This was PIUTT@HOME 2020: an amazing number of 35 universities from not less than 18 countries divided over 3 continents participated in at least one of the events of the PIUTT@HOME 2020. The Challenges resulted in Russian, Slovenian and Belgian champions and were followed by more than 1000 views on Reels Instagram. Meanwhile other universities focused on the Fair Play Initiative, the PIUTT topic on the Yerun webinar or the Enrico Prandi Trophy. Also the number of visits to the online Photo and Drawing expositions are impressive and the final numbers of visits will be announced at the end of the year. Covid-19 didn’t stop the PCU family to be part of a successful PIUTT TENNIS@HOME 2020.
The winners in all PIUTT Challenges are known!
Racket Challenge: 1. Alexander Trap (University of Antwerp, Belgium): 41 combinations – 2nd place: Natan Van Wichelen (University of Antwerp, Belgium): 39 combinations– 3rd place (shared): Sergey Samokhvalov (Financial University, Russia) & Milo Huyskens (University of Antwerp, Belgium): 38 combinations.
Frame Challenge: 1. Timofey Amelin (Financial University, Russia): 77 times – 2nd place: Alexander Van Kerckhoven (University of Antwerp, Belgium): 65 times – 3rd place: Danil Burnashov (Financial University, Russia): 52 times.
Federer Challenge: 1. Tino Kovačič (University of Maribor, Slovenia): 124 times – 2nd place: Alexander Trap (University of Antwerp, Belgium): 94 times – 3rd place: Alexander Vanyakin (Financial University, Russia): 90 times.
Congratulations and thanks to all students who participated!
The warmest greetings from snowy Russia for the participants of the Panathlon International University Tennis Tournament. Vice-Rector for International Cooperation of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Prof. Alexander Linnikov, opened the 2020 PIUTT@HOME with some Opening Words.
This week we launch the online edition of the PCU International University Tennis Tournament 2020. The PIUTT program this year includes 3 virtual challenges for students, the Enrico Prandi Fair Play Trophy, the PCU Fair Play Initiative, the Drawing and Photo Contests with expositions.
The Official Program starts on Friday, but you can already register via the PIUTT webpage, social media accounts or by contacting us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does your University have a project or other activity that promotes Fair Play in university sport? Or are you planning one? Then this is a great chance to highlight and promote it with a prestigious award. The Enrico Prandi Trophy is unique in the world of university sport and the highest merit a university can achieve in relation to ethics in university sport. Simply register this through our website. No fee required. Deadline: Saturday 21 November!
How many times can YOU bounce?
Compete with students worldwide in 3 Tennis challenges. Check out our tennis challenges and try your best. Submit your video results by tagging PCU Committee on Instagram or Facebook. The best result gets the status of 2020 Champion of the international PIUTT Tennis Tournament. Each participant will be invited to next year’s Tournament in Moscow with free accommodation and event program! Deadline: 21 November 2020. See more info on our website.
We go online! Find out the online alternative of the PIUTT Tennis 2020. The PIUTT Fair Play Initiative, Challenges, Expositions and the Enrico Prandi Trophy are programmed. All students and universities worldwide can participate! See the PIUTT Tennis page for more information.
Thanks to our traditional partner “Tennis Weekend” Magazine for sharing information about the PIUTT 2019 with the Russian tennis community and for providing the magazines to the tournament participants.
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Here you can find the article in Russian about the PIUTT Tennis Tournament.
The 4th PCU International University Tennis Tournament (PIUTT) – in support of the Olympic principles of Fair Play and Universal Friendship – was held from 18 to 20 October in Moscow at the CSKA Tennis Palace. The Tournament is organized by University of Antwerp (Belgium), Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and Dubna State University (Russia) and endorsed by the Committee of Panathlon Clubs of Universities (PCU Committee). The high status of this tournament is evidenced by the fact that the Panathlon International is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and is the global leader in sport ethics.
This year, students from Belgium, the UK, Russia, Rwanda, Slovenia and South Africa, as well as representatives of the USA University participated in the tournament. This tournament was a platform where students from all over the world had the opportunity to not only participate in tennis competitions but also become part of the Fair Play movement to promote the idea of Fair Play and the Olympic principles of solidarity and friendship, as well as gain experience of international interaction through sports.
In total, 16 boys and 8 girls took part in the tournament.
The students of the following universities took part in the PCU International University Tennis
- University of Antwerp (Belgium)
- Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Russia)
- Dubna State University (Russia)
- University of Essex (UK)
- University of Maribor (Slovenia)
- Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism (Russia)
- National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia)
- Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Russia)
- Distant Production House University (USA)
On October 18, at the PIUTT Opening Ceremony, the participants were greeted by the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation of the Financial University Alexander Linnikov, representatives of Dubna State University, PCU Committee President Peter Verboven and Secretary General of the PCU Committee, His Excellency Ambassador Anicet Gabriel Kotchofa. The PIUTT President, Honorary Rector of the University of Antwerp Francis baron Van Loon, officially opened the tournament and made the draw.
The tennis competitions took place on the courts of the CSKA Tennis Palace on October 19 and 20. Within two days 48 matches consisting of one set with a tie-break were played. Players showed a high level of tennis and respected each other and the principles of Fair Play. For example, a player corrected the referee’s (wrong) call on a correct serve by his opponent. His fair behavior was honored with stormy applause.
When the final matches of the tournament approached, the level of the games became higher and higher. There were spectacular matches at a professional. The quarter final match between Roman Kudryashov (Financial University and PIUTT 2018 Champion) and Tino Kovacic (University of Maribor) and the semifinal match between Ivan Mikhaylyuk (Volga Region State Academy) and Daniel Burnashev (Financial University) were especially exciting. Applause was heard after almost every point. In the final games, the bronze medal remained with the host university (Financial University) thanks to the victory of Daniel Burnashev with a score of 6:3; silver went to Volga Sport Academy student Ivan Mikhaylyuk; gold was won by Slovenian student Tino Kovacic (University of Maribor) with a score of 6:0.
In the women’s finals, last year’s winner, Maria Daniels Sierra (Financial University) returned from trailing 4:1 and won 6:4 against Gulnara Nazarova (Volga Region State Academy). The third place in the women’s singles was also taken by the host university (Financial University): Anna Lytneva won 7:5 in a tense set with a tie-break against Slovenian player Barbora Belis (University of Maribor).
At the Closing Ceremony, all players were awarded medals, certificates and souvenirs. Most importantly, the participants made friends, supported each other in the tournament and played fair, following the rules of sports ethics and respecting the opponent.
The results of the PIUTT Participants voting for the Honorable commendation in the Antwerp University & Panathlon Drawing Contest were also announced at the Closing ceremony. The exposition of the 15 artworks from the student all over the world was an excellent addition to the tournament and cultural program. The voters’ choice is the painting “Union”, made by Francisca Ojeda (Liceo Experimental Artístico, Chile).
Generally, the PCU International University Tennis Tournament is a unique platform on which sport, education and culture blends, thereby embodying the fundamental principles of Olympism.
More information about the match results of the PIUTT 2019 can be found on the official website of the tournament: http://pcucommittee.com/piutt-tennis/competitions/.
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PIUTT 2019 Champions:
🥇I Place: Tino Kovacic from the University of Maribor, Slovenia
🥈II Place: Ivan Mikhailuk from the Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, Russia
🥉III Place: Daniel Burnashov from the Financial University, Russia
🥇Maria Daniels Sierra from the Financial University, Russia
🥈Gulnara Nazarova from the Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, Russia
🥉Anna Lytneva, from the Financial University, Russia
Find the Draw of the tennis competitions online on our website: