PIUTT 2022: PCU International University Tennis Tournament goes to Rome
The University of Rome Tor Vergata becomes the new host for the “PCU International University Tennis Tournament” (PIUTT). The PIUTT is a yearly tennis event for universities and university colleges worldwide, with emphasis on Fair Play and Universal Friendship. The 7th edition will take place from 28 to 30 October 2022 in Rome, Italy.
28 students of 9 nations will meet to compete in fair play and to create new international friendships.
The PIUTT is organized by the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), initiated and endorsed by the PCU Committee. The Center of University Sport of Rome Tor Vergata (CUS Roma Tor Vergata) has been a longstanding friend of the PCU Committee and has a partnership with the University of Antwerp within YERUN and YUFE. The Committee of Panathlon Clubs of Universities (PCU Committee) is the university platform of Panathlon International, the global leader in sport ethics and IOC recognised since 1982.
Much attention at the tennis tournament is paid to the Olympic principles and ethical values of the Panathlon International. The main objective of the PIUTT is to offer students a platform where tennis is considered as a valuable instrument to develop international interaction and experience, with the focus on fair play and ethics in student sport.
Participating students represent 10 Universities from Belgium, England, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania and Scotland. The 7th edition of PIUTT welcomes 28 tennis players in men’s and women’s singles (16 men and 12 women).
Students are housed at the CampusX Student Place, the biggest students accommodation in Rome. This is where the PIUTT opening, draw ceremony and student party will take place on Friday 28 October.
The tennis venue is provided by the CUS Roma Tor Vergata in Saroli club. The tennis club is located in Castel Gandolfo, in the beautiful surroundings of the Olympic lake Albano.
Matches will be played on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM on 2 tennis courts of Saroli club,
covered in red clay, with warming-up on the outdoor red clay tennis court. The semi-finals and final matches on Sunday 30 October will determine the next PIUTT Champions.
The level of tennis is expected to be high. This year quite strong players entered the student tournament. Some of them played Junior ITF tournaments, Billie Jean King Cup, Youth Olympics, other national and international tennis tournaments. Among the players there are national champions in the tennis junior category U18. Many of them have been playing tennis since early childhood. Some are already tennis coaches. And everyone is happy to represent their university at the international tournament.
It is great to note that among the tennis players there is also an artistically talented student, whose artwork was selected to the 15 best of the Antwerp University and Panathlon Drawing Contest. Traditionally, the exposition dedicated to the Olympic principles in University sport will be presented during the tournament.
Thus, an exciting weekend, full of sports, art and a unique experience of student interaction and international friendship is coming to Rome.
More information about the match schedules and official program of the PIUTT 2022 Rome can be found on the website: www.pcucommittee.com/piutt
Contact us if you would like to join the celebration of Fair Play in University Tennis: firstname.lastname@example.org +32 470 34 48 15 Alina Baranova, Tournament Director