ZAGREB, 2 March 2021 – Last year, the inaugural Croatian Premier Tennis event took place in Osijek.
Organised by leading Croatian tennis player Donna Vekić, the humanitarian tournament featured the best current Croatian players like Borna Ćorić and Marin Čilić, as well as legends of the past like Goran Ivanišević and rising stars of Croatian tennis.
Yesterday in Osijek, the continuation of the project called the Premier Tennis Show was presented.
The press conference was attended by Donna Vekić, who joined by video call from Geneva, Borna Ćorić – who sent a message from Rotterdam, Ivan Ljubičić who reported in from Doha, and the president of the Croatian Tennis Association, Nikolina Babić, who was in Zagreb.
Prefect Ivan Anušić, Deputy Mayor Žana Gamoš, Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism, Culture and Sports Tatjana Roth and Igor Vekić, organiser of the Premier Tennis Show, also joined the press conference.
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On April 6 and 7, 2021, the humanitarian, sports and community event will take place in Osijek.
This year, as part of the Premier Tennis Show, the focus will again be on a humanitarian action to which everyone is invited to participate. All proceeds will be directed to the construction of public tennis courts in Osijek – Baranja County with a tendency to expand to the whole of Croatia.
The real value in the event lies in contributing good to the community, individuals, children and youth. The guiding idea is to give the youngest the opportunity to discover their talents and passions and give them the opportunity to try and love tennis and thus make it available. The press conference was held at the School of Civil Engineering and Geodesy Osijek, next to which the first public tennis court will be built immediately after the tournament.
“First of all, last year we started this sports and humanitarian project on Donna’s initiative. At the end of the tournament last year, we hoped that we would be able to invite you all to Osijek again. This is an initiative that is happening for the first time in Croatia with the final goal of building public tennis courts, which would be available to everyone. First of all to children and young people, but we are especially proud of the education we have arranged for all residents of the Klasje Children’s Home in Osijek,” said Igor Vekić, organiser of the Premier Tennis Show.
“I invite you all to follow us, in the coming days we will report on all the news. Thank you to the prefect and the city of Osijek for their support, as always. I hope that we will be able to perform in front of a crowd, and if not, I believe that we will watch online,” added Donna Vekić.
April 7, 2021, is reserved for exciting matches where serious tennis will be played in which there will be no lack of competitive spirit and top names in world tennis.
A donor dinner will also be part of the event, and on April 6, 2021, a valuable auction will be held for which very special items will be donated by top world and Croatian athletes.