The programme began over 10 years ago. Tennis nets are set up in public squares, multisport areas and school courtyards, all situated in very poor and ‘difficult’ neighbourhoods. The children, aged from 6 to 14 years, receive an average of 4 hours (two sessions) tennis instruction per week. The aim is to keep children away from the dangers of drugs, to practice a sport and share the values of team playing, to learn respect for teachers and fellow players, to generate selfconfidence and pride and to learn to win and lose as well... all with their families’ support. During the pandemic the children were sent videos with tennis exercises and live interviews from Uruguayan young players to inspire and motivate them while at home.

Uruguay report 2022

Another year of our beloved Tenis Para Crecer program has passed, this time the first year post-pandemic. Face-to-face tennis classes could be offered in all the schools of the program in Montevideo and Canelones, from March to December and without interruption.

Pandemic update from Uruguay

These are the measures we took and - are taking in view of the pandemic and the temporary closing of all schools in our country. We are working in close coordination with the Ministry of Sports of Uruguay and with the teachers and headmasters of the six schools where we have our tennis centers.

Uruguay update

With the arrival of 300 kids from 6 different areas, we promote through sport the values of an active and healthy lifestyle and hopefully distance these kids from drug abuse and delinquency.


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  • Team work
  • Teaching respect
  • Benefits of good nutrition
  • Working with goals and within the rules

IC Philanthropy currently has a portfolio of 15 programmes and start-ups taking place across the world.

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