May 1 and 8 2005
with the tennis stars of the TELECOM ITALIA MASTERS ROMA



Charity Event of May 8 2005 

The 8th edition of Tennis Day for Africa has closed succesfully  to benefit the humanitarian projects in Africa coordinated by Community of Sant'Egidio. 2000 spectators came to  Due Ponti Sporting Club along the day for assisitng the practice of important players, like  Maria Sharapova (2), Elena Dementieva (5), Elena Bovina (14), Svetlana Kuznetsova (7), Nathalie Dechy (15) Tatiana Golovin (18), Mary Pierce, Martina Navratilova, the Italian  Tathiana Garbin and Maria Elena Camerin, and many others... . 

Most of players were glad to sign autographes for specators and to donate personal signed memorabilia to Tennis for Africa. The schedule also included one exhibition  with the Italian Parliament tennis Team, represented by Valerio Calzolaio (DS) and Gianantonio Arnoldi (FI), with the former player Diego Nargiso. The same player also had a short exhibition with  the Italian wheel chair champions Giuseppe Polidori and Raffaele Antoni.

The Charity Event with ATP players of May 1 2005
David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco, Younes El Aynaoui, Bob and Mike Bryan, Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett were the participants of the Tennis for Africa day at the Club Due Ponti in Rome on Sunday, May 1 for supporting a school food program in Quelimane (Mozambique). With 4000 Euro collected, 260 children will receive the meal for 1 year. 

Tennis For Africa is organizing new auctions: The Rome-based charity, Tennis For Africa, has launched new auctions  on eBay.it to raise funds for tennis development in some third world countries in Africa. It has the promise of cooperation from the ATP and WTA players for proposing excluive items on   http://www.tennisforafrica.org/ScheduleEn.htm
Since January 30, 2000