 women and men championships. The SAT tennis school promotes healthy sports practice among young generations by teaching the value of respect, friendship and loyalty in a continuous commitment both on the field and at school. In this sense, the Tennis Club has built several projects with young people over time: the "Francesco and Giannunzio Guzzini" scholarships for the applicants of the tennis school, an agreement with the IIS Mattei
High School of Recanati to collaborate with families to help the young players grow from a physical, mental and ethical point of view. This is promoted thought the sharing of school reports and hematochemical passports and a research project led by the Università of Macerata
aimed at scientifically studying how "individual" and "team" sports affect human and physical growth.